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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.