Gun rift widens, year after Newtown

/ Dec 10, 2013

Gun rift widens, year after Newtown

A year ago, the massacre of 20 children and six educators in Newtown, Connecticut, confronted Americans with vexing questions about guns and violence. The collective search for answers has given way to ambivalence and deepened division. Today, half of Americans say the country needs ...

Gun-violence victims often greeted by silence

Sep 22, 2013

Gun-violence victims often greeted by silence

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The survivors took their places onstage from memory, because by now they knew exactly where to go. The shooting victims in wheelchairs entered first, rolling into the front row, wearing bracelets engraved with the words “Aurora,” “Oak Creek” or “Virginia Tech.” Behind them stood ...

Giffords tries gentler touch on guns

Jul 7, 2013

Giffords tries gentler touch on guns

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It was day two of Gabrielle Giffords’ whirlwind nationwide tour to revive the push for tougher gun laws. The former congresswoman’s husband, Mark Kelly, woke up early, placed his black case of firearms into the car trunk and raced across a vast stretch of ...

Prospects for deal on U.S. gun law improve

/ Apr 9, 2013

Prospects for deal on U.S. gun law improve

Prospects for a bipartisan deal to expand federal background checks for gun purchases are improving with the emergence of fresh Republican support, according to top Senate aides. The possibility that after weeks of stalled negotiations senators might be on the cusp of a breakthrough ...

Maryland House passes firearm bill

/ Apr 5, 2013

Maryland House passes firearm bill

The Maryland House of Delegates passed what would be among the most restrictive U.S. gun-control measures Wednesday, voting to ratchet up the state’s already tough rules by requiring fingerprinting of gun buyers, new limits on firearm purchases by the mentally ill, and bans on ...

/ Apr 5, 2013

Connecticut OKs toughest gun bill

The state legislature of Connecticut, where a gunman massacred 20 young children and six adults in December, passed the toughest gun bill in the U.S. on Wednesday. The Senate voted 26-10 in favor of the bill, which was drafted after bipartisan debate, the majority ...

Gun-control plans weaken in U.S. Senate

/ Mar 21, 2013

Gun-control plans weaken in U.S. Senate

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday declared politically dead the effort to ban military-style assault weapons, a setback for President Barack Obama and gun-control advocates who are pushing the Senate to move quickly on bills to limit gun violence. Reid is preparing to ...