National Rifle Association
The scorecard will incorporate committee and floor votes, bill co-sponsorships, public statements and other sources.
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.”
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.
The annoyance of a telemarketer’s phone call has quickly turned to dismay in Newtown. The controversial calls were made by the National Rifle Association.
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.
John Hohenwarter, an NRA state liaison, said the group decided to help organize the “lobby day” because there’s an accumulation of “made-for-TV lawmaking, not good policy.”
New Jersey Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg didn’t waste any time introducing a measure that would limit ammunition magazines to hold ten bullets. Tuesday was the first day in the 113th Congress that bills could be introduced. A companion measure was also introduced in the House by Rep. Carolyn McCarthy and has 48 co-sponsors.
Today’s claim to check is from newly sworn-in junior Connecticut U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy.
The Republican governor and father of four said the children of public figures should be off-limits to political attacks.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said a new National Rifle Association web video that labels President Barack Obama an “elitist hypocrite” is “dumb PR.”
The package includes a call on Congress to ban military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazine and it would close loopholes in the gun sale background check system.
The National Rifle Association has released a free smartphone and tablet application that allows users to practice their aim. “NRA: Practice Range” was released over the weekend and was rated for use by children as young as 4 years old, according to the iTunes rating system.
The White House said President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will be joined by children who wrote the president letters after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Two days before Vice President Joseph Biden was due to give President Barack Obama recommendation on curbing gun violence, the National Rifle Association has said an assault weapons ban will nto pass in Congress.
Two people were wounded Thursday in a school shooting in the city of Taft, Calif., according to the Kern County Sheriff’s Office.