Gun Control


Mon March 18, 2013


Sat March 16, 2013

Talk Of Zombies Aside, Gun Bills Face Political Reality

Originally published on Sat March 16, 2013 11:52 am

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy holds a hearing on gun control on March 7. The committee has since passed two bills on guns that are headed to the full Senate.
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Two more gun control bills are heading to the Senate floor after narrowly winning approval from the Senate Judiciary Committee this week.

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Sat March 16, 2013
NPR Story

What's Changed: From Brady Bill To Current Gun Control Push

Originally published on Sat March 16, 2013 5:46 am



Sarah Brady has worked for tougher gun laws for decades. Her husband, Jim Brady, was shot in the head by John Hinckley when he attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan. Jim Brady was President Reagan's press secretary and has lived with a disability ever since. The Bradys founded the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which worked to pass a law that now bears their name, the Brady Bill.

And Sarah Brady joins us from her home in Virginia. Ms. Brady, thanks very for being with us.

SARAH BRADY: Thank you for having me.

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Thu March 14, 2013
The Two-Way

'I Am Not A Sixth Grader': Sens. Feinstein, Cruz Spar On 2nd Amendment

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 2:58 pm

Pictures of Newtown's Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims are displayed as Senate Judiciary Committee chairperson Dianne Feinstein speaks during a hearing on "The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013" at the Hart Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, on February 27, 2013.
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Thu March 14, 2013
The Two-Way

In Partisan Vote, Senate Committee OKs Ban On Assault-Style Weapons

Assault-style rifles on display at Chuck's Firearms gun store in Atlanta.
Erik S. Lesser EPA /Landov

By a 10-8, party-line vote with Democrats in favor and Republicans opposed, the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday moved legislation that would revive the ban on assault-style weapons that expired in 2004.

The vote, while expected, remains noteworthy because it is among a handful of legislative responses so far to the mass shootings in recent years — most notably the Dec. 14 attack on an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., that left 20 children and six educators dead.

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