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Democrats propose limits on online ammo salesupdated: Mon Jul 30 2012 22:26:00

Two Democratic lawmakers took on the hot-button political issue of gun control Monday, introducing legislation that would effectively ban online ammunition sales.

Despite online ammo bill, many Democrats still won't touch gun policyupdated: Mon Jul 30 2012 16:12:00

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.

Is it still too soon to talk gun control?updated: Mon Jul 30 2012 07:51:00

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.

Obama speaks out on gun controlupdated: Mon Jul 30 2012 07:51:00

CNN's Dana Bash looks at Obama's latest comments on gun control and how some Democrats may now be in a tough spot.

Average Americans don't need assault weaponsupdated: Sun Jul 29 2012 22:35:00

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.

Analysis: Why gun controls are off the agenda in Americaupdated: Mon Jul 23 2012 17:06:00

What is it about Americans and guns?

How the 'gun culture' impacts politicsupdated: Mon Jul 23 2012 17:06:00

CNN's John Vause talks with blogger Dan Baum, about the impact of recent shootings on U.S. politics.

Gun-control, gun-rights groups ready for renewed debate after Colorado shootingupdated: Sat Jul 21 2012 16:10:00

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.

Gun control politicsupdated: Sat Jul 21 2012 16:10:00

NYC Mayor demands that presidential candidates act on gun regulation. John Avlon reports on the gun control debate.

For Democrats, gun politics are bad politicsupdated: Fri Jul 20 2012 18:34:00

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.

Bloomberg blasts politics on gunsupdated: Fri Jul 20 2012 18:34:00

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg blasts President Obama and Mitt Romney on guns in the wake of the Aurora shooting.

NRA tweeter was 'unaware' of Colorado shooting, spokesman saysupdated: Fri Jul 20 2012 13:05:00

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:

NRA sends Democrats a message over Holder contempt voteupdated: Fri Jul 06 2012 12:23:00

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.

White House, Justice Dept. make last-ditch effort to avoid Holder contempt voteupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 22:15:00

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.

NRA's Marion Hammer stands her ground updated: Sun Apr 15 2012 09:20:00

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.

'Stand Your Ground' tested in old caseupdated: Sun Apr 15 2012 09:20:00

CNN's Randi Kaye reports on "Stand Your Ground" law in Florida and why one widow says it's a free pass for murder.

Romney courts gun owners and pivots to general electionupdated: Fri Apr 13 2012 18:01:00

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."

When consumers push soda companies out of politicsupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 19:04:00

As election 2012 heats up, the question of how corporations will figure into the first presidential election post-Citizens United is a hot topic.

NRA expands its role from fight for gun rights to conservative causesupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 18:05:00

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.

Killing shows flaws of NRA-backed lawupdated: Fri Mar 23 2012 05:34:00

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.

Repeal "Stand Your Ground" law?updated: Fri Mar 23 2012 05:34:00

CNN's Erin Burnett speaks to two individuals on opposing sides of the "Stand Your Ground" law.

Florida shooting renews debate over 'stand your ground' lawsupdated: Tue Mar 20 2012 21:22:00

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.

Gun sales at record levels, according to FBI background checksupdated: Tue Dec 27 2011 20:28:00

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.

House votes to expand concealed gun lawupdated: Wed Nov 16 2011 18:57:00

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday to dramatically expand the right to carry concealed firearms in most states.

Guns, immigration and GOP hypocrisyupdated: Sun Jul 17 2011 13:50:00

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.

Feds expand gun sales reporting requirements in four border statesupdated: Mon Jul 11 2011 21:40:00

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.

Why is NRA spurning Obama move?updated: Thu Mar 17 2011 09:35:00

Two months after the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, talking reasonably about gun policy remains a third rail in American politics.

Why the NRA won't talk gun control with Obamaupdated: Wed Mar 16 2011 15:36:00

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.

Could law have prevented shooting?updated: Wed Jan 12 2011 13:29:00

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy talks to CNN's Allan Chernoff about her gun control proposal and why her crusade is personal.

