Pretend Debate Over Gun Control Won’t End With Anything Tangible

By: Monday July 23, 2012 6:16 am

New gun control legislation will not pass this Congress. I’m confident saying it won’t pass the next Congress either, or the next. In essence, new gun control legislation will never pass Congress again, as long as this generation of Democrats remains in power. The assault weapons ban passed in 1994, not that long ago. Every [...]

Gun Safety Advocates Face Deep Climb in Congress

By: Friday January 14, 2011 11:42 am

A few commentators, including Rachel Maddow, have taken pessimists to task for suggesting that the chances of actual meaningful gun safety legislation in the wake of the Tucson assassination attempt are quite low. I think it’s more accurate to describe those pessimists as realists. And joining them is one of the most ardent gun safety [...]

Boehner Shuts Down Peter King Gun Control Legislation

By: Wednesday January 12, 2011 7:43 am

I guess Rachel Maddow called me out, among other people, a bit for displaying a bit of cynicism over the possibility of gun control legislation getting through Congress. I’m all for rallying the troops with a “we can do it” speech, but when I wrote that, I was thinking of this. The Speaker of the [...]

Peter King’s Outlandish Gun Control Proposal

By: Tuesday January 11, 2011 10:02 am

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) will introduce legislation that would ban guns from being carried within 1,000 feet of a federal government official. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, one of the nation’s more high-profile pro-gun control figures, supports the bill. He added some other measures he would like to see the President adopt, including overhauling [...]

Don’t Expect Any Changes in Gun Laws After Tucson Shooting

By: Tuesday January 11, 2011 7:29 am

Carolyn McCarthy and Frank Lautenberg will introduce companion legislation in both houses of Congress that would restore the ban on high-capacity magazines like the one used by Jared Loughner in the Tucson assassination attempt of Gabrielle Giffords, which killed 6. Of all the possibilities on gun control in the wake of the incident, it’s a [...]

Carolyn McCarthy to Introduce Gun Control Legislation in Response to Giffords Shooting

By: Monday January 10, 2011 6:05 am

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy, who lost her husband to gun violence before coming to Congress, and who has since become one of the leading pro-gun control politicians in the country, plans to introduce legislation in response to the shooting in Tuscon, Arizona that claimed the life of 6 and left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in a medically [...]

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