September 17th, 2013
07:46 PM ET
12 months ago

Cutter on Crossfire: Gun increase breaks all logic

In the aftermath of the Navy Yard shooting, Crossfire hosts Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter address the guns debate with gun control advocate Colin Goddard, a Virginia Tech shooting survivor and Senior Policy Advocate for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and Larry Pratt, Executive Director of Gun Owners of America.


Filed under: Crossfire • Gun control • Gun rights
Obama suggests tougher checks might have prevented DC shooting
September 17th, 2013
07:11 PM ET
12 months ago

Obama suggests tougher checks might have prevented DC shooting

Updated 9/17/2013 at 8:03pm

(CNN) -The Washington Navy Yard shooting could possibly have been prevented if tougher background checks were in place, President Barack Obama said on Tuesday, raising new concern about the frequency of mass shootings.

“The fact that– we do not have a firm enough background-check system– is something that makes us more vulnerable to these kinds of mass shootings. And, you know, I do get concerned that this becomes a ritual that we go through every three, four months, where we have these horrific mass shootings,” he said in an interview with Telemundo.
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights
Will Navy Yard rampage move the dial on gun control?
September 17th, 2013
04:20 PM ET
12 months ago

Will Navy Yard rampage move the dial on gun control?

Washington (CNN) - The national trauma inflicted by the massacre of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School prompted an emotional and fierce debate on gun control, but the drive this spring for stricter limits led by President Barack Obama fell short in Washington.

By summer, the issue had mostly faded on the political stage. It was replaced by troubling disclosures around national security leaks and U.S. surveillance, violent political turmoil in Egypt, alleged chemical weapons use in Syria, and another looming federal budget showdown.

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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Navy
First on CNN: Perry to tour gun facility near Washington
September 17th, 2013
11:56 AM ET
12 months ago

First on CNN: Perry to tour gun facility near Washington

Washington (CNN) – With guns back in the national spotlight after a mass shooting at Washington's Navy Yard, Texas Gov. Rick Perry will tour Maryland's largest gun manufacturer on Wednesday as part of his ongoing effort to lure businesses to his home state.

A Perry aide told CNN that the Republican governor will tour the Beretta USA facility in Accokeek, Maryland, just over the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Martin O'Malley • Rick Perry
Navy Yard shooting: AR-15, back in the news - briefly
September 17th, 2013
08:36 AM ET
12 months ago

Navy Yard shooting: AR-15, back in the news - briefly

(CNN) - It has been called the most popular rifle in America, and it briefly returned to the spotlight after Monday's shooting at the Navy Yard: the AR-15.

A U.S. law enforcement official said Monday that gunman Aaron Alexis unleashed a barrage of bullets using an AR-15, a rifle and a semi-automatic handgun. Authorities believed the AR-15 was used for most of the shooting, the official said. The news prompted Sen. Dianne Feinstein, one of the strongest proponents of a ban on assault weapons like the AR-15, to issue a statement the same day asking, "When will enough be enough?"

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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Navy
September 11th, 2013
05:13 PM ET
1 year ago

Colorado recall election prompts gun debate

Washington (CNN) – A recall election in Colorado has shown that the national debate over guns is just as bitterly contested as ever. Two state senators who voted for stricter gun laws earlier this lost their jobs in a recall election and the outcome is reverberating through the country.

State Senate President John Morse of Colorado Springs and his colleague, state Sen. Angela Giron of Pueblo, were faced with a recall after voting for Colorado's new gun law that imposed universal background checks on gun purchases and limited magazines to 15 rounds. It was the first ever recall in the state.

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Filed under: Colorado • Gun control • Gun rights
September 11th, 2013
01:20 AM ET
1 year ago

Colorado recall: Pro-gun control Democrats ousted

(CNN) – Voters booted out two Democratic state lawmakers in Colorado on Tuesday in a heated recall effort that generated national headlines as a referendum on the renewed gun control debate.

Both lawmakers voted in favor of the state's unpopular new gun laws earlier this year, sparking a wave of protest that got their names on the ballot for the state's first-ever recall at the state level.
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Filed under: Colorado • Gun control • Gun rights • NRA
VP Biden announces new actions to curb gun violence
August 29th, 2013
12:18 PM ET
1 year ago

VP Biden announces new actions to curb gun violence

Washington (CNN) - During a ceremony at the White House on Thursday morning to swear in Todd Jones as the new director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Vice President Joe Biden announced two new executive actions intended to address the problem of gun violence.

"The president and I are going to continue to do work with the Congress, to continue to strengthen gun safety laws in this country," Biden said, speaking in the Roosevelt Room. "But in the meantime the president and I – the president's going to continue to do everything we can within our executive authority to try to reduce gun violence in America."
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Filed under: Gun control • Gun rights • Joe Biden • White House
Christie vetoes weapon ban, sends other bills back
August 16th, 2013
08:08 PM ET
1 year ago

Christie vetoes weapon ban, sends other bills back

(CNN) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill Friday that would ban certain long-range rifles and sent several gun-related bills back to the state Legislature for changes, his office announced.

The Republican governor, who has worked with the Legislature on a number of bills to curb gun violence this year (he signed 10 last week), did not approve a proposed ban on firearms with a caliber of .50 or greater, saying it criminalizes a firearm that has not been used in crimes.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Gun control • Gun rights • New Jersey
Colorado sets recall elections for two pro-gun control lawmakers
July 18th, 2013
08:41 PM ET
1 year ago

Colorado sets recall elections for two pro-gun control lawmakers

(CNN) – Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado on Thursday set the date for recall elections for two state senators, marking the first recall effort in the state's history.

On September 10, voters in two districts will have the chance to re-elect or oust their incumbent Democratic state representatives who are being targeted for supporting tougher gun laws in Colorado.
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Filed under: Colorado • Gun control • Gun rights • John Hickenlooper • NRA
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