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Attorney General Eric Holder makes a separate statement on the unrest after the unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Holder: My Biggest Failure Was ‘Inability To Pass Gun Safety Laws After Newtown Massacre’

Eric Holder feels his biggest failure as attorney general under President Barack Obama was the inability to pass federal gun control laws following the deadly Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting.

10/21/2014

Photos of Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims sits at a small memorial near the school on January 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut. The town marked a month anniversay since the massacre of 26 children and adults at the school, the second-worst such shooting in U.S. history.  (Credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Conn. Shooter’s Dad: ‘You Can’t Get Any More Evil’

In his first public comments about the 2012 Connecticut school massacre, the father of gunman Adam Lanza said what his son did couldn’t “get any more evil” and he now wishes his son had never been born.

03/10/2014

In this handout photo provided by the FBI, Aaron Alexis is shown in a photo prior to the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on September 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Authorities believe Alexis was a gunman involved in the shootings at the Navy Yard, where at least 12 people were shot and killed. (Photo by FBI via Getty Images)

Expert: People With Mental Illness ‘More Likely To Have Violence Done To Them Than To Inflict Harm On Others’

Experts weigh in on the various issues brought to the forefront of national discourse following mass shootings such as Monday’s attack of the Washington Navy Yard, including gun control, mental health care reform, and the leaps of logic made by an American people prone to reductive thought and easy, sometimes violent solutions.

09/18/2013

President Barack Obama addresses gun control issues at the Denver Police Academy on April 3, 2013 in Denver, Colo. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘I Am Constrained By A System That Our Founders Put In Place’

Ratcheting up pressure for Congress to limit access to guns, President Barack Obama said Wednesday that recent steps by Colorado to tighten its gun laws show “there doesn’t have to be a conflict” between keeping citizens safe and protecting Second Amendment rights to gun ownership.

04/04/2013

President Barack Obama speaks while flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and relatives of gun violence victims, in the East Room at the White House, on March 28, 2013 in Washington. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama: People Shouldn’t Get ‘Squishy’ Because Of Time Passed Since Newtown

President Barack Obama says the gun control votes in the Senate next month are the best chance in more than a decade to reduce gun violence.

03/28/2013

File photo of Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Grassley: ‘We Should Be Skeptical About Giving The Justice Department More Laws To Enforce’

Recent mass shootings like the massacre of first-graders and staffers at a Connecticut elementary school and the increasing deadliness of assault weapons make a ban on those firearms more urgent than ever, the Senate author of a proposal to prohibit them said Wednesday.

02/27/2013

File photo of a person in a straight jacket  (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

Newtown Widower Seeks School Mental Health Reform

The school psychologist at Sandy Hook Elementary, Mary Sherlach, would often come home frustrated at an overwhelming workload due to budget cuts and paperwork from mounting regulations, her widower says.

02/10/2013

File photo of a gun shop in Connecticut. (credit: Getty Images)

Fewer Gun Buyers Seen In US Mass-Shooting States

People who lived in the two states that saw the most deadly U.S. mass shootings in 2012 were less enthusiastic about buying new guns at the end of the year than those in most other states, according to an Associated Press analysis of new FBI data.

01/07/2013

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FBI: Hammers, Clubs Kill More People Than Rifles, Shotguns

Annual FBI crime statistics show that more people are killed with clubs and hammers each year than by rifles or shotguns.

01/03/2013

National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre calls on Congress to pass a law putting armed police officers in every school in America during a news conference at the Willard Hotel on Dec. 21, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Poll Finds Majority Of Americans Hold Favorable View Of NRA

A new poll finds that a majority of Americans view the National Rifle Association favorably.

12/28/2012

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