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Oregon shooting exposes rift among Democrats on gun control

The recent mass shooting in Oregon has laid bare the rift among the three leading Democratic candidates for presidents on gun violence. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laid out her plan quickly after the shooting, and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has been explaining his thinking, which is at odds with some of his fellow Democrats and progressives.

10/08/2015 08:59 AM

Democrats to Outline Gun Control Principles After Oregon Shooting

Democrats, led by DPCC chairman Schumer, will hold a news conference Thursday on gun control. A group of Democratic caucus members, including Oregon's Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, are scheduled to take part.

10/08/2015 12:46 AM

Guns Around the Country: Tougher State Laws Linked to Fewer Shooting Deaths

After last week's Oregon community college campus shooting , President Obama gave a speech calling for more gun control. He said that stricter regulations lead to fewer gun deaths, a fact that probably came from a 2015 National Journal investigation .

10/07/2015 08:41 PM

Meet the Second Amendment dead-enders: The gun fetishists whose zombie arguments kill reform

The arguments against gun control rolled out by rabid gun-rights supporters - hereinafter to be called Second Amendment dead-enders - in the wake of last week's slaughter at Umpqua Community College were so depressingly predictable that I knew what I would find before I even went online. "The college was a gun-free zone!" - , I swore I would ignore anyone who tweeted one of these arguments at me.

10/07/2015 04:37 PM

Candidates bicker on range of issues in gubernatorial debate

Democrat Jack Conway spoke out against arming teachers as a way to prevent schoolhouse shooting sprees, while Republican Matt Bevin advocated random drug testing for people receiving public assistance as the gubernatorial candidates bickered on a range of issues in a televised debate Tuesday night. The rivals differed on right-to-work legislation, the need for a higher state minimum wage and whether to legalize casino-style gambling during an hourlong debate at Centre College that was broadcast across Kentucky.

10/07/2015 12:31 PM

Mother-son bond over guns similar in Oregon, Connecticut slayings

The deadly shooting last week at an Oregon community college has an eerie parallel with the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that killed 20 pupils and six adult staff members in 2012. Like Adam Lanza, the gunman in the Connecticut massacre, Christopher Harper-Mercer was living a mostly solitary life with a mom who shared his fascination with firearms.

10/07/2015 09:19 AM

House committee approves bill to allow open carry of guns

Licensed gun owners would be able to openly carry their weapons in public under a bill approved by the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee on Tuesday.

10/07/2015 05:14 AM

Firearms groups apoplectic after Liberals promise new gun control measures

Seemingly undaunted by their experience with the ill-fated 1995 long-gun registry, the Liberals are positioning themselves as the toughest gun-control proponents in the federal campaign. The platform released Monday by Liberal leader Justin Trudeau promises a series of measures to reverse Conservative initiatives that "steadily weakened our gun laws," while proposing a broad range of initiatives "to get handguns and assault weapons off our streets."

10/07/2015 01:12 AM

Fact Check: GOP candidates take aim at Chicago gun laws

In this Monday, July 7, 2014, file photo, Chicago police display some of the thousands of illegal firearms they have confiscated so far this year in their battle against gun violence in Chicago. The recent mass shooting at an Oregon community college has put the debate over gun violence and gun control into the center of the presidential race.

10/06/2015 08:56 PM

Ben Carson: Would have sacrificed life to stop Oregon attack

Carson says he would have sacrificed his life to help stop last week's deadly attack in Oregon. But he... WASHINGTON - Republican presidential contender Ben Carson says he would have sacrificed his life to help stop last week's deadly attack in Oregon.

10/06/2015 04:46 PM

Bill O'Reilly Attacks Liberals Over Calls For Gun Control

Fox's Bill O'Reilly seemed a bit confused during his Talking Points Memo this Monday evening, when he lashed out Hillary Clinton and "liberals" in general over calls for more gun control laws. Bill-O did his best to try to convince his audience that Hillary Clinton proposed rounding up everyone's guns in the country and called her proposals more government "regulation."

10/06/2015 02:43 PM

Rep. Moolenaar listening regarding gun control

Gun control in the wake of another mass shooting has again become a hot topic of conversation around the country, and it took center stage at an event in Cadillac on Monday. U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, came to town to take part in a "listening session" with constituents at the Cadillac-Wexford Public Library.

10/06/2015 10:27 AM

Eight-year-old girl shot dead over a puppy

A simple childish fight over a puppy led an 11-year-old boy to shoot and kill his eight-year-old neighbour in the US state of Tennessee. Latasha Dyer said her daughter McKayla was playing outside when the boy asked to see her puppy.

10/06/2015 06:09 AM

Sandy Hook group focuses on red flags in wake of Oregon shooting

Like other gun-safety groups here and across the country, Sandy Hook Promise hopes last week's mass shootings at an Oregon community college leads to tougher gun-control laws. But Sandy Hook Promise hopes to focus more attention on a new attitude about social isolation and the red flags of self-destructiveness to avert the next tragedy.

10/06/2015 02:07 AM

Gun safety group recommends action by president Monday, October 5

A gun safety group urged the White House on Monday to take a series of steps it said would help prevent the kind of mass shooting that killed 10 people at an Oregon community college last week and renewed the debate on gun control. Everytown for Gun Safety, a group that advocates what it calls "common-sense" gun control reform, issued the recommendations in response to President Barack Obama's comments after Thursday's killings - the deadliest U.S. mass shooting in two years.

10/05/2015 09:58 PM

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