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."
(CNN) – The National Rifle Association holds its annual meeting this weekend with the gun debate cooling overall and pivoting to the states, where gun-control advocates are recalibrating around big money.
The three-day event in Indianapolis is expected to draw 70,000 to its sprawling shooting, hunting and outdoor exhibits as well as rallies, seminars and concerts.
Washington (CNN) -- Former President Bill Clinton will headline a fundraiser in Manhattan on Wednesday evening for the gun control group founded by former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly, a source familiar with the event confirmed to CNN.
Approximately 50 people will attend the fundraiser for the group, Americans for Responsible Solutions, at a private home.
Ellijay, Georgia (CNN) – Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a wide-ranging gun bill into law Wednesday that has critics howling and proponents applauding.
House Bill 60, or the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014 - which opponents have nicknamed the "guns everywhere bill" - specifies where Georgia residents can carry weapons. Included are provisions for taking guns into some bars, churches, school zones, government buildings and certain parts of airports.
(CNN) - Gabby Giffords' gun control group will air an ad featuring the former congresswoman around Tuesday’s State of the Union address, pushing Congress to take action on legislation expanding background checks on firearms sales.
Capitalizing on the wide audience, Americans for Responsible Solutions will run the ad nationwide around the President's speech.
(CNN) – Three years to the day that she was critically wounded in a mass shooting that left six dead, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords called for persistence in the fight for gun control, and revealed for the first time that she now has movement in her right arm.
In an opinion piece Wednesday for the New York Times, the Democrat from Arizona described the daily "gritty, painful, frustrating work" of rehab and compares it to her mission to strengthen gun laws, saying "our fight is a lot more like my rehab. Every day, we must wake up resolved and determined. We'll pay attention to the details; look for opportunities for progress, even when the pace is slow."
(CNN) - A federal judge ruled Monday that Chicago's ban on virtually all sales and transfers of firearms is unconstitutional.
"The stark reality facing the City each year is thousands of shooting victims and hundreds of murders committed with a gun. But on the other side of this case is another feature of government: certain fundamental rights are protected by the Constitution, put outside government's reach, including the right to keep and bear arms for self-defense under the Second Amendment," wrote U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang.
Washington (CNN) – The year 2013 started off with a fiercely emotional gun-control debate that dominated Washington for months, as both sides felt bolstered and more fervent than ever with the nation stunned by the mass shooting of first graders in Newtown, Connecticut.
But that's as far as it would go.
A year after the massacre at Sandy Hook elementary, there would be no expanded background checks or other substantial legislative changes in place at the national level.
Updated 9:45 a.m., 12/14/2013
(CNN) - One year after a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, killed 20 first-graders and six adults, devastating a community and shocking the nation, President Barack Obama said we haven’t done enough to keep our country safe.
"More than the tragedy itself, that’s how Newtown will be remembered," the President said Saturday in his weekly address.
(CNN) – New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio was with President Barack Obama in a meeting on Friday when the President received a note about a school shooting in Colorado.
"Well, the President said very somberly that the shooting had occurred. Obviously none of us had the details yet, but he informed the room - the note was passed to him and he informed the room immediately and we all cringed," the Democrat told reporters at the White House.