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A handwritten sign reads 'Pray for Newtown' following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School December 15, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Gun Groups Reschedule ‘Guns Save Lives Day’ Originally Planned For Newtown Shooting Anniversary

The groups now say they’ll hold the event Dec. 15, the day after the anniversary of one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history. Organizers note that the day after the anniversary is national Bill of Rights Day.

10/15/2013

Sandy Hook School

Gun Groups Declare Anniversary Of Newtown Massacre ‘Guns Save Lives Day’

Newtown First Selectwoman Pat Llodra said it’s disrespectful for gun rights advocates to stage rallies on the anniversary of the massacre that left 20 first graders and six educators dead.

10/14/2013

The six-month anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School is marked in Newtown, Conn. - June 14, 2013 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Newtown Activists Respond To Navy Yard Shooting

Activists from Newtown, Conn., where 26 people were fatally shot last December, are headed to Washington to again lobby for gun control a day after 12 people were killed in a shooting rampage in the capital.

09/17/2013

Woman aiming gun (file/credit: CBS 2)

Pascrell Pushes For Higher Taxes On Guns, Ammo

The New Jersey Democrat notes that the tax rate on guns has remained flat since 1955. For ammunition, the tax rate has been unchanged since 1941.

08/22/2013

Starbucks coffee logo (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Starbucks Gun Rallies Draw Ire Of Newtown Group

Gun rights groups are staging “Starbucks Appreciation Day” to voice their approval of the coffee chain’s stand supporting gun owners who wish to openly display their weapons.

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Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy looks up after signing a gun-control bill April 4, 2013 in Hartford, Connecticut (Photo by Christopher Capozziello/Getty Images)

Some Conn. Gun Control Provisions To Go Into Effect Monday

Beginning Monday, people can begin applying for new credentials to purchase long guns and ammunition. Such credentials will eventually be required to buy ammo, rifles and shot guns.

06/30/2013

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Poll: Republican Challenger Tom Foley Bests Conn. Gov. Dan Malloy

Poll Director Doug Schwartz told WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau that only 44 percent of those questioned said Malloy deserves to be reelected, while 46 said he doesn’t deserve it.

06/19/2013

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (file / credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Blumenthal Marks 6-Month Anniversary Of Newtown Massacre; WH Meets With Victims’ Families

In his remarks on the Senate floor, Sen. Blumenthal said now that the world is watching, it is important for Congress to act on meaningful gun control legislation.

06/13/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Pressures Donors Over Gun Control Votes

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is stepping up his gun control campaign by asking donors not to support four Democratic senators who opposed a bill to expand background checks.

06/12/2013

Cristiana Verro browses for guns on sale at the National Armory gun store in Pompano Beach, Florida - April 11, 2013 (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Crowd Rallies Against New York’s Gun Control Law Outside State Capitol

While cheering former Republican gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino and Jeannine Pirro, a broadcaster and former Westchester County district attorney, protesters sang “God Bless America” and held signs for the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

06/11/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)/President Barack Obama (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Person Of Interest Questioned In Poison Letter Attacks On Obama, Bloomberg

The Joint Terrorism Task Force expanded its search for the person responsible for sending two poison-laced letters to the mayor and a third to the president as new details emerged about the contents of the threatening notes.

05/30/2013

Woman aiming gun (file/credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey Lawmakers Give Final Green Light To 3 Gun Control Bills

The New Jersey State Assembly on Monday gave final approval to three gun control bills, sending them to Gov. Chris Christie for his signature.

05/20/2013

Sen. Stephen Sweeney and Sen. Tom Kean, Jr. (file / credits: New Jersey Senate Democrats, New Jersey Senate Republican Office)

Gloves Come Off Between Kean And Sweeney In N.J. State Senate

The two most powerful men in the New Jersey Senate are locking horns.

05/20/2013

Mayor Bloomberg, Gov. Malloy meet at City Hall, May 15, 2013. (credit: Spencer T. Tucker/Mayor's Office)

Conn. Gov: ‘Guns Aren’t Making You Safer In Your House’

Mayor Michael Bloomberg met Gov. Dannel P. Malloy at City Hall to discuss Connecticut’s new gun control law.

05/15/2013

Mayor Cory Booker, Sen. Barbara Buono

Booker, Buono Team Up To Call For Gun Control In New Jersey

Newark Mayor Cory Booker and Democratic New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono have teamed up to urge state lawmakers to pass gun control legislation.

05/13/2013

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