| Mar 22, 2013
| 11:33 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are taking an aggressive stance in their drive to curb firearms, announcing that the gun control legislation the Senate debates next month will include expanded federal background checks for gun purchasers.
| Mar 26, 2013
| 10:26 AM
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....
| Mar 16, 2013
| 6:12 PM
Although Irvine's City Council didn't get to it until almost seven hours after the meeting started, 17 public speakers waited to weigh in on local gun-control measures.
Tuesday's meeting started at 3 p.m., two hours earlier than usual, but the...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 11:33 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Six months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, some of the victims' families are heading to Capitol Hill to remind lawmakers they are painfully waiting for action, while some of the president's allies are asking him to...
| May 28, 2013
| 4:13 PM
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...
| May 29, 2013
| 4:12 PM
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...
| May 20, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Although polls nationwide and in Indiana show overwhelming support for tightening background checks for gun purchases,Sen. Dan Coats, Indiana's Republican senior senator, voted "no." He says most constituents who contacted him wanted him to do just that....
| May 22, 2013
“Kristin Aleshire, Mr. Don Munson, I thought you all were going to do a little bit better job than what you are doing now, talking about raising taxes. First thing the city needs to do is quit spending. You give a $1,000 bonus to all the city...
| May 8, 2013
| 9:02 AM
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...
| May 10, 2013
| 3:34 PM
Usually when a senator suffers a big public defeat, he slinks off to lick his wounds. He rarely retwists the arms that didn't bend his way. Colleagues don't like to be seen switching. Were they horribly mistaken the first time? Don't know what they...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 4:29 PM
Check out Allentown's own Mayor Ed Pawlowski's in this video campaign from Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The campaign, which includes more than 900 U.S. mayors, has called for required criminal background checks for every gun sold, a ban on assault weapons...