President Barack Obama is bringing words of comfort and sympathy to grieving families of victims of the shooting rampage in Roseburg, Oregon, muting his message about the need for new laws to stem gun violence as he visits an area where firearms are popular.
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By Ben Wolfgang - The Washington Times
Umpqua Community College, the site of the latest mass shooting, has grappled firsthand with the complex questions of gun violence, opting last year against having armed guards and developing plans to deal with an active shooter after a fatal incident at a nearby high school in 2006. Published October 1, 2015
Senate Democrats gathered Thursday on the steps of the Capitol surrounded by about a dozen armed guards to announce a new push for tougher gun-control laws.
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said Wednesday that he was once held at gunpoint at a Baltimore Popeyes, following backlash over comments he made about the mass shooting last week in Roseburg, Oregon.
The White House said residents of the Oregon town where a gunman killed nine people at a community college have "nothing to fear" from President Obama's scheduled trip to their community on Friday.
The deadly shooting last week at an Oregon community college has an eerie parallel with the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 pupils and six adult staff members in 2012.
An 86-year-old grandmother who runs a gun shop out of the same Oregon town rattled by last week's mass shooting has a few choice words for President Obama.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Tuesday that if there had been an armed civilian who knew had to handle a gun on the scene at last week's deadly shooting at a community college in Oregon, there could have been a different outcome.
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton signaled she's going all-out on a new push for gun controls Monday, driving distance between herself and top opponent Sen. Bernard Sanders even as she took aim at Republican critics in Congress, pronouncing the Benghazi probe a political sham designed to derail her campaign.
The Obama administration wants voters across the country to only weigh gun rights and gun-safety legislation when considering who to support, saying it's necessary for proponents of new firearms restrictions to show the same passion Second Amendment activists are known for.
An 11-year-old boy faces a murder charge after witnesses say he killed his 8-year-old neighbor because she would not let him see her puppy.
A lawyer for a New Jersey priest accused of pointing a functioning musket at an 8-year-old boy inside the church's rectory says his client will plead not guilty.
The father of Oregon gunman Christopher Harper-Mercer argued Saturday that his son never would have killed nine people last week at Umpqua Community College if he wasn't able to get his hands on a gun in the first place.
After a suburban district attorney barred her prosecutors from keeping handguns, even at home, her office said the goal was safety. But the now-changed restriction has touched off debate about whether prosecutors should be packing heat.
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton proposed using executive action for tighter gun control restrictions on the campaign trail Monday, but during her first bid for the White House eight years ago, Mrs. Clinton fashioned herself as a pro-gun, Second Amendment supporter.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton pledged Monday to do everything she can if elected president to keep guns out of the hands of people who shouldn't have them -- even if that means working without Congress.
Donald Trump on Sunday said President Obama made himself a "great divider" of Americans by pushing for more gun-control laws in response to last week's mass shooting at an Oregon community college.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says now is not the time to debate gun control laws, despite President Obama's impassioned plea to politicize Thursday's shooting at Umpqua Community College.
Retired neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson said incidents like the Thursday shooting at a community college in Oregon should be analyzed in hopes of preventing similar ones from happening, but that gun control only works for law-abiding citizens and not "crazies."
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Friday questioned whether any gun law could have prevented the shooter at a community college in Oregon from killing at least nine people and wounding a handful of others.
Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee rebuked President Obama's comments on gun control as "ignorantly inflammatory" following Thursday's shooting at Oregon's Umpqua Community College.
Rep. Michael McCaul, Texas Republican and chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, said Friday there needs to be an emphasis on mental health, and not new gun laws, in the wake of Thursday's shooting at a community college in Oregon.
More than 160 University of Texas professors have signed a petition vowing to ban their students from carrying guns to class, despite a new law that allows them to do so.
Gun rights advocates are taking aim at the Dallas Zoo over signs that say concealed weapons are prohibited inside the park.
A soldier with the National Guard was told to leave his gun outside or take his business elsewhere Sunday morning at a Kentucky Waffle House.
