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Michelle Obama is speaking out about the toll that gun violence is taking on young people, in a shift that shows the first lady's willingness to tackle new and polarizing issues as she shapes her second term. (STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)

First Lady Shines New Light On Gun Violence Among Youth

Michelle Obama is speaking out about the toll that gun violence is taking on young people, in a shift that shows the first lady’s willingness to tackle new and polarizing issues as she shapes her second term.

07/22/2013

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Hundreds of Guns Lost, Stolen From Dealers in Md.

On January 16, 2013, Obama laid out 23 executive actions, one of which called on the Department of
Justice to prepare a report analyzing information on lost and stolen guns. The end result, released earlier this week, shows that Maryland had one of the greatest number of firearms reported lost or stolen from Federal Firearms Licensees in 2012.

06/20/2013

A study finds a connection between increased racist attitudes and US residents who keep guns in their households. credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Senate Rejects Measure To Expand Use Of Firearms On Federal Lands

The Senate rejected an effort Wednesday to expand the use of firearms on some of the nation’s most frequently visited federal lands, handing gun control advocates a modest success.

05/09/2013

President Barack Obama delivers a speech on gun control at the University of Hartford on April 8, 2013 in West Hartford, Conn. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Obama Calling Lawmakers In Effort To Save Gun Background Check Measure

A bipartisan proposal to expand background checks to more gun buyers seemed in jeopardy Monday as a growing number of Republican senators expressed opposition to the proposal, perhaps enough to derail it.

04/16/2013

File photo of a gun. (Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Gun Control Forces Push For Background Checks

Gun control advocates are pressing Democrats to make expanded federal background checks for firearms buyers a cornerstone of the gun control legislation the Senate plans to debate next month, calling it the best way for lawmakers to salvage a meaningful response to December’s elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn.

03/21/2013

While provocative bills aren't particularly unusual in state legislatures, so many have been offered by conservatives in Oklahoma this year that GOP leaders have established a special committee to handle what is now a major category of business: measures to combat the federal government's influence in the states.(JUNI KRISWANTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Anti-Federal Legislation Increases Dramatically In Red States During Obama Presidency

While provocative bills aren’t particularly unusual in state legislatures, so many have been offered by conservatives in Oklahoma this year that GOP leaders have established a special committee to handle what is now a major category of business: measures to combat the federal government’s influence in the states.

03/05/2013

File photo of firearms and training guns including a M1 carbine rifle and an AR-15 rifle. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Judge Releases Md. Man Held in School Trespassing

A former National Guardsman charged with trespassing inside North County High School in Glen Burnie has been released on house arrest.

02/27/2013

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Va. Woman Pleads to Multiple Handgun Purchases

A Manassas woman has pleaded guilty to violating federal firearms laws after buying 31 handguns over a two-week span at three Virginia gun shows.

02/07/2013

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ATF Gun-Trafficking Probe Led To Hundreds Of Weapons In Crime Scenes

The Justice Department’s internal watchdog on Wednesday faulted the agency for misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures during a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona that disregarded public safety and resulted in hundreds of weapons turning up at crime scenes in the U.S. and Mexico.

09/19/2012

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House Passes Concealed Weapons Permit Bill

Under the House legislation, people with a concealed carry permit in one state could carry a concealed weapon in every other state that gives people the right to carry concealed weapons.

11/16/2011

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