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 ...

Ad agency has NRA's back with hard-hitting PR

Feb 18, 2013

Ad agency has NRA's back with hard-hitting PR

by Peter Finn and Sari Horwitz

“Are the president’s kids more important than yours?” the deep and dramatic-sounding voice intoned. “Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their school?” When the National Rifle Association aired its ...

Antigun advocates tackle law shielding arms makers

Feb 1, 2013

Antigun advocates tackle law shielding arms makers

by Tom Hamburger

A legal shield written by Congress to benefit the firearms industry is posing unexpected hurdles for parents in Newtown, Connecticut, and victims of other mass shootings who want to use the courts to hold gun makers accountable and push them to adopt stricter safety ...

Kids' role in U.S. gun debate disputed

Jan 17, 2013

Kids' role in U.S. gun debate disputed

The move by the White House on Wednesday to feature four children at President Barack Obama’s gun-control news conference set into motion a new debate over the role of young people on the political stage. In unveiling his proposals to address gun violence, Obama ...