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File photo of President Barack Obama boarding Air Force One. (Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Bring Some Sandy Hook Families On AF1

President Barack Obama is bringing 11 families of those killed in the shooting at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School to Washington on Air Force One.

04/08/2013

Democrats gave a boost Tuesday to the pillar of President Barack Obama's plans for reducing gun violence, pushing a bill requiring nearly universal federal background checks for firearms buyers through the Senate Judiciary Committee over solid Republican opposition.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Panel Approves National Background Checks For Firearms Despite Solid GOP Opposition

Democrats gave a boost Tuesday to the pillar of President Barack Obama’s plans for reducing gun violence, pushing a bill requiring nearly universal federal background checks for firearms buyers through the Senate Judiciary Committee over solid Republican opposition.

03/12/2013

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Md. Senate Passes Gun-Control Bill

The Maryland Senate has passed a comprehensive gun-control measure.

02/28/2013

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Miller: Turning Schools Into Armed Fortresses Not The Answer Post-Newtown

The top Democrat on the House education committee says any discussion about school safety needs to be coupled with “common sense strategies to keep guns out of the hands of those who intend harm.”

02/27/2013

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Gun Ban Would Protect More Than 2,200 Firearms

Congress’ latest crack at a new assault weapons ban would protect more than 2,200 specific firearms, including a semi-automatic rifle that is nearly identical to one of the guns used in the bloodiest shootout in FBI history.

02/16/2013

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Sen. Cruz: Constitutional Gun Rights Must Be Protected ‘Not Just When Popular’

The plague of gun violence makes it plain that current firearms restrictions are insufficient and new federal limits are needed, a top Democrat said Tuesday at a Senate hearing on gun control. Parrying that, a Republican said gun rights must be protected, even amid horrors like the mass shooting of school children in Connecticut.

02/12/2013

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Newtown Widower Seeks School Mental Health Reform

The school psychologist at Sandy Hook Elementary, Mary Sherlach, would often come home frustrated at an overwhelming workload due to budget cuts and paperwork from mounting regulations, her widower says.

02/10/2013

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)

Brother Of Slain Teacher To Attend Obama Address

A Connecticut Congresswoman says the brother of one of the teachers slain at Sandy Hook Elementary School will attend the president’s State of the Union address as her guest.

02/08/2013

President Barack Obama spoke in Minneapolis today about gun control. (credit: Ben Garvin/Getty Images)

Obama Stands Firm On Gun Control Despite Long Odds

President Barack Obama declared Monday on his first trip outside Washington to promote gun control that a consensus is emerging for universal background checks for purchasers, though he conceded a tough road lay ahead to pass an assault weapons ban over formidable opposition in Congress.

02/04/2013

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Conservatives Make Gun Issue New Rallying Cry

An immigration debate is raging and a budget crisis looms in Congress, but the conservative activists gathered outside the New Hampshire Statehouse had just one thing on their minds: guns.

02/02/2013

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