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  • 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...
  • Families marking anniversary of Sikh temple shootings

    Families marking anniversary of Sikh temple shootings
    Families of those killed a year ago when a gunman opened fire at a Sikh temple outside Milwaukee will join a national gun control group for a day of remembrance Monday, the anniversary of the shootings. The shootings took place at the Sikh Temple of...
  • Activists, faith leaders rally for background checks on gun buyers

    Activists, faith leaders rally for background checks on gun buyers
    A bus tour that began in Newtown, Conn., on the six-month anniversary of the school shooting there came to Baltimore on Saturday where a small group of ministers, legislators and activists gathered to call on Congress to pass legislation to reduce gun...
  • Election night lessons: Three truths amid the clamor

    Election night lessons: Three truths amid the clamor
    Politics addicts across the nation will engage today in the post-election tradition of gleaning great, defining truths from smallish, specific races. Much of the time, singular election results are just that, a reminder that all politics is local. But a...
  • Related story: In Colorado, gun control advocates cite caveats amid NRA win

    Related story: In Colorado, gun control advocates cite caveats amid NRA win
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- There is a danger in drawing overly broad conclusions from any one election, especially an off-year election. That would apply even more to an election as singular as Colorado's unprecedented recall vote. Exercising a 100-...
  • Navy Yard shooting near U.S. Capitol unlikely to spur new gun laws

    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,...
  • 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

    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...
  • 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....
  • Stakes grow in new Colorado gun control recall effort

    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...
  • Press On For Better Background Checks For Guns

    Press On For Better Background Checks For Guns
    Way too often, from Connecticut to Virginia to Arizona, mentally unstable people get their hands on firearms. To stop this, state officials are creating a database of people who are disqualified for mental health reasons from owning a gun, part of a...