President Obama intends to put the "full weight" of his efforts and his office behind attempts to pass new restrictions on firearms in the new year, he told host David Gregory in an interview aired on NBC's Meet the Press Sunday.
The National Rifle Association's Wayne LaPierre wants Congress to provide funding immediately for placing armed police officers in every school in the country.
In the wake of last Friday's horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, many Americans are asking how such a traumatic ordeal could have been avoided. Texas state representative-elect Jason Villalba believes that armed security at schools could be the answer, and will file legislation in the Lone Star State to allow certain designated teachers to be armed.
On Tuesday, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder vetoed a bill that would have allowed gun owners with extra training to carry concealed weapons in schools, day care centers, churches, and stadiums. The measure was passed by the state legislature last Thursday, one day before the fatal shooting of 20 first-grade students and six adults at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut on Friday, but the bill did not go to the governor until Tuesday afternoon, the Free Press reported.
The family of slain Border Patrol agent Brian Terry is suing federal officials over the botched “Fast and Furious” gunrunning operation.