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Federal Gun Control Legislation (2013)

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  • Broward Democrats condemn Senate on gun control

    Broward Democrats condemn Senate on gun control
    President Barack Obama dominated the TV news Wednesday night for his angry criticism of the U.S. Senate's votes not to impose any restrictions on guns in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school massacre. Even though many political watchers thought all...
  • Shame on the Senate; send 'em all home

    Let me begin this column with an apology. Once a week, I pick an important issue and offer my reasoned analysis, based on the facts, of what it all means and how we should react. But there are times when the intellect fails and the heart and gut take...
  • The weak in review

    The weak in review
    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 opinion polling, wasn't...
  • Foes of expanded checks on gun purchases will have victims' blood on their hands

    Foes of expanded checks on gun purchases will have victims' blood on their hands
    Shame on the senators who defied public opinion and voted to defeat the Manchin-Toomey bill to expand background checks for gun purchases ("Senate rejects expanded checks on gun purchases," April 18). There is blood on the hands of those who voted to...
  • Courage in short supply

    Courage in short supply
    WASHINGTON -- The gun bill was going down, but Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who reached a compromise to try to save it, went to the Senate floor Wednesday morning to give it one more try. In an unorthodox tactic, he appealed directly...
  • Gun vote reveals new GOP divide

    Gun vote reveals new GOP divide
    It pains me to congratulate the National Rifle Association, but the organization's aid to the U.S. Senate's defeat of background checks for gun purchasers was an impressive victory — against common sense. Although there is widespread...
  • Second Amendment is not the only problem with the Bill of Rights

    The Bill of Rights is full of mischief. Bad guys often beat the rap, religious zealots can run amok, and citizens can deny entry to authorities who are only trying to find out what's being hidden. Worst of all, people are allowed to be self-reliant...
  • Casey on Morning Joe: Background checks 'not nearly enough'

    Casey on Morning Joe: Background checks 'not nearly enough'
    Had Sen. Pat Toomey's amendment to expand background checks passed, Pennsylvania's other U.S. senator said Monday that it would not have been enough to curb gun violence. Bob Casey spoke about gun control, an issue he "evolved" (Washington speak for...
  • Tail-gunner Ted

    Tail-gunner Ted
    WASHINGTON -- Is there nobody who can tell Ted Cruz to shut up? The young senator from Texas has been on the job for about 100 days, but he has already turned upside down the Senate's ancient seniority system and is dominating his senior Republican...
  • Fight against gun violence must go on despite setback in the Senate

    Fight against gun violence must go on despite setback in the Senate
    I am ashamed to find out that the U.S. Senate has voted to oppose minimal, common-sense gun control legislation ("Defeat leaves gun control backers at a loss for strategy," April 19). Thankfully, both of our Maryland senators supported these measures,...
  • How a bill becomes slaw

    How a bill becomes slaw
    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 expanded background checks failed to pass the U.S. Senate...