Christie defends gun bill veto despite Newtown protesters
July 22nd, 2014
05:03 PM ET
1 week ago

Christie defends gun bill veto despite Newtown protesters

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stood by his decision not to meet with Newtown families before and following his veto of gun-control legislation.

Some of those same families and other gun-control advocates protested Monday outside an event in Connecticut where Christie campaigned for GOP gubernatorial hopeful Tom Foley.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Gun control • Gun rights • New Jersey
Bloomberg gun group gives candidates litmus test
July 6th, 2014
11:41 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Bloomberg gun group gives candidates litmus test

Updated 2:23 p.m. ET, 7/7/2014

Washington (CNN) – The group formed by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is trying to pressure political candidates to come out publicly in support of some gun control measures.

Everytown for Gun Safety on Monday released a questionnaire it’s sending to candidates as it decides which ones to support in this year's midterm elections.

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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Michael Bloomberg • New York • NRA • Political
Christie vetoes bill to limit gun magazine capacity
July 3rd, 2014
12:50 PM ET
4 weeks ago

Christie vetoes bill to limit gun magazine capacity

(CNN) - Pushing back against gun control advocates, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill Wednesday that would reduce ammunition magazine limits from 15 rounds to 10 rounds.

Explaining his decision, the Republican governor bristled at the argument that reducing the legal maximum would spare lives in a mass shooting.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • Gun control • Gun rights • New Jersey
Gabby Giffords' group announces 2014 election strategy
June 4th, 2014
10:39 AM ET
2 months ago

Gabby Giffords' group announces 2014 election strategy

Washington (CNN) – The group founded by former Rep. Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly to help push for changes in gun laws will continue trying to counter the efforts of the powerful National Rifle Association this election year.

Group officials announced they will focus on seven key Senate races and four House re-election contests that are expected to be close.
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Filed under: 2014 • Gabrielle Giffords • Gun control • Gun rights • Mark Kelly
House approves more money for background checks on gun buyers
May 29th, 2014
08:29 PM ET
2 months ago

House approves more money for background checks on gun buyers

(CNN) - The House on Thursday approved a bipartisan measure that would provide more money for background checks on gun buyers nearly a week after a mass murder in California left seven people dead, including the killer.

The Republican-led chamber added $19.5 million to expand the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which is a federal database that states access when processing gun sales.

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Filed under: Congress • Gun control • House
May 28th, 2014
02:44 PM ET
2 months ago

After California shooting, House Democrats to push for gun control measures

Washington (CNN) - After a mass shooting in California on Friday, House Democrats plan to press for action on gun control measures this week.

The no. 2 House Democrat told reporters that he and other Democrats are discussing whether to push for an amendment to a spending bill that would beef up background checks for those purchasing guns.

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Filed under: Gun control • House Democrats
May 25th, 2014
03:18 PM ET
2 months ago

Political chatter: On this Memorial Day, VA under the spotlight

(CNN) - As the country remembers service members who lost their lives this Memorial Day, the Veterans Affairs Department continues to face questions about hospitals where veterans died waiting for doctor’s appointments on long, secretive waiting lists.

If you are participating in your local parade, spending extra time with your loved ones or sleeping in, we’ll get you up to speed on the latest in Washington with this comprehensive roundup of all things political.

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May 25th, 2014
12:37 PM ET
2 months ago

After Calif. shooting, senator calls for Congress to revisit gun control legislation

(CNN) - A day and a half after a shooting rampage in California left six victims dead, Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Sunday the tragedy serves as a reminder of the legislative efforts to stem gun violence that occurred in the aftermath of the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting.

The Democrat from Connecticut, appearing on CBS’s "Face the Nation," said statements from the California victims' families bring the nation back to "when it seemed like we were on the verge of, potentially, legislation that would stop the madness and end the insanity."

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Filed under: California • Connecticut • Gun control • Richard Blumenthal • Senate
Christie ducks question on New Jersey gun bill
May 13th, 2014
08:18 PM ET
3 months ago

Christie ducks question on New Jersey gun bill

(CNN) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wouldn't say Tuesday whether he'd sign a bill moving through the state legislature that would toughen the state's gun laws.

He was asked by a caller to his monthly "Ask the Governor" program on New Jersey 101.5 about his stance on the measure proposing to reduce the capacity of ammunition magazines that gun owners are permitted to carry.

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Hillary Clinton: U.S. needs to 'rein in' proliferation of guns
May 6th, 2014
12:38 PM ET
3 months ago

Hillary Clinton: U.S. needs to 'rein in' proliferation of guns

Updated 2:06 p.m. ET, 5/6/2014

National Harbor, Maryland (CNN) – Hillary Clinton told an audience of mental health professionals on Tuesday that the United States needs to rein in its gun culture or risk a world where insignificant disagreements could lead to shootings.

Asked about the mental health aspects of guns, Clinton said "I think we've got to rein in what has become a almost article faith that anybody can have a gun, anywhere, anytime. I don't believe that is in the best interest of the vast majority of people."

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Filed under: 2016 • Gun control • Health care • Healthcare • Hillary Clinton • Obamacare
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