Fortune: Why there's no more debate on gun controlupdated: Wed Jan 12 2011 11:45:00

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. The Bonus: Could you hit a target 1,000 yards away? These sharpshooters canupdated: Tue Aug 17 2010 15:08:00

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.

Opposing gun groups take opposite stands on Kaganupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 16:28:00

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan received a mixed reaction Thursday from groups on opposite ends of the gun control debate.

What is Kagan's stance on gun ownership?updated: Thu Jul 01 2010 16:28:00

The Supreme Court nominee vowed to enforce the constitution when asked for her personal stance on gun ownership.

House narrowly passes campaign spending disclosure billupdated: Thu Jun 24 2010 18:34:00

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.

Kagan notes label KKK and NRA as 'bad guy' organizationsupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 18:15:00

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.

Palin fires up gun crowd at NRA forumupdated: Mon May 17 2010 18:07:00

The former Alaska governor made the case for the 2nd amendment at the annual NRA leadership forum.

Speakers at NRA convention target Washington, midtermsupdated: Mon May 17 2010 18:07:00

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. NBA legend Malone offers thoughts on alleged Arenas-gun incidentupdated: Thu Jan 07 2010 12:36:00

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. 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."

City slickers take up guns for 'Hunting Club 2.0'updated: Tue Dec 29 2009 10:25:00

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.

Analysis: Lines drawn as campaign finance case nearsupdated: Sat Sep 05 2009 16:32:00

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 .

People on terrorist watch list allowed to buy gunsupdated: Mon Jun 22 2009 15:17:00

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.

FSB: Drive-by message: One entrepreneur's crusade against gunsupdated: Fri Jun 12 2009 11:11:00

John Rosenthal has a long history of social activism -- and the prison record to prove it.

House passes measure expanding gun rightsupdated: Wed May 20 2009 21:54:00

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.

NRA thrives amid fears of heightened gun-control effortsupdated: Fri May 15 2009 18:16:00

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.

CNNMoney: Credit cards and gun rights - Huh?updated: Thu May 14 2009 17:57:00

What do guns have to do with credit cards?

Fortune: The truth about stimulus and the Depressionupdated: Wed Feb 11 2009 06:03:00

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.

Gun sales upupdated: Tue Nov 11 2008 16:02:00

The sale of guns is showing a sharp increase since the presidential election. Kelli Arena reports.

Gun sales surge after Obama's electionupdated: Tue Nov 11 2008 16:02:00

Bernie Conatser has never seen business this good. Where Palin Made Her Nameupdated: Sat Aug 30 2008 21:00:00

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 Was Anti-Gun Activist an NRA Spy?updated: Wed Aug 06 2008 10:00:00

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

NRA to launch anti-Obama adupdated: Tue Jul 01 2008 21:56:00

CNN's Brian Todd reports on a $15 million anti-Obama ad blitz planned by the gun lobby.

NRA to target Obama in ad blitzupdated: Tue Jul 01 2008 21:56:00

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.

NRA claims victoryupdated: Sat Jun 28 2008 01:35:00

The National Rifle Association is hailing the Supreme Court ruling that overturned a gun ban a 'monumental victory.'

Reaction mixed after D.C. handgun ban overturnedupdated: Thu Jun 26 2008 18:32:00

In a landmark ruling on personal gun ownership, the U.S. Supreme Court declared a Washington, D.C., handgun ban unconstitutional.

iReporter on gun rulingupdated: Thu Jun 26 2008 18:32:00

iReporter Nick Parsons supports today's Supreme Court handgun ruling.

