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Connecticut governor: Definition of assault weapons ‘was lobbied to death’

In a discussion of how Vice President Joe Biden has taken a lead role in the push for gun control, Chris Hayes reminded viewers that the former senator spearheaded the 1994 Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act, which included the now-expired assault weapons ban. Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-CT) said…

Texas attorney general to New York gun owners: ‘Come to the state of Texas’

NRA news host Cam Edwards interviewed Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot, who a few days ago invited New Yorkers angry with the state’s new gun control law to head down south. Abbot said that while both New York’s Gov. Cuomo and President Obama want to crack down on a “fundamental”…

Teen arrested in New Mexico after shooting two adults and three children

A young man has been arrested and charged in the murder of five people, including three children, in the southwestern US state of New Mexico, police said Sunday. Police said in a statement they found the bodies of an adult male and female and two girls and a boy described…

Santorum: Armor-piercing bullets are ‘a right in our country’

World Net Daily columnist and former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Sunday insisted that Americans were entitled to armor-piercing bullets because they are “a right in our country.” The Pennsylvania Republican told an ABC News panel that conservatives “should stick to our guns” and oppose President Barack Obama’s efforts…

Sen. Schumer: NRA ‘just dumb’ to oppose all restrictions on guns

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Sunday mocked the notion that gun laws were unconstitutional because of the Second Amendment. “To not talk about guns when it comes to gun violence is to not talk about smoking when it comes to lung cancer,” he said. “It just doesn’t make any sense.”…

Ted Cruz: Obama exploited dead children ‘within minutes’ of Newtown massacre

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is defending the National Rifle Association (NRA) for making a “fundamental point” with an advertisement targeting the President Barack Obama’s daughters over the “hypocrisy” of their Secret Service protection, but he says the president exploited the December tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut “within minutes” after 20 children…

NY Rep. Israel targets 3-D printed gun magazines

A New York lawmaker will introduce a bill designed to ban people from making gun magazines with 3-D printers, following a demonstration of a working model by a Texas firearms group. According to Long Island.com Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) will push to renew the Undetectable Firearms Act with an added…

Three people injured after 12-gauge shotgun goes off at NC gun show

Three people were injured on Saturday after a 12-gauge shotgun went off while being checked at a North Carolina gun show. Authorities said at a Saturday afternoon press conference that the shotgun was being unzipped from its case at the security entrance to the Dixie Gun and Knife Show in…

Harris-Perry: Gun control may be ‘swifter and more effective’ at local level

On her Saturday show, Melissa Harris-Perry discussed the possibility that gun control advocates may want to focus on passing legislation at the local level. “While many are looking to the White House and Capitol Hill to make sweeping gun reform legislation, perhaps swifter and more effective action is likelier to…

U.S congressman: Office receiving ‘thinly-veiled threats’ over gun control

A U.S. congressman from Minnesota said that anonymous threats have been coming to his office from opponents of gun control, reported Think Progress. On MSNBC’s UP with Chris Hayes on Saturday, Rep. Rick Nolan (D) told the host, “We’ve been getting a lot of not very thinly-veiled threats and calls…

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