December 14th, 2013
05:36 PM ET
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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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