A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA The Right, The Left, and the Newtown Massacre
In our polarized country we need a new plateau of perspective rising above the two standard, reactionary viewpoints.
The political Right and Left responded to the Newtown school shooting, this traged... Posted on 12/18/12 at 8:04 AM
More than 60 countries signed the landmark treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar global arms trade Monday and the United States announced it will sign soon, giving a strong kickoff to the first major international campaign to stem the illicit trade in weapons that fuel conflicts and extremists.
The DFL state representative who pushed expanded background checks for Minnesota gun buyers says he's disappointed with his fellow Democrat, House Speaker Paul Thissen (TEE'-sehn), for shelving the bill this year.
One day after the demise of gun control legislation, Senate supporters of the measure vowed to try again, while a leading opponent accused President Barack Obama of taking the "low road" when he harshly criticized lawmakers who voted against key provisions.
A key gun control measure has failed a Senate vote. The proposal to expand background checks for people buying guns online and at gun shows fell short of winning 60 votes needed to pass. The vote was 54 to 46. Vice President Biden was presiding over the Senate and announced the vote.
A bipartisan effort to expand background checks was in deep trouble Wednesday as the Senate approached a long-awaited vote on the linchpin of the drive to curb gun violence. As the showdown drew near, an Associated Press-GfK poll showed ebbing public support for tightening gun control laws.
, April 17, 2013
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