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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (L) applauds as U.S. President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol. (credit: Charles Dharapak-Pool/Getty Images)

Obama: Gun Control Debate Is ‘Different’ This Time

President Barack Obama is emphasizing the need for more background checks for gun buyers in his State of the Union address, saying that overwhelming majorities of Americans favor the proposal as a way to keep firearms from criminals.

02/12/2013

Blood spatters are projected onstage as Sony Computer Entertainment America President and CEO Jack Trentton (R) introduces a violent game at the Sony press conference on the eve of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) on June 4, 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Rep Introduces Bill To Ban ‘Mature’ Video Games Being Sold To Those Under 17

U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson has once again introduced legislation requiring ratings on video games and vendors to check the identification of those purchasing video games with adult or mature content.

01/28/2013

Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., walks from the lectern after speaking at a press conference on Capitol Hill on Jan. 24, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Feinstein’s Gun Control Bill Has Little Chance Of Passing Congress

WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., along with several Democratic lawmakers unveiled sweeping new gun control legislation, but the bill will be dead on arrival when it goes to Congress. Feinstein introduced legislation during […]

01/24/2013

Demonstration on how to use bulletproof white boards. (credit: Hardwire)

Company Develops Bulletproof White Boards For Teachers

A Maryland armor company has designed a bulletproof white board following the Newtown, Conn., school shooting that left 26 people dead, including 20 children.

01/23/2013

President Barack Obama signs a series of executive orders about the administration's new gun law proposals as children who wrote letters to the White House about gun violence, (L-R) Hinna Zeejah, Taejah Goode, Julia Stokes and Grant Fritz, look on in the Eisenhower Executive Office building, on Jan. 16, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Arkansas Dem AG: Obama’s Gun Control Plan ‘Distressing’

Arkansas Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Dustin McDaniel said Thursday that President Barack Obama’s gun control plan is “distressing.”

01/18/2013

President Barack Obama speaks on proposals to reduce gun violence as Vice President Joe Biden watches on January 16, 2013 in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, next to the White House in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Unveils Most Sweeping Gun Control Proposals In Decades

President Barack Obama is asking Congress to expand background checks on gun buyers to include private sales and is using his executive authority to increase the information available in data banks in the background check system. The White House calls background checks the most efficient and effective way to keep guns away from dangerous individuals.

01/16/2013

Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va., speaks during press conference on Capitol Hill on Feb. 9, 2011 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images)

Dem Lawmaker: ‘You Can’t Change The Law Through Executive Order’

Facing powerful opposition to sweeping gun regulations, President Barack Obama is weighing 19 steps he could take through executive action alone, congressional officials said. But the scope of such measures is limited.

01/15/2013

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks during his final news conference of his first term in the East Room of the White House on Jan. 14, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘I Don’t Know’ If All Gun Control Legislation Will Get Through Congress

President Barack Obama endorsed controversial bans on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines on Monday, as well as stricter background checks for gun buyers — but conceded he may not win approval of all in a Congress reluctant to tighten restrictions.

01/15/2013

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O’Malley, Bloomberg Urge Gun Control Reforms

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling for federal gun control reforms.

01/14/2013

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