National Rifle Association

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

(AP Photo)

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

(AP Photo)

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

(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

Joe Biden

Biden, NRA clash over new gun control proposals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite fresh opposition from the NRA, the Obama administration is assembling proposals to curb gun violence that would include a ban on sales of assault weapons, limits on ammo and universal background checks.

01/10/2013

Joe Biden

Biden pledges urgent Obama action on gun control

WASHINGTON (AP) — VP Joe Biden vowed urgent action against gun violence in America Wednesday, pledging steps by the Obama administration that he said could “take thousands of people out of harm’s way” and improve the safety of millions more.

01/09/2013

President Barack Obama speaking during interfaith vigil for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Newtown, Connecticut. (AP Photo)

Obama wants gun violence measures passed in 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Recalling the shooting rampage that killed 20 first graders as the worst day of his presidency, President Barack Obama on Sunday pledged to put his “full weight” behind legislation aimed at preventing gun violence.

12/30/2012

David Gregory (Photo credit: David Gregory / Facebook)

DC police investigating ‘Meet the Press’ incident

WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia police say they are investigating an incident in which NBC News reporter David Gregory displayed what he described as a high-capacity ammunition magazine on “Meet the Press.”

12/26/2012

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