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Federal Gun Control Legislation (2013)

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  • QPOLL: Toomey gets high marks for gun control work

    QPOLL: Toomey gets high marks for gun control work
    His work on background checks may enable Sen. Pat Toomey to get re-elected. (That sentence should be read in your best Arlen Specter voice. If that joke is lost on you, watch here.) Slightly more than 50 percent of Pennsylvania's voters have a more...
  • 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...
  • Coats defends his vote on guns

    Coats defends his vote on guns
    Although polls nationwide and in Indiana show overwhelming support for tightening background checks for gun purchases,Sen. Dan Coats, Indiana's Republican senior senator, voted "no." He says most constituents who contacted him wanted him to do just that....
  • 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 ...
  • House Democrats Lead New Gun Control Effort

    House Democrats Lead New Gun Control Effort
    The leader of gun-violence prevention efforts in the U.S. House of Representatives was in Connecticut on Friday to help Democrats execute their new strategy: Demonstrate enough support in the lower chamber to compel the U.S. Senate to revisit the bill...
  • The NRA doesn't deserve my sympathy, or yours

    Usually when a senator suffers a big public defeat, he slinks off to lick his wounds. He rarely retwists the arms that didn't bend his way. Colleagues don't like to be seen switching. Were they horribly mistaken the first time? Don't know what they...
  • Stands against the majority opinion

    Stands against the majority opinion
    A statewide poll shows that Joe Donnelly and Dan Coats, Indiana's U.S. senators, took stands opposed by a majority of their Hoosier constituents -- one on gay marriage, the other on background checks for gun purchases. The poll was conducted for Howey...
  • NRA won't allow guns sales at Harrisburg show

    So after all the spit and vinegar directed at Reed Exhibitions for not allowing modern sporting arms to be displayed at the now-canceled Eastern Sports & Outdoor Show last February in Harrisburg, the mighty National Rifle Association has taken the reins...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • 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......
  • 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......