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Newtown Conn.

(Francine Lobis Wheeler testifies alongside a photo of her late son, killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Mother of Newtown, Ct. School Shooting Victim Urges Pa. Lawmakers to Tighten Gun Controls

Francine Lobis Wheeler, a native of the Philadelphia suburbs, asked the Pa. House Judiciary Committee to subject the sale of long guns by private sellers to background checks.

07/17/2013

(City officials listen as Mayor Nutter proposes the "Sandy Hook Principles" for bringing economic pressures to bear on the gun industry.  Credit: Paul Kurtz)

Mayor Nutter Proposes Economic Principles to Pressure Firearms Industry

Mayor Nutter says the Sandy Hook Principles, modeled on the “Sullivan Principles” that helped force an end to apartheid in South Africa, are designed to make the gun industry behave better.

01/15/2013

(US Sen. Bob Menendez, in file photo, provided)

NJ Lawmaker Thinks Time For Assault Weapon Ban Has Come

US senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) believes there is growing support for reinstating a national ban on assault weapons.

12/17/2012