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  • NRA released video praising AR-15 days after Orlando mass shooting

    June 21, 2016 12:27 PM

    WASHINGTON - The National Rifle Association released a YouTube video that urges Americans to buy more AR-15 rifles just days after Omar Mateen launched an attack that left 49 people dead and 53 more wounded in Orlando. In the 5-minute “NRA News” video, NRA spokesman Dom Raso describes... more »
  • National Rifle Association: More gun control not the answer

    June 19, 2016 4:03 PM

    WASHINGTON - The National Rifle Association is reaffirming its position that more gun control won't stop extremists or criminals from carrying out attacks. Chief lobbyist Chris Cox says the Florida nightclub massacre - the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history - doesn't change the NRA's opposition to tighter gun... more »
  • Florida Democrats call for emergency gun bill

    June 15, 2016 12:05 PM

    ORLANDO - Democratic state lawmakers want to pass emergency legislation requiring a ban on gun purchases by people on watch lists. The Florida lawmakers called on Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday to hold a special session on the legislation in the wake of the massacre of 49 people at an... more »
  • Trump gets endorsement of National Rifle Association

    May 20, 2016 3:49 PM

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Donald Trump slammed Hillary Clinton as "heartless" for backing restrictions on gun ownership that he said would leave Americans in high-crime areas unable to protect themselves. He also challenged Clinton to follow his lead and release a list of potential Supreme Court nominees. Trump's remarks came... more »
  • Obama announces new steps to reduce gun violence

    April 29, 2016 3:22 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is announcing new steps to reduce gun violence, mainly by helping manufacturers understand what law enforcement agencies need from so-called smart guns. Smart guns are firearms that use technology designed to prevent accidental shootings or help find a missing gun. In a Facebook post Friday,... more »
  • Lawmakers taking another crack at expanding gun checks

    March 3, 2015 4:45 PM

    WASHINGTON - Former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords is returning to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to help kick-start a longshot campaign to expand criminal background checks to all commercial firearms sales. Similar legislation that sought to expand background checks failed to get a hearing in the House last session. With the GOP... more »
  • Gun rights a flashpoint in Louisiana Senate race

    September 30, 2014 12:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is defending her record on gun rights, seeking to rebut sharp criticism from the NRA in a state where the right to bear arms is given special constitutional protection. The senator, locked in a tight race for a fourth term, is pushing back... 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 »

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