Reid: Gun Control Legislation Will Include Federal Background Check ExpansionGun control legislation the Senate debates next month will include an expansion of federal background checks for firearms buyers, Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday in a victory for advocates of gun restrictions.
MomsRising Protesters Turned Away From NRA HeadquartersOn Thursday, three months after the shootings, members attempted to bring 130,000 signatures to the National Rifle Association of America headquarters in Fairfax.
Connecticut Cyclists Pedal to D.C. in Support of Gun Law ChangesThey are biking from Newtown to Washington to send a message.
Report: 'Patriot' Groups Surging Due To Obama, Gun ControlPresident Barack Obama's administration and the gun control debate after the Connecticut school shooting have led to surging numbers of anti-government "patriot" groups, according to a civil rights group that tracks extremist groups.
Grassley: 'We Should Be Skeptical About Giving The Justice Department More Laws To Enforce'Recent mass shootings like the massacre of first-graders and staffers at a Connecticut elementary school and the increasing deadliness of assault weapons make a ban on those firearms more urgent than ever, the Senate author of a proposal to prohibit them said Wednesday.
Obama: Gun Control Debate Is 'Different' This TimePresident Barack Obama is emphasizing the need for more background checks for gun buyers in his State of the Union address, saying that overwhelming majorities of Americans favor the proposal as a way to keep firearms from criminals.
Widower Of Newtown School Shooting Victim Declines Invitation To Attend State Of The Union AddressBill Sherlach just said "no."
Rep Introduces Bill To Ban 'Mature' Video Games Being Sold To Those Under 17U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson has once again introduced legislation requiring ratings on video games and vendors to check the identification of those purchasing video games with adult or mature content.
Feinstein's Gun Control Bill Has Little Chance Of Passing Congress
Company Develops Bulletproof White Boards For TeachersA Maryland armor company has designed a bulletproof white board following the Newtown, Conn., school shooting that left 26 people dead, including 20 children.
Arkansas Dem AG: Obama's Gun Control Plan 'Distressing'Arkansas Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Dustin McDaniel said Thursday that President Barack Obama's gun control plan is "distressing."
Obama Unveils Most Sweeping Gun Control Proposals In DecadesPresident Barack Obama is asking Congress to expand background checks on gun buyers to include private sales and is using his executive authority to increase the information available in data banks in the background check system. The White House calls background checks the most efficient and effective way to keep guns away from dangerous individuals.
Dem Lawmaker: 'You Can't Change The Law Through Executive Order'Facing powerful opposition to sweeping gun regulations, President Barack Obama is weighing 19 steps he could take through executive action alone, congressional officials said. But the scope of such measures is limited.
Obama: 'I Don't Know' If All Gun Control Legislation Will Get Through CongressPresident Barack Obama endorsed controversial bans on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines on Monday, as well as stricter background checks for gun buyers — but conceded he may not win approval of all in a Congress reluctant to tighten restrictions.
O'Malley, Bloomberg Urge Gun Control ReformsNew York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling for federal gun control reforms.