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Moms ‘moo-ving’ on gun control push – Hadas Gold – POLITICO.com

Using the successful formula established by groups like Mothers Against Drunk Driving, mothers groups are revving up messaging, lobbying and events to keep the issue of gun control in the national spotlight. And they’ve got a secret weapon — bringing their cute kids along to lobby members of Congress. “When …

Concord police stun, arrest gun rights protester after officer touched on shoulder | New Hampshire NEWS07

CONCORD — A man was arrested and two people, including a Concord police officer, were allegedly assaulted during a rally Tuesday in a clash between a gun control group and gun rights supporters.The event had people supporting the Mayors Against Illegal Guns movement, founded by New York City Mayor Michael …

NRA hits former ally Manchin with new ads on gun control fight – The Hill’s Blog Briefing Room

June 13, 2013 Politics No Comments

The National Rifle Association is targeting Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) with new ads urging him not to help President Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) pass new gun restrictions. The NRA is spending $100,000 on TV ads set to air for two weeks in West Virginia on local …

Virginia GOP asks for concealed gun permit holders personal info – NBC12.com – Richmond, VA News

June 9, 2013 Politics No Comments

PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, VA WWBT -The Republican Party of Virginia has sent letters to circuit courts across the Commonwealth asking for the personal information of concealed weapons permit holders.The party wants the information in order to send campaign materials to like-minded voters. However, at least one GOP supporter is crying foul.Joseph Waymack heard …

Fear of stoking gun-registry debate haunts Arms Trade Treaty – The Globe and Mail

June 6, 2013 Laws, Politics No Comments

In April, Canada voted for an international arms-trade treaty. In June, it can’t decide whether to sign it. On the surface, it’s a bizarre, split-personality indecision over a treaty that so far has been opposed outright by only Iran, Syria and North Korea. Behind it is the Conservatives’ fear of …

New Jersey gun laws don’t curb violence in Camden– USA TODAY

CAMDEN, N.J. — Anderson Baker lives in a state with a litany of gun regulations. But no law stopped him from becoming a teenage drug dealer who could easily acquire, and use, his weapon of choice. The national debate in the wake of the Newtown elementary school massacre has centered …

Why Mike Bloomberg’s gun control ads backfired – The Week

Mike Bloomberg has never been fond of firearms and after Newtown, the outgoing New York City mayor threw what remains of his national political clout behind gun-control measures. Now, Mayor Bloomberg is a very bright guy, but no one is ever going to accuse him of modesty. And he’s been …

Maryland anti-gun control petition fails; NRA lawsuit looms – Baltimore Sun

Maryland’s new gun control law will not head to voters now that organizers of a petition drive to halt the law failed to turn in any signatures before Friday night’s deadline. “This means there were no successful petitions this year,” Stephen Ackerman from the Secretary of State’s Office said in …

Former MN Gov. Ventura wants to add widow to suit against Navy SEAL Chris Kyle | StarTribune.com

June 1, 2013 Military, Politics No Comments

Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is setting his legal sights on the widow of a former Navy SEAL he had sued for defamation. Lawyers for Ventura have asked a federal court to continue his lawsuit against Chris Kyle — who was killed in February by a young veteran he was …

Kindergartener interrogated over cap gun, suspended 10 days | The Daily Caller

In the latest incident of anti-gun hysteria to erupt in a school setting, a kindergarten boy has been suspended from school for 10 days because he showed a friend his cowboy-style cap gun on the way to school. The incident happened on Wednesday morning at about 8:30 a.m. on a …

Gun-control debate should be refocused on places like Cleveland, not Sandy Hook: Mark Naymik | cleveland.com

Cleveland streets are a better battleground for the gun-control debate than Newtown, Conn. The incomprehensible December mass shooting of children at Sandy Hook Elementary sparked the first real push for gun control in years. But statistically speaking, it was an anomaly. The shooter was mentally ill and used a legally purchased gun. …

Why gun control just got even more difficult | Fox News

Gun control, an already difficult task, just got even more difficult. The 3D printing revolution is well under way. This wonderful new technology will allow small companies and even individuals to manufacture a wide range of items, such as medical devices that fit each individual’s unique size and shape. However, …

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