Gun Control


Sun January 13, 2013
The Two-Way

Ban On Assault Rifles Unlikely, NRA Chief Says

Originally published on Sun January 13, 2013 2:27 pm

The head of the National Rifle Association said Sunday that there's little appetite on Capitol Hill for a ban on assault weapons.

"When a president takes all the power of his office, if he's willing to expend political capital, you don't want to make predictions, you don't want to bet your house on the outcome. But I would say that the likelihood is that they are not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this Congress," NRA President David Keene said on CNN's State of the Union.

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Thu January 10, 2013

Governor Outlines Priorities During 2013 State Of The State Address

Governor John Hickenlooper delivering his 3rd State of the State adress before a joint session of the Colorado legislature.

Thursday’s State of the State address not only marked the passing of a challenging 2012, it also touched on a host of bills that Governor John Hickenlooper would like lawmakers to pass.

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Thu January 10, 2013
The Two-Way

300 College Presidents Call For Guns To Be Banned On Campuses, Other Steps

Originally published on Thu January 10, 2013 1:24 pm

President Elizabeth Kiss, Agnes Scott College (Courtesy of Agnes Scott College, copyright 2012)
Caroline Joe Courtesy of Agnes Scott College, copyright 2012

As Vice President Joe Biden meets today with the NRA and other organizations, another group of American leaders is speaking out on the issue of gun safety.

More than 300 college and university presidents have signed an open letter to American lawmakers, urging immediate action to curb gun violence and reform gun safety laws.

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Thu January 10, 2013
The Two-Way

If Obama Took 'Executive Action' On Guns, What Might He Do?

Originally published on Fri January 11, 2013 5:29 am

Vice President Biden and President Obama at the White House on Dec. 19. Biden has been charged with drawing up "concrete proposals" on how to reduce gun violence.
Fang Zhe Xinhua /Landov

After Vice President Biden said Wednesday that the Obama administration might take some executive actions on the issues of guns and gun-related violence, questions naturally arose:

What kinds of things was he talking about? What might the administration do that doesn't require Congressional action?

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Wed January 9, 2013
It's All Politics

In Talking To Their States, Governors Keep An Eye On Washington

Originally published on Wed January 9, 2013 5:18 pm

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y., walks to the podium Wednesday in Albany to deliver his third State of the State address.
Mike Groll AP

From Superstorm Sandy to gun laws to the fiscal cliff, national issues are on the minds and the lips of the nation's governors setting their state agendas this week.

Some want Congress and President Obama to act; others urged state legislators to do what Congress hasn't.

"No one hunts with an assault rifle. No one needs 10 bullets to kill a deer. End the madness now," an impassioned New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday in calling for the state to enact the "toughest assault weapon ban in the nation, period."

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