Gun Violence

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Gabrielle Giffords Urges Congress to ‘Be Courageous’ and Enact Tougher Gun Laws

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.”

01/30/2013

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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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O’Malley Announces Comprehensive Plan to Thwart Md. Gun Violence

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.

01/14/2013

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Biden Meets With Gun-Safety, Victims Groups

Vice President Joe Biden is hearing personal stories of gun violence from representatives of victims groups and gun-safety organizations.

01/09/2013

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and husband astronaut Mark Kelly receive the medal of Valor at the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Annual National Tribute Dinner Honoring Jerry Bruckheimer at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 23, 2012 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (credit: Valerie Macon/Getty Images)

Gabby Giffords, Husband Launch Political Action Committee For Gun Control

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.

01/08/2013

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Celebrity Twitter Accounts Opt For Silence After NRA Statement

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.

12/22/2012

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Religious Leaders Call for End to Gun Violence

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.

12/21/2012

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Obama on Gun Violence: ‘We Hear You.’

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.’

12/21/2012

US President Barack Obama delivers a statement in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on December 19, 2012 in Washington, DC. Obama tasked his deputy Vice President Joe Biden to study the problem of gun violence on Wednesday and called for a gun control bill to be submitted by January. Speaking at the White House five days after a lone gunman slaughtered 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school, Obama said he supported a citizen's right to bear arms but only within 'responsible limits.' AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Sets January Deadline For Gun Proposals

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.

12/19/2012

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Gov. O’Malley Takes Aim at School Safety

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.

12/18/2012

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