Hillary Clinton: U.S. needs to 'rein in' proliferation of guns
May 6th, 2014
12:38 PM ET
5 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
NRA gathers as gun debate cools, shifts focus
April 24th, 2014
05:00 AM ET
5 months ago

NRA gathers as gun debate cools, shifts focus

(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.
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • NRA
Bill Clinton to headline fundraiser for Giffords’ group
April 23rd, 2014
03:07 PM ET
5 months ago

Bill Clinton to headline fundraiser for Giffords’ group

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.

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Gabrielle Giffords • Gun control • Gun rights • Mark Kelly
April 23rd, 2014
01:54 PM ET
5 months ago

Georgia governor signs gun law

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.

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Filed under: Georgia • Gun control • Gun rights
Giffords asks 'What is Congress afraid of?' in SOTU gun control ad
January 27th, 2014
10:37 PM ET
8 months ago

Giffords asks 'What is Congress afraid of?' in SOTU gun control ad

(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.

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Giffords on gun control: 'We'll persist'
January 8th, 2014
08:27 AM ET
8 months ago

Giffords on gun control: 'We'll persist'

(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."
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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • Gun control • Gun rights • Mark Kelly
Judge rules Chicago gun ban is unconstitutional
January 6th, 2014
08:24 PM ET
9 months ago

Judge rules Chicago gun ban is unconstitutional

(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.

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Filed under: Gun control
December 14th, 2013
05:36 PM ET
9 months ago

After Newtown, mental health gains prominence in gun debate

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.

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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Mental Health
On Newtown anniversary, Obama says ‘these tragedies must end’
President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama light 26 candles, honoring the 26 students and teachers killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in the Map Room of the White House (photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
December 14th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
9 months ago

On Newtown anniversary, Obama says ‘these tragedies must end’

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.
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Filed under: Gun control • President Obama
De Blasio: 'We all cringed' after Obama told us about CO shooting
December 13th, 2013
04:51 PM ET
9 months ago

De Blasio: 'We all cringed' after Obama told us about CO shooting

(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.
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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • Gun control • President Obama
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