President Obama Re-Frames the Issue of Guns

In his press conference on gun control today, President Obama turned the gun rights/gun control argument in a very different direction, “away from the Second Amendment and toward rights and themes at the core of other foundational documents, as he unveiled his package of gun proposals.” By invoking The Declaration of Independence, the First Amendment, and … Continue reading

New TIME/CNN Poll Shows Public Favors Stricter Gun Laws

A new TIME/CNN poll released today shows that “55% of Americans approve of the job Obama is doing as President, compared to 43% who disapprove,” and that polling ration also “mirrors the public appetite for tighter restrictions on guns, with 55% of respondents favoring stricter gun control laws and 44% … Continue reading

President Obama’s 23 Planned Executive Actions On Gun Control

Via Talking Points Memo, a list from the White House of the “23 executive actions President Obama plans to take to reduce gun violence in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., massacre”: 1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background … Continue reading

MoveOn Seeks To Back Obama Gun Plan

A prominent progressive advocacy group is soliciting funds to back up a plan to support the initiatives President Obama announced Wednesday to reduce the nation’s gun violence. In an email to supporters, MoveOn.org says its efforts are aimed at push the gun control efforts past the muscle of the powerful … Continue reading

Sandy Hook and Gun Control: Will This Time Be Different?

  It has now been one month since twenty 6-and-7-year-old children and six adults were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The grief and outrage following this second deadliest school shooting in US history was predictable – and also perhaps different. Since the Columbine shooting in … Continue reading