More Gun Control Articles

  • A year after background check defeat, modest goals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — 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 President Barack Obama's effort to pass new curbs on...

  • Bloomberg plans $50M gun control network

    NEW YORK (AP) — Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million this year to build a grass-roots network to challenge the National Rifle Association and seek stricter gun control laws. Bloomberg tells The New York Times he wants to absorb the groups he funds — Mayors Against...

  • Obama remembers Kansas shooting victims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday honored those killed in a weekend attack at two Jewish facilities in Kansas, saying no one should have to worry about their security while gathering with their fellow believers. Obama noted that synagogues and temples across the country are...

  • Feds to probe hate crimes link in Kansas shootings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder says Justice Department prosecutors will investigate whether federal hate crimes were committed in the Kansas shootings that killed three people over the weekend. In a statement Monday, Holder said he has instructed the department to provide all...

  • Attorney General Holder says feds will check for possible hate crimes link to Kansas shootings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Holder says feds will check for possible hate crimes link to Kansas shootings.

  • Obama offers condolences after Kansas shootings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering condolences to the families of those killed in Sunday's shootings outside a Jewish community center and a retirement village in Kansas. Obama says he has asked his White House team to make sure law enforcement authorities have "the...

  • President Obama's 'thoughts and prayers' with Pennsylvania stabbing victims

    President Obama has been briefed on the mass stabbing at a high school in the Pittsburgh area on Wednesday, and the White House said his “thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families." A 16-year-old student at Pennsylvania's Franklin Regional High School stabbed at least 20...

  • Press gets it wrong again on Fort Hood mass shooting

    In the aftermath of the mass shootings in Aurora, Colo.; Newtown, Conn.; Tucson, Ariz.; Virginia Tech; the Washington Navy Yard; and sadly, other locales, conventional wisdom held that the epidemic of mass shootings was a problem of gun control.

  • Obama: 'Tragic' to see more 'senseless violence' at Fort Hood

    President Obama on Thursday expressed shock at the “senseless violence” in Fort Hood, calling the mass shooting which took the lives of American troops at their home base -- far from the battlefield -- ”tragic.” "These are folks who make such extraordinary sacrifices for us each and...

  • Top Senate Dems still short on gun control votes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a year after the Senate rejected an effort to expand background checks for gun buyers, top Senate Democrats said Thursday that they still lack the votes to successfully revisit the issue. A day after the latest shootings in Fort Hood in Texas, Senate Majority Leader...

  • White House: More must be done to help veterans after Fort Hood shooting

    White House press secretary Jay Carney said that President Obama's thoughts were with the families of those killed in a mass shooting at Fort Hood military base and said more must be done to help veterans returning from the nation's wars.

  • John Boehner: Keep guns from mentally ill

    House Speaker John Boehner, reacting to the Fort Hood shooting, said he believes gun laws should prohibit those with mental illness from buying firearms. “There's no question that those with mental health issues should be prevented from owning weapons or being able to purchase weapons,"...

  • Obama 'heartbroken' over another shooting at Fort Hood

    President Obama late Wednesday received updates on the shooting at Ford Hood, Texas, and said he was “heartbroken” over the second episode of mass violence at the military base in recent years.

  • Mainstream Media Scream: On way out, Piers Morgan demands gun control

    This week's Mainstream Media Scream features CNN's Piers Morgan, his last day on air, blasting the National Rifle Association and claiming he's helped push gun control with a tremendous whack.

  • Poll: 9 years old is the 'appropriate age' to begin shooting guns

    By a margin of slightly more than two-to-one, Americans overall would feel safer with a gun in their house than not, but less than a quarter of Democrats agree, according to a new survey. Pollster YouGov found that 42 percent would feel safer with a gun in the home. Just 20 percent would feel...



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