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December 10th, 2013
08:14 PM ET

Has Obama kept his promise on guns since Newtown?

Has the White House done enough to deliver on its promise to fight for measures to prevent future Sandy Hooks?

Nearly one year since the devastating Newtown massacre, Vice President Joe Biden met with families who lost loved ones in the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting.

He pledged $100 million in funding for a mental health initiative as one way to stem gun violence.

It's part of litany of promises the president has made over the past year.

President Barack Obama: "In the coming weeks, I will use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens – from law enforcement to mental health professionals to parents and educators – in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this." (December 16, 2012)

Vice President Joe Biden: "The recommendations we provided to the president on Monday call for executive actions he could sign, legislation he could call for, and long-term research that should be undertaken." (January 16, 2013)

President Barack Obama: "We need everybody to remember how we felt 100 days ago and make sure that what we said at that time wasn't just a bunch of platitudes, that we meant it." (March 28, 2013)

But has the Obama administration really done enough to fulfill all these promises?

OutFront: Paul Helmke, the former president of the Brady campaign to prevent gun violence and Michael Skolnik is the editor-in-chief of Global Grind.com


Filed under: Gun Control • News • Newtown
September 27th, 2013
08:30 PM ET

Teachers training to physically fight school shooters

Is Obama taking a tip from the NRA?

The Justice Department today announced it will put aside $45 million dollars to put more police officers in public schools. It's an idea the NRA pushed immediately after the Sandy Hook elementary shooting.

Schools around the nation are struggling to find ways to prevent another Sandy Hook. David Mattingly is OutFront with just how far one school is taking this mission.


Filed under: Crime • Gun Control • News
September 12th, 2013
08:52 PM ET

Iowa allows gun permits for the blind

Across the country, we're seeing a series of blows to gun control. In Chicago, gun owners will no longer have to register their firearms - putting an end to a policy that has tracked guns in the city for more than 40 years.

In Missouri, a controversial measure that would have prevented enforcement of federal gun laws nearly passed. A push to override the governor's veto fell just one vote short of approval in the state Senate.

And in Iowa, the legally blind can legally get a gun permit. State law says every Iowan has the right to carry a weapon - but what about safety?

CNN's Ted Rowlands is OutFront with the story.


Filed under: Gun Control • News
September 10th, 2013
08:11 PM ET

Missouri lawmakers take aim at federal gun laws

Across the country, there is a growing movement against gun control laws, and it could influence whether we see tougher laws in the future.

In Colorado, a recall vote is underway to oust two prominent Democratic state senators who backed some of the toughest gun control laws in the country.

And Missouri is on the verge of becoming the first state to make it a crime for federal agents to enforce federal gun laws. That would make it a crime to enforce background checks.

CNN's George Howell has more OutFront.


Filed under: Gun Control • News • Politics
August 13th, 2013
09:18 PM ET

Gun sales surge in Newtown after shooting

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy is set to be honored for his efforts to pass new gun control measures.

But this honor comes amid a backdrop of increased gun sales in Newtown.

A town that found itself at the forefront of the debate over new gun laws following last year's school shooting.

Poppy Harlow is OutFront with a look at what's behind the spike in Newtown's gun sales.


Filed under: Gun Control • Newtown
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