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Somber Obama concedes scant progress on gun deaths

Somber Obama concedes scant progress on gun deaths

“My biggest frustration so far is the fact that this society has not been willing to take some basic steps to keep guns out of the hands of people who can do just unbelievable damage,” Obama said.

California rampage shows gaps in mental health law

California rampage shows gaps in mental health law

“He just didn’t meet the criteria for any further intervention,” Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday. ”

Experts: Mass murderers are hard to predict

Experts: Mass murderers are hard to predict

Mass murderers tend to have a history of pent-up frustration and failures, are socially isolated and vengeful, blaming others for their unhappiness, experts say.

NRA seeks universal gun law at national meeting

NRA seeks universal gun law at national meeting

The nation’s largest gun-rights group, which officially opens its meeting of about 70,000 people Friday in Indianapolis, wants Congress to require that concealed weapons permits issued in one state be recognized everywhere, even when the local requirements differ.

Conservative group drops Aurora image of Obama from ad 

Conservative group drops Aurora image of Obama from ad 

“The use of an image taken from the president’s visit to Colorado to meet with us after our children were killed in the Aurora theater shooting is an utter disgrace. And to insinuate the somber expressions were for anything other than their compassionate response to our heartbreak is beyond unconscionable,” the parents of four victims said in a statement. “Americans for Prosperity is exploiting our tragedy for political gain and this ad should be pulled from the air immediately.”

A year after background check defeat, modest gun control goals for Washington Democrats

A year after background check defeat, modest gun control goals for Washington Democrats

“This kind of change doesn’t happen overnight,” said Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

Man fatally shot at Fla. theater over texting

Man fatally shot at Fla. theater over texting

“I can’t believe people would bring a pistol, a gun, to a movie,” Cummings said. “I can’t believe they would argue and fight and shoot one another over popcorn. Over a cellphone.”

Congress ready to extend ban on plastic firearms

Congress ready to extend ban on plastic firearms

“The gun lobby still has enormous power in Washington — more, frankly, than I thought they still had,” said Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., who represented Newtown last year while in the House.

Newtown to release 911 calls from school shooting

Newtown to release 911 calls from school shooting

A total of seven landline calls from inside the school to Newtown police are expected to be released

Fox reporter's lawyers seek to keep sources secret

Fox reporter’s lawyers seek to keep sources secret

“In cases of confidential source information, the privilege is absolute,” Winter’s attorney Dori Hanswirth said of New York’s law. “It was designed to be very strong.”