Behind the Scenes: Debating guns in national parksupdated: Mon Jun 16 2008 11:46:00

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. Judge Halts Gun Laws in Philadelphiaupdated: Thu Apr 17 2008 16:50:00

A judge on Thursday temporarily blocked the city from enforcing five gun-control ordinances pending a challenge from the National Rifle Association

Charlton Heston dead at 84updated: Mon Apr 07 2008 08:44:00

Actor Charlton Heston has died at his Beverly Hills home at the age of 84. Charlton Heston (1924-2008)updated: Sun Apr 06 2008 02:00:00

The Academy Award winning actor was the quintessential Hollywood embodiment of the epic hero Justices Agree on Right to Own Gunsupdated: Tue Mar 18 2008 19:40:00

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

Lawmakers urge high court to side with gun ownersupdated: Fri Feb 08 2008 16:26:00

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. The Gun Lobby Targets Yellowstoneupdated: Fri Dec 21 2007 17:00:00

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

Court to decide gun ban caseupdated: Wed Nov 21 2007 11:55:00

The U.S. Supreme Court announces it will decide a case about gun rights. CNN's Brian Todd reports

Supreme Court to rule on gun ownership rightsupdated: Wed Nov 21 2007 11:55:00

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."

Where have all the hunters gone? updated: Mon Sep 03 2007 03:01:00

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.

Shootings highlight 'global epidemic'updated: Tue Apr 17 2007 08:24:00

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.

Court strikes down D.C. handgun lawupdated: Fri Mar 09 2007 22:10:00

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.

Fortune: The Futures Marketupdated: Thu May 11 2006 12:10:00

May 9 Bankrupt auto parts maker Delphi is due in court for a hearing on whether it can void union contracts.

Fortune: KILLING TIME IN GUN VALLEY updated: Mon Oct 04 2004 00:01:00

IN THE DAYS BEFORE THE EXPIRATION of the Clinton era "assault weapons" ban on Sept. 14, L.A. police chief Bill Bratton warned of "carnage," while the NRA talked of a "monumental accomplishment." Ca...

Assault weapons ban due to expire Mondayupdated: Fri Sep 10 2004 15:18:00

Can you get away with defying public opinion? Sometimes. Sometimes you can even get the political Play of the Week.

Kerry's looming gun battleupdated: Mon Jul 19 2004 14:00:00

The senator shows off his shotgun in the search for NRA votes

Guns, gays and the GOPupdated: Fri Apr 16 2004 07:19:00

We're being treated this weekend to a revealing, if slightly predictable, display of President Bush's political priorities.

Senate kills bill protecting gun makersupdated: Tue Mar 02 2004 12:22:00

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.

Gunfightupdated: Thu Feb 26 2004 04:39:00

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.

Fortune: DYMO Stamford, Conn.updated: Mon Mar 18 2002 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: Fat & Happy in D.C. Republicans are busting out all over, not just in Congress and the White House but also updated: Mon May 28 2001 00:01:00

Maybe it's a coincidence, but Washington is gorging on red meat. Carnivores have stormed the capital, and this city is nothing if not adaptive. From Smith & Wollensky to Nick & Stef's, from Angelo ...

Fortune: Under The Gun The more pressure there is to regulate firearms, the stronger the National Rifle Association becomes. But like theupdated: Mon Dec 06 1999 00:01:00

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,...

Fortune: Follow the Money Hard money. Soft money. Lobbying money. Which buys the most influence in Washington? FOupdated: Mon Dec 06 1999 00:01:00

Looking down on Washington (is there any other way?), the common view is that beneath the surface of benevolent democracy seethes a crass commercialism. A little campaign cash from your neighborhoo...

Fortune: A BULL'S-EYE IN VIRGINIAupdated: Mon Apr 05 1993 00:01:00

Could James C. Wheat III, 40, be having a mid-life crisis? Why else would an investment banker active in Republican politics join forces with Virginia's Democratic governor, L. Douglas Wilder? And ...

Fortune: TRIAL LAWYERS FACE A NEW CHARGE U.S. companies are drowning in costly product-liability suits. Business and the White House woulupdated: Mon Aug 26 1991 00:01:00

ITS INITIALS are ATLA, which makes the Association of Trial Lawyers of America sound a little like the celebrated Hun who tormented the civilized world some centuries back. And that's the way oppon...

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