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 came ...

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 ...

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 move ...

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 was ...