Gun Control

9:52am

Tue December 18, 2012
The Two-Way

Investment Firm Selling Stakes In Gun Makers

Originally published on Tue December 18, 2012 11:12 am

Freedom Group

The issue of gun control appears to have moved into business and finance. One of the largest private equity companies in the country is terminating its relationship with a firearms corporation associated with one of the weapons used in the Newtown school shooting.

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4:31pm

Mon December 17, 2012
The Two-Way

Investors Shun Gun Makers As Gun-Control Talk Increases

Originally published on Tue December 18, 2012 10:00 am

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On Wall Street, investors appear to be listening closely to the growing talk in Washington about curbing assault weapons.

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3:39pm

Mon December 17, 2012
It's All Politics

Some Senators Show Willingness To Take On Gun Laws

Originally published on Mon December 17, 2012 5:19 pm

Sen. Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat, has an "A" rating from the NRA, but questions why anyone would need the kind of semi-automatic assault rifle used in the Newtown, Conn., killings.
Dave Martin AP

As President Obama spoke to mourning families in Newtown, Conn., on Sunday night, he clearly seemed to suggest a need for tougher gun laws.

"Are we really prepared to say that we're powerless in the face of such carnage? That the politics are too hard?" he said.

For Congress, the politics have been too hard.

The combination of a powerful gun owners' lobby in the form of the National Rifle Association and a loss of public support for gun control has stymied efforts in recent years to tighten gun laws.

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2:59pm

Mon December 17, 2012
The Two-Way

China Cracks Down On Doomsday Rumors; Link Seen To Friday Attack

More than 90 people have been detained in China, where authorities are cracking down on members of a Christian cult and others for spreading rumors about Dec. 21, a " doomsday date" mentioned in the Mayan calendar.

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12:43pm

Mon December 17, 2012
The Two-Way

Time To Talk About Assault Weapon Ban, Says 'Gun Rights' Sen. Manchin

Originally published on Mon December 17, 2012 12:45 pm

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.
Mike Theiler UPI /Landov

It's time to talk about both banning assault weapons and how the nation treats those with mental illness, one of the Senate's most notable "gun rights" Democrats said today.

Friday's mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., "has changed where we go from here," West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin said on MSNBC's Morning Joe show.

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