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Does tougher gun control have a future?

In principle, at least, most Americans want tougher gun control laws. But as the…  …

Connecticut governor: LaPierre and NRA are ‘clowns at the circus’

Democratic Connecticut Gov. Dan Mallow on Sunday lashed out at National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre and other gun control opponents as “clowns at the circus” who were just trying to sell more guns. After Connecticut responded to the December mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School by enacting…

NRA’s Hutchinson bucks LaPierre: Background checks at gun shows ‘would seem appropriate’

The chairman of the National Rifle Association-funded National School Shield Task Force on Sunday shrugged off traditional talking points used by pro-gun lobbyists and insisted that requiring background checks at gun shows “would seem appropriate.” Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday asked Asa Hutchinson if he could support background…

Virginia man shoots girlfriend, her protective dog during argument

A Virginia man is in jail after he shot his girlfriend in the foot and her protective dog in the paw during a dispute on Easter Sunday. WTKR on Thursday reported that the woman’s Jack Russell terrier had tried to intervene in an argument between her and her two sons…

Fox News host grills NRA on magazine ban: ‘How many more lives would have been saved?’

National Rifle Association (NRA) CEO Wayne LaPierre on Thursday found himself struggling to explain to Fox News host Megyn Kelly why a ban on high-capacity magazines could not have saved some of the 20 children who were murdered in Newtown, Connecticut last December. After playing some video of parents of…

Licensed gun owner says he killed 1-year-old Chihuahua for threatening him

A 14-year-old Detroit girl says that a neighbor shot and killed JoJo, her 1-year-old Chihuahua, because he wasn’t on a leash and was making too much noise. The licensed gun owner, however, told police that he gunned down the tiny dog because it was threatening him. The girl, who WJBK…

Campbell Brown: Why is Obama ‘singling out’ the NRA?

Former CNN host Campbell Brown on Thursday suggested that President Barack Obama would be more successful passing gun control if he stopped “singling out” the National Rifle Association (NRA) and focused more on Hollywood and video games. During an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Campbell recalled that she had been…

Connecticut lawmakers pass sweeping gun control bill in wake of Newtown massacre

Update: Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) signed the gun control bill into law at 12:21 p.m. EST. Lawmakers in Connecticut’s House voted in the early hours of Thursday morning to approve a bill that limits the capacity of rifle magazines to 10 rounds, requires background checks for all gun sales…

NYPD investigating death threats to Democratic congresswoman over gun bills

The New York City Police Department is investigating calls to Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) threatening her life in response to proposed gun control legislation. Maloney told The New York Daily News that she had canceled an appearance at awards ceremony on Tuesday night after receiving the death threats by phone.…

Colorado gun group leader: ‘There’s a time to hunt deer’ and a ‘time to hunt Democrats’

The founder of a Colorado gun group is looking forward to November’s “hunting season” because it will be “time to hunt Democrats.” Dudley Brown, who serves as the executive director of Rocky Mountain Gun Owners and the executive vice president of the National Association for Gun Rights, used some violent…

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