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US Supreme Court weighs 'straw' gun purchases challenge
US Supreme Court weighs 'straw' gun purchases challenge

The US Supreme Court heard arguments in a case about legal provisions intended to prevent the "straw" purchases of guns by one individual for other buyers.

US Supreme Court weighs 'straw' gun purchases challenge
Obama: Navy Yard shooting must inspire gun law change
Obama: Navy Yard shooting must inspire gun law change

President Barack Obama used a memorial service for the victims of America's latest mass shooting on Sunday to make another impassioned appeal to reform gun ownership laws.

Obama: Navy Yard shooting must inspire gun law change
Obama urges new gun laws, swift Congress action unlikely
Obama urges new gun laws, swift Congress action unlikely

President Barack Obama called on Congress Tuesday to tighten gun laws after the latest in a "ritual" of shooting massacres, but lawmakers admitted there is insufficient support for new legislation.

Obama urges new gun laws, swift Congress action unlikely
Bloomberg to donors: shun US senators over gun vote
Bloomberg to donors: shun US senators over gun vote

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg personally wrote Wednesday to hundreds of Big Apple donors, asking them to stop funding four Democratic senators who opposed tougher gun laws in Congress.

Bloomberg to donors: shun US senators over gun vote
US reels after 5-year-old kills sister with 'my first rifle'
US reels after 5-year-old kills sister with 'my first rifle'

The accidental shooting death of a two-year-old at the hands of her five-year-old brother has revived the perennial gun debate in the United States, where weapons are made just for kids.

US reels after 5-year-old kills sister with 'my first rifle'
Obama slams 'shameful' defeat of US gun reform
Obama slams 'shameful' defeat of US gun reform

Bristling with anger, President Barack Obama branded Wednesday's defeat of his gun reform drive in the US Senate as "shameful," and accused lawmakers of caving in to the powerful firearms lobby.

Obama slams 'shameful' defeat of US gun reform
Battle lines drawn as US Senate readies gun debate
Battle lines drawn as US Senate readies gun debate

The most significant US Senate debate on gun laws in 20 years starts Tuesday with the chamber introducing a bipartisan compromise on background checks.

Battle lines drawn as US Senate readies gun debate
US senators reach deal on gun-sale background checks
US senators reach deal on gun-sale background checks

Senators struck a hard-fought compromise Wednesday that could expand US background checks to all commercial firearms sales, which may result in the most ambitious change to gun laws since 1994.

US senators reach deal on gun-sale background checks
Obama slams Republicans for gun reform 'stunts'
Obama slams Republicans for gun reform 'stunts'

President Barack Obama accused Republicans of stooping to political stunts Monday to block gun reform, in a fervent appeal delivered close to the site of the Newtown school massacre.

Obama slams Republicans for gun reform 'stunts'
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Connecticut senate backs toughest US gun law

Senate legislators in Connecticut, where a gunman massacred 20 small children and six adults in December, passed the toughest US law on owning military-style rifles.

Connecticut senate backs toughest US gun law
Gun legislation getting holstered on Capitol Hill
Gun legislation getting holstered on Capitol Hill

Three months after Newtown, the prospects for President Barack Obama's ambitious gun control measures have dimmed, as hopes for expanded background checks clash with stubborn political realities.

Gun legislation getting holstered on Capitol Hill
Biden's home defense advice: buy a shotgun!
Biden's home defense advice: buy a shotgun!

Vice President Joe Biden told Americans Tuesday that a few blasts of a shotgun should be ample for self defense, as he pushed White House gun reform plans.

Biden's home defense advice: buy a shotgun!
Has politics weighed on Oscars race?
Has politics weighed on Oscars race?

Perhaps it is no surprise, given that 2012 was a US election year, but this year's Oscars crop includes a heavy dose of politics -- which has arguably influenced Hollywood's top awards race.

Has politics weighed on Oscars race?
Ted Nugent scratches his Obama itch after speech
Ted Nugent scratches his Obama itch after speech

As promised, rocker and gun enthusiast Ted Nugent was on his best behavior at President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday, but he let loose with some colorful criticism afterward.

Ted Nugent scratches his Obama itch after speech
Obama's emotional gun control push at heart of speech
Obama's emotional gun control push at heart of speech

President Barack Obama brought the wounds inflicted by the recent spate of shooting deaths to Congress Tuesday, ending his State of the Union address with an emotional plea for tougher gun control.

Obama's emotional gun control push at heart of speech
US lawmakers introduce gun trafficking bill
US lawmakers introduce gun trafficking bill

Lawmakers from both parties unveiled a bill Tuesday cracking down on "straw purchasers" who traffic firearms to criminals, the first in a series of new gun control measures expected in Congress.

US lawmakers introduce gun trafficking bill
Thousands march in Washington for gun control
Thousands march in Washington for gun control

Thousands of people marched in Washington on Saturday to demand stronger gun control legislation, in a solemn rally six weeks after the shock massacre of young children at a Connecticut school.

Thousands march in Washington for gun control
Obama unveils sweeping gun control measures
Obama unveils sweeping gun control measures

President Barack Obama Wednesday demanded an assault weapons ban and universal background checks for gun buyers as part of sweeping gun control measures in response to the Newtown school massacre.

Obama unveils sweeping gun control measures
Gun lobby slams 'elitist hypocrite' Obama
Gun lobby slams 'elitist hypocrite' Obama

The US gun lobby lashed out at President Barack Obama Tuesday as an "elitist hypocrite" for providing Secret Service protection to his daughters but balking at having armed guards in all schools.

Gun lobby slams 'elitist hypocrite' Obama
Obama backs new gun reforms as Newtown grieves
Obama backs new gun reforms as Newtown grieves

President Barack Obama pledged Monday to vigorously pursue "sensible" gun control but, a month after a school massacre traumatized America, questioned whether tough new laws could pass Congress.

Obama backs new gun reforms as Newtown grieves