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President Barack Obama is accompanied by former lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords, Vice President Joe Biden and family members of Newtown school shooting victims as he speaks on gun control at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on April 17, 2013. (credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Sandy Hook Victim’s Family: Efforts To Lobby Senate ‘Extremely Exhausting’

Emotionally drained and weary family members of the Newtown shooting victims, thrust into a new role as gun control lobbyists, said they’re disappointed but undaunted by the U.S. Senate’s rejection Wednesday of an amendment expanding background checks for gun purchases.

04/18/2013

The outer perimeter near Massachusetts Avenue and Newbury Street is secured by police after two explosive devices detonated at the finish line of the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Mass. (credit: Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

AP: United States Nation Of ‘Soft Targets’

When her cousin and 11 others were gunned down at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater last July, Anita Busch lost all interest in her favorite television crime dramas. And when she heard that three people had been shot dead at an Oregon shopping mall in December, she stopped her Christmas shopping and sneaked out the back door of a department store.

04/17/2013

File photo of a gun shop. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Gun Buyer Stocks Up: ‘The Bad Guys Are Going To Get Guns’

Gun enthusiasts fearful of new weapon controls and buying into rumor mills about government hoarding are purchasing bullets practically by the bushel, making it hard for stores nationwide to keep shelves stocked and even putting a pinch on some local law enforcement departments.

04/04/2013

Unidentified people react on December 14, 2012 at the aftermath of  a school shooting at a Connecticut elementary school  that brought police swarming into the leafy neighborhood, while other area schools were put under lock-down, police and local media said. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Parents Of Newtown Victim Meet With Adam Lanza’s Father

The parents of one of the 20 first-graders killed in the Newtown, Conn., school massacre say they met with the gunman’s father for over an hour in an effort bring some closure to the tragedy.

03/21/2013

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Q-Poll Released On Gun Control

A new Quinnipiac University Poll on gun-control shows overwhelming support — 92 – 7 percent — for background checks for all gun buyers with support for universal background checks 91 – 8 percent among voters […]

02/07/2013

Twenty seven wooden stand in a yard down the street from the Sandy Hook School on Dec. 16, 2012 in Newtown, Conn. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Father Of Newtown Victim: ‘The Problem Is Not Gun Laws’

A father whose son died in the Newtown school shooting believes that new gun laws are not the answer.

01/29/2013

Media gathers to attend a press conference given by parents of Sandy Hook massacre victims (on right) on the one month anniversary of the Newtown elementary school massacre on Jan. 14, 2013 in Newtown, Conn. (credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Father Of Sandy Hook Victim Speaks During Gun-Control Hearing

Parents of children killed in the Newtown school shooting called for better enforcement of gun laws and tougher penalties for violators Monday at a hearing that revealed the divide in the gun-control debate, with advocates for gun rights shouting at the father of one 6-year-old victim.

01/29/2013

People gather at the scene of a mass school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012 in Newtown, Conn. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Newtown Holding Meetings To Decide What To Do With Sandy Hook School

A month after a gunman killed 26 people at an elementary school, some Newtown parents say the building should be demolished, while others believe the school should be renovated and the areas where the killings occurred removed.

01/14/2013

A woman holds a child as people line up to enter the Newtown Methodist Church near the the scene of an elementary school shooting on Dec. 14, 2012 in Newtown, Conn. (credit: Douglas Healey/Getty Images)

Newtown Official Wants Professor Who Doesn’t Believe Shooting Happened To Be Fired

A Newtown official is calling on Florida Atlantic University to fire one of its professors who is speculating if the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting actually happened.

01/10/2013

Vice President Joe Biden speaks alongside Attorney General Eric Holder as he meets with representatives of victims? groups and gun safety organizations at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building adjacent to the White House in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 9, 2013. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Biden: ‘It’s Critically Important We Act’ On Gun Control

Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday heard personal stories of gun violence from representatives of victims groups and gun-safety organizations as he drafts the Obama administration’s response to the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. He pledged that action would be taken.

01/09/2013

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