Federal Assault Weapons Ban http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25745/all en Gun groups predict assault weapon ban will fail in US Congress http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/gun-groups-predict-assault-weapon-ban-will-fail-us-congress <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Biden poised to give gun-control recommendations to Obama</p> <p>* Miss America opposes putting armed personnel in schools</p> <p>* Even Democrats doubtful on assault weapons ban's chances</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Gun rights groups on Sunday forecast that bids to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips would fail in Congress, as Vice President Joe Biden prepares this week to give President Barack Obama proposals to curb gun violence.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/gun-groups-predict-assault-weapon-ban-will-fail-us-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Federal Assault Weapons Ban Health National Rifle Association Politics Politics of the United States Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 18:15:24 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733871 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-NY set to adopt first US gun law changes since school shooting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-2-ny-set-adopt-first-us-gun-law-changes-school-shooting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Governor Cuomo could sign bill as early as Tuesday</p> <p>* As New York moves, VP Biden to recommend national controls (Adds details, dateline, byline)</p> <p>By Barbara Goldberg</p> <p>NEW YORK, Jan 15 (Reuters) - New York State lawmakers on Tuesday began final debate on one of the toughest gun control bills in the United States and the first major legislation on the matter since the killings at an elementary school in neighboring Connecticut last month.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-2-ny-set-adopt-first-us-gun-law-changes-school-shooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Federal Assault Weapons Ban Gun politics in the United States Health Law Politics Politics of the United States Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 18:00:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734860 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Obama to unveil gun violence measures Wednesday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-obama-unveil-gun-violence-measures-wednesday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama will unveil on Wednesday a series of "concrete proposals" to counter gun violence that will include a push for an assault weapons ban and measures to strengthen background checks for gun buyers.</p> <p>White House spokesman Jay Carney said Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, who led a task force that developed recommendations on the issue, would present the package of legislative and executive measures at a White House event at 11:45 a.m. (1645 GMT).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130115/update-1-obama-unveil-gun-violence-measures-wednesday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Entertainment Environment Federal Assault Weapons Ban Health Joe Biden Politics Social Issues United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Jan 2013 19:15:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5734965 at http://www.globalpost.com A big question in US gun-control debate: What will Harry Reid do? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/big-question-us-gun-control-debate-what-will-harry-reid-do <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Gun-rights advocate Reid will decide what Senate will vote on</p> <p>* Reid has expressed doubt about ban on assault weapons</p> <p>* Senate may focus on measures that could pass Republican-led House</p> <p>By Thomas Ferraro</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - What will Harry Reid do?</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/big-question-us-gun-control-debate-what-will-harry-reid-do" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Federal Assault Weapons Ban Harry Reid Harry Reid Politics of the United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 17 Jan 2013 02:00:28 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735395 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Rallies across U.S. assail Obama's proposed gun curbs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/update-1-rallies-across-us-assail-obamas-proposed-gun-curbs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* "We are law-abiding citizens"</p> <p>* National Gun Prevention Sabbath planned for Sunday</p> <p>* Five hurt in gun show accidents in three states (Adds accidents at gun shows in three states)</p> <p>By Nick Carey</p> <p>Jan 19 (Reuters) - Pro-gun activists held "high noon" rallies across the United States on Saturday to defend the right to own firearms that they say is being threatened by President Barack Obama's gun-control proposals.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130119/update-1-rallies-across-us-assail-obamas-proposed-gun-curbs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Federal Assault Weapons Ban Gun politics Gun politics in the United States Law Politics Politics of the United States Thomson Reuters Sat, 19 Jan 2013 23:30:39 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5736745 at http://www.globalpost.com US Senate leader may allow vote on assault weapons ban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/us-senate-leader-may-allow-vote-assault-weapons-ban <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Thomas Ferraro</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, signaled on Tuesday that despite earlier indications to the contrary, he may allow a vote on a possible ban on assault weapons.</p> <p>Reid, a longtime gun-rights advocate from Nevada, recently had indicated he would not permit a vote because the Republican-led House of Representatives likely won't go along with such a prohibition.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130122/us-senate-leader-may-allow-vote-assault-weapons-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education Federal Assault Weapons Ban Politics of the United States United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 23:00:57 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738059 at http://www.globalpost.com Assault weapons ban announced in US Congress; faces uphill battle http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/assault-weapons-ban-announced-us-congress-faces-uphill-battle <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 24 (Reuters) - A top Democratic lawmaker tried on Thursday to revive a U.S. assault-weapons ban, riding a wave of support for gun control after the killing of 20 children and six adults at a school in Connecticut last month.</p> <p>Senator Dianne Feinstein and several other Democrats said they were introducing a bill to ban semi-automatic weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips. It faces stiff opposition in Congress as well as from the National Rifle Association, the main U.S. lobby for gun manufacturers, and from many Americans.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/assault-weapons-ban-announced-us-congress-faces-uphill-battle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Federal Assault Weapons Ban Gun politics in the United States Politics of the United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 17:30:56 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738895 at http://www.globalpost.com Public sentiment has turned in U.S. gun debate - Biden http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/public-sentiment-has-turned-us-gun-debate-biden <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Edith Honan</p> <p>DANBURY, Conn., Feb 21 (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, speaking 10 miles (16 km) from the site of the Connecticut elementary school massacre, argued on Thursday that public opinion had turned against the gun rights lobby.