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The Gun Control Movement Just Landed a Game-Changing Ally

Until recently, conventional wisdom had it that nobody could go up against the NRA and win. They had too much money, too much clout, too many politicians doing their bidding and, most of all, a dedicated and energized membership that could swing public opinion and election results their way. They …

Bill and Melinda Gates take a $1 million stand for gun control

The couple donates $1 million to support a Washington state initiative that would require criminal background checks on firearm sales at gun shows and online.<p>Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is putting his financial heft behind his belief that guns shouldn't be sold to just anyone.<p>He and his wife …

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Opposition to Expanded Gun Background Checks Is Starting to Waver

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona appears to be reversing his opposition to the background check …

Americans Own Nearly Half of the Privately Owned Guns on Earth

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>How a Deal Came Together to Save the Filibuster<br>• Florida's Problem with Racial Politics Go Far Past …

New Anti-Bloomberg NRA ad tries to appeal to women, a key demographic in the post Sandy Hook debate.

This week the NRA debuted the first ad in a campaign against Michael Bloomberg, who has poured millions of his fortune into gun control efforts, and …

'Groceries Not Guns': Will Kroger Back Down To Bloomberg-Funded Gun Control Group?

Target. Chipotle. Sonic. Chili’s Grill & Bar. Jack in the Box. Starbucks.<p>Each time gun safety groups Moms Demand Action and new partner Everytown For Gun Safety have taken on a retail or restaurant chain in recent months, they’ve been successful.<p>The pattern generally goes thusly: the groups, led by …

The States Have Spoken on Guns, and It Doesn't Look That Good for Gun Control

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>While the Senate slowly makes its way to a vote on new gun regulations, the states aren't waiting. …

New York's Gun Control Law Has Been (Mostly) Upheld

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>New York's SAFE Act, introduced in January after the Sandy Hook shootings and among the most …

Joe Manchin Wants to Bring Gun Reform Back to the Senate

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Sen. Joe Manchin wants to bring that ol' background check bill back to the Senate floor, he revealed …

Earthquakes near Iceland volcano cause eruption concerns

Authorities have evacuated tourists from an area north of Iceland's largest glacier amid increased seismic activity around a volcano in the past few days.<p>Iceland's Civil Protection Department says 300-500 people, mostly visitors, have been evacuated from the highlands north of the Vatnajokull …

Iceland tremors raise fears of new volcanic ash cloud

Thousands of small intense earthquakes are rocking Iceland amid concerns that one of the country's volcanoes may be close to erupting<p><b>Iceland's</b> Met Office raised its risk level to the aviation industry for an <b>eruption at its Bardarbunga volcano to orange</b> yesterday, which is the fourth level on a …

Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano alert raised to orange

The risk of an eruption at Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano has increased, after a series of earthquakes in the region.<p>The risk level to the aviation industry has been raised to orange, the second-highest level.<p>The eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano in 2010 shut down much of Europe's …

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