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Guns In Your Home: A Statistical Accident Waiting To Happen

Over 70 percent of the time a minor is killed by a gun, the gun used was housed in that minor’s own home.

05/15/2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry participates in a U.S. Chamber of Commerce summit on "the role of free enterprise in job creation" on May 3, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Perry: 2nd Amendment Trumps Obama, Any President

Gov. Rick Perry says he’s disgusted by the left using the massacre in Newtown, Conn., to advance a pro-gun control agenda.

01/16/2013

US President Barack Obama (R) listens as Vice President Joe Biden speaks during an event unveiling a package of proposals to reduce gun violence at the White House in Washington, DC, January 16, 2013. Obama signed 23 executive orders to curb gun violence and demanded Congress pass as assault weapons ban, in  a sweeping set of measures in response to the Newtown massacre.               AFP Photo/Jim WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Signs 23 Executive Actions On Gun Violence

Braced 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.

01/16/2013

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White House Calls NRA Video Repugnant, Cowardly

The White House says a National Rifle Association video referencing President Barack Obama’s daughters is “repugnant and cowardly.”

01/16/2013

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Biden Seeks Video Game Industry Input On Guns

Vice 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.

01/11/2013

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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.

01/09/2013

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Conn. Congressman Blasts Perry’s Guns In Schools Comment

A 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.

CBSDFW.COM–12/20/2012

President Barack Obama speaks as Vice President Joe Biden looks on as he delivers a statement in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House on December 19, 2012 in Washington, DC. The President has appointed Biden to lead a panel tasked with devising new policies to address gun violence. (credit: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Sets Up Gun Violence Task Force

Five 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.

12/19/2012

President Obama Visits Newtown, CT, Consoles Families Of Shooting Victims

Obama ‘Actively Supportive’ Of Assault Weapons Ban

The White House says President Barack Obama is “actively supportive” of efforts on Capitol Hill to reinstate an assault weapons ban.

12/18/2012