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Federal Gun Control Legislation (2013)

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  • Navy Yard shooting unlikely to revive gun control legislation

    Navy Yard shooting unlikely to revive gun control legislation
    WASHINGTON — This month, a leading advocate of stricter gun safety laws argued that momentum had not stalled in Congress and cited an "inevitable fact" as proof. "There will be another mass shooting. And when it happens, members of Congress will...
  • Toomey: 'Unclear' if Navy Yard shooting changes background checks debate

    Toomey: 'Unclear' if Navy Yard shooting changes background checks debate
    In the aftermath of Monday's mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey cast doubt that advocates' efforts to resurrect the debate for new gun laws would be successful. Toomey, the co-architect of this spring's...
  • Too many people who should not have guns do

    On the day after the recent massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., police in Newport Beach, Calif., took a man into custody for allegedly firing more than 50 rounds from a semi-automatic handgun in the parking lot of a shopping mall. He aimed...
  • The weak in review --Timid Senate falters on equally timid gun control measure

     
    Friday's print column It was dismaying. Not that the U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a major gun-control proposal that would have required universal background checks prior to all firearm sales. But that such a proposal, popular though it is in......
  • Who's afraid of democracy? Both parties, evidently

     
    I should have looked deeper into this when writing today's column, but the New York Times explained why Manchin-Toomey was not the victim of a classic GOP filibuster. In rapid succession, a bipartisan compromise to expand background checks for gun......
  • How a bill becomes slaw -- an autopsy of gun-control legislation in Washington

     
    Wednesday's print column Before we move off the issue of gun control — and it’s dead for now, believe me, for reasons this column will make clear — let’s take a close look at just how something as popular as......
  • Your Government in Action

     
    “Senator, you have a visitor.” “I thought I told you I didn’t want to be disturbed!” he said, sipping an old-fashioned. “It’s Ralph Frampton of the NRA.” “Holy crap, why didn’t you say so? Send...
  • Toomey to hold four townhalls next week

    Toomey to hold four townhalls next week
    Sen. Pat Toomey will hear from Pennsylvania voters with once-a-day public townhalls for four consecutive days next week, the first such forums since taking a highly publicized stance on the guns issue this spring. Toomey, a Republican, will be travel...
  • Toomey reaffirms support for background checks ahead of Sandy Hook anniversary

    Toomey reaffirms support for background checks ahead of Sandy Hook anniversary
    On the eve of the six-month anniversary of the Sandy Hook murders, Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey issued a statement reaffirming his support for expanding background checks on firearms sales and said he hopes the Senate can find the votes to make...
  • Bloomberg group airs TV ad thanking Toomey

    Bloomberg group airs TV ad thanking Toomey
    A gun control advocacy group backed by New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg began airing a television ad Thursday that thanks Sen. Pat Toomey for his work on background checks. The Mayors Against Illegal Guns 30-second spot shows the Capitol building ...
  • Schiff slams Congressional colleagues for not passing agreement on background checks

    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) wants his colleagues in Congress to know that he is appalled by the failure of the Senate to pass a bipartisan bill Wednesday that would have mandated background checks for firearms buyers. “What happened this...
  • Casey on Morning Joe: Background checks 'not nearly enough'

    Casey on Morning Joe: Background checks 'not nearly enough'
    Had Sen. Pat Toomey's amendment to expand background checks passed, Pennsylvania's other U.S. senator said Monday that it would not have been enough to curb gun violence. Bob Casey spoke about gun control, an issue he "evolved" (Washington speak for...