Newtown Families: We'll Keep Fighting for Gun Law 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.
Manchin: Newtown Families Say Gun Background Check Measure Would Not Have Prevented ShootingSen. Joe Manchin reveals that Newtown families told him that the gun background check measure that he co-sponsored with Sen. Pat Toomey would not have prevented the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Obama: Gun Control Legislation 'Is Not About Me'With time running out on the chance to pass gun control legislation, President Barack Obama on Monday warned Congress not to use delaying tactics against tighter regulations and told families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims that he's "determined as ever" to honor their children with tougher laws.
Obama To Bring Some Sandy Hook Families On AF1President 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.
Obama: People Shouldn't Get 'Squishy' Because Of Time Passed Since NewtownPresident Barack Obama says the gun control votes in the Senate next month are the best chance in more than a decade to reduce gun violence.
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.
Md. Senate Passes Gun-Control BillThe Maryland Senate has passed a comprehensive gun-control measure.
Biden: 'There Are Plenty Of Ways To Protect Yourselves'Vice President Joe Biden makes an impassioned plea for gun control legislation during a gun control violence conference at a Connecticut university less than 15 miles from Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Kids' Suspensions Renew Debate Over Zero ToleranceIn Maryland, two 6-year-old boys pretend their fingers are guns during a playground game of cops and robbers. Waiting in line for the bus, a Pennsylvania kindergartener tells her pals she's going to shoot them with a Hello Kitty toy that makes soap bubbles. In Massachusetts, a 5-year-old boy attending an after-school program makes a gun out of Legos and points it at other students while "simulating the sound of gunfire," as one school official put it.
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.
Va. Senate Panel Advances 3 School Safety BillsA Virginia legislative committee has advanced three bills intended to improve school safety.
Obama Proposing Gun Limits, Faces Tough ObstaclesPresident 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.
Moore: Americans Are A Violent People, Government 'Says It's OK To Kill'More than a decade has passed since Michael Moore released his pro-gun control documentary "Bowling for Columbine," and the director says he's saddened that the nation has not made enough strides toward ending violence in schools.
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.