Gun Control

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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is calling President Obama's efforts to tighten controls on guns a step in the right direction, but says Congress must do more.

Healey says licensing everyone who sells guns is a common-sense measure that is long overdue.  In a December interview with WAMC, Healey called on citizens to urge Congress to act on gun control legislation, including expanded background checks.

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Connecticut’s U.S. senators say they have been urging President Obama to take the executive actions on background checks for gun sales he outlined Tuesday for months.

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Connecticut’s U.S. senators say they have been urging President Obama to take the executive actions on background checks for gun sales he outlined Tuesday for months.

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President Barack Obama has unveiled steps aimed at expanding background checks to cover more firearms by requiring more people to register as federally licensed gun dealers. He’s bypassing Congress through a series of executive actions designed to narrow the so-called "gun show" loophole. Many critics, including former Florida governor Jeb Bush, are criticizing the move, saying it violates second amendment rights. What do you think?

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Top New York officials are asking the federal government to help the state to block people on the terror watch list from legal gun purchases.

For some people, the best solution to every problem is to shoot at it, and presidents aren’t leaders unless they’re yelling “charge” into battle. I want to bite off a domestic piece of that nonsense. In the wake of every terrorist tragedy, senators, sheriffs, NRA officers and supporters propose more guns, carry your guns, be ready to defend yourself, ourselves, wherever and whenever occasion arises.[1]

Stephen Gottlieb: Shootings, Guns And The SAFE Act

Oct 6, 2015

The shooting at a community college in Oregon saddens me and leads me to these observations about guns.

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In the latest efforts aimed at gun reform, top New York state and federal officials are making rules and calling for crackdowns.

The push to regulate toy guns has multiplied since last November

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A "Memorandum of Understanding" between the Cuomo Administration and New York state Senate Republicans suspending a statewide ammunition registry program has opened a political can of worms, causing a commotion at the Capitol.

One provision of the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013, commonly known as the SAFE Act, called for an ammunition database to be rolled out in January 2014. Cost and the difficulty of implementation became obstacles apparently too difficult to sidestep.

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On Wednesday night, nine people in a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina were shot to death during a bible study. The shooting once again brings the conversation around gun control reform to the forefront.

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