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  • Mixed feelings in La. about teen handgun sales ban Play Video

    September 4, 2013 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell signed on with 21 other state attorneys general to an NRA petition asking the Supreme Court to overturn a ban against handgun sales to people younger than 21. The petition to overturn the ban was filed in August and notes a... more »
  • La. joins NRA, other states in gun sales petition

    September 4, 2013 10:40 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell signed on with 21 other state attorneys general to an NRA petition asking the Supreme Court to overturn a ban against handgun sales to people younger than 21. The petition to overturn the ban was filed in August and notes a... more »
  • NRA's new president has penchant for bold words

    May 4, 2013 10:41 AM

    HOUSTON - The incoming leader of the National Rifle Association has a penchant for bold statements that are sure to inflame an already explosive national debate over gun control. James Porter assumes the presidency on Monday after the group's national convention wraps up in Houston. The Alabama attorney is currently... more »
  • NRA changes stance on background checks

    February 4, 2013 2:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - The country's most powerful gun rights lobbying group has reversed its decade-old stance on requiring instant background checks for people buying guns at gun shows. Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, said in 1999 that his group thinks "it's reasonable to provide mandatory instant... more »
  • Senate hearing pits NRA, gun-control supporters

    January 30, 2013 6:58 AM

    WASHINGTON - The National Rifle Association and gun-control advocates, including the husband of wounded former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, are facing off at the year's first Senate hearing on curbing gun violence. Wednesday's Senate Judiciary Committee hearing comes less than two months after the massacre of 20 first-graders and six... more »
  • White House calls NRA video repugnant, cowardly

    January 16, 2013 10:56 AM

    WASHINGTON - The White House says a National Rifle Association video referencing President Barack Obama's daughters is "repugnant and cowardly." Obama spokesman Jay Carney says most Americans agree that a president's children should not be used as "pawns in a political fight." Carney was referring to an online video from... 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 »
  • NRA vows to defend gun rights after WH meeting

    January 10, 2013 3:24 PM

    WASHINGTON - The nation's largest gun-rights lobby says some participants at its White House meeting seemed more interested in demonizing the Second Amendment than keeping students safe. The National Rifle Association met with Vice President Joe Biden's school safety study group on Thursday and afterward said the participants spent most... more »
  • Biden to meet with NRA to discuss gun safety

    January 10, 2013 7:30 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is meeting with the National Rifle Association and other gun-rights groups as officials look for ways to curb violence linked to guns. Vice President Joe Biden is leading an administration-wide review of gun safety laws, vowing urgent action in the wake of last month's... more »
  • NRA: Public wants armed guards in every school

    December 23, 2012 10:27 AM

    WASHINGTON - National Rifle Association executive Wayne LaPierre says the American people think it would be "crazy" not to put armed guards in every school, as the group has suggested in the wake of the massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. LaPierre also contends that any new efforts... more »
  • Is air marshal program a model for schools?

    December 23, 2012 10:16 AM

    WASHINGTON - The former congressman who's heading the National Rifle Association's school emergency response program that would include volunteers to help guard children says it makes sense because it's similar to placing air marshals on planes. Asa Hutchinson tells ABC's "This Week" that the air marshal program has provided a... more »
  • NRA promises to help prevent school shootings

    December 18, 2012 4:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - The National Rifle Association is breaking its silence four days after a school shooting in Newtown, Conn., where 26 were killed, including 20 children. The nation's largest gun rights organization made its first public statements Tuesday after a self-imposed media blackout that left many wondering how it would... more »
  • Jindal goes to Missouri to speak to NRA gathering

    April 13, 2012 2:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has traveled to Missouri to speak to the National Rifle Association. Jindal's office said the Republican governor went to St. Louis on Friday to talk at the NRA's "Celebration of American Values Forum." The speech comes as the NRA is pushing a proposal at... more »
  • Romney to address key conservative group at NRA event

    April 13, 2012 6:43 AM

    ST. LOUIS - Mitt Romney's speech to the National Rifle Association is a high-profile chance for the Republican presidential candidate to gain the acceptance of wary conservatives. The address in St. Louis on Friday comes at a moment of heightened concern about gun use. Florida officials recently charged a neighborhood... more »

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