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April 10th, 2013
05:53 PM ET

Gun rights activist dismisses polls

(CNN) – The chief of a power gun owners group said Wednesday he doesn't trust the methodology of polls showing an overwhelming number of Americans favoring universal background checks on gun sales.

"I'm not sure I believe any polls at this time. I don't think they know how to ask the right questions," Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, told CNN's Wolf Blitzer during a contentious interview on "The Situation Room." When Blitzer asked if that included Fox News' survey, Pratt said it did.

Pratt also said he wants Republican Sen. Pat Toomey out of office for his gun bill.(VIDEO)



Filed under: Guns • Interviews
April 8th, 2013
10:26 AM ET

Perry: background checks a "kneejerk reaction"

In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, Texas Governor Rick Perry expresses his opposition to universal background checks.

RELATED STORY: Perry 'indeed' open to 2016 bid

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Filed under: Guns • Politics • Rick Perry • Texas • Wolf Blitzer
April 4th, 2013
10:21 AM ET

Obama praises Colorado's gun laws

Colorado now requires background checks for new gun purchases and limits gun magazines to 15 rounds. CNN's Jessica Yellin reports.

RELATED STORY: Obama on background checks: 'Practical progress' on gun violence

Filed under: Colorado • Guns • Jessica Yellin • Politics • President Obama
April 4th, 2013
10:18 AM ET

Obama's strategy on gun control

John King and David Gergen discuss if Obama's push for gun control will lead to results.

RELATED STORY: Hutchinson clarifies position on background checks

Filed under: Guns • John King • Politics • President Obama
April 3rd, 2013
12:02 PM ET

Hutchinson: Open to expanding background checks

By CNN's Gregory Wallace

(CNN) – Asa Hutchinson, the former Republican congressman who led the National Rifle Association’s school safety initiative, personally disagrees with its opposition to universal background checks, he told CNN on Tuesday.

"Yes. Absolutely. I'm open to expanding background checks," he said in response to a question on the "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."

Filed under: Guns • Interviews • Political Ticker
April 2nd, 2013
10:43 AM ET

Cops to gangs: Let's make a deal

Syracuse authorities are telling gang members that if they put down the guns, they'll help them get jobs.

Filed under: Deborah Feyerick • Guns • New York
March 29th, 2013
10:25 AM ET

Cops called over photo of boy with rifle

Did police go too far after a dad posted a photo on Facebook of his young son holding a rifle? CNN's Mary Snow has more.

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Filed under: Crime • Facebook • Guns • Mary Snow
March 28th, 2013
11:10 AM ET

Giffords shooting – new police files

Police files show Loughner's parents were so concerned about his behavior, they took his shotgun and disabled his car. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

RELATED STORY: New details: Loughner's parents took gun, disabled car to keep him home

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Crime • Gabrielle Giffords • Guns
March 26th, 2013
10:14 AM ET

Big names, big money back gun control

CNN's Tom Foreman looks at Jim Carrey and Mayor Bloomberg's separate forays into pushing for gun control legislation.

RELATED STORY: Jim Carrey mocks Charlton Heston

Filed under: Guns • Michael Bloomberg • Tom Foreman
March 25th, 2013
10:30 AM ET

3 Marines dead in Quantico

CNN's Brian Todd reports on a shooting involving three Marines working at the base in Quantico, Virginia.

RELATED STORY: Victims, gunman identified from Quantico Marine base shooting

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Guns • Military • Virginia
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