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Armed security in schools? Yep, that’s the NRA’s answer to school shootings

Armed security in schools?  Yep, that’s the NRA’s answer to school shootings

The nation’s largest gun-rights lobby called Friday for the placement of an armed police officer in every school, but parents and educators questioned how safe such a move would keep…

Even with increasing violence, there’s little enthusiasm for gun control

Even with increasing violence, there’s little enthusiasm for gun control

Gun control advocates sputter at their own impotence. The National Rifle Association is politically ascendant. And Barack Obama‚Äôs White House pledges to safeguard the Second Amendment in its first official…

Time to bring back the Brady Law? Maybe that…and more

Time to bring back the Brady Law?  Maybe that…and more

“If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.” That’s a common argument of the National Rifle Association, the massive lobbying group that keeps Republicans and Democrats cowering in fear,…

Colorado massacre puts damper on campaign rhetoric

Colorado massacre puts damper on campaign rhetoric

The deadly shootings at a movie theater in Colorado have briefly silenced the presidential campaign, prompting both President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney to cut short their schedules…

Movie theater massacre will spur debate over, but little change in, gun laws

Movie theater massacre will spur debate over, but little change in, gun laws

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock is a member of a coalition called Mayors Against Illegal Guns, but when he issued a statement expressing shock and horror on Friday after a mass…

Secret Service closes probe on Ted Nugent

Secret Service closes probe on Ted Nugent

After meeting with rocker Ted Nugent on Thursday, the Secret Service says its probe into what he had to say about President Barack Obama is over. Last weekend during a…

NRA members see rush to judgment in Trayvon Martin case

NRA members see rush to judgment in Trayvon Martin case

Gun-rights activists at a National Rifle Association convention said on Friday that protesters who demanded the arrest of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin were…

Fact checking Romney’s NRA speech

Fact checking Romney’s NRA speech

Did Vice President Joe Biden really call for a new global business tax on U.S. companies operating abroad? Could it be true that half of high school students in the…

Romney vows to protect gun owners

Romney vows to protect gun owners

The presidential campaign briefly veered from the emotional Mommy Wars on Friday to the back-burner issue of gun rights, with Mitt Romney telling the National Rifle Association that President Barack…

Romney goes after the gun vote

Romney goes after the gun vote

Mitt Romney‘s speech to the National Rifle Association is a high-profile chance for the Republican presidential candidate to woo conservatives who have viewed him warily for years. The address on…