National Rifle Association

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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

American Federation of Teachers (AP Photo)

Teachers’ group blasts recommendation that staff be trained and armed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American Federation of Teachers is denouncing a suggestion that schools train selected staff to carry weapons, and that each school should have at least one armed security officer.

04/02/2013

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NRA to school officials: Train and arm a staffer

WASHINGTON (AP) — A National Rifle Association-sponsored study is recommending schools across the nation each train and arm at least one staff member.

04/02/2013

Home of Adam Lanza, Newtown shooter. (AP Photo)

Arsenal of weapons found in Newtown gunman’s home

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Warrants released in the investigation of the Newtown school shooting reveal that an arsenal of weapons including guns, a gun safe with shotgun shells, a bayonet and several swords were found in the home of the gunman.

03/28/2013

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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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Both sides of gun debate make public appeals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of the loudest voices in the gun debate say it’s up to voters now to make their position known to Congress.

03/24/2013

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Conservatives confident on gun measures

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Conservatives are all but declaring victory on their defense of gun rights, exuding confidence as calls for aggressive controls in the wake of the Newtown elementary school massacre have given way to scaled-back expectations in Congress.

03/15/2013

Former U.S. President Richard Nixon (AP Photo)

Nixon wished for total handgun ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — Few presidents in modern times have been as interested in gun control as Richard Nixon, of all people. He proposed ridding the market of Saturday night specials, contemplated banning handguns altogether and refused to pander to gun owners.

03/09/2013

Neil Heslin

Father of Newtown victim: Ban assault weapons

WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of arguing constitutional fine points and citing rival statistics, senators wrangling over gun control saw and heard the anguish of a bereft father. “I’m not here for the sympathy or the pat on the back,” he said, weeping openly.

02/27/2013

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NRA changes stance on background checks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The country’s most powerful gun rights lobbying group has reversed its decade-old stance on requiring instant background checks for people buying guns at gun shows.

02/04/2013

Don Lemon

CNN’s Don Lemon talks about gun control

Yesterday we heard a dramatic appeal from former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords as she urged Congress to enact tougher gun control legislation. Listen to this interview with CNN’s Don Lemon.

01/31/2013

Colt Smart Gun

Push for futuristic guns builds on embattled past

NEW YORK (AP) — It sounds, at first, like a bold, next-generation solution: personalizing guns with technology that keeps them from firing if they ever get into the wrong hands.

01/27/2013

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