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Op-Ed: Why Obama's gun control action missed its mark

Why President Barack Obama's latest executive action concerning gun control was long on rhetoric but short on effectiveness.

Op-Ed: Why does Obama like Australia's Gun Laws?

Every day licensed law-abiding sport shooters in Australia are vilified and discriminated against. Has Australia implemented something more sinister than laws to protect its citizens? Does Obama have bigger plans?

Op-Ed: Oregon gun control background check bill attacked by opponents

Gun control is a vital topic in the Unites States political arena pitting Democrats against Republicans. The State of Oregon is the latest to be in the news regarding a recent bill requiring background checks for those wanting to buy guns.

Public service announcement urges kids to steal parents' guns

San Francisco - A public service announcement produced by a San Francisco company and posted on YouTube encourages children to steal their parents' guns and turn them in at school.

Missouri bill would require gun education for first-graders

A Republican state senator in Missouri has introduced a bill that would require mandatory gun safety education for all first grade students.

NRA mocked in 'Bullet to the Head of the NRA' video game demo

A member of Encyclopedia Dramatica, as a means to mock and infuriate the National Rifle Association, created a game demo called "Bullet to the Head of the NRA."

Review: National Rifle Association releases new ad

Gun control has become the center of attention in America in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings. People all over the country have cried out for stricter gun control measures, while others have called out for gun rights.

Rahm Emanuel jumps into the gun control debate fray

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, speaking at Center for American Progress, joined the gun debate fray. He is pushing for universal background checks on those that want to buy firearms.

Ben Stein slams Colin Powell's 'GOP is intolerant' remark

Retired General Colin Powell, former US Secretary of State, had things to say about the Republican Party. In response, conservative pundits had their words to throw back at Powell.

NRA launches 'NRA - Practice Range,' an ages 4+ iOS game

The National Rifle Association (NRA) has launched a shooting range simulation game for the Apple iOS called "NRA: Practice Range" in which the ratings are 4+.

Ohio School Board: We'll arm the janitors to protect the school

Montpelier - The school board of Montpelier, Ohio, in a 5-0 vote, decided to allow school custodians to undergo firearms training and carry concealed weapons. In short, the school board's response is to arm the janitors.

Utah lawmaker: All households in town should have a gun

Spring City - Councilman Neil Sorensen of Spring City, Utah has proposed a requirement that all households in town have a firearm and be able to use it effectively.

US VP Biden: Sorry, no 'silver bullet' for gun violence problem

Washington - United States Vice President Joe Biden, meeting with people that represent different lobby groups and industries, said that there's no "silver bullet" that can remedy gun violence.

Ann Coulter draws a 'parallel' between gun and abortion rights

Conservative pundit Ann Coulter, when speaking on Fox News with Sean Hannity, decided to draw a comparison between gun ownership rights and abortion rights.

UK to US on Piers Morgan: Sorry, no returns accepted

British citizens, in response to the pro-gun advocates' petition wanting Piers Morgan to be deported from the US, are begging the UK government not to take him back.

GOP Pollster on the NRA: It isn't listening to public opinion

Frank Luntz, a GOP pollster and top strategist, said that the National Rifle Association (NRA) isn't listening to public opinion. This is in respect by the solution given out by NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre.

After the NRA press conference, leaders stick to their guns

When on shows such as NBC's "Meet the Press," ABC's "This Week," and CBS' "Face the Nation," NRA leaders "stuck to their guns" and stood firm in support for armed guards and in opposition for more gun control laws.

Gamer TriForce Johnson to NRA's Wayne LaPierre: 'This means war'

The gamer community is pushing back against the comment made by NRA's Wayne LaPierre in regards that video games are to blame for Sandy Hook. Isaiah "TriForce" Johnson, a high-profile figure in the video game community and industry, is pushing back.

Fallout of the NRA's press conference continues increasing

After NRA vice-president and CEO Wayne LaPierre talked about armed guards at every school being the solution and blaming video games, the group has been receiving more negative publicity. It does bring up talks about increased security at schools.

Ted Nugent on Sandy Hook: 'Political correct society' to blame

Ted Nugent, the rocker & politically conservative pundit, spoke about Sandy Hook. He blamed the shooting on a "spiritually bankrupt" society.

Video: 'Demand a Plan' gun control PSA

The group called Mayors Against Illegal Guns has launched a public service announcement (PSA) calling forth upon Americans to urge Congress to act on the issue of gun control.

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.

Finding the 'middle ground' in the growing debate about firearms

In further talks about addressing the umbrella of gun control legislation, there is the talk about meeting at the "middle ground" when bringing up the issue.

Gun control, gun rights & the talk of gun safety after Sandy Hook

While the NRA and other gun rights advocates are being demonized, other people are calling upon them to join an open discussion about gun control and gun safety.

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.

Gun control activists take battle right to the NRA's front door

Washington - Increased anger towards the silent NRA continues. Gun control activists took to the streets and demonstrated in front of the NRA office in Capitol Hill.

Op-Ed: Strike while the iron is hot on gun control and save lives

Newtown - Another day, another gun-toting disaster in the United States of America as the nation comes to terms with the latest tragedy. But when your first thought upon this catastrophe is ''not again,'' you know there is something seriously wrong in this society.

Growing gun-control calls after Sandy Hook, NRA remains silent

The National Rifle Association (NRA), in regards to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, finds itself as the villain of growing public opinion in favor towards gun control.

Bulls vs. 76ers argument on a subway ends up in a shooting

Philadelphia - An argument over the Chicago Bulls vs. Philadelphia 76ers NBA game ended up in a shooting. Two people were injured as a result of the incident.

Across the world, people weigh in on the Tragedy of Newtown

The emotional shock of what happened in Newtown, Connecticut resonated with the world. It expanded into the world of sports and celebrities as well.
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