Two Democratic lawmakers took on the hot-button political issue of gun control Monday, introducing legislation that would effectively ban online ammunition sales.
When Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy of New York unveiled their bill Monday to regulate the online and mail-order sale of ammunition, they did so in a state most friendly to Democrats -- New York.
The bodies of the victims are being buried. The court case will continue, without cameras. The horror in Aurora has faded from the front page in favor of Olympic coverage.
CNN's Dana Bash looks at Obama's latest comments on gun control and how some Democrats may now be in a tough spot.
To all of you gun lovers, feel free to go buy your Glock, shotgun, hunting rifle, .22 pistol, .357 Magnum or any of the other guns at your disposal.
What is it about Americans and guns?
CNN's John Vause talks with blogger Dan Baum, about the impact of recent shootings on U.S. politics.
The extreme carnage at the Colorado movie theater, now one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history, reopens the nation's passionate debate about gun control -- or gun rights -- and both sides were readying for renewed legislative efforts in the aftermath of Friday's shooting.
NYC Mayor demands that presidential candidates act on gun regulation. John Avlon reports on the gun control debate.
The sun was barely up when New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg used the Colorado massacre to scold President Obama and Mitt Romney for ignoring the gun issue.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg blasts President Obama and Mitt Romney on guns in the wake of the Aurora shooting.
While the nation wrestled with the aftermath of a shooting in Colorado that left 12 people dead, a Twitter account for the National Rifle Association had this to say:
When the National Rifle Association decided to keep track of those House members on both sides of the aisle who voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress last week, it was also sending a message to a number of embattled Democratic congressmen seeking re-election in conservative districts in the fall.
Officials from the Justice Department and the White House met with senior aides to House Speaker John Boehner and Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa at the White House on Tuesday to try to head off a House vote holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress.
Marion Hammer was 5 when she first held a gun in her hands. Her grandfather handed her a .22 bolt-action single-shot rifle and told her to hunt down a rabbit or a squirrel for dinner. She practiced first, aiming at cans lined up on the wooden fence.
CNN's Randi Kaye reports on "Stand Your Ground" law in Florida and why one widow says it's a free pass for murder.
In his first major speech to conservatives since his Republican rival Rick Santorum quit the presidential race, Mitt Romney turned his sights on the general election and accused President Barack Obama of waging "an assault on our freedoms."
As election 2012 heats up, the question of how corporations will figure into the first presidential election post-Citizens United is a hot topic.
This week, Coca-Cola and Kraft announced they are pulling their corporate memberships from a conservative group that was behind the spread of "stand your ground" laws like the one highlighted in Florida by the Trayvon Martin case.
The death of Trayvon Martin is an undeniable tragedy. People are outraged, and rightly so, because a young, unarmed teenager lost his life. The incident has brought Florida's "stand your ground" law into sharp focus in the center of a media and legal firestorm.
CNN's Erin Burnett speaks to two individuals on opposing sides of the "Stand Your Ground" law.
In the months after the Florida Legislature passed a law in 2005 allowing residents to use deadly force to protect themselves no matter where they were, gun-control advocates plastered the state with fliers bearing warnings to tourists.
December holiday shoppers were not just interested in buying the hottest electronics and toys -- they also were purchasing record numbers of guns, according to the latest FBI figures on background checks required to buy firearms.
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday to dramatically expand the right to carry concealed firearms in most states.
Where the debate over gun control intersects with concerns about border security, things are getting complicated for a political party that has painted itself into a corner with alarmist rhetoric and short-term thinking.
The federal government said Monday it is proceeding with a plan to require gun dealers in four Southwest border states -- California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas -- to report the sales of high-power rifles under certain conditions in an effort to stem the flow of guns to Mexican drug cartels.
Two months after the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, talking reasonably about gun policy remains a third rail in American politics.
The chief spokesman for the National Rifle Association is expected to get an invitation any day now to sit down at the Justice Department for talks aimed at reaching a consensus on new gun control legislation.
Rep. Carolyn McCarthy talks to CNN's Allan Chernoff about her gun control proposal and why her crusade is personal.
The tragic shooting on Saturday of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D) and 19 others has renewed a national conversation about whether our gun laws need tightening. But the chatter for the most part has so far ignored a curious fact: in Congress, the arena where any new restrictions would be decided, the debate effectively ended years ago.
Sherri Gallagher is 26 years old and has dark hair, pretty brown eyes and a shy smile. She likes Top 40 music, is unfailingly polite and occasionally wears her hair in pigtails. She is also so proficient with a rifle that if you were standing 1,000 yards away from her -- which is to say, 10 football fields or almost two thirds of a mile -- she could put a bullet within 10 inches of your heart 100 out of 100 times.
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan received a mixed reaction Thursday from groups on opposite ends of the gun control debate.
The Supreme Court nominee vowed to enforce the constitution when asked for her personal stance on gun ownership.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill that would require most independent groups that pay for campaign ads to disclose their donors.
A conservative magazine suggests Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan is "hostile" to gun owners, based on notes she wrote in the Clinton White House in 1996.
The former Alaska governor made the case for the 2nd amendment at the annual NRA leadership forum.
