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.
Gov. Martin O’Malley unveiled an outlined plan of reforms aimed at tackling the issue of gun violence in the state of Maryland on Monday.
Vice President Joe Biden is hearing personal stories of gun violence from representatives of victims groups and gun-safety organizations.
Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband launched a political action committee aimed at curbing gun violence on Tuesday, the second anniversary of the Tucson shooting that killed six people and left her critically injured.
Actors, musicians, athletes and other famous personalities took the Internet to make their voices and political sentiments heard during the Presidential election. But during yesterday’s press conference hosted by the National Rifle Association, many of those voices were uncharacteristically quiet.
Religious leaders representing a broad range of faiths are gathering at Washington National Cathedral to remember the lives lost in the Connecticut school shooting and to call for an end to gun violence.
President Barack Obama says his administration has received an outpouring of support for stricter gun laws following last week’s elementary school massacre in Connecticut, telling respondents to an online petition, ‘We hear you.’
Spurred by a horrific elementary school shooting, President Barack Obama tasked his administration Wednesday with creating concrete proposals to reduce gun violence that has plagued the country.
Gov. Martin O’Malley says his administration will introduce bills aimed at preventing catastrophic mass shootings like the one that happened last week at an elementary school in Connecticut.