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Report: Security Firm That Cleared Edward Snowden Agrees To $30 Million Fraud SettlementThe Justice Department claims said United States Investigations Services Inc. failed to perform quality control reviews on its background investigations.
Black Friday Opens Busiest Season For Gun PurchasesMore gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system — 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI.
US Gov't Says Fraud Used By Company That Conducted Snowden Background CheckThe company that handled a background check on National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden is accused of defrauding the government.
Poll: Fewer Than Half Of Americans Now Support Stricter Gun ControlA new survey finds that nearly a year after the Sandy Hook school shooting that prompted a nationwide debate on gun control, fewer than half of Americans now support such restrictions.
Reid: 'We Don't Have The Votes' To Pass Gun LegislationJust one day after a mass shooting left 13 dead in the nation’s capital, federal gun legislation is likely to stay stalled in Congress.
Reid: We Won't Let 'Forces Of Extreme Minority Water Down' Gun Control BillPresident Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden met Thursday with relatives of the victims of the Connecticut school shooting, who were visiting Washington on the eve of the six-month anniversary of the tragedy to push anew for gun control.
Dem Senator: 'No One From New York Or Washington Tells Me What To Do'U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor pushed back Thursday against gun control advocates, using the first ad of his Arkansas re-election bid to defend his vote against expanded background checks for firearms purchases.
Pew: Over 80 Percent Of Americans Support Gun Background ChecksA new Pew Research study suggests that 81 percent of Americans support background checks for gun sales
Senators Discuss Changing Background Checks Bill Senators backing gun control are discussing ways to revise the defeated Senate background check bill to help win the votes they need to resuscitate the measure.
Manchin Can No Longer Rely On Backing Of NRAHe famously fired a gun in a TV ad while boasting of an endorsement from the National Rifle Association, but U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin can no longer rely on the backing of that powerful lobby.
Obama Taking Mental Health Angle On Gun Background ChecksBlocked by Congress from expanding gun sale background checks, President Barack Obama is turning to actions within his own power to keep people from buying a gun who are prohibited for mental health reasons.
Giffords' Husband Vows To Go On With Gun Control Effort The husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords says their gun control advocacy group will target an ad campaign at senators who failed to support expanded background checks for gun buyers.
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