Some families who lost loved ones in December’s massacre at a Connecticut elementary school say they are very disappointed by the Senate’s defeat of expanded background checks for gun sales and vow to continue their fight.
President Barack Obama says the Senate’s opposition to a bill that would have expanded background checks for gun buyers marks a “shameful day for Washington.” He says a minority of senators decided “it wasn’t worth it” to protect the nation’s children.
Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is urging key senators to support expanded background checks for gun purchases in a new television ad that is to begin airing Tuesday in Arizona and Iowa.
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.”
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.
The FBI said Monday it conducted more background checks for firearms sales and permits to carry guns the week following the Newtown, Conn., shooting massacre that it has in any other one-week period since 1998.
A Virginia legislative subcommittee is set to consider a proposal to arm public school employees.
Massachusetts U.S. Rep. Edward Markey has announced plans to run for John Kerry’s Senate seat if Kerry is confirmed by his fellow senators to become the nation’s new secretary of state.
The country remains in a state of mourning following the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., this past Friday. Here is a list of ways you can help the community of Sandy Hook.
The country remains in a state of mourning following the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., this past Friday. Many are asking what they can do to show support and help the victims of Sandy Hook. Aide […]