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NRA breaks silence, pledges ‘meaningful contributions’ to prevent further massacres

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The National Rifle Association on Tuesday broke its silence over the Newtown, Conn., tragedy just enough to say it would offer “meaningful contributions” aimed at preventing another mass-shooting incident. Faced with a crescendo of calls for gun control in the wake of last week’s Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in which a gunman armed with [...] [Read More]

Getting specific: Obama endorses a new assault weapons ban

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By CHARLES J. LEWIS President Obama, joined by the entire congressional delegation from Connecticut, today endorsed a new federal ban on assault weapons in the wake of the Newtown school massacre where a 20-year-old man used an assault rifle to murder 20 children and six adults. Obama is “actively supportive” of efforts to reinstate an [...] [Read More]

In the aftermath of Newtown shooting, Rick Perry warns about a ‘knee-jerk reaction’ for gun control

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry, speaking to a Tea Party gathering, warned about “a knee-jerk reaction” from the federal government to the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting, reports NBC. “One of the things that I hope we don’t want to see from the federal government is a knee-jerk reaction from Washington, D.C., when there is an [...] [Read More]

Will U.S. mayors be the real muscle to get tougher gun laws? (VIDEO)

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Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson are among a crowd of U.S. mayors now calling on President Obama and the Congress to back California U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s renewed efforts toward tougher gun laws in the wake of the Connecticut school massacre.  The mayors, in conjunction with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, [...] [Read More]

Game changer? Gun control backers think they have momentum in Washington.

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By DAN FREEDMAN and RICK DUNHAM Advocates of stricter gun legislation, emboldened by a shift in public opinion following last week’s school shootings in Newtown, Conn., pushed Monday for a renewed assault weapons ban and other gun control measures that have failed to gain traction over the past decade. Three days after a gunman took [...] [Read More]

As nationwide debate about gun control heats up, NRA goes silent (updated)

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The National Rifle Associated, NRA, has stayed silent ever since the news of Friday’s events broke. [Read More]

In Washington, inauguration preparations are well under way

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The preparations were kicked off on Sept. 20, weeks before the nations picked who would be sworn in to serve as its president for the next four years. [Read More]