Conservative talk radio host and gun-rights advocate Dana Loesch says she has reached out to the FBI after an Internet troll edited a promotional video she recently did for the National Rifle Association to depict her bloody gun death.
San Francisco's last gun shop has been a defiant fixture against the liberal city's suffocating arms policies for more than 60 years, but a new set of regulations is forcing the owners to finally throw in the towel.
Democratic presidential hopeful and former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who has made proposals for tough new gun-control laws a cornerstone of his campaign, on Tuesday accused Donald Trump of "shameless pandering to the National Rifle Association."
A University of Missouri professor is filing a lawsuit against the school for prohibiting guns on campus, in what is aimed to be one of the first tests of the state's newly amended constitution that provides for "strict scrutiny" of gun restrictions.
Real estate mogul and Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Friday released his policy paper detailing his views on gun rights, saying he supports the Second Amendment right to bear arms and that "our personal protection is ultimately up to us."
GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump said Friday the government should expand gun rights for law-abiding citizens and focus more on cracking down on violent criminals and making sure guns don't fall into the hands of the mentally ill.
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Texas lawmakers on Friday approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation's second most-populous state, sending the bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who immediately promised to sign it and reverse a ban dating to the post-Civil War era.
Mike Bloomberg put $50 million into Tuesday's elections, and he doesn't have much to show for it. Someone, perhaps the Koch brothers, ought to treat him to a Big Gulp. The onetime mayor of New York City organized a group called Everytown for Gun Safety, meant to rival the National Rifle Association, and with a lot more money. The new group was supposed to put gun control on the front burner. Instead, the gun-control candidates got scorched on the back burner.
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Last year, in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shootings in Connecticut, the Obama administration and then-New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg worked to put together a "coalition of the willing" to join them in a war on the Second Amendment and hit upon Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper as a likely recruit.
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The families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher injured two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting.
Attorney General Eric Holder blamed “the gun lobby” for being behind his 2012 contempt vote in Congress, in one of many heated exchanges with House Republicans Tuesday.
A Republican state senator in Oklahoma took a swipe at CNN host Piers Morgan by filing pro-gun legislation in Oklahoma that he named after the vocal gun-control advocate.
Gun records checks, fueled by a post-Newtown boom of gun sales, hit a new high in 2013, and industry analysts expect ammunition to be the big seller this year as consumers catch up to all of those firearms purchases.
One year after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., all sides of the debate — from President Obama and single-issue groups led by outgoing New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and others to powerful gun advocacy voices — sound much the same as they did 12 months ago in the immediate aftermath of one of the worst shootings in American history.
The Senate voted Monday to extend a ban on undetectable plastic guns for 10 years just hours before the act was scheduled to expire, but advocates lamented that it didn't go far enough and vowed to push forward to expand it in the near future.
The passage of a string of state "stand your ground" self-defense laws in recent years produced a partisan divide at a hearing Tuesday on Capitol Hill, with Democrats saying the laws have led to increased gun violence, often targeting minorities, while Republicans questioning the need for a hearing on the issue at all.
Breaking new ground in the state-level battle over firearms, the Democratic-dominated California state legislature has taken gun control into uncharted territory with a flurry of new bills that target not just firearms and ammunition, but also recreational hunting.
Requests for gun permits are on track to double this year in the shattered city of Newtown, Conn., where a mad gunman slaughtered 20 children and 6 educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14.
George Zimmerman may have been cleared of all charges, but New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg used the trial to advance his own anti-gun agenda anyway, pointing to "the tragic death of Trayvon Martin" as proof positive of the need for more regulations.
In an exclusive interview with One America News' Rick Amato, president of the National Rifle Association David Keene discusses the heated debate over gun control legislation.
Four months after the Sandy Hook school shooting, a task force set up by the National Rifle Association issued a school safety report Tuesday that calls for more trained and armed personnel on school grounds, arguing the faster someone responds with a gun during an attack, the more lives can be saved.
A new bill working through Washington state's legislature would allow local sheriffs to enter homes of gun owners to ensure their weapons are properly stored.