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Gun Control

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  • A Minute With: John Oliver on channeling rage into comedy

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - British stand-up comedian John Oliver can sound downright angry at times, even though his star is on the rise. The 36-year-old Oliver has managed to parlay a successful stint filling in for Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show" into a...
  • State officials drop proposed medical pot gun ban

    State officials drop proposed medical pot gun ban
    In response to a chorus of calls for cheaper access to medical marijuana, state regulators have proposed lowering the annual registration cost for patients to $100 from $150. The proposed new rules would also eliminate an earlier provision banning...
  • How Bloomberg plans to use the NRA's tactics in the gun control fight

    How Bloomberg plans to use the NRA's tactics in the gun control fight
    Aside from the cowardice of some lawmakers, a major obstacle to passing federal firearms legislation is that sparsely populated, gun-friendly states have the same representation in the Senate as populous, more gun-safety-minded ones. That amplifies the...
  • After Nevada ranch stand-off, emboldened militias ask: where next?

    (Reuters) - Flat on his belly in a sniper position, wearing a baseball cap and a flak jacket, a protester aimed his semi-automatic rifle from the edge of an overpass and waited as a crowd below stood its ground against U.S. federal agents in the Nevada...
  • The NRA's challenger [Editorial]

    This week, Michael R. Bloomberg announced he would be writing a check to support a grass-roots get-out-the-vote effort to counteract the National Rifle Association. This is hardly a shock as Mr. Bloomberg has supported the fight against gun violence...
  • Atty. Gen. Holder decries hate-inspired violence in Kansas

    WASHINGTON — Hate crimes are an affront to the nation, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. said Thursday at a memorial service for the three victims of the shootings outside two Jewish centers near Kansas City, Mo. Holder, playing a role often filled by...
  • Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to spend $50 million in anti-gun drive targeting NRA

    WASHINGTON — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ramped up his efforts to fight gun violence on Wednesday with a plan to spend $50 million on a grassroots network to organize voters on gun control. The initiative's political target is the...
  • Two incompatible gun ballot measures lead in Washington state

    OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - Two incompatible ballot measures on background checks for gun buyers in Washington state enjoy majority support in a poll released on Tuesday, but the one advancing stricter gun controls is more popular. The competing...
  • Knives vs. Guns Doesn't Add Up

    The April 12 editorial "Too-Familiar Tragedy" is reflective of the majority opinion regarding gun control. Last week I heard Jim Vicevich of WTIC radio refer to the Murrysville tragedy. He used this tragedy to chastise and mock those who support...
  • Former New York Mayor Bloomberg to spend $50 million on gun control

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ramped up his efforts to fight gun violence on Wednesday with a plan to spend $50 million on a grassroots network to organize voters on gun control. The initiative's political target is the...
  • Too many questions left as 'Chicagoland' winds down

    Too many questions left as 'Chicagoland' winds down
    A headline in Monday's paper: "32 hurt, 4 killed in 36 hours." There is great, untold sorrow behind those numbers, 32-4-36, but we have become almost desensitized to much of the gun violence we read about in newspapers and see on television. We see...