A Montgomery County woman says she is planning a petition effort to get Maryland’s gun control bill put to a popular vote.
The majority of Americans would have preferred if Congress had allowed for expanded background checks for gun purchases, according to recently-released data.
Blocked 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.
Clinton tells The Associated Press that passing the measure, in his words, “would save a lot of kids’ lives in a lot of places.”
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.
The Democratic sponsor of the defeated gun-control plan says it would have passed easily, if not for the National Rifle Association.
Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords says she’s “furious” after senators on Wednesday blocked legislation that would expand background checks for gun buyers.
President Barack Obama and his gun control allies say Senate rejection of expanded background checks and other restrictions won’t stop their drive to reduce firearms violence. But their path to enacting gun curbs this year seems blocked by the National Rifle Association, and supporters of restrictions appear befuddled about what it will take to push legislation through this Congress.
Opponents of Maryland’s recently passed gun-control bill say they will challenge the measure in court, not on the ballot.
Paul McCartney is adding his voice to Tony Bennett’s campaign against gun violence.
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