Gun violence

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Study: PG-13 gun violence rivals that of R movies

NEW YORK (AP) — A study finds that gun violence in PG-13 rated movies has increased considerably in recent decades, to the point that it sometimes exceeds gun violence in even R-rated films. The Annenberg […]

11/11/2013

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Obama: Trayvon Martin death a tragedy for America

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy for America. Obama says he knows the not-guilty verdict reached late Saturday has elicited strong passions around the country. In […]

07/14/2013

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Obama to bring some Sandy Hook families on Air Force One

WASHINGTON (AP) — President 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.

04/08/2013

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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

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President Obama’s 23 Executive Actions on Gun Control (Listed)

Gun Violence Reduction Executive Actions The President announced yesterday that he and the Administration will: 1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system. […]

01/17/2013

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In letters, children ask Obama to change gun laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days after the shootings in Newtown, Conn., an 8-year-old from Maryland pulled out a sheet of paper and wrote to President Barack Obama.

01/16/2013

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

Gabrielle Giffords, former Democratic Representative, and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly.

Giffords, Kelly launch gun control initiative

PHOENIX (AP) – Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband launched an initiative aimed at curbing gun violence on Tuesday, the second anniversary of the Tucson shooting that killed six people and left her critically injured.

01/08/2013

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Hollywood struggles with gun violence after Newtown

Hollywood is struggling with how to handle gun violence in the wake of the Newtown shooting. Professor Robert Thompson, pop culture and TV expert from Syracuse University, talked about it with Maggie McKay and Paul Lowe. Listen to the interview here.

12/18/2012

Bob Costas (AP photo)

Costas wishes he had more time to talk

NEW YORK (AP) – Bob Costas isn’t backing down from his halftime comments on gun violence, but he wishes he had more time.

12/05/2012

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