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130221/public-sentiment-has-turned-us-gun-debate-biden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Federal Assault Weapons Ban Joe Biden Politics of the United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 21 Feb 2013 23:45:32 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5762778 at http://www.globalpost.com Victim's father makes case for U.S. assault weapons ban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/victims-father-makes-case-us-assault-weapons-ban <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Thomas Ferraro</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The father of a 6-year-old boy who was killed in the shooting massacre at a Connecticut school made a dramatic appeal on Wednesday for President Barack Obama's uphill bid to ban sales of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130227/victims-father-makes-case-us-assault-weapons-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dianne Feinstein Federal Assault Weapons Ban Politics of the United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 27 Feb 2013 22:30:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5769022 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. Senate panel delays action on gun control bills http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/us-senate-panel-delays-action-gun-control-bills <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Thomas Ferraro</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 28 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday postponed consideration of four bills to curb gun violence after Republicans said they needed more time to study the proposed ban on military-style assault weapons.</p> <p>The one-week delay by the Democratic-led committee appears unlikely to change the fate of the bills, all of which appear headed to the full Senate for a vote.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/us-senate-panel-delays-action-gun-control-bills" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chuck Grassley Federal Assault Weapons Ban Iowa Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 19:45:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5770126 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-U.S. Senate panel backs crackdown on clandestine gun sales http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/update-1-gun-control-drive-get-first-votes-us-congress <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* First vote on Obama's gun control proposals</p> <p>* Unclear if measure will win Senate approval</p> <p>* Committee to vote next week on assault weapons ban</p> <p>* Dispute unresolved on background checks for gun owners (Adds Obama comment, study on gun ownership)</p> <p>By Thomas Ferraro</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130307/update-1-gun-control-drive-get-first-votes-us-congress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Dismissal of United States Attorneys controversy Federal Assault Weapons Ban Gun politics Middlesex, Vermont Politics of the United States Social Issues United States Thomson Reuters Thu, 07 Mar 2013 14:46:48 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5776144 at http://www.globalpost.com US Senate panel backs assault weapons ban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/us-senate-panel-backs-assault-weapons-ban <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A US Senate panel on Thursday approved a Democratic bill that would ban assault weapons and high-capacity gun magazines, in a party line vote three months to the day after the school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.</p> <p>The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 10-8 for the bill, seen by many as the most problematic element of President Barack Obama's push to reduce weapons violence by tightening up Americans' almost unfettered access to firearms.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/us-senate-panel-backs-assault-weapons-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Federal Assault Weapons Ban Health Politics Politics of the United States Presidency of Barack Obama AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 16:31:10 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5783532 at http://www.globalpost.com US Senate panel backs assault weapons ban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/us-senate-panel-backs-assault-weapons-ban-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A US Senate panel on Thursday approved a Democratic bill that would ban assault weapons and high-capacity gun magazines, in a party line vote three months to the day after the school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.</p> <p>The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 10-8 for the bill, seen by many as the most problematic element of President Barack Obama's push to reduce weapons violence by tightening up Americans' almost unfettered access to firearms.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/us-senate-panel-backs-assault-weapons-ban-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assault weapon Business Environment Federal Assault Weapons Ban Health Law Politics Politics of the United States AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 19:15:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5783767 at http://www.globalpost.com US Senate panel backs assault weapons ban http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/us-senate-panel-backs-assault-weapons-ban-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US lawmakers approved a Democratic bill Thursday that would ban assault weapons and high-capacity gun magazines, in a party line vote three months to the day after the Newtown school massacre.</p> <p>The Senate Judiciary Committee voted 10-8 for the measure. But despite President Barack Obama's backing, the ban is seen by many as the most problematic element in the president's push to reduce weapons violence by tightening up Americans' easy access to firearms.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/us-senate-panel-backs-assault-weapons-ban-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assault weapon Business Environment Federal Assault Weapons Ban Health Law Politics Politics of the United States AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 22:15:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5783919 at http://www.globalpost.com Assault weapons ban shrivels in US Senate http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/assault-weapons-ban-shrivels-us-senate <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>US lawmakers dropped an effort to include a ban on assault weapons in a broader gun control package Tuesday, conceding the difficulties of passing such legislation through Congress.</p> <p>Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, as proposed in the wake of last year's mass murder of schoolchildren in Newtown, Connecticut, did not have the votes to pass.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130319/assault-weapons-ban-shrivels-us-senate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dianne Feinstein Environment Federal Assault Weapons Ban Health Politics Politics of the United States AFP Tue, 19 Mar 2013 20:45:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5788166 at http://www.globalpost.com