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NRA members during their annual meeting on May 4, 2013 in Houston.

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NRA members during their annual meeting on May 4, 2013 in Houston.

NRA Raised $256 Million Last Year

The National Rifle Association, the country’s largest and most powerful gun lobby, raised $256 million in 2012, more than in any other year of the Obama administration. Last year included the presidential election and mass shootings at a movie theater...

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Volunteers place grave markers on the National Mall as over 3,300 crosses, stars of David, and other religious symbols are placed to remember those affected by gun violence, on April 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Volunteers place grave markers on the National Mall as over 3,300 crosses, stars of David, and other religious symbols are placed to remember those affected by gun violence, on April 11, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Americans Split Over New Gun Laws, Poll Shows

A year after 20 children and six adults were gunned down at a Connecticut elementary school, Americans are roughly divided over stricter gun control laws, according to a poll out today. The CNN/ORC International Survey showed 50 percent of respondents...

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to reporters following the weekly policy lunch of the Republican caucus on Nov. 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks to reporters following the weekly policy lunch of the Republican caucus on Nov. 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

Team Mitch-elle vs. Alison Oakley

Sen. Mitch McConnell is preparing to defend his seat against, uh, a candidate named Alison. Team Mitch is ready. Somehow, a man has managed to slip into the photo tweeted from “Team Mitch” headquarters (he’s the manager, after all): This...

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This image from video provided by the FBI, shows Aaron Alexis moves through the hallways of Building #197 at the Washington Navy Yard on Sept. 16, 2013, in Washington, carrying a Remington 870 shotgun.

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This image from video provided by the FBI, shows Aaron Alexis moves through the hallways of Building #197 at the Washington Navy Yard on Sept. 16, 2013, in Washington, carrying a Remington 870 shotgun.

FBI Video Shows Shooter Alexis In Navy Yard

Aaron Alexis, the gunman who killed 12 people at Washington’s Navy Yard last week, is seen sneaking through Building 197 with a shotgun in a video published by the FBI today. The 30-second YouTube video, recorded by closed-circuit video cameras, shows...

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A 30-round magazine containing .223 bullets before a test fire of a rifle in Mark, Illinois.

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A 30-round magazine containing .223 bullets before a test fire of a rifle in Mark, Illinois.

Christie Urged to Sign Gun Bills: Former N.J. Governors

Two ex-New Jersey governors are asking Republican Chris Christie to sign gun legislation including a ban on high-power sniper-type weapons written after the deadly school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, in December. Brendan Byrne, an 89-year-old Democrat, and Christie Whitman, a...

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Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-KY, greets supporters during the 133rd Annual Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky., on Aug. 3, 2013.

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Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-KY, greets supporters during the 133rd Annual Fancy Farm Picnic in Fancy Farm, Ky., on Aug. 3, 2013.

McConnell: ‘Guns, Freedom and Coal’

Mitch McConnell has turned something of a slugfest at Fancy Farm, Kentucky, where he was attacked from the left and right by election rivals, into a triumphant campaign ad. The senator’s supporters deliver the message for him in the minute-long...

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Retired astronaut Captain Mark Kelly hugs his wife, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, before an appearance at Atomic Coffee during the Americans for Responsible Solutions tour in Fargo, North Dakota, on July 3, 2013.

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Retired astronaut Captain Mark Kelly hugs his wife, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, before an appearance at Atomic Coffee during the Americans for Responsible Solutions tour in Fargo, North Dakota, on July 3, 2013.

Giffords’ Gun-Control PAC Loads Up $6.6 Million

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ gun-control advocacy group has raised more than $6.6 million since its formation this year, according to a Federal Election Commission report filed today. Giffords, the congresswoman who survived a shooting in her Arizona district two years ago, counts Facebook investor...

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A Tea Party activist dressed in a Revolution-era costume speaks with an attendee at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 15, 2013.

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A Tea Party activist dressed in a Revolution-era costume speaks with an attendee at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on March 15, 2013.

Republicans: Steer Right

The Republican Party, while divided over major issues such as abortion and gay marriage, should be moving in a more conservative direction, most Republican-minded voters surveyed say. By a margin of 54 to 40 percent, Republican and Republican-leaning voters say...

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Former astronaut Mark Kelly fires a hunting rifle at a shooting range on July 2, 2013, in Anchorage, Alaska, as Anders Gustafson spots bullet placement on the target. Kelly and his wife, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, are in Alaska as part of a seven-state "Rights and Responsibilities Tour" urging members of Congress to expand background checks on gun sales.

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Former astronaut Mark Kelly fires a hunting rifle at a shooting range on July 2, 2013, in Anchorage, Alaska, as Anders Gustafson spots bullet placement on the target. Kelly and his wife, former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, are in Alaska as part of a seven-state "Rights and Responsibilities Tour" urging members of Congress to expand background checks on gun sales.

Gabby Giffords Got Her Guns

Does Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman nearly killed in a gunman’s attack at her public appearance in Tucson, really have to open fire at a firing range to get peoples’ attention on gun control? Tw0-and-a-half years after she was...

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An attendee looks through the scope of a Freedom Group Inc. Remington brand gun during the 2013 National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Houston, Texas, on May 4, 2013.

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An attendee looks through the scope of a Freedom Group Inc. Remington brand gun during the 2013 National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Houston, Texas, on May 4, 2013.

Blumenthal Eyes Gun Amendment for Senate Immigration Bill

Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal is “seriously considering” pressing for a fresh debate on gun control during the Senate’s consideration of legislation to revise U.S. immigration laws. Blumenthal said he may offer amendments to limit immigrants’ access to guns. The Senate is...

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