Justices deny review of gun-rights appeals
February 24th, 2014
04:35 PM ET
2 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
3 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
December 14th, 2013
05:36 PM ET
4 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
Congressman hosts gun safety event for kids on Newtown anniversary
December 10th, 2013
09:18 AM ET
4 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
Shocking new gun control ad released around Newtown anniversary
December 5th, 2013
09:14 AM ET
5 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
3-D printer guns at center of House vote to extend screening law
December 3rd, 2013
08:02 AM ET
5 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
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
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