Gun control

Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman, File)

Giffords: ‘Too dangerous to wait’ on gun control

BOSTON (AP) — On the eve of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords is challenging Washington leaders not to ignore gun violence. The former Democratic congresswoman is featured […]

01/27/2014

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Brown vetoes bill banning semi-automatic rifles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have banned future sales of most semi-automatic rifles that accept detachable magazines, part of a firearms package approved by state lawmakers in […]

10/11/2013

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Maryland gun-control law sparks record gun sales

PASADENA, Md. (AP) – Maryland residents have been buying guns in record numbers before a law takes effect Tuesday, with provisions aimed at helping keep guns away from criminals and the mentally ill, strengthening safety […]

09/28/2013

Starbucks' corporate headquarters in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Starbucks’ progressive ways draw fire on guns

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks has always set itself apart by taking strong positions on progressive political issues. Now that reputation has landed the company in the middle of the heated national debate over gun […]

09/18/2013

Calandra Vargas, center, and Elissa Bodenhorn, left, celebrate Bernie Herpin's victory in the election to recall Colorado State Senator John Morse Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 at the El Paso County Republican Headquarters. (AP Photo/The Gazette, Michael Ciaglo)

Colo. recalls show risk of supporting gun control

DENVER (AP) — Democratic voters in Colorado helped remove two state senators of their own party who voted for tighter gun control — an ouster that was both intensely local and a national test of […]

09/11/2013

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Bill would add responsibility for some gun owners

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Senate has approved legislation requiring gun owners to lock up their weapons if they live with a person who is legally prohibited from owning a firearm. Democratic Sen. Rod […]

05/16/2013

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Gun control forces seek new path after big loss

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a powerful moment on the White House lawn when thousands of guests, the loved ones of slain crime victims among them, crowded in as President Bill Clinton signed a sweeping crime bill.

04/20/2013

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Senate rejects expanded gun background checks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has rejected a bipartisan effort to expand federal background checks to more firearms buyers in a crucial showdown over gun control. Wednesday’s vote was a jarring blow to the drive to curb firearms.

04/17/2013

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Calif. Dems advance wide-ranging gun control bills

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers took their first step toward moving a package of gun control bills Tuesday, following tough firearm and ammunition restrictions enacted in several other states .

04/16/2013

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Newtown mom pleads for gun control at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) – The mother of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Connecticut school shooting used the opportunity to fill in for President Barack Obama during the weekly radio and Internet address to make a personal plea from the White House for action to combat gun violence.

04/13/2013

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Senators work on deal expanding background checks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Talks between two influential senators have emerged as the most promising route for a bipartisan breakthrough on expanding federal background checks for gun buyers.

04/08/2013

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Newtown residents upset about NRA robocalls

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Some residents of the Connecticut community devastated by December’s school shooting said they’re outraged over robocalls they’ve received from the National Rifle Association.

03/25/2013

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