Posts tagged ‘Assault Weapons’

Madison never meant Second Amendment to allow guns of Sandy Hook shooting



Madison never meant Second Amendment to allow guns of Sandy Hook shooting (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Following the tragic shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. by Adam Lanza , many Americans are wondering what exactly our Founding Fathers intended when they set the Second Amendment to paper more than 200 years ago. Surely not the killing of 20 young children and six women.…

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Armed guards in schools? Reaction to NRA is swift and strong.



Armed guards in schools? Reaction to NRA is swift and strong. (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Gun-control advocates responded swiftly – and negatively – to the National Rifle Association’s unusual presentation Friday to the media calling for armed guards in the nation’s schools. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, cochair of the group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, said the NRA “offered…

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Sandy Hook tragedy: Pro-gun senator says it’s time to ban assault rifles (+video)



Sandy Hook tragedy: Pro-gun senator says it's time to ban assault rifles (+video) (via The Christian Science Monitor)

Will the tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary School lead to a new ban on assault rifles? That’s one question emerging in Washington as lawmakers react to a mass shooting that has left a Connecticut town in mourning and the nation itself wrestling with the single word, “why." Most if not all of the…

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Politics Roundup: Gun Restrictions And The Fiscal Cliff



Evening politics roundup: Gun restrictions, fiscal cliff patches (via NJ.com)

  In the wake of the Newtown school shootings, lawmakers and government officials have begun to set the stage for gun reforms. Public sentiment has surged as the national debate about gun control continues. Assemblyman Joseph Cryan (D-Union) said today that he plans to introduce a bill that would…

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