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Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., left, and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speak about the ''No Budget No Pay'' legislation during a news conference on Capitol Hill, on Jan. 23, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

GOP Senator: Gun Background Check Measure ‘Could Lead To Creation Of National Gun Registry’

The Senate set a long-awaited vote for Wednesday on a bipartisan plan for expanding background checks to more firearms buyers, with supporters facing a steeply uphill path to victory.

04/17/2013

Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., left, and Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speak to the press about background checks for gun purchases, in the U.S. Capitol building on April 10, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

Manchin: Newtown Families Say Gun Background Check Measure Would Not Have Prevented Shooting

Sen. Joe Manchin reveals that Newtown families told him that the gun background check measure that he co-sponsored with Sen. Pat Toomey would not have prevented the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

04/15/2013

President Barack Obama delivers a speech on gun control at the University of Hartford on April 8, 2013 in West Hartford, Conn. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Obama: Gun Control Legislation ‘Is Not About Me’

With time running out on the chance to pass gun control legislation, President Barack Obama on Monday warned Congress not to use delaying tactics against tighter regulations and told families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims that he’s “determined as ever” to honor their children with tougher laws.

04/09/2013

President Barack Obama addresses gun control issues at the Denver Police Academy on April 3, 2013 in Denver, Colo. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘I Am Constrained By A System That Our Founders Put In Place’

Ratcheting up pressure for Congress to limit access to guns, President Barack Obama said Wednesday that recent steps by Colorado to tighten its gun laws show “there doesn’t have to be a conflict” between keeping citizens safe and protecting Second Amendment rights to gun ownership.

04/04/2013

President Barack Obama speaks while flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and relatives of gun violence victims, in the East Room at the White House, on March 28, 2013 in Washington. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Obama: People Shouldn’t Get ‘Squishy’ Because Of Time Passed Since Newtown

President Barack Obama says the gun control votes in the Senate next month are the best chance in more than a decade to reduce gun violence.

03/28/2013

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks to members of the media after a meeting with President Barack Obama on March 12, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Reid: Gun Control Legislation Will Include Federal Background Check Expansion

Gun control legislation the Senate debates next month will include an expansion of federal background checks for firearms buyers, Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday in a victory for advocates of gun restrictions.

03/22/2013

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MomsRising Protesters Turned Away From NRA Headquarters

On Thursday, three months after the shootings, members attempted to bring 130,000 signatures to the National Rifle Association of America headquarters in Fairfax.

03/14/2013

Photos of Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims sits at a small memorial near the school on January 14, 2013 in Newtown, Connecticut. The town marked a month anniversay since the massacre of 26 children and adults at the school, the second-worst such shooting in U.S. history.  (Credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Connecticut Cyclists Pedal to D.C. in Support of Gun Law Changes

They are biking from Newtown to Washington to send a message.

03/10/2013

President Barack Obama meets with his Cabinet at the White House on March 4, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Report: ‘Patriot’ Groups Surging Due To Obama, Gun Control

President Barack Obama’s administration and the gun control debate after the Connecticut school shooting have led to surging numbers of anti-government “patriot” groups, according to a civil rights group that tracks extremist groups.

03/05/2013

File photo of Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Grassley: ‘We Should Be Skeptical About Giving The Justice Department More Laws To Enforce’

Recent mass shootings like the massacre of first-graders and staffers at a Connecticut elementary school and the increasing deadliness of assault weapons make a ban on those firearms more urgent than ever, the Senate author of a proposal to prohibit them said Wednesday.

02/27/2013

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