Gun control

The momentum for increased gun control is fading. Good. Now we can move on

The momentum for increased gun control is fading.  Good.  Now we can move on

Without another mass murder at a school somewhere in the United States, the cause of gun control is dead, holstered by other political realities that have taken center stage. Those who thought the shock and momentum caused by the deaths at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut cold spur enough national momentum to force new […]

Senate Leader says gun control bill must include expanded background checks

Senate Leader says gun control  bill must include expanded background checks

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on Thursday that to be effective any gun-control bill that passes his chamber must include universal background checks, an embattled centerpiece of the White House’s bid to curb gun violence. Reid voiced hope that an elusive bipartisan deal can soon be reached to require virtually all firearm purchasers to […]

Gun nuts threaten boycott of Colorado over new gun control laws. Good. Let them stay home.

Gun nuts threaten boycott of Colorado over new gun control laws. Good. Let them stay home.

The overwhelming gaggle of rabid right-wingers, homophobes, racists, bigots and bitter over-reactionaries who dominate the National Rifle Association and other pro-gun groups are upset with Colorado, a state with the guts to enact some new gun-control laws. They are promising to boycott the state over not only the new legislation on gun control but also […]

Gun control laws on shaky ground in Congress

Gun control laws on shaky ground in Congress

President Barack Obama’s prospects for winning near-universal background checks for gun purchases seemed shaky as the Senate Judiciary Committee prepared for Congress’ first votes on curbing firearms since December’s horrific shootings at a Connecticut elementary school. The Democratic-led panel had four bills on its agenda Thursday as lawmakers began shaping their response to the slaughter […]

The NRA’s new threat: ‘We will fight gun control laws in the courts’

The NRA’s new threat: ‘We will fight gun control laws in the courts’

Wayne LaPierre — the National Rifle Association honcho who doesn’t believe any court in the land should ever have jurisdiction over those who own, carry and use guns — has one use for the legal system:  He intends to use courts to fight any gun control laws that pass Congress. Said LaPierre when Field & […]

NRA, other gun proponents, play down increase in violent crimes by ‘law abiding’ citizens

NRA, other gun proponents, play down increase in violent crimes by ‘law abiding’ citizens

While gun ownership proponents like the National Rifle Association claim increased availability of firearms does not affect the threats of violence by ‘law-abiding’ gun owners, a study of crime records show an increasing number of such crimes involve those who purchased guns legally and had no previous run-ins with the law. Relaxed gun laws that […]

Thousands supporting gun control jam rally in Connecticut

Thousands supporting gun control jam rally in Connecticut

Thousands of people, including some first-time activists moved by the deadly shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, rallied at Connecticut’s state Capitol on Thursday demanding lawmakers toughen gun laws. Holding signs that read: “We are Sandy Hook. We deserve change” and “Let’s get this done,” many in crowd — estimated by the state Capitol Police […]

Obama takes his anti-gun campaign on the road

Obama takes his anti-gun campaign on the road

President Barack Obama, who claims to be pro-gun with a highly-suspicious staged skeet shooting photo, is taking his anti-gun campaign on the road, pushing his new gun-control agenda with stops in Minnesota. Obama’s gun-control agenda includes reinstatement and expansion of the assault weapons ban, reducing the capacity of ammo magazines and increased background checks on […]