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Thousands Rally to Support US Gun Rights, 5 Injured

Posted January 19th, 2013 at 9:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Thousands of American activists — some carrying carrying rifles and pistols — gathered peacefully Saturday at state capitals across the country for rallies promoting gun rights, as the U.S. government considers new restrictions on firearms. Rallies stretched from New York and Connecticut to South Dakota, Texas, Alabama, Arizona and Oregon — in some places drawing […]

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Obama to Unveil Plan to Curb Gun Violence

Posted January 16th, 2013 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama will announce Wednesday what the White House describes as “concrete proposals” aimed at curbing gun violence in the United States. The plan will likely propose bans on assault-style weapons, stricter background checks for gun sales and more efforts to boost mental health services. The plan is based on recommendations from Vice […]

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Obama to Present Gun Violence Measures Wednesday

Posted January 15th, 2013 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce what the White House describes as “concrete proposals” aimed at curbing gun violence in the United States. The White House said Tuesday Mr. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will be joined by children who wrote to the president to voice their concerns about the issue and […]

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Biden Meets with Gun Control Lobby

Posted January 10th, 2013 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says he will deliver to the president by Tuesday new policy proposals intended to curb gun violence. Biden has been holding discussions with gun victims groups and gun safety advocates. He plans to speak later Thursday with a representative of the powerful U.S. gun lobby, the National Rifle Association. The […]

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NRA to Oppose Any New Gun Laws

Posted December 23rd, 2012 at 4:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The head of the National Rifle Association, the top gun-rights lobbyist in the United States, says his group opposes any new laws restricting the right to own guns. Wayne LaPierre told NBC television’s Meet the Press Sunday that a gun is a tool and that the problem with gun violence in the United States is […]

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Federal Gun Task Force Holds First Meeting

Posted December 20th, 2012 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. federal gun violence task force formed in response to the Connecticut school massacre met for the first time Thursday, with Vice President Joe Biden leading a group of government agency chiefs seeking solutions to gun violence. The meeting in Washington included Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Homeland Security Chief […]

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Federal Gun Task Force Holds First Meeting

Posted December 20th, 2012 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. federal gun violence task force formed in response to the Connecticut school massacre met for the first time Thursday, with Vice President Joe Biden leading a group of government agency chiefs seeking solutions to gun violence. The meeting in Washington included Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of Education Ann Duncan, Homeland Security Chief […]

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Obama Supports Reinstating Assault Weapons Ban

Posted December 18th, 2012 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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The White House says President Barack Obama supports efforts to reinstate an assault weapons ban, as the gun control debate is reignited following a deadly school rampage. Spokesman Jay Carney said Tuesday the president is also in favor of closing the gun show loophole, which allows people to purchase guns from private dealers without undergoing […]

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US Agents Break Up Gun Smuggling Ring to China

Posted May 24th, 2012 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. federal court Thursday formally charged a Chinese national with taking part in a gun smuggling ring between the United States and China. The court ordered Zhifu Lin to remain in jail until his next court appearance. Another Chinese national, Lilan Li, was arraigned earlier this month. Federal agents also arrested a sergeant in […]

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US Attorney General Faces Renewed Criticism Over Gun Operation

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has faced a new round of Republican criticism over a controversial tactic in which U.S. authorities allowed gun buyers to move arms into Mexico, destined for drug cartels. In testimony to Congress Thursday, Holder said “Operation Fast and Furious” was flawed. Holder said he never authorized the operation, and ordered […]

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