Gun control

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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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Bloomberg, mayor group touts big gun control push

NEW YORK (AP) – A new $12 million television ad campaign from Mayors Against Illegal Guns will push senators in key states to back gun control efforts including comprehensive background checks.

03/24/2013

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No assault weapons ban in Democrats’ bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The prospects for congressional approval of an assault weapons ban appear to be even slimmer, now that Senate Democratic leaders are removing that provision from the firearms legislation the Senate will debate next month.

03/19/2013

David Gregory

Emails: Decision on NBC host stirred response

WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia prosecutors who decided against charging NBC television host David Gregory with firearms possession received more than 200 emails from citizens.

02/08/2013

In this photo released by the White House, President Barack Obama shoots clay targets on the range at Camp David, Md., Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. The White House released a photo of Obama firing a gun, two days before he heads to Minnesota to discuss gun control. In a recent interview with The New Republic magazine, Obama said yes when asked if he has ever fired a gun. He said "we do skeet shooting all the time," except for his daughters, at Camp David. (AP Photo/The White House, Pete Souza)

Obama a skeet shooter?

WASHINGTON (AP) – Two days before President Obama’s first trip outside Washington to promote his gun-control proposals, the White House tried to settle a brewing mystery by releasing a photo to back his claim to be a skeet shooter.

02/02/2013

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Calif. lawmakers consider range of gun controls

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are promising to move cautiously as they consider tighter restrictions on handguns, assault rifles and ammunition purchases.

01/29/2013

President Barack Obama

Obama campaign org. could be put to work on gun control

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama’s campaign organization is still active — and it could be used to help Obama fight for approval of his gun-control initiatives.

01/17/2013

Children who wrote letters to President Obama about the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, watch as he signs executive orders outlining proposals to reduce gun violence. (AP Photo)

Obama unveils $500 million gun violence package

WASHINGTON (AP) – Braced for a fight, President Barack Obama on Wednesday unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades.

01/16/2013

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