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Federal Gun Control Legislation (2013)

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  • Too many people who should not have guns do

    On the day after the recent massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., police in Newport Beach, Calif., took a man into custody for allegedly firing more than 50 rounds from a semi-automatic handgun in the parking lot of a shopping mall. He aimed into the air and no one was hit, though one person was hurt slightly while running away. Police say 42-year-old Marcos Gurrola was destitute and frustrated with his circumstances. Firing dozens of rounds at the sky was his way of venting.
  • The weak in review --Timid Senate falters on equally timid gun control measure

    Friday's print column It was dismaying. Not that the U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a major gun-control proposal that would have required universal background checks prior to all firearm sales. But that such a proposal, popular though it is in...

    Who's afraid of democracy? Both parties, evidently

    I should have looked deeper into this when writing today's column, but the New York Times explained why Manchin-Toomey was not the victim of a classic GOP filibuster. In rapid succession, a bipartisan compromise to expand background checks for gun...

    How a bill becomes slaw -- an autopsy of gun-control legislation in Washington

    Wednesday's print column Before we move off the issue of gun control — and it’s dead for now, believe me, for reasons this column will make clear — let’s take a close look at just how something as popular as...

    Your Government in Action

    “Senator, you have a visitor.” “I thought I told you I didn’t want to be disturbed!” he said, sipping an old-fashioned. “It’s Ralph Frampton of the NRA.” “Holy crap, why didn’t you say so? Send...