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FILE - Gun show goers look at various weapons (Photo credit Guillaume Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

Senators Unveil Deal To Expand Background Checks On Gun Sales

The deal would expand the checks to cover all commercial sales, such as at gun shows and online. Private transactions that are not for profit, such as those between relatives, would be exempt.

04/10/2013

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) speaks next to a display of assault weapons during a news conference on January 24, 2013. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Murphy Demands Action On Gun Control In Maiden Speech On Senate Floor

Sen. Chris Murphy said when he was elected into office in Nov. he never imagined such a terrible tragedy taking place and dictating policy like the massacre in Newtown has. He said the fact that 26 lives were taken in five minutes at Sandy Hook Elementary School cannot be ignored and demand action.

04/10/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is a co-chair of Mayors Against Illegal Guns. (credit: CBS 2)

Mayors Against Illegal Guns To Grade Lawmakers On Policy Positions

The scorecard will incorporate committee and floor votes, bill co-sponsorships, public statements and other sources.

04/09/2013

President Barack Obama speaks on gun control in Hartford, Conn. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Calls On Congress To Follow Conn., And Pass ‘Common Sense’ Gun Law

The president said “we can’t forget” the tragedy of the Newtown massacre last December that left 26 dead. Obama also applauded parents of victims, who he said “used the grief to make a difference.”

04/08/2013

Kelly And Schumer On Gun Control

Gun Control Supporters Speak Out, With Senate Deal Reportedly Near

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) was joined by NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly on Sunday afternoon to call on Congress to pass gun control measures including universal background checks.

04/07/2013

FILE - A box of 9mm bullets and .223 rifle ammuntion sit on the counter at a store. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gun Control Laws, Rumors Have Ammo Flying Off Store Shelves

Gun enthusiasts fearful of new weapon controls and alarmed by rumors of government hoarding are buying bullets practically by the bushel, making it hard for stores nationwide to keep shelves stocked.

04/05/2013

Conn. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signs new gun control bill into law on Thursday, April 4, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Gov. Dannel Malloy Signs Sweeping Conn. Gun Control Bill Into Law

Malloy signed the bill at a ceremony Thursday alongside family members of some of the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, several hours after it won approval in the General Assembly.

04/04/2013

Sen. Chris Murphy in Washington, D.C. (file / credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

With Conn. Gun Control Law In Place, Focus Shifts To Congress To Act

Debate among lawmakers in Washington to implement tighter national gun laws has effectively stalled. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), who has worked both sides of the aisle on the issue, said Republicans are unwilling to consider even the basics.

04/04/2013

(credit: Guillaume Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

Conn. Senate OKs Gun Control Bills, Sends To House

Following a respectful and at times somber debate, the Senate voted 26-10 in favor of the bill crafted by leaders from both major parties in the Democratic-controlled legislature.

04/03/2013

Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Rep. Maloney Says She Received Death Threats Over Gun Control Bill

Rep. Carolyn Maloney said she’s received phone calls Tuesday night at her Manhattan office. She said the calls were answered by young interns, who were “understandably shaken by this experience.”

04/03/2013

(credit: Guillaume Meyer/AFP/Getty Images)

Connecticut Lawmakers Reach Deal On Gun Control Legislation

Connecticut state lawmakers came to an agreement Monday on what they said will become some of the nation’s toughest gun control laws.

04/01/2013

Guns turned in at a Dallas gun buyback event (credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Gun Control Group: New Jersey Has Submitted Few Records For Background Checks

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control group said New Jersey is far behind the curve in submitting mental health records for the purchase of background checks for gun purchases.

03/30/2013

National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre (file/credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)/Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file/credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Bloomberg Issues Pro-Gun Control Ad Campaign, Spars With NRA Chief

The gloves were off as Bloomberg sparred with National Rifle Association chief executive officer and executive vice president Wayne LaPierre as the U.S. Senate gears up for debate on the highly contentious issue.

03/24/2013

Connecticut State Capitol in Hartford (file / Used with permission of the Connecticut General Assembly and the League of Women Voters of Connecticut Education Fund, Inc.)

Newtown Families Head To Hartford To Press For Gun Reform

Families from Newtown are in Hartford today delivering letters to lawmakers asking for a vote on legislation to make the state safer from gun violence.

03/22/2013

An assortment of handguns (file/credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Cuomo Announces Temporary Tax On High-Earning New Yorkers To Be Extended

There was double talk from Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday, as he reversed positions on guns and taxes. Cuomo tried to sell a tax “hike” as a tax “cut.”

03/21/2013

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