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Young California boy found guilty of killing Neo-Nazi father

An abused 12-year-old boy who shot his Neo-Nazi father dead while he was sleeping at their California home was found guilty Monday of second degree murder. Joseph Hall was 10 at the time of the killing, in which he shot his 32-year-old father Jeff Hall in the head in the…

Freshman Republican threatens to impeach Obama over gun control

Freshman Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) on Monday threatened to impeach President Barack Obama if he used an executive order to infringe American’s Second Amendment rights. “The White House’s recent announcement they will use executive orders and executive actions to infringe on our constitutionally-protected right to keep and bear arms is…

Georgia gun group giving away free AR-15 to oppose gun control

A pro-Second Amendment group in Georgia has partnered with a gun shop in the state to give away a free AR-15 assault rifle — like the one used to slaughter 20 children in Newtown last month — in an effort to oppose new gun control legislation. In a press release…

Obama: Gun advocates ‘ginning up fear’ because it’s ‘good for business’

President Barack Obama on Monday explained that pro-gun groups were “ginning up fear” about the government confiscating firearms because “it obviously is good for business.” Last week, conservatives responded with outrage after Vice President Joe Biden suggested that Obama could take executive action for minor gun control measures. Although executive…

Obama says assault weapons ban makes sense

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Monday he thinks an assault weapons ban makes sense, after accepting what he said was a “sensible” list of plans to curb gun violence from Vice President Joe Biden. At a White House press conference a month after the Newtown massacre, Obama backed restricting…

Connie Mack in Newtown: ‘Impossible’ for gun control to stop ‘bad people’ so don’t even try

Former Republican Rep. Connie Mack (FL) traveled to Newtown, Connecticut on Monday — exactly one month after 20 children were gunned down in the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history — and insisted that Congress should not attempt gun control legislation because it was “impossible” to stop violence through new…

New NRA ‘knowledge’ app includes coffin-shaped targets

The National Rifle Association released a new app on Sunday that includes a gun range equipped with coffin-shaped targets, and the option for players to simulate using a military-grade sniper rifle. According to Think Progress, “NRA: Practice Range” is billed as a “network of news, laws, facts, knowledge, safety tips,…

Newtown police chief tells White House: Ban assault weapons, high-capacity magazines

It’s been one month since the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School and Newtown Police Chief Michael Kehoe says it’s time for the White House to ban military-style assault weapons, restrict high-capacity magazines and close loopholes in the background check system. In an interview with NBC’s Michael Isikoff, Kehoe…

Jon Huntsman: Coming from ‘cultures of guns’ helped to generate policy ideas with Manchin

On This Week with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, the host sat with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Jon Huntsman, former presidential candidate and governor of Utah, to discuss the group No Labels, which purports to be a “movement of Democrats, Republicans and everything in between dedicated to the politics of…

Harris-Perry: Ending drug war may be ‘best gun control measure we can enact’

Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests on Sunday discussed whether the best answer to gun violence is ending the “War on Drugs.” About 800 people die every year as a result of gang violence, Harris-Perry said, “a large percentage of which are connected to drug trafficking.” When it comes to gun…

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