Speakers at the National Rifle Association's annual leadership forum on Friday touted Second Amendment rights and also set their sights on the upcoming midterm elections.
Former NBA star Karl Malone is an avid hunter who publicly declared his advocacy of the right to bear arms by becoming a spokesman for the National Rifle Association. SI.com asked Malone for his thoughts on the situation involving three-time All-Star Gilbert Arenas, who acknowledged Monday that he stored unloaded guns at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., and said he displayed them in front of Wizards teammate as "a misguided effort to play a joke."
It was at a barbeque in San Francisco's Mission District that Nick Zigelbaum asked Nick Chaset the question that led to a lot of shooting.
The campaign finance reform case being argued Wednesday at the Supreme Court is about the tension in federal elections between free speech and government regulation .
When people on the government's terrorist watch list have tried to buy guns or explosives in recent years, the government has let them the vast majority of the time.
John Rosenthal has a long history of social activism -- and the prison record to prove it.
Gun rights advocates found an unlikely ally in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on Wednesday as lawmakers passed a measure allowing concealed, loaded firearms to be carried in national parks.
Although the National Rifle Association may not have seen the results it wanted from last year's elections, its fortunes this year are anything but dim.
What do guns have to do with credit cards?
You often hear President Obama's stimulus plan referred to as the new New Deal. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that some critics of the stimulus aren't big fans of Franklin Roosevelt either. In fact, if you've been following the debate, you may have heard a surprising number of people put forth the notion that the New Deal actually prolonged the Great Depression.
The sale of guns is showing a sharp increase since the presidential election. Kelli Arena reports.
Bernie Conatser has never seen business this good.
McCain's new running mate still lives in Wasilla, Alaska, a tight-knit small town where the Governor everyone calls Sarah has enjoyed a sense of normalcy she will soon forget
A gun-control activist who served on the boards of two anti-violence groups is suspected of working as a paid spy for the National Rifle Association
CNN's Brian Todd reports on a $15 million anti-Obama ad blitz planned by the gun lobby.
The National Rifle Association will unveil a $15 million ad campaign against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama this fall over his record on gun control.
The National Rifle Association is hailing the Supreme Court ruling that overturned a gun ban a 'monumental victory.'
In a landmark ruling on personal gun ownership, the U.S. Supreme Court declared a Washington, D.C., handgun ban unconstitutional.
iReporter Nick Parsons supports today's Supreme Court handgun ruling.
I'm at the Blue Ridge Arsenal in Chantilly, Virginia, the biggest gun store in northern Virginia. I'm looking at a holster on the hip of Arsenal's John Summer in which a black .22-caliber pistol sits snugly.
A judge on Thursday temporarily blocked the city from enforcing five gun-control ordinances pending a challenge from the National Rifle Association
Actor Charlton Heston has died at his Beverly Hills home at the age of 84.
The Academy Award winning actor was the quintessential Hollywood embodiment of the epic hero
Americans have a right to own guns, Supreme Court justices declared Tuesday in a historic and lively debate that could lead to the most significant interpretation of the Second Amendment since its ratification two centuries ago
A majority of Congress on Friday urged the Supreme Court to side with gun owners in an upcoming case testing whether an individual has a guaranteed right to bear arms.
With help from the NRA, nearly 50 Senators are pushing to end a two-decade-old rule forbidding people from openly carrying firearms in most national parks
The U.S. Supreme Court announces it will decide a case about gun rights. CNN's Brian Todd reports
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to decide whether the District of Columbia's sweeping ban on handgun ownership violates the Constitution's fundamental right to "keep and bear arms."
Hunters remain a powerful force in American society, as evidenced by the presidential candidates who routinely pay them homage, but their ranks are shrinking dramatically and wildlife agencies worry increasingly about the loss of sorely needed license-fee revenue.
The U.S. is the world's largest maker, buyer and seller of guns but the country's constitutional right to bear arms comes at a high price -- one that gun control advocates say the whole world is paying.
In a landmark legal victory for opponents of gun control, a federal appeals court Friday struck down a District of Columbia ban on keeping handguns in homes as a violation of the Second Amendment's right to keep and bear arms.
May 9 Bankrupt auto parts maker Delphi is due in court for a hearing on whether it can void union contracts.
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The senator shows off his shotgun in the search for NRA votes
We're being treated this weekend to a revealing, if slightly predictable, display of President Bush's political priorities.
The Senate Tuesday overwhelmingly voted to kill a bill that would have protected gun manufacturers from lawsuits, with supporters turning against the measure after senators added a provision extending the 1994 ban on assault rifles.
Democrats are eager to fight this election on the economy, education, the deficit -- but today they're stuck fighting each other over one of the most potent wedge issues around -- guns.
What handy five- by seven-inch contraption has the ability to fend off bad guys yet isn't endorsed by the NRA? A desktop label-printer. After Sept. 11, offices and trade shows have had to rethink h...
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If ever there was a time when the gun lobby should be vanquished, it is now. This year alone, there have been Columbine (15 dead, 23 wounded), the Wedgwood Baptist Church in Fort Worth (eight dead,...
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