assault weapons ban

As support for a background-check deal collapses in the Senate, Harry Reid broke with the National Rifle Association and declared his support for an assault-weapons ban. Read more...
A new video from MoveOn.org features a daughter asking her mother to do what she can to ensure senators keep dangerous guns out of schools by passing the Assault Weapons Ban. Read more...
Connecticut legislators came to a bipartisan agreement on some of the strongest gun laws ever passed in the United States. Read more...
Watch: Mayors Against Illegal Guns released a new television ad Thursday that features family members of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, and calls on leaders to remember their loved ones and prevent others from experiencing the toll of gun violence by taking real action to pass commonsense gun law reforms. Read more...
The bully boys of the NRA flooded Newtown CT with anti-gun control robocalls this week. Read more...

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Harry Reid made the decision to remove Senator Feinstein's assault weapons ban from the gun control bill, saying he could not muster even 40 votes for it. Read more...
Ah, the old "gun control laws can't prevent all gun deaths" straw man. They just can't argue this honestly, can they? Well, let's try. Read more...
National Rifle Association (NRA) President David Keene on Thursday promised that gun owners would do "whatever's necessary" to "get rid of those in public office" that they viewed as working to erode the Second Amendment right to bear arms. Read more...
A Texas state representative says that a bill banning the enforcement of any new gun control laws is constitutional because it would only prosecute police and other state officials. Read more...
Here's your compassionate conservatism on full display folks. I guess this shouldn't be surprising after the behavior we saw from the crowds at the Republican presidential primary debates. John McCain's recent string of town hall meetings just continues to show the very ugly side of today's Republican party. Read more...