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Gun Control

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  • Israelis armed and ready for prayer

    JERUSALEM At the conclusion of synagogue services on a recent Friday night, there was a special announcement: "In light of the security situation, everyone who has a valid gun license and a weapon should please come to services armed. Unfortunately, not...
  • Virginia governor seeks to reinstate restrictions on handgun sales

    Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, on Monday called to reinstate restrictions on the purchase of handguns, in a move that opponents described as unlikely to succeed with a Republican-dominated legislature. McAuliffe asked lawmakers to...
  • Newtown victims' families sue maker of gun used in 2012 attack

    Newtown victims' families sue maker of gun used in 2012 attack
    The families of nine people killed in a 2012 massacre at a Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school sued the maker of the gun used in the attack on Monday, saying the weapon should not have been sold because it had no reasonable civilian purpose. While...
  • Connecticut town marks second anniversary of school massacre

    Residents of Newtown, Connecticut gathered at a somber prayer service on Sunday to remember the 20 young children and six educators killed by a gunman two years ago in one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history. The town, located some 78 miles...
  • Remembering Newtown Two Years Later

    Remembering Newtown Two Years Later
    HARTFORD — They filled a small chapel in this city to pray for peace on a day when quiet reflection across the state trumped candlelight vigils on town greens to mark two years since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. You...
  • Texas lawmakers put new gun rights laws in their sights

    Several proposed new gun laws await the new Texas legislature when it opens next month, including one to allow open carrying of handguns in public and another providing a sales tax holiday for firearms purchases. The Republican-dominated legislature will...
  • Senate approves government spending bill, ending fear of shutdown

    Senate approves government spending bill, ending fear of shutdown
    The Senate gave final approval late Saturday to a $1 trillion spending bill after muscling past opposition from conservative Republicans — an effort that ended any possibility of a government shutdown until next fall. With the holiday...
  • What is the Harford County Council really afraid of?

    What is the Harford County Council really afraid of?
    When you begin to fear your own citizens and the press, it may be time for the Harford County Council to talk about who and why people in the audience might be carrying guns and would want to harm them ("New Harford Council security policy continues to...
  • Two Years After Sandy Hook, Support For Gun Rights Up

    Two Years After Sandy Hook, Support For Gun Rights Up
    The depressing irony on Connecticut's sad anniversary is that the post-Newtown era is seeing increasing support for gun rights. Is this the waning of the Newtown effect? For the first time in two decades, there is — tragically — more support...
  • Two years after Sandy Hook, schools aren't safer

    Two years after Sandy Hook, schools aren't safer
    Two years after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., it's tempting to think of the horrific incident as a remote, rare event, unlikely to ever hit home. That would be naive. There have been two gun-related incidents in my...
  • Got Gun?

    Got Gun?
    According to a Pew Research Center study, we the peeps have changed our minds again, much to the delight of the National Rifle Association I’m sure. More folks are in favor of protecting gun rights and less inclined to be in favor of gun control...