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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

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Obama on Gun Violence: ‘We Hear You.’

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

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Man With ‘High Powered Rifle’ Written On Board Arrested At Va. Sandy Hook School

A man was arrested after he walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in northern Virginia with a 2-by-4 board with the words “High Powered Rifle” written on it.

12/19/2012

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Opinion: Gun Reform

In the wake of the tragedy in Connecticut, it is clear that this nation needs to reform its gun laws and a number of other needs now.

12/19/2012

US President Barack Obama delivers a statement in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on December 19, 2012 in Washington, DC. Obama tasked his deputy Vice President Joe Biden to study the problem of gun violence on Wednesday and called for a gun control bill to be submitted by January. Speaking at the White House five days after a lone gunman slaughtered 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school, Obama said he supported a citizen's right to bear arms but only within 'responsible limits.' AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Sets January Deadline For Gun Proposals

Spurred by a horrific elementary school shooting, President Barack Obama tasked his administration Wednesday with creating concrete proposals to reduce gun violence that has plagued the country.

12/19/2012

National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre. (Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

NRA Promises To Help Prevent Future School Shootings

After four days of self-imposed silence on the shooting that killed 26 people inside a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, the nation’s largest gun rights lobby emerged Tuesday and promised “to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again.”

12/18/2012

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Gov. McDonnell Calls For School Safety Task Force in Virginia

Gov. Bob McDonnell is not wasting any time ensuring school safety in Virginia in the aftermath of the horrific school shooting that took 26 lives in Connecticut on Friday.

12/17/2012

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Reid: Congress Needs Debate On Stopping Gun Violence

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says Congress must have a meaningful conversation and debate on how to change laws to stop gun violence.

12/17/2012

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