December 12th, 2013
09:03 PM ET
9 months ago

Mark Kelly: No movement on gun control since Newtown

(CNN) – A prominent gun-control advocate says children are no safer today from gun violence than they were a year ago when a lone shooter killed 20 first graders at a Connecticut elementary school.

Mark Kelly, whose wife, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was severely wounded in a shooting in Arizona in 2011, told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Thursday the nation's conversation on gun control has stalled.
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Filed under: Gun control • Mark Kelly • NRA
Congressman hosts gun safety event for kids on Newtown anniversary
December 10th, 2013
09:18 AM ET
10 months ago

Congressman hosts gun safety event for kids on Newtown anniversary

(CNN) - Rep. Ted Yoho said the date for his upcoming gun safety event for kids was not purposely chosen to coincide with the first anniversary of the Newtown, Connecticut elementary school shooting, which left 20 young children and six adults dead.

"My thoughts and prayers go to the victims and families," the Florida Republican Congressman added, in a statement posted Monday to his Facebook page.
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • House
Senate approves gun screening bill, sends to Obama
December 9th, 2013
06:21 PM ET
10 months ago

Senate approves gun screening bill, sends to Obama

(CNN) – The Senate voted unanimously on Monday to renew a 10-year ban on guns that cannot be picked up by metal detectors commonly found in airports, court houses and government buildings.

The law, which prohibits firearms made mostly of plastic, was set to expire at day's end.
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Filed under: Gun control • Senate
Shocking new gun control ad released around Newtown anniversary
December 5th, 2013
09:14 AM ET
10 months ago

Shocking new gun control ad released around Newtown anniversary

(CNN) - Ten days before the first anniversary of the Newtown elementary school massacre, two gun control groups released a chilling new television ad that portrays a potential school shooting.

Mayors Against Illegal Guns–the group backed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg–and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense partnered up to produce the commercial, which comes 30-second and 60-second versions.
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Michael Bloomberg
CNN Poll: Support for stricter gun control fades
December 4th, 2013
01:38 PM ET
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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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Giffords, Kelly group launches veterans initiative for gun control
November 8th, 2013
03:24 PM ET
11 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
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