NRA http://kunc.org en Gun Control Lobby Takes Note Of Opposition's Success http://kunc.org/post/gun-control-lobby-takes-note-oppositions-success For gun control advocates hoping to see federal gun laws tighten after the shootings in Newtown, Conn., 2013 was a disheartening year. A narrow provision to expand background checks failed in the Senate.<p>For gun rights activists, the death of that legislation proved once more their single-issue intensity and decades-long grass-roots organizing were enough to prevail. Those are also valuable lessons for their opponents.<p><strong>A 'Voice' For Lost Children</strong><p>It may have been the year gun control legislation collapsed in the Senate, but Shundra Robinson is grateful for 2013. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:30:00 +0000 Ailsa Chang 53064 at http://kunc.org Gun Control Lobby Takes Note Of Opposition's Success One By One, California Agents Track Down Illegally Owned Guns http://kunc.org/post/one-one-california-agents-track-down-illegally-owned-guns In California, officials are ramping up a unique program that identifies and seizes guns from people who are prohibited from keeping them. Under state law, a legally registered gun owner loses the right to own a firearm when he or she is convicted of a crime or becomes mentally ill.<p>Last year, state agents seized nearly 2,000 firearms, but implementing the gun seizure program is a painstaking job. In a recent operation, a caravan of four unmarked trucks traversed the bedroom communities of San Francisco's East Bay. Tue, 20 Aug 2013 06:56:00 +0000 Richard Gonzales 48558 at http://kunc.org One By One, California Agents Track Down Illegally Owned Guns Giffords Reaches 'Responsible Gun Owners' At Firing Ranges http://kunc.org/post/giffords-reaches-responsible-gun-owners-firing-ranges <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLdz6k2Ui7k</p> Sat, 06 Jul 2013 14:41:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 46723 at http://kunc.org Giffords Reaches 'Responsible Gun Owners' At Firing Ranges At NRA Convention, Dueling Narratives Displayed With Guns http://kunc.org/post/nra-convention-dueling-narratives-displayed-guns The National Rifle Association is holding its annual convention in Houston this weekend. More than 70,000 people are expected to attend for speeches and demos and acres of guns, ammo and camo.<p>The NRA is coming off of a major victory: <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/04/17/177638177/senate-rejects-expanded-background-checks-for-gun-sales">the defeat</a> of gun control legislation in the Senate. Sat, 04 May 2013 12:22:36 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 43842 at http://kunc.org At NRA Convention, Dueling Narratives Displayed With Guns Sen. Manchin Says Background Checks Bill Will Pass Next Time http://kunc.org/post/sen-manchin-says-background-checks-bill-will-pass-next-time Sen. Joe Manchin says he's going to reintroduce his bill that expands background checks for gun purchases to sales made at gun shows and online, and he predicts that the second time around, it will get enough votes to move out of the Senate.<p><a href="http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-news-sunday-chris-wallace/2013/04/28/rep-mccaul-sen-manchin-talk-possible-foreign-ties-boston-bombing-amb-oren-latest-syria" target="_blank">On <em>Fox News Sunday</em></a>, the West Virginia Democrat said he thinks there was "some confusion" about the bill when it came up for a vote in the Senate on April 17. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 10:46:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 43568 at http://kunc.org Sen. Manchin Says Background Checks Bill Will Pass Next Time