Democrats gave a boost Tuesday to the pillar of President Barack Obama’s plans for reducing gun violence, pushing a bill requiring nearly universal federal background checks for firearms buyers through the Senate Judiciary Committee over solid Republican opposition.
One of the students in the audience as President Barack Obama talked about gun violence in Chicago this week is a sister of one of the suspects in the slaying of Hadiya (hy-DEE’-uh) Pendleton, the teen who performed at Obama’s inauguration.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi rebuffed legislation on violent Hollywood movies and video games, instead saying that gun laws are the largest proven culprit of America’s violent crimes.
Assertive even as he preached humility, President Barack Obama vowed to confront Republicans on the deficit and urged Democrats on Thursday to stick with him on guns and immigration.
Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler is hosting a forum on gun violence in Maryland.
About 60 members of a newly formed anti-gun violence group in Northern Virginia protested in front of the National Rifle Association headquarters in Fairfax on Friday morning.
Vice President Joe Biden says curbs on guns can reduce firearm deaths but won’t ensure an end to mass killings like December’s slaying of 20 first-graders in Newtown, Conn.
President Barack Obama will travel to Minneapolis Monday to pitch his proposals for reducing gun violence.
Severely wounded and still recovering, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords begged lawmakers at an emotional hearing Wednesday to act quickly to curb firearms because “Americans are counting on you.”
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.