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President Barack Obama wipes tears as he makes a statement in response to the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Obama Asks Police to Help Pass Gun Legislation

President Barack Obama on Monday turned to law enforcement leaders in three communities with mass shootings for help in getting Congress to pass tough new gun legislation.

01/28/2013

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Groupon Halts Gun-Related Deals

Groupon has halted gun-related promotions such as deals for shooting ranges and concealed weapons courses in the wake of last month’s massacre in Newtown, Conn.

01/22/2013

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Video Game Puts Players In Shoes Of Syrian Rebels

A new video game based on Syria’s civil war challenges players to make the hard choices facing the country’s rebels. Is it better to negotiate peace with the regime of President Bashar Assad, for example, or dispatch jihadist fighters to kill pro-government thugs?

01/17/2013

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Duncan: Hard To Teach Kids Scared Of Being Killed

Too many students worry more about being killed by a gun than learning in the classroom, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said on Thursday, as he cautioned that firearms alone do not make schools safer.

01/17/2013

NRA President David Keene told "CBS This Morning" that his group is "generally supportive" of stronger background checks. (Photo credit  MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

NRA President: Group Supportive Of Tighter Background Checks

The head of the National Rifle Association says the organization has no problem with tighter background checks of gun purchasers.

01/17/2013

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Leahy To Start Hearings On President’s Gun Plans

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says he’ll begin hearings in two weeks on gun safety proposals, as President Barack Obama pushes for fast action.

01/16/2013

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Obama Proposing Gun Limits, Faces Tough Obstacles

President Barack Obama is launching the nation’s most sweeping effort to curb gun violence in nearly two decades, urging a reluctant Congress to ban military-style assault weapons as well as the kinds of high-capacity ammunition magazines used in last month’s massacre of 20 elementary school children in Newtown, Conn.

01/15/2013

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NRA Vows To Defend Gun Rights After WH Meeting

The nation’s largest gun-rights lobby says its meeting at the White House was more about demonizing the Second Amendment than about keeping students safe.

01/10/2013

File photo of a police officer with a gun in his holster, watching over a public area during the holidays. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Poll: Va. Supports Armed Officers in Public Schools

Virginians overwhelmingly support requiring background checks on buyers at gun shows and posting armed police officers in public school buildings after last month’s Connecticut school shooting, according to a statewide poll released Thursday.

01/10/2013

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Biden Meets With Gun-Safety, Victims Groups

Vice President Joe Biden is hearing personal stories of gun violence from representatives of victims groups and gun-safety organizations.

01/09/2013

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