CNN Poll: Support for stricter gun control fades
December 4th, 2013
01:38 PM ET
4 months ago

CNN Poll: Support for stricter gun control fades

Washington (CNN) - As memories fade from last December's horrific school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, a new national poll indicates that support for stricter gun control laws appears to be fading, too.

According to a new CNN/ORC International survey, 49% of Americans say they support stricter gun control laws, with 50% opposed. The 49% support is down six percentage points from the 55% who said they backed stricter gun control in CNN polling from January, just a few weeks after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where a lone gunman killed 20 young students and six adults before killing himself, in one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history.
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Filed under: CNN/ORC poll • Gun control
3-D printer guns at center of House vote to extend screening law
December 3rd, 2013
08:02 AM ET
4 months ago

3-D printer guns at center of House vote to extend screening law

(CNN) – House lawmakers on Tuesday are expected to approve a 10-year extension of a federal law requiring that all guns be detectable by metal screening machines.

But partisan wrangling could still mean the Undetectable Firearms Act will expire next Monday.

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Filed under: Congress • Gun control • Gun rights • House
Pro-gun control state lawmaker resigns before recall deadline
Colorado state capitol
November 27th, 2013
02:43 PM ET
5 months ago

Pro-gun control state lawmaker resigns before recall deadline

Updated 3:12 p.m. ET, 11/27/2013

(CNN) - A Democratic, pro-gun control state senator who faced a potential recall in Colorado abruptly resigned Wednesday, less than a week before the recall petition was due.

Sen. Evie Hudak's surprise resignation means a Democratic committee can appoint a new state senator in her place. Had she stayed in office and possibly faced a recall election, she would have gone up against a Republican, thus risking the Democrats' slim one-seat majority in the state Senate.
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Filed under: Colorado • Gun control • Gun rights
Obama tells entertainment bosses they have responsibility in gun debate
November 26th, 2013
04:25 PM ET
5 months ago

Obama tells entertainment bosses they have responsibility in gun debate

Updated 4:31 p.m. ET, 11/26/2013

Glendale, California (CNN) - President Barack Obama encouraged the leaders of America's movie and television studios Tuesday to portray gun violence in a way that doesn't encourage people to carry out crimes in real life.

Speaking at DreamWorks Animation's campus in Glendale, the President said entertainment decision-makers have a "responsibility" when it comes to on-screen violence.
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Filed under: Gun control • President Obama
Nearly a year after Sandy Hook, nation remains torn about what to do next
November 25th, 2013
03:03 PM ET
5 months ago

Nearly a year after Sandy Hook, nation remains torn about what to do next

Washington (CNN) – Hours after a lone gunman murdered 20 school children in Newtown, Connecticut, last December, President Barack Obama took a vow.

"We're going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics," he said.

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Filed under: Gun control
Giffords, Kelly group launches veterans initiative for gun control
November 8th, 2013
03:24 PM ET
5 months ago

Giffords, Kelly group launches veterans initiative for gun control

(CNN) – Dozens of retired senior military veterans are signing onto Americans for Responsible Solutions, the pro-gun control group of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly.

The new initiative, Veterans for Responsible Solutions, will support Giffords and Kelly's wider efforts by bringing to bear the experience of military veterans who've sworn to defend the Second Amendment and have themselves been well versed in the use of firearms.
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Filed under: Gabrielle Giffords • Gun control • Gun rights • Mark Kelly • Veterans
October 2nd, 2013
09:56 AM ET
7 months ago

Poll: Stricter gun laws would not have stopped Navy Yard shooter

Washington (CNN) - Support for background checks for all gun-buyers remains high, but more than six in 10 American voters say tougher gun laws would not have prevented last month's Washington Navy Yard Shooting, according to a new poll.

The Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday also indicates two-thirds of voters support Starbucks' recent request for customers not to bring guns into their stores.
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Polls
Obama admin funding cops in schools
September 27th, 2013
04:31 PM ET
7 months ago

Obama admin funding cops in schools

Washington (CNN) - Nine months after the Sandy Hook school shooting tragedy, President Barack Obama is putting millions of dollars into funding armed police officers in schools across the country, an idea not too far removed from an National Rifle Association proposal to make sure schools are protected by “good guys with guns.”

Friday afternoon the Justice Department announced about $45 million in funding intended to create 356 new school resource officer positions under the federal COPS grants.
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Filed under: Eric Holder • Gun control • Gun rights • Justice Department
Transcript: Obama's Navy Yard shooting remarks
September 22nd, 2013
06:44 PM ET
7 months ago

Transcript: Obama's Navy Yard shooting remarks

(CNN) - In his fifth speech following a mass shooting, President Barack Obama on Sunday mourned the loss of 12 people killed last week at Washington's Navy Yard.

The president, who spoke at memorial service at the Marine Barracks, also argued against the notion that mass gun violence is "the new normal" and called on the country to make change happen.

Read a transcript of his remarks:
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Navy • President Obama
NRA calls for more armed guards at military installations
September 22nd, 2013
12:38 PM ET
7 months ago

NRA calls for more armed guards at military installations

Washington (CNN) - The Navy Yard shooting further proves that military installations need more robust security and more firearms, the CEO of the National Rifle Association said Sunday.

In the NRA's first response to last week's mass shooting in Washington, Wayne LaPierre argued the amount of time it took for first responders to kill the shooter could have been drastically shortened had Navy Yard personnel been armed with their own guns.
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • NRA • Washington D.C.
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