Gun control

Franco Gussalli Beretta, a director of Beretta USA Corp., speaks during a ceremony at the state Capitol in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, to announce that the Italian firearms maker is building a new manufacturing a research facility in the state. The $45 million plant is expected to be completed this year and could create 300 jobs. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig

Beretta: Gun law forcing move out of Maryland

ACCOKEEK, Md. (AP) — Beretta U.S.A. Corp. says concerns about a gun-control bill that passed in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee. The […]

07/22/2014

FILE - This April 29, 2014 file photo shows a visitor to the Supreme Court uses his cellphone to take a photo of the court in Washington. (AP Photo, File)

Supreme Court rules on ‘straw purchaser’ law

WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided Supreme Court sided with gun control groups and the Obama administration Monday, ruling that the federal ban on “straw” purchases of guns can be enforced even if the ultimate buyer […]

06/16/2014

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A conversation about mental health, gun control and mass shootings

Recent shooting rampages across the country have raised new questions about gun control. But there has also been an increased discussion about mental illness. And some think that’s where we really need to focus. Phil […]

06/12/2014

State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, who represents the community of Isla Vista where six young people were killed on Friday, May 23, leads senators in a moment of silence in their memory, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, May 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Firearms checks sought after Santa Barbara rampage

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Law enforcement officers would be required to check state firearms records as part of routine welfare checks under legislation proposed Wednesday in the wake of the deadly rampage last month near […]

06/12/2014

President Barack Obama listens to a question submitted on Tumblr, read by Tumblr Founder and CEO David Karp, left, during a Tumblr forum, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Somber Obama concedes scant progress on gun deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year ago, on the day a gun control push in the Senate went down in flames, President Barack Obama stood with former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and parents of Newtown victims in […]

06/11/2014

Richard Martinez talks about his son Christopher during a memorial service for the victims and families of a rampage on the campus of University of California, Santa Barbara on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 in the Isla Vista area near Goleta, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Grieving fathers linked by killing rampage meet

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The father of a college student who was gunned down in the May 23 mass killings near the University of California, Santa Barbara said he met privately with the father […]

06/02/2014

This undated photo from the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows the driver license photo of Elliott Rodger. (AP Photo/California DMV)

Police knew about killer’s videos during check

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Santa Barbara County sheriff’s deputies who checked on Elliot Rodger three weeks before he killed six college students were aware he had posted disturbing videos but never viewed them before or […]

05/30/2014

This undated photo from the California Department of Motor Vehicles shows the driver license photo of Elliott Rodger. (AP Photo/California DMV)

Santa Barbara rampage shows gaps in mental health law

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elliot Rodger’s murderous rampage near Santa Barbara has tragically exposed the limitations of involuntary-commitment laws that allow authorities to temporarily confine people who are deemed a danger to themselves or others. […]

05/29/2014

State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, who represents the community of Isla Vista where six young people were killed on Friday, May 23, leads senators in a moment of silence in their memory, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, May 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Students return to class after California rampage

GOLETA, Calif. (AP) — Students returned to classes Wednesday at the University of California, Santa Barbara, after the weekend rampage that left six students and their assailant dead and 13 others injured in nearby Isla […]

05/28/2014

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Gun control issues emerge amid Santa Barbara rampage

The tragic and deadly stabbing and shooting attacks on the UC Santa Barbara campus are sparking debates on gun control and treatment for the mentally ill. Phil and Penny discussed this with Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff of Pasadena:

05/27/2014

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