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Shooting spree brings new push for gun control

Shooting spree brings new push for gun control

Senator Richard Blumenthal said on Sunday he wanted to revive gun control legislation rejected by Congress in the wake of the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut, school massacre, saying it could have…

Scaled back goals on gun control

Scaled back goals on gun control

Democratic worries about this November’s elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled…

Obama uses shootings to push for anti-gun legislatiion

Obama uses shootings to push for anti-gun legislatiion

Days after mass shootings in both of his hometowns, President Barack Obama urged his most ardent supporters Saturday “to get back up and go back at it” and help push…

Illinois expands background checks on all gun purchases

Illinois expands background checks on all gun purchases

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a gun-control measure into law on Sunday that expands background checks to cover all firearms purchases in the state, closing what he said was a…

Gun control advocates struggle to keep focus on issue

Gun control advocates struggle to keep focus on issue

Gun control forces are targeting Sens. Kelly Ayotte, Max Baucus and others as they struggle to persuade five senators to switch their votes and revive the rejected effort to expand…

Wanna see a real gun nut? Meet Wayne LaPierre

Wanna see a real gun nut? Meet Wayne LaPierre

Based on the hysterical hyperbole spilling out the mouth of National Rifle Association honcho Wayne LaPierre like too much verbal diarrhea, one would assume the average American and potential gun…

NRA praises gun-toting women

NRA praises gun-toting women

The National Rifle Association is showcasing women members and emphasizing that increasingly it’s not just men who own firearms and oppose gun-control efforts. Female membership is up, the nation’s leading…

Senator confronted over vote against gun background checks

Senator confronted over vote against gun background checks

A woman whose mother was killed in last year’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn., confronted Sen. Kelly Ayotte Tuesday during the senator’s first public appearance in New Hampshire since voting…

What now for gun control?

The impassioned push for new gun laws, born from the slaughter of schoolchildren, has collided with the marble-hard realities of Congress. Just persuading the Senate to debate tougher laws was…

Does political rhetoric or action really affect our lives? Not really

Does political rhetoric or action really affect our lives?  Not really

Spent most of the weekend in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia with a video camera on my shoulder, capturing what the locals hope is finally the arrival of Spring…

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