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Adding guns for teachers in Missouri schools

Adding guns for teachers in Missouri schools

Missouri lawmakers expanded the potential for teachers to bring guns to schools and for residents to openly carry firearms, in a vote Thursday that capped a two-year effort by the…

Few laws govern children at gun ranges

Few laws govern children at gun ranges

A 39-year-old firing-range instructor was killed Monday while showing a 9-year-old girl how to use an Uzi submachine gun. Charles Vacca’s death at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in…

Supremes give win to anti-gun forces

Supremes give win to anti-gun forces

A divided Supreme Court sided with gun control groups and the Obama administration Monday, ruling that the federal ban on “straw” purchases of guns can be enforced even if the…

In Georgia, most can carry guns almost anywhere

In Georgia, most can carry guns almost anywhere

Criticized by one group as the “guns everywhere” bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law…

Congress renews undectable gun law last at last minute

Congress renews undectable gun law last at last minute

Congress’ easy renewal of an expiring ban on undetectable plastic guns belies the larger reality that one year after the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Conn., major new firearms restrictions…

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…

Maine town voters overwhelmingly reject mandatory gun ownership

Maine town voters overwhelmingly reject mandatory gun ownership

Voters in a small Maine town unanimously rejected a proposal on Monday that would have required every household to own a firearm and ammunition. More than 60 residents of Byron,…

White House: New gun laws? We don’t need no stinkin’ new gun laws

White House: New gun laws? We don’t need no stinkin’ new gun laws

President Barack Obama will not push for stricter gun laws this election year, the White House said Thursday, one day after his impassioned remarks about the need to keep assault…

Romney, Obama differ on approaches to curb gun violence

Romney, Obama differ on approaches to curb gun violence

The politics of guns leapt to the top of the presidential race Wednesday, as President Barack Obama embraced some degree of control of weapons sales and Republican Mitt Romney seemed…

Obama pledges new efforts to curb gun violence

Obama pledges new efforts to curb gun violence

President Barack Obama pledged on Wednesday to work with leaders of all political stripes to “arrive at a consensus” on how to reduce gun violence across the United States after…