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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

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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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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

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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

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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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Parents hesitant about NRA armed schools proposal

MIAMI (AP) — The reactions of parents, teachers and school administrators ranged from hesitation to anger on Friday after a proposal by the nation’s largest gun-rights lobby to put an armed police officer in every school.

12/21/2012

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NRA calls for armed police officer in every school

(AP) – The nation’s largest gun-rights lobby called Friday for armed police officers to be posted in every American school to stop the next killer “waiting in the wings.”

12/21/2012

A hearse leads a funeral procession in Newtown, Conn. (AP Photo)

Shattered Newtown tries to make sense of tragedy

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — For a third straight day, funeral processions rolled through a grieving Connecticut town trying to make sense of the massacre of 20 first-graders and six adults in an elementary school less than two weeks before Christmas.

12/19/2012

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NRA promises to help prevent school shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association is breaking its silence four days after the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. The nation’s largest gun rights organization made its first public statements Tues. after a self-imposed media blackout.

12/18/2012

Colo. shooting prompts gun bills in big states

(AP) – Democratic leaders in three big states have used this summer’s Colorado mass shooting to push bills that would crack down on assault weapons and ammunition sales, rekindling a debate that has not gained […]

08/16/2012

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