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  • McCain, Schumer Say Gun Control Will Get Another Vote This Year

    04/26/2013 6:39:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 25, 2013 | AWR Hawkins
    In comments made on April 25, Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) both said they were saddened gun control didn't pass on April 17 but assured reporters the measures would be brought up for another vote some time this year. "I think we will bring the bill back before the end of the year... lots of Senators who thought it was safe to vote against it [on April 17] because of the intensity [pro-gun groups] are not so sure anymore," Schumer said. Schumer said the intensity for gun control has increased since the failed vote for gun control...
  • Report: Boston attack suspects not licensed to own firearms

    04/21/2013 9:21:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/21/13 | Mike Lillis
    The two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings were not licensed to have the firearms they used in several shootouts with police on Friday, Reuters reported Sunday night. The news that the suspects were not authorized to own firearms will likely add fuel to calls for tougher gun laws – an issue that was put on the back-burner last week after the Senate blocked the central elements of President Obama's gun-control package. Police say Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and his 19-year-old brother, Dzhokhar, went on a deadly shooting spree Thursday and Friday, killing a university policeman before confronting local officers in...
  • Senate rejects background checks on gun purchases in 54-46 vote

    04/17/2013 1:52:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 71 replies
    Hill [Washington ^ | Alexander Bolton
    The Senate delivered a devastating blow to President Obama’s agenda to regulate guns Wednesday by defeating a bipartisan proposal to expand background checks. It failed by a vote of 54 to 46, with 5 Democrats voting against it. Only 4 Republicans supported it. Democratic Sens. Mark Pryor (Ark.), Max Baucus (Mont.), Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.), Mark Begich (Alaska) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) voted against it. Reid supported the measure but voted against it to preserve his ability to bring the measure up again. GOP Sens. John McCain (Ariz.), Susan Collins (Maine), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Mark Kirk
  • Manchin, Toomey Float Gun Checks Exemption for Undecided Senators' States

    04/17/2013 8:59:01 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 30 replies
    Breibart - Big Government ^ | 4-16-2013 | AWR Hawkins
    With Senate support for the Manchin-Toomey "compromise" continuing to slide, Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) appear willing to revert to gimmicks to try to squeak the bill through. (snip) To stop the momentum shift before it is too late, Manchin and Toomey are "considering the possibility of adding language to the bill that would exempt select far-flung communities in Alaska and North Dakota from some background check requirements." They hope this would win the votes of Sens. Mark Begich (D-AK) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), as well Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND). If being exempted from the bill is what...
  • Sens. Cruz, Grassley Announce Gun Replacement Bill

    04/17/2013 9:56:09 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 62 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Apr. 17, 2013 | Kevin Glass
    Senators Ted Cruz (Texas) and Chuck Grassley (Iowa) introduced an alternative gun bill this morning that would replace the current Senate proposal from Chuck Schumer and would replace the Manchin-Toomey background checks legislation. The proposal is the "Protecting Communities and Preserving the Second Amendment Act." This Cruz-Grassley proposal would "improve the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, increase resources for prosecutions of gun crime, address mental illness in the criminal justice system, and strengthen criminal law by including straw purchasing and illegal firearm trafficking statutes." Grassley put an emphasis on the mental illness part of the bill. "We’ve put together...
  • Obama Works the Phones -- For Gun Control

    04/16/2013 12:30:59 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 4-16-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Senator Elizabeth Warren wanted to get in on the big press conference in Boston this morning that happened about 10:30. The first words out of her mouth were praise for Obama and government. "The president of the United States has pledged his full support in all efforts, both to keep the city safe, and to find the person who did this. We did not have to reach out to the president; the president reached out to us," Warren said. He called the governor. He called the mayor. He called the members of congressional delegation because the president is actively...
  • Sandy Hook Parent Blasts Gun Control

    04/09/2013 8:40:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/8/2013 | Jason Howerton
    Fox News’ Megyn Kelly on Monday hosted Newtown parent Mark Mattioli, whose son was tragically gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary, to discuss the ongoing gun control debate. The interview became so overwhelmingly emotional at one point that Mattioli broke down in tears while Kelly struggled to keep it together. The grieving father explained that he is “broken” and “devastated” by his son’s death. However, gun control is not the solution, he said.
  • Survey of 15,000 Law Enforcement Professionals about U.S. Gun Control Policies

    04/08/2013 1:11:57 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 27 replies
    Police one.Com ^ | Apr. 8, 2013 | policeone Staff
    SAN FRANCISCO – PoliceOne.com, the leading online resource for law enforcement, today released findings from a national survey of police professionals that provide insight into the opinions of American law enforcement regarding gun control policies and the root causes of and potential solutions to gun crime in the United States. The survey, which was conducted in early March 2013, received 15,000 responses from law enforcement professionals. It found that the overall attitude of law enforcement is strongly anti-gun legislation and pro-gun rights, with the belief that an armed citizenry is effective in stopping crime. Response percentages varied only slightly when...
  • Poll: Support for stricter gun control wanes

    03/26/2013 2:09:34 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 26, 2013 | Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Anthony Salvanto and Fred Backus
    Soon after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., announced an assault weapons ban would not be part of a gun control bill, a new CBS News poll shows support for stricter gun control laws overall has dropped since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Currently, support for stricter gun control laws stands at 47 percent today, down from a high of 57 percent just after the shootings. Thirty-nine percent want those laws kept as they are, and another 11 percent want them made less strict. Pared-down Senate gun bill focuses on background checksWH says it doesn't support national gun...
  • Senate to introduce gun control bill without assault weapons ban

    02/04/2013 2:49:17 PM PST · by neverdem · 130 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 4, 2013 | Rick Moran
    If a ban can't pass the Senate, it certainly won't pass in the House. Consider the assault weapons ban a dead issue, while the ammunition limit is alive and well. Wall Street Journal: Senate Democratic leaders expect a gun bill to move to the Senate floor that includes most of the proposals backed by President Barack Obama, with the notable exception of a ban on military-style, semiautomatic weapons, a top aide to Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada said.The bill would likely seek to limit the capacity of ammunition magazines; expand background checks to include sales at gun shows and...