David (R) and Francine Wheeler (L), walk through the U.S. Capitol while visiting members of Congress and urging them into passing tougher gun laws on Capitol Hill, April 11, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Wheeler's lost their six-year old son Ben in the shooting in Newtown, CT. President Obama asked Francine Wheeler to devliver his weekly radio address on gun control. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Newtown Mom Pleads For Gun Control At White House

The mother of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Connecticut school shooting used the opportunity to fill in for President Barack Obama during the weekly radio and Internet address to make a personal plea from the White House for action to combat gun violence.


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Democrats Push Assault Weapons Ban

Congressional Democrats unveiled legislation Thursday to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines like those used in the school massacre at Newtown, Conn., even as they acknowledged an uphill battle getting the measures through a divided Congress.


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Opinion: Gun Reform

In the wake of the tragedy in Connecticut, it is clear that this nation needs to reform its gun laws and a number of other needs now.