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Federal Gun Control Legislation (2013)

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  • An Angry Obama Lashes Out At Senate's Rejection Of Gun Measures

    An Angry Obama Lashes Out At Senate's Rejection Of Gun Measures
    Angered by a resounding defeat Wednesday of proposed gun control legislation that grew out of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, President Barack Obama stood outside the White House with parents of murdered Newtown first-graders and vowed: "This...
  • 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...
  • Editorial: Cowards In Congress Fold On Background Checks

    Editorial: Cowards In Congress Fold On Background Checks
    "Shame on you," two women yelled at senators Wednesday afternoon before they were escorted from the U.S. Capitol. The Senate deserved the opprobrium. It had just failed to advance a good amendment, born of bipartisan compromise and supported by more...
  • Broward Democrats condemn Senate on gun control

    Broward Democrats condemn Senate on gun control
    President Barack Obama dominated the TV news Wednesday night for his angry criticism of the U.S. Senate's votes not to impose any restrictions on guns in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school massacre. Even though many political watchers thought all...
  • The weak in review

    The weak in review
    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 opinion polling, wasn't...
  • Courage in short supply

    Courage in short supply
    WASHINGTON -- The gun bill was going down, but Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who reached a compromise to try to save it, went to the Senate floor Wednesday morning to give it one more try. In an unorthodox tactic, he appealed directly...
  • Gun vote reveals new GOP divide

    Gun vote reveals new GOP divide
    It pains me to congratulate the National Rifle Association, but the organization's aid to the U.S. Senate's defeat of background checks for gun purchasers was an impressive victory — against common sense. Although there is widespread...
  • Second Amendment is not the only problem with the Bill of Rights

    The Bill of Rights is full of mischief. Bad guys often beat the rap, religious zealots can run amok, and citizens can deny entry to authorities who are only trying to find out what's being hidden. Worst of all, people are allowed to be self-reliant...
  • 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...
  • Tail-gunner Ted

    Tail-gunner Ted
    WASHINGTON -- Is there nobody who can tell Ted Cruz to shut up? The young senator from Texas has been on the job for about 100 days, but he has already turned upside down the Senate's ancient seniority system and is dominating his senior Republican...
  • How a bill becomes slaw

    How a bill becomes slaw
    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 expanded background checks failed to pass the U.S. Senate...
  • Toomey meets with Giffords on guns deal

    Toomey meets with Giffords on guns deal
    A scrum of reporters gathered outside Sen. Joe Manchin's office Tuesday afternoon waiting for any sign of movement on his embattled background checks amendment while inside he met privately with negotiating partner Sen. Pat Toomey and former Rep. Gabby...