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Why Gun Control Can’t Eliminate Gun Violence

Nothing that gun-control advocates are pushing for in Congress would have prevented Monday’s shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard. And unless …

Welcome to America’s New Gun Normal

Another mass shooting, another round of calls for greater gun control, but guess what? Nothing will change. Adam Winkler on why the NRA is still …

Navy Yard Shooting Sparks Debate Over Congress' Focus On Gun Control Vs. Mental Health Legislation (TELL US)

When gunfire erupted at the Washington, D.C. navy yard on Monday, so did the debate over our nation's gun control policies, legislation which allowed the shooter, Aaron Alexis, to obtain a gun in the first place.<p>The following day, president Obama called on Congress to revisit the issue, saying that …

Obama calls for Americans to fight against gun crime

Days after mass shootings in both of his hometowns, US President Barack Obama urged his most ardent supporters on Saturday "to get back up and go back at it" and help push stalled legislation out of Congress so dangerous people won't get their hands on guns.<p>"We can't rest until all of our children …

The Impossibility of Gun Control

There is no effective gun-control agenda. It’s time for the focus to shift to mental illness.<p>The Navy Yard massacre won’t revive the gun debate in …

Keeping guns away from people with mental illness is a complex issue

WASHINGTON — For years, federal and state governments have struggled to build a background check system that can keep guns out of the hands of mentally troubled people.<p>Monday's mass shooting at the Navy Yard shows that goal remains elusive.<p>The National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or …

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