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Assault weapons ban dropped from proposed legislation

Washington - A proposed bill that would seek to ban assault weapons has been dropped from gun control legislation. The legislation to ban assault weapons had initially been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Ban on assault weapons passed by Senate judiciary

Washington - The Senate Judiciary have approved a bill that would seek to ban assault weapons, in a 10-8 vote, with the bill now moving onto the houses of congress to vote on.

A Constitutional showdown looms in Missouri

Newly proposed bills would defend the Second Amendment by violating the First Amendment while creating a new felony offense.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduces assault weapons ban in Senate

Washington - Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced on Thursday a bill that will ban the sale, manufacture and importation of 158 specific assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. The bill includes provisions for federal registration of all owners of assault weapons.

A military veteran's view on proposed gun restrictions Special

In the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting, calls for stricter guns laws have echoed throughout the United States, prompting the President to announce his plan to curb gun violence.

Op-Ed: Assault rifles have no place in a civilized society

Edmonton - The second amendment of the US constitution guarantees the right of US citizens to bear arms. This was reaffirmed by the US Supreme Court in decisions of 2008 and 2010, removing the requirement to be a member of militias.

Comedy Central's Jon Stewart calls out gun control opponents

On last night's The Daily Show, comedian Jon Stewart went serious to attack opponents of gun control and stressed the importance of debating this issue to help keep Americans safe.

Former NRA president compares assault weapon ban to racism

Washington - Former NRA president Marion Hammer has never been one to shy away from controversy, but her latest comment comparing a proposed ban on assault weapons to racial discrimination may have been her most unusual to date.

US pro gun advocates want CNN host Piers Morgan deported

US pro gun rights advocates are asking the White House to deport former British editor and current CNN talk show host Piers Morgan for his anti-gun advocacy in the wake of the horrifying massacre at Sandy Hook school in Connecticut last Dec.14

NRA press conference on Sandy Hook receives very mixed responses

The National Rifle Association (NRA) gave its response to preventing tragedies such as Sandy Hook from happening again. It's proposal has received very mixed responses.

NRA, after being silent, speaks out about the Newtown Tragedy

After being silent for a few days after the incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, the NRA broke its silence and said that it was saddened with what happened. It plans to hold a press conference on December 21.

Op-Ed: Obama's Presidential win causes a spike in assault weapons sales

The fear of a Democratic Majority and President have caused a spike in gun sales especially the sale of assault weapons and semi automatic weapons with extended capacity clips.

Op-Ed: You can't be serious about M&M's as assault weapons?

Straight from the you-can’t-be-serious files: A young man was recently arrested for allegedly "assaulting" a police officer with M&M's. Let's hope the officer has a full and speedy recovery.
 

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