Gun Control


Thu April 4, 2013
It's All Politics

Oregon Weighs Own Gun Measures After Mall Shooting, Newtown

Originally published on Thu April 4, 2013 6:20 pm

Gun rights supporters rally at the Oregon Capitol in February.
Chris Lehman Northwest News Network

Oregon state lawmakers have scheduled a marathon public hearing Friday on four gun control bills. The proposals include a ban on guns in schools and criminal background checks for private gun sales.

Opponents are lining up against the measures, but some gun control advocates say the proposals don't go far enough.

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Thu April 4, 2013
The Two-Way

'Historic' Gun Bill To Become Law In Connecticut

Originally published on Thu April 4, 2013 10:27 am

A Bushmaster rifle, similar to the type used by Adam Lanza during the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and some ammunition magazines. The sale and possession of this type of weapon, and high-capacity magazines, will be severely restricted in Connecticut under new legislation.
Michelle McLoughlin Reuters /Landov

Saying that on this "profoundly emotional day" he hoped that his state would serve as an example to the rest of the nation, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy sat down Thursday at 12:20 p.m. ET to sign into law what's being described as the most sweeping gun control legislation in the nation since the Dec. 14 school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Malloy praised lawmakers and those who helped craft the legislation for coming together "as few places in our nation have demonstrated the ability to do."

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Wed April 3, 2013

Citing Colorado As Example, Obama Speaks To National Gun Measures

Screencap of the President's speech at the Denver Police Academy on national gun measures, April 3, 2013 AP

Speaking Wednesday in Denver, President Obama used Colorado as an example to try to revive stalled gun legislation in Congress.

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Wed April 3, 2013
Around the Nation

Obama Highlights Colorado's Action On Gun Control Legislation

Originally published on Wed April 3, 2013 6:50 pm

President Obama was in Denver on Wednesday to rally support for gun control laws. Colorado has stepped up on both background checks and ammunition magazines, and Democrats there fear backlash next year.


Wed April 3, 2013

VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: Obama Speaks In Colorado On Gun Reforms

Screencap of President Obama speaking at the Denver Police Academy, April 3rd, 2013. The President's remarks were geared toward increasing momentum around national gun measures
White House