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  • NRA plans to challenge Maryland gun law

    NRA plans to challenge Maryland gun law
    National Rifle Association President David Keene said Tuesday that the organization intends to challenge the constitutionality of Maryland's newly passed gun law, as a conservative group readied plans to try to overturn the law through voter referendum....
  • What's Left For Gun-Control Advocates After Crash-And-Burn In U.S. Senate?

    One of the phrases repeated often by advocates of stricter gun laws since the Dec. 14 Newtown school massacre has been: "If not now, when?" That rhetorical question became a literal one Wednesday when a federal gun-control bill crashed and burned in the...
  • NRA takes political aim at state gun laws

    NRA takes political aim at state gun laws
    National Rifle Association President David Keene said Wednesday the organization will pursue lawsuits in two states where Democratic governors are believed to have presidential aspirations, but it might not challenge new state gun laws elsewhere. "We're...
  • NRA pledge on gun rights: 'We will never surrender'

    NRA pledge on gun rights: 'We will never surrender'
    HOUSTON — Vowing that “we will never surrender,” the leader of the National Rifle Assn. claimed victory over recently defeated gun control legislation and denounced “political and media” elites for vilifying gun owners and...
  • State Announces Initiative To Improve Mental Health Reporting To NICS

    State Announces Initiative To Improve Mental Health Reporting To NICS
    Before Seung-Hui Cho killed 32 people and wounded 17 more at Virginia Tech in 2007, he was able to purchase firearms because his mental health history had not been reported to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Now, using 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

    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...
  • Ricin sent to Mayor Bloomberg over gun control, NYPD says

    Ricin sent to Mayor Bloomberg over gun control, NYPD says
    Letters threatening New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg over gun control laws have tested positive for the poison ricin, police said Wednesday. An unspecified number of New York Police Department personnel reported minor symptoms from the poison that...
  • 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...
  • Gun control, rights take spotlight as Aurora anniversary nears

    AURORA, Colo. -- In a somber ceremony Friday -- just hours from the one-year anniversary of the exact moment a gunman opened fire in a nearby theater -- family and friends of those lost in the massacre begged for the end of gun violence in this country....