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California Democrat arrested for international firearm trafficking was a ‘gun safety advocate’

A Democratic state senator in California who was arrested by federal agents for illegal gun trafficking was a self-described gun safety advocate who sponsored and support gun control legislation. State Sen. Leland Yee of San Francisco was arrested in a federal corruption investigation on Wednesday. Authorities said Yee was involved…

Obama’s weekly address given by Newtown victim’s mother Francine Wheeler: ‘Now is the time to act’

President Barack Obama handed over his weekly radio address to the grieving mother of a Newtown massacre victim on Saturday as debate raged over proposed gun control legislation. In a rare move which ramped up pressure on US lawmakers ahead of debates on gun control in Congress, Francine Wheeler —…

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.…

NRA chief blames government ‘failures,’ media for Tucson shooting

The head of the National Rifle Association came out swinging Thursday against a wave of gun-control legislation proposed in the wake of the Tucson shooting, saying that government policies and media sensationalism — rather than lax gun laws — were to blame for the tragedy. “If Tucson told us anything,…

Republican prepares bill to let lawmakers carry guns on House floor

In response to gun control bills put forth by members of both parties in the aftermath of the Arizona shootings, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is planning to introduce legislation that permits lawmakers to carry firearms on the floor of the House and in Washington, DC. “There is a rash of…

GOP leaders quash Republican’s effort to ban guns within 1,000 feet of lawmakers

The top two Republicans in the House of Representatives rejected gun control legislation soon after it was announced by a senior GOP congressman, effectively dooming its hopes for consideration. The bill, unveiled by Rep. Peter King (R-NY) on Tuesday, would have banned people from carrying guns within 1,000 feet of…

Dems ready gun control legislation regulating ammunition clips

Democrats in the House and Senate are preparing to introduce gun control legislation that would restrict high-capacity ammunition clips like the one used Saturday in the tragic shootings of 20 people in Arizona. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY), two of the most outspoken gun control advocates…

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