Gun Control


Mon December 24, 2012
Around the Nation

Gun Ownership Is A 'Responsiblity To Be Proud Of'

Originally published on Mon December 24, 2012 4:30 am

Following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, the debate over gun control has been reignited. Many have said that if there is going to be any action on gun control, law-abiding, responsible gun owners will need to be a part of the conversation. Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep talks to Steven Rinella, a writer and avid hunter, about how he views the current debate.



Sun December 23, 2012

Fiscal Cliff, Gun Debate Looms As Lawmakers Take Holiday Break

Originally published on Sun December 23, 2012 10:41 am



This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin. Could eggnog be the antidote to the looming fiscal cliff? President Obama expressed this very hope as he left town for Christmas in Hawaii on Friday, saying maybe eggnog and Christmas cookies could put lawmakers in a more cooperative mood in time to prevent the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect with the new year. The president said lawmakers might also benefit from a short cooling-off period outside the partisan pressure cooker here in Washington.

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Sat December 22, 2012

Making The Case For More Guns And More Gun Control

Originally published on Sat December 22, 2012 8:16 am

Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon talks with Atlantic correspondent Jeffrey Goldberg about the massacre in Newtown, Conn. He wrote the cover story in this month's issue, titled "The Case For More Guns — And More Gun Control." In it, Goldberg posits that it's impossible to reduce gun crime with the number of guns already on the street, and that maybe the answer is to allow more people to carry them.



Fri December 21, 2012

Aurora Shooting Victims: Enough Is Enough

Dave Hoover, Theresa Hoover and Representative Rhonda Fields, D- Aurora, talk about the need for gun control. Theresa Hoover's 18 year old son A.J. Boik was killed in the Aurora theater shooting.
Bente Birkeland

Saying the country needs to take action now, a handful of Aurora Theater Shooting victims appeared at the state capitol Friday. They urged lawmakers to help curb gun violence.

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Fri December 21, 2012
The Two-Way

Only 'A Good Guy With A Gun' Can Stop School Shootings, NRA Says

Originally published on Fri December 21, 2012 12:08 pm

National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre at this morning's news conference in Washington, D.C.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

(We retopped this post at 11:35 a.m. ET.)

Saying that last week's mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., could have been prevented or stopped if there had been armed, trained security personnel on site, officials of the National Rifle Association on Friday called for Congress to appropriate funds to put police officers in every American school.

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