Decades old gun control debate reshaped by new advocacy groups

The gun control movement has made significant gains in recent years, but the NRA remains king of the hill

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"… ttention on the topic have not been enough to change federal gun laws. The National Rifle Association, still the most powerful entity in the war over guns in America, no longer …"

On anniversary of Virginia Tech shooting, law to close loophole hasn't accomplished much

By Gordon Witkin

Federal law designed to improve access to mental health records has proved disappointing.

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"… record of Cho’s treatment.The NICS Improvement Act, signed by President George W. Bush in January 2008 — and supported by the National Rifle Association — wa …"

Badly flawed background check system fails to contain firearms sales

By Rick Schmitt

Background check system is plagued by a host of data problems, loopholes and disputes over just who should be barred.

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"… are so sensitive that they just polarize people,” says Kristen Mahoney, president of the National Criminal Justice Association, a Washington-based nonprofit …"

"… Obama has not devoted more public attention to the issue. Paul Helmke, the president of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, has been pushing unsuccessful …"

"… rady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, has been pushing unsuccessfully for a presidential commission to examine the issues of mental health and gun violence.&nbs …"

Tucson shooter was troubled, but could still buy a gun

By Kimberly Leonard

The months-long pattern of bizarre behavior by alleged Tucson shooter Jared Lee Loughner has once again raised questions about what sort of

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"… al background check system.This issue came into sharp focus after the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, when it was revealed that the shooter, Seung-Hui Cho, had essent …"

"… records in summer 2010, up from 402,047 in January 2008, it said.Since the Virginia Tech shootings, the release said, a dozen states have passed legislation to imp …"