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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

Screen shot of the "Gun Appreciation Day" website. (credit: gunappreciationday.com)

Groups To Hold National ‘Gun Appreciation Day’ This Month

A coalition of gun rights and conservative groups will hold “Gun Appreciation Day” on Jan. 19 in response to President Barack Obama’s push for new gun control laws.

01/07/2013

Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino speaks to the audience at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., on Sept. 5, 2012 on the second day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC). (credit: STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Boston Mayor: Biden ‘Guaranteed’ Me Obama Will Pass Gun Control Legislation By End Of January

Boston’s mayor says that Vice President Biden “guaranteed” him that President Obama will pass new gun control laws by the end of January.

01/04/2013

National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre calls on Congress to pass a law putting armed police officers in every school in America during a news conference at the Willard Hotel on Dec. 21, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Poll Finds Majority Of Americans Hold Favorable View Of NRA

A new poll finds that a majority of Americans view the National Rifle Association favorably.

12/28/2012

People stare in silence at a memorial for those killed in the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 24, 2012 in Newtown, Conn. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Experts: Trained Police Needed For School Security Following Newtown Shooting

The student’s attack began with a shotgun blast through the windows of a California high school. Rich Agundez, the El Cajon policeman assigned to the school, felt his mind shift into overdrive.

12/28/2012

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White House Petition: Gregory Should Be Charged For Possessing Gun Magazine

A new White House petition is calling for NBC’s “Meet the Press” host David Gregory to be charged after possessing what seemed to be a high-caliber magazine on the show.

12/28/2012

National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre calls on Congress to pass a law putting armed police officers in every school in America during a news conference at the Willard Hotel on Dec. 21, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

NRA: ‘Only Way To Stop A Bad Guy With A Gun Is With A Good Guy With A Gun’

The National Rifle Association is finally speaking out one week after a school shooting in Newtown, Conn., left 26 people dead, including 20 children.

12/21/2012

National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre addresses the NRA Leadership Forum on April 13, 2012 in St. Louis, Mo. (credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

NRA To Break Silence Week After Newtown Shooting

One week after the mass shootings that killed 26 people at a Connecticut elementary school — 20 of them children — the nation’s largest gun-rights lobby is returning to the spotlight as Congress prepares to consider tighter restrictions on firearms in the new year.

12/21/2012

President Barack Obama speaks during a holiday reception for the diplomatic corps on Dec. 19, 2012 at the State Department in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To NRA: ‘Do Some Self-Reflection’

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

President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks during a memorial service for the victims and relatives of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Dec. 16, 2012 in Newtown, Conn. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: I Will Use ‘Whatever Power This Office Holds’ To Protect Children

President Barack Obama is vowing to use “whatever power this office holds” to safeguard the nation’s children, raising the prospect that he will pursue policy changes to stem gun violence in the wake of an elementary school massacre.

12/17/2012

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