Former Senator Santorum: Kids Should Learn CPR, Stop Bullying Instead of Protesting for Stricter Gun Laws

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum criticized protesters who took part in the March For Our Lives demonstration for gun control for not taking enough personal action to solve the problem of gun violence. “How about kids instead of looking to someone else to solve their problem, do something about maybe taking CPR classes or trying […]

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Former Supreme Court Justice Stevens: “Repeal the Second Amendment”

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, in an op-ed in the New York Times this morning, called for the repeal of the Second Amendment of the Constitution. “Rarely in my lifetime have I seen the type of civic engagement schoolchildren and their supporters demonstrated in Washington and other major cities throughout the country this […]

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Gun Control Stalls in Congress

Despite calls from students, parents and lawmakers, gun control has stalled in Congress.  We discuss the week’s events surrounding the debate in this episode.   http://media.blubrry.com/itn/p/content.blubrry.com/itn/Gun_Control_Stalls_in_Congress.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hints at Major Gun-Control Push by Capitol Hill Democrats in Late Spring Through the Election

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said today that Democrats will be making a major push on gun control this spring and warned lawmakers in Congress that they planned to make it a major issue in the upcoming elections. “We’re going to push for it to happen this spring, at the end of spring, before the summer.  […]

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Submits Notice to Ban the Gun Accessory Known as the Bump Stock

The Department of Justice has submitted a notice to the Office of Management and Budget to expand the definition of “machinegun” to include any gun outfitted with “bump stocks.”  President Trump had pledged to make the accessory illegal in the wake of the deadly high school shooting in Parkland, FL, last month that killed seventeen […]

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Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduces Bill to Toughen Background Check Denial Laws

Senators Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Chris Coons (D-DE) have introduced a bill that requires federal authorities to notify local law enforcement when someone prohibited from purchasing a firearm attempts to do so.  The NICS Denial Notification Act would alert state officials whenever an individual is denied purchasing a firearm. The National Instant Criminal Background Check […]

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Gun Legislation Stalls in Congress with Democrats Hoping for More Consequential Bills

Despite outcries from parents, students and lawmakers, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will not bring gun-control legislation to the floor of the Senate this week.  McConnell filed a motion to hold a procedural vote on banking reform, and after that he hopes to bring to the floor anti-sex-trafficking legislation. It is unclear when, or if, […]

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New Research Shows Firearms Purchased Without Background Checks closer to 13% than Previously-Thought 40%

Public outcry from parents, students and lawmakers is causing Congress to consider stricter gun laws such as expanding the nation’s background check system to include purchases made at gun shows and over the internet. Proponents of expanded background checks have claimed that up to 40% of the nation’s gun purchases take place without a background […]

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NRA Officer Contends President Trump Doesn’t “Want Gun Control” After Meeting with Him

The Executive Director of the National Rifle Association’s legislative arm contended that neither the President nor the Vice President want gun control after meeting with them earlier this week. Chris Cox, head of the organization’s lobbying unit, took to Twitter to praise a meeting he had with President Trump and Vice President Pence and to […]

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