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  • Assault weapons ban won't be in Dems' gun bill

    March 19, 2013 12:52 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Senate's top Democrat says he wants to bring a gun bill to the Senate with enough support to overcome any Republican efforts to block debate. And Harry Reid says that meant leaving out a proposed assault weapons ban. Reid says even using "the most optimistic numbers," there... more »
  • Obama to campaign for gun proposals in Minnesota

    February 4, 2013 7:38 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is seeking to rally support from the public and the law enforcement community for his calls to ban assault weapons and require universal background checks for gun buyers. Obama is pitching his anti-gun violence agenda Monday in Minnesota, a Democratic-leaning state where officials have been... more »
  • Biden: Limit on magazine rounds a bigger priority

    January 24, 2013 3:51 PM

    WASHINGTON - Vice President Joe Biden says he's more concerned about limiting the number of rounds in a gun magazine than about banning assault weapons that account for a small percentage of gun deaths. The vice president participated in an online chat Thursday on Google Plus. He says that if... more »
  • Panetta defends Obama's gun control package

    January 17, 2013 6:42 AM

    VICENZA, Italy - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he doesn't understand why anyone outside the military needs assault weapons or armor-piercing bullets. During a visit with U.S. troops in northern Italy on Thursday, Panetta defended President Barack Obama's sweeping gun control package. A soldier asked Panetta what steps... more »
  • Obama to unveil gun violence measures today

    January 16, 2013 5:19 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's broad effort to reduce gun violence will include proposed bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, as well as more than a dozen executive orders aimed at circumventing congressional opposition to stricter gun controls. Obama will announce the measures today at a White... more »
  • Obama: Gun control specifics to come within days

    January 14, 2013 12:20 PM

    WASHINGTON - He's acknowledging an uphill fight in Congress -- so President Barack Obama says he's looking at actions he can take on his own to confront gun violence. He told reporters today that he will present a plan within days. Obama says the ideas that are on the table... more »

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