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Guns In Your Home: A Statistical Accident Waiting To HappenOver 70 percent of the time a minor is killed by a gun, the gun used was housed in that minor's own home.
Perry: 2nd Amendment Trumps Obama, Any PresidentGov. Rick Perry says he's disgusted by the left using the massacre in Newtown, Conn., to advance a pro-gun control agenda.
Obama Signs 23 Executive Actions On Gun ViolenceBraced for a fight, President Barack Obama unveiled the most sweeping proposals for curbing gun violence in two decades, pressing a reluctant Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.
White House Calls NRA Video Repugnant, CowardlyThe White House says a National Rifle Association video referencing President Barack Obama's daughters is "repugnant and cowardly."
Biden Seeks Video Game Industry Input On GunsVice President Joe Biden is reaching out to the video game industry as the White House seeks to assemble proposals to combat gun violence in response to last month's massacre at a Connecticut elementary school.
Violence Plays Role In Shorter U.S. Life Expectancy A new report says the U.S. suffers more violent deaths than any other wealthy nation, due in part to the widespread possession of firearms and the practice of storing them at home in a place that is often unlocked.
Conn. Congressman Blasts Perry's Guns In Schools CommentA Connecticut congressman lit into Governor Rick Perry over comments that Texas teachers should be allowed to carry guns in schools. Democrat Jim Himes’ district is close to Newtown, where 20 children and six adults were gunned down.
President Obama Sets Up Gun Violence Task ForceFive days after the murder of 20 children and six faculty members at a Connecticut elementary school, President Obama announced the formation of a task force to provide immediate recommendations of how to reduce gun violence.
Obama 'Actively Supportive' Of Assault Weapons BanThe White House says President Barack Obama is "actively supportive" of efforts on Capitol Hill to reinstate an assault weapons ban.
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