Christie defends gun bill veto despite Newtown protesters
July 22nd, 2014
05:03 PM ET
5 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
7 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
April 25th, 2014
02:34 PM ET
8 months ago

NRA cites eroding freedoms, warns of Hillary candidacy

(CNN) – Gun-rights advocates heralded efforts in punishing legislators at the ballot box in Colorado for new firearms restrictions and ripped into a new, well-funded gun-control effort launched by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

It was all part of a predictable helping of red-meat rhetoric at Friday’s opening of the annual National Rifle Association meeting in Indianapolis that also included warnings about a potential Hillary Clinton presidential run and an erosion of American freedoms.

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Filed under: 2014 • 2016 • Gun rights • NRA • Wayne LaPierre
NRA gathers as gun debate cools, shifts focus
April 24th, 2014
05:00 AM ET
8 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
8 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
8 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
Justices deny review of gun-rights appeals
February 24th, 2014
04:35 PM ET
10 months ago

Justices deny review of gun-rights appeals

(CNN) – The Supreme Court for now is staying out of the hot-button issue of concealed weapons laws.

The Justices on Monday declined to review two cases brought by the National Rifle Association that deal with whether those age 18-20 can buy and then carry handguns in public for self-defense.

The justices gave no reason for denying those cases and a third gun-control appeal on out-of-state weapon transfers.

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Filed under: Gun rights • Supreme Court
Giffords on gun control: 'We'll persist'
January 8th, 2014
08:27 AM ET
12 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
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