Posts Tagged "gun control"

Crowd heckles father who lost daugther to gun violence

John Cantin came to Concord, N.H., Tuesday to advocate for gun control, an issue dear to him after his daughter’s fatal shooting four years ago. But as he stood before the crowd to read his statement, a man came forward, crowded him at the lectern, and harassed him while chants of support erupted.

Read: The Boston Globe

This is just awful.

"He’s shaded awfully. I think the shading is rather dramatic on the side of his face. … It just seems patently obvious what they’re doing." - Joe Scarborough: NRA used ‘shaded’ Obama picture - Politico

"He’s shaded awfully. I think the shading is rather dramatic on the side of his face. … It just seems patently obvious what they’re doing." - Joe Scarborough: NRA used ‘shaded’ Obama picture - Politico

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Sandy Hook daughter confronts senator: Mom being gunned down isn’t enough?

(Photo: Frank Thorp / NBC News)

Sen. Kelly Ayotte, who voted against expanding background checks on gun sales, was confronted by the daughter of Sandy Hook Elementary’s slain principal at a rowdy town hall in New Hampshire.

Watch the exchange.

Senate opens up debate on bill regarding background checks

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  • 68 Senators voted in favor of opening up debate on a new gun control agreement which would  close gun show loophole, and also require background checks for firearms sold online.
  • 16 Republican Senators supported ending the filibuster, including former NRA favorite Pat Toomey (R-PA), who helped to draft the bipartisan proposal. source

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) chokes up when asked about meeting with the families from Newtown.

One of these things IS like the other

"[A]s a practical matter … if you are a farmer, 30 miles from town and you want to transfer a shotgun to a neighbor, you’ve got to go 30 miles into town, find the federal licensed firearm dealer, fill out the paperwork, pay the fee, have the background check and then you have a responsibility to keep those records for inspection by the government and that’s a huge burden on citizens.” - Asa Hutchison, former Republican congressman who led the National Rifle Association’s school safety initiative.

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"[A]s a practical matter … if you are a farmer, 30 miles from town and you want to transfer a shotgun car to a neighbor, you’ve got to go 30 miles into town, find the federal licensed firearm dealer DMVfill out the paperwork change the title, pay the fee, have the background check have insurance and a license and then you have a responsibility to keep those records for inspection by the government and that’s a huge burden on citizens.”

"I’m not a sixth grader," - Sen. Feinstein had a tense exchange on the 2nd Amendment with Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz 

Read: NPR

“That’s ridiculous and you know it, sir.”

Fox News host Chris Wallace responding to NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre after he reiterated his organization’s claim that all American children deserve the same amount of protection that the President Obama’s daughters receive. - Gawker

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Today, President Obama announced sweeping set of policies, including 23 executive orders, aimed at reducing gun violence. The unveiling was the result of the Joe Biden-led task force Obama formed last month in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings, and proposed policies include an assault weapons ban, universal background checks, and improved access to mental health care. The Washington Post calls it “the most expansive gun-control policies in a generation,” and the fact that the president issued no less than 23 executive orders suggests that he wants to avoid congress as much as possible with this (which, given his first term, is understandable). Here’s the flashy White House document outlining the proposals, here’s a list of the executive orders (one of which, somewhat amusingly, is “Nominate an ATF director”), and here’s audio of the event (courtesy of Matt Keys). Photo credit: AP source