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  • Advocates remember victims on anniversary of Sandy Hook tragedy

    Advocates remember victims on anniversary of Sandy Hook tragedy
    On the anniversary of the Newtown schoolhouse massacre, dozens of people stood in a Baltimore church Saturday and solemnly shook bells, an audible symbol of their enduring concern about gun violence in America. A year ago, 20 children and six adults...
  • Lawmakers to consider changes to 'Stand Your Ground'

    TALLAHASSEE — For a month this summer, protesters enraged by the acquittal of George Zimmerman turned the normally sleepy Florida Capitol into center stage of a contemporary social-justice showdown. They slept outside Gov. Rick Scott's office....
  • Navy Yard shooting near U.S. Capitol unlikely to spur new gun laws

    WASHINGTON – A leading advocate of stricter gun safety laws argued earlier this month that momentum had not stalled in Congress and cited one “inevitable fact” as proof. “There will be another mass shooting. And when it happens,...
  • Chan Lowe: The Navy Yard shooting

    Chan Lowe: The Navy Yard shooting
    Maybe we should just give up. That’s what some gun control advocates have been saying. The Navy Yard massacre occurred on the heels of an election where two Colorado politicians were recalled for successfully pushing a gun control law through...
  • Navy Yard shooting unlikely to revive gun control legislation

    Navy Yard shooting unlikely to revive gun control legislation
    WASHINGTON — This month, a leading advocate of stricter gun safety laws argued that momentum had not stalled in Congress and cited an "inevitable fact" as proof. "There will be another mass shooting. And when it happens, members of Congress will...
  • Mayor Bloomberg targets online gun sales after Navy Yard rampage

    NEW YORK -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg stepped up his call for universal background checks for gun buyers Wednesday in the wake of the deadly Navy Yard rampage in Washington, D.C., releasing a study that he said showed thousands of felons had used federal...
  • Keeping guns away from people with mental illness is a complex issue

    Keeping guns away from people with mental illness is a complex issue
    WASHINGTON — For years, federal and state governments have struggled to build a background check system that can keep guns out of the hands of mentally troubled people. Monday's mass shooting at the Navy Yard shows that goal remains elusive. The...
  • Stakes grow in new Colorado gun control recall effort

    When a pair of Colorado lawmakers were recalled last month in a referendum on gun control, opponents had this to console them: At least, they said, the twin defeats did not alter the balance of power in Denver, the state capital. Now gun rights...
  • Arizona gun shop won't sell assault weapon to Mark Kelly

    Arizona gun shop won't sell assault weapon to Mark Kelly
    A gun shop in Tucson, Ariz., has canceled an effort by retired astronaut Mark Kelly, an outspoken gun-control advocate, to buy a semiautomatic rifle as a way of demonstrating how easy it is to buy powerful weapons. Kelly, the husband of former Rep....
  • Obama makes impassioned plea for gun control legislation

    Obama makes impassioned plea for gun control legislation
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama attempted on Thursday to inject fresh momentum into efforts to pass gun-control legislation, pleading with U.S. lawmakers not to forget those shot to death in Newtown, Connecticut three months ago. Amid...
  • Quinn says he's ready for 'showdown' on concealed carry

    Quinn says he's ready for 'showdown' on concealed carry
    Lawmakers return to Springfield today, poised to override Gov. Pat Quinn's rewrite of a proposed law allowing concealed carry of firearms, but his actions and those of his potential rivals have created a conundrum for many Downstate Democrats in the early...