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George Will: ‘Unparented’ boys from single-parent homes causing ‘epidemic of violence’

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and conservative columnist George Will told a Sunday panel on ABC News that gun violence in the United States was caused by mental illness, video games, violence in the media and even “unparented” boys from single-parent homes — but they refused to accept that gun control…

Feinstein pledges assault weapons ban bill on ‘first day’ of Congress

In the wake of a horrific massacre at an elementary school in Connecticut, Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) is vowing to introduce a bill to ban assault weapons when the Senate reconvenes next month. During a panel segment on Sunday, NBC’s David Gregory asked Feinstein if President Barack Obama had failed…

Hickenlooper points to guns in ‘video games’ but dodges on assault weapons ban

Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Sunday suggested that assault weapons may be used in so many mass shootings because of their depiction in video games, but he stopped short of calling for reinstating a ban on those military-style, urban-warfare firearms. CNN host Candy Crowley on Sunday reminded Hickenlooper that…

Gohmert: ‘I wish to God’ Connecticut principal had an M4 assault rifle

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) on Sunday insisted that a tragic massacre at Sandy Forks Elementary School in Connecticut could have been prevented if Principal Dawn Hochsprung had been armed with an M4 carbine, an assault rifle designed by the U.S. military for urban warfare. During an interview on Sunday, Fox…

Bloomberg on gun control: Obama needs to tell the country what to do

Sunday morning on NBC’s Meet the Press, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg called for President Barack Obama to lead the nation’s gun control effort in the wake of the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. “It only happens in America and it happens again and again,” he said. “There was…

‘White Student Union’ founder compares club to neo-Nazi Greek party

The founder of a “White Students Union” at Towson University cited Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party as a model in an interview explaining his intentions to RT on Friday. In the interview, Matthew Heimbach outlined his plans for the organization becoming a positive influence on the school, saying it was…

Virginia Tech survivor: We must create climate for politicians to ‘step up and lead’ on gun control

A gun control advocate and school shooting survivor told MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry on Saturday that voters must create the environment for politicians to move forward when it comes to instituting more stringent firearms regulations. “We’ve expressed our sympathies, we’ve expressed our condolences, and our action has ended there,” said…

LIVE: Connecticut officials give updates in Sandy Hook shooting investigation

Connecticut State Police are doing a press conference about the Newtown shooting investigation. Watch the video, embedded below via NBC News: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Steal this story ... LEGALLY…

Amy Goodman on ‘Up’: ‘Gun control is the answer right now’

Saturday morning on “Up with Chris Hayes,” host Chris Hayes welcomed a panel including Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!; Howard Wolfson of the New York City mayor’s office; Dave Cullen, author of Columbine and radio host Esther Armah. They discussed the role played by mental illness in attacks like the…

Seattle courts dropping charges in pot possession cases

Prosecutors in King County, Washington are dropping charges against people arrested for possession of small amounts of marijuana.  According to Seattle’s Fox affiliate station KPCQ, the court is taking the measure as a means of saving money and resources for the legal system. In November, voters in Colorado and Washington…

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