Gun Control


Mon February 11, 2013
The Two-Way

Gabrielle Giffords Stars In First Ad Paid By Her Gun Control Super PAC

A screen shot of a new ad calling for stricter gun-control laws.

The Super PAC founded by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, the former astronaut Mark Kelly, has released its first television ad.

It features Giffords, who was shot in the head during a shooting rampage in Tucson, Ariz., front and center.

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Mon February 11, 2013

Video Game Violence: Why Do We Like It, And What's It Doing To Us?

Originally published on Tue February 12, 2013 7:57 am

A typical scene from Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, the latest in the series of wildly popular video games.

Violent video games have been a small part of the national conversation about gun violence in recent weeks. The big question: Does violence in games make people more violent in the real world?

The answer is unclear, but one thing is obvious: Violence sells games. The most popular video game franchise is Call of Duty, a war game where killing is the goal.

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Sun February 10, 2013

Capitol Conversation: Democratic Gun Bills to Be Debated

KUNC File Photo

State Democrats have unveiled much of their highly-anticipated package of bills aimed at curbing gun violence.

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Sun February 10, 2013
Around the Nation

First Lady Among Mourners At Funeral For Slain Chicago Teen

Originally published on Mon February 11, 2013 11:38 am

The remains of Hadiya Pendleton are taken to her final resting place at the Cedar Park Cemetery on Saturday in Calumet Park, Ill.
Charles Rex Arbogast AP

Hundreds of mourners, including first lady Michelle Obama, turned out Saturday for the funeral of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton, a Chicago girl who was shot to death just days after she and her high school band performed at inauguration events in Washington.

Her killing has catapulted her into the nation's debate over gun violence.

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Sat February 9, 2013
Around the Nation

Despite Shadow Of Sandy Hook, Schools Considered 'Safe'

Originally published on Sat February 9, 2013 10:11 am



And of course, members of Congress aren't alone in reconsidering their position on guns and public safety. Schools across the country have been increasing security since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary. As one school official in suburban Washington, D.C. said, Newtown changed school security the way 9/11 changed air travel. A high school in Illinois recently staged a lockdown drill with administrators shooting blanks in the hallways while the kids huddled in the classrooms with the doors locked and lights off.

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