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Wyoming House Passes Bill Allowing Teachers To Carry Guns At Schools

Local school boards could allow teachers and other workers at Wyoming’s K-12 schools who hold concealed-carry permits to carry guns on campus under a bill the Wyoming House of Representatives introduced on Thursday.

02/14/2014

Plastic And 3-D Gun Ban Passes House, Democrats Look To Expand Restrictions

The House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday that would extend a 1988 law banning plastic guns that could slip past X-ray machines and metal detectors – but some Democrats are calling for tougher, more modern restrictions.

12/04/2013

First ladies typically avoid getting into public scraps, but Michelle Obama has jumped into perhaps her biggest battle yet. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

First Lady Tells Dem Donors ‘You Can Write A Big, Old Fat Check’ For Midterms

First Lady Michelle Obama reiterated the need to focus on the 2014 midterm elections and the financial support needed for Democratic support of gun laws, the DREAM Act and the Affordable Care Act.

11/19/2013

Many media outlets have chosen not to focus on guns, but rather on Alexis’ “addiction” with violent video games -- studies offer complex, often politically-related correlations.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Studies Suggest Complex Link Between Guns, Violent Video Games

Many media outlets have chosen not to focus on guns, but rather on Alexis’ “addiction” with violent video games — studies offer complex, often politically-related correlations.

09/24/2013

Just one day after a mass shooting left 13 dead in the nation’s capital, federal gun legislation is likely to stay stalled in Congress.   (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Reid: ‘We Don’t Have The Votes’ To Pass Gun Legislation

Just one day after a mass shooting left 13 dead in the nation’s capital, federal gun legislation is likely to stay stalled in Congress.

09/17/2013

Two Democratic lawmakers have proposed legislation to nearly double the current 11 percent tax on handguns, and impose a 50 percent tax on shells and cartridges. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Democrats Propose Bill For Hefty Tax Increase On Guns, Ammunition

Two Democratic lawmakers have proposed legislation to nearly double the current 11 percent tax on handguns, and impose a 50 percent tax on shells and cartridges.

08/27/2013

Sen. Mark Begich, a democrat from Alaska, said he wants more than news conferences from fellow Democrats pushing gun control legislation and is considering joining a GOP-led filibuster. (Photo by Jeff Schultz for The Washington Post via Getty Images.)

Dem Senator Considers Joining GOP Gun Filibuster: ‘There’s No Bill, No Amendment, I’ve Seen This Played Before’

Sen. Mark Begich, a democrat from Alaska, said he wants more than news conferences from fellow Democrats pushing gun control legislation and is considering joining a GOP-led filibuster.

04/11/2013

Education Secretary Arne Duncan wants outside pressure to force Washington gun regulation. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Education Secretary: Guns Have No Place In Schools, College Campuses

The nation’s schools chief says more needs to be done to make sure children live long enough to attend college. He is joining more than 350 university presidents in urging Congress to take action to protect students from gun violence.

02/04/2013

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Security Guard Charged With Illegal Gun Possession After Shooting Off Penis

In what may appear to be a case of adding insult to injury, a security guard recovering after shooting himself in the genitals with a gun he was not licensed to possess is now facing criminal charges.

01/23/2013

File photo of President Barack Obama. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Obama Proposing Gun Limits, Faces Tough Obstacles

President Barack Obama is launching the nation’s most sweeping effort to curb gun violence in nearly two decades, urging a reluctant Congress to ban military-style assault weapons as well as the kinds of high-capacity ammunition magazines used in last month’s massacre of 20 elementary school children in Newtown, Conn.

01/15/2013

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