Originally published on Wed January 30, 2013 11:57 am
Some websites are saying that Neil Heslin was "heckled by pro-gun activists" Monday during a public hearing in Hartford, Conn., when he made the case that assault-style weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines need to be banned.
Originally published on Tue January 29, 2013 10:09 am
One short exchange in a long New Republic interview of President Obama has gotten much attention:
New Republic: "Have you ever fired a gun? Obama: "Yes, in fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time."
New Republic: "Have you ever fired a gun?
Obama: "Yes, in fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time."
The president went on to say he has "a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations."
Originally published on Tue January 29, 2013 6:18 pm
As the nation ponders how to stop the next mass shooting, the gun rights movement offers a straight-forward formula, laid out famously by NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre.
"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun," LaPierre said last month, as his group responded to the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn.
One Man's Story
In Washington state, one such "good guy" — a private citizen who drew his gun in defense of others — paid a heavy price.
People on both sides of the gun debate gathered at the state capitol Monday for the hearing of the first of several gun bills of the session.