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Thousands march in Washington for gun control

Thousands of people marched in Washington to demand stronger gun control legislation, in a solemn rally six weeks after the shock massacre of young children at a Connecticut school. Protesters, backed by senior officials, marched in silence for around 30 minutes along the National Mall near the US Capitol and…

Newtown residents join thousands to march for stricter gun laws

A group of about 100 residents from Newtown, Connecticut were among the thousands who took part in a march for stricter gun regulations in Washington D.C. on Saturday. WJLA-TV reported that about 3,000 people were part of the march from the Capitol to the Washington Monument, which also attracted both…

WI sheriff tells residents to get ‘in the game’ and arm themselves

A Wisconsin sheriff has drawn criticism from other public officials for a radio commercial telling residents not to wait for authorities to help them and to arm themselves for protection. According to The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. can be heard in the ad saying,…

Stephen King: ‘How many have to die before we will give up these dangerous toys?’

An essay written by Stephen King and available by Kindle download discusses gun violence in America, in response to the most recent mass murders and the current debate on gun control — which some are unsure will lead to a renewed assault weapons ban. In the essay, King claims he…

CNN host calls out S.C. sheriff on refusal to enforce weapons ban

A South Carolina sheriff who publicly declared he won’t enforce any new gun safety laws he deems unconstitutional accused Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on Friday of introducing a “scary” new proposal designed to undermine the Second Amendment. “I believe that there is a goal to ultimately take as many firearms…

Gingrich: Calling an AR-15 an assault weapon is ‘lovely propaganda’

Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says that AR-15 military-style rifles should not be banned and that it is just “lovely propaganda” to call them “assault weapons.” Following the introduction on Thursday of Sen. Diane Feinstein’s (D-CA) bill to ban assault weapons, CNN host Piers Morgan reminded Gingrich that Aurora…

Feds: ‘Ex-Marine’ with ‘right-wing’ manifesto built bombs for cocaine, hoarded assault weapons

A Colorado man, who said that he was an ex-Marine and claimed a “right-wing declaration of independence/constitutionalist political manifesto,” built improvised explosive devices (IEDs) to trade for cocaine and hoarded several military-style assault weapons that may have been converted to machine guns, the Department of Justice said on Thursday. According…

Biden to doomsday preppers: Shotguns are better than AR-15s in earthquakes

Vice President Joe Biden is trying to assure survivalists and those preparing for doomsday that they will still be able to protect themselves in case of disaster even if assault weapons are banned because shotguns are more effective weapons for defense. During a Google Hangout discussion about gun control, YouTube…

Feinstein bringing a Bushmaster assault rifle to Senate to unveil gun bill

Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) is expected to bring “a bunch of assault weapons” — including a Bushmaster rifle like the one used to slaughter 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut — to the Senate on Thursday when she introduces a bill to ban the military-style weapons. Democratic sources told CNN on…

Catholic leaders call on ‘pro-life’ lawmakers to ‘stand up to the NRA’

A coalition of 60 Catholic theologians, priests, Catholic sisters and others from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops released a statement on Wednesday calling out so-called “pro-life” lawmakers like House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for refusing to work to curb gun violence after the mass…

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