Hillary Clinton presents herself as a tough advocate for gun control, but she’s approved some bills that are explicitly against gun control.
Relatives of the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting argue the gun maker that manufactured the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle “designed [it] to kill” and “designed [it] for mass murder,” then made it available to the general public.
From now on, Virginia can confiscate firearms from anyone who is under a permanent protective order for domestic violence offenses.
Company moves to counter concerns that it was increasingly being used to circumvent background checks on gun purchases.
Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have fervent supporters who oppose the other, although the fanatics are a minority. Both candidates are historic in their own right. And both candidates represent the kind of energy necessary to grow the Obama coalition.
Airport security screeners in the U.S. found a record high number of firearms in carry-on bags last year, officials said.
The liveliest portions of Sunday’s Democratic debate, the last before Iowa’s caucuses Feb. 1, were sparked by gun control and Wall Street regulation.
Florida Atlantic University finally canned the despicable James F. Tracy. Despite what he might say, his travails have nothing to do with the First Amendment.
One nation, two realities, one of them populated by the NRA and its GOP henchmen, by extremists who don’t just own guns or like guns, but who sanctify and worship guns and so regard even the most humble effort to check their destructive power as blasphemy against their god.
Managers at Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in Texas have a new task to add to their list of duties: asking customers if they have a permit to carry a handgun.
And we’re back. The right wing kicked the year off by freaking out in spectacular fashion to President Obama’s executive actions on gun control, indulging in some pandering to those precious Iowan evangelical ballot punchers, and kicking that dead horse called “traditional marriage” into a pulp. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy.”
The president wept and spoke eloquently on gun violence. This is altogether fitting. Yet his actual actions are not always as sweeping as his beautiful language suggests.
President Obama’s emotional speech for his new actions on gun control was the talk of late-night shows — along with the right-wing response.
Republican right-wing propagandist Ted Cruz said: “We don’t beat the bad guys by taking away our guns. We beat the bad guys by using our guns.” If he weren’t serious, he’d be hilarious. It’s so easy to imagine all 5 feet 8 inches of him standing there in the dirt with spurs jingling as his hands hover over the Colts in the gun belt slung around his hip-huggers.
This is America. You feel blue or you get angry or you get drunk or you take drugs or you get driven by the demons speaking to you from inside your skull, and you grab a gun. When it comes to gun violence, it’s not about the numbers anymore. It is about the numbness.
During his speech Tuesday to roll out his latest executive actions on background checks for gun purchases, President Obama quoted an unlikely source.
In a speech outlining executive actions his administration plans to take in an effort to curb gun violence, many of which he has been trying to implement for years, he stressed the common sense of his directives, and urged Americans to stand up to those who oppose his efforts.
President Barack Obama, frustrated by Congress’ inaction on gun control, will meet with U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Monday to discuss ways of reducing gun violence unilaterally through measures that do not require congressional approval.
Advancing gun control, closing the U.S. military prison in Cuba and reforming criminal justice laws are likely to top President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address agenda next month as he starts his last year with a key goal: remaining relevant.