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January 9th, 2013
09:02 PM ET

Biden: President Obama can take 'executive action' on gun reform

Vice President Joe Biden met Wednesday with victims of gun violence, the first in a series of meetings for Biden's newly formed task force on gun policy.

This issue has been a political third rail for a long time, but today Biden said if no consensus is reached, the White House could go it alone.

"The president is going to act, there are executive orders, executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet, but we are compiling it all with the help of the attorney general all the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action we believe is required," said Biden.

What legislative action will be taken?

Blumenthal: Crackdown on ammunition

One lawmaker has a plan of his own to help curb gun violence - going after the bullets. Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal is calling for background checks on purchasing ammunition.

OutFront tonight: CNN Contributor John Avlon, Legal Contributor Paul Callan, and Sen. Richard Blumental (D-CT).


Filed under: Congress • Gun Control • Law
January 9th, 2013
08:31 PM ET

Prosecutors: Holmes planned movie theater shooting for weeks

Prosecutors say 25 year-old James Holmes didn't care who he killed when he went into a crowded movie theater in Aurora, Colorado and opened fire on July 20th.

12 people were killed and dozens more were wounded. The preliminary hearing, which will determine if the case goes to trial, ended Wednesday after prosecutors presented more evidence they say shows Holmes had been planning the shooting for weeks.

Ed Lavandera is in Colorado and has the story.


Filed under: Crime • Law
January 7th, 2013
08:24 PM ET

James Holmes purchased ticket to "Dark Knight Rises" 12 days before massacre

James Holmes, the suspect in that July shooting that killed 12 people appeared in court for a preliminary hearing to find out if he will stand trial for his alleged actions.

New details emerge in hearing for Colorado theater shooting suspect

Our Ed Lavandera is OutFront tonight in Auora, Colorado.


Filed under: Colorado theater shooting • Crime • Justice • Law • News
January 3rd, 2013
09:11 PM ET

Social media spotlights Ohio teen rape case

Two Ohio teens are set to be tried for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl.

Images and social media messages are central to a case against two high school football players accused of sexually assaulting the victim during a series of back-to-school parties in August.

The case has garnered national attention and the attention of the activist hacker group, Anonymous. The hacker group released information on some individuals connected to the community and football team and threaten to release more unless the parties involved come clean on what happened that August night.

"The town of Steubenville has been good at keeping this quiet and their star football team protected," an Anonymous member wearing the group's trademark Guy Fawkes mask says in a video posted to the group's LocalLeaks website.

Murphy: Rape is grossly under prosecuted

OutFront tonight: CNN's Susan Candiotti and Wendy Murphy, former sex crimes prosecutor and a professor of sexual violence at New England Law School.


Filed under: Crime • Justice • Law
January 3rd, 2013
08:57 PM ET

Maryland task force recommends confiscating guns if you are "a threat to self or others"

A Maryland task force on guns and the mentally ill is recommending that police should have the right to confiscate firearms from anyone who is deemed to be "a threat to self or others."

OutFront tonight: Dr. Charles Sophy and CNN Legal Contributor Paul Callan.


Filed under: Gun Control • Health • Justice • Law
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