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The Latest on Gun Control & Infrastructure

April 9, 2021
The panel discussed how the Biden administration will enact gun control measures and reinforce the nation’s infrastructure. Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report guest moderates.
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Biden faces a flurry of new challenges ahead of first White House news conference

March 25, 2021
Ashley Parker | The Washington Post
When President Biden’s team announced last Tuesday that he would hold his first solo White House news conference this Thursday, they were optimistic that Biden would be able to offer an ebullient update about his early successes, including passage of a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package and dramatic strides in vaccinations.
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Biden pushes House-passed gun reforms in the wake of Colorado mass shooting

March 24, 2021
Jeff Zeleny, Kevin Liptak | CNN
President Joe Biden on Tuesday used the latest mass shooting to offer his most vocal push for gun control since taking office, saying the deaths of 10 people at a grocery store in Colorado should jolt Washington and the nation into action.
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Supreme Court dodges N.Y. firearms case in defeat for gun rights advocates

April 27, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday disappointed gun rights advocates who were hoping for a major decision on Second Amendment freedoms when it declined to rule on the merits of a New York City gun restriction that is no longer on the books.
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Supreme Court won't touch bump stock ban

March 3, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
The Supreme Court declined Monday to take up an appeal challenging a federal ban on rifle attachments known as bump stocks that went into effect a year ago.
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FBI makes 3 arrests ahead of pro-gun rally in Virginia

January 17, 2020
Geoff Bennett | NBC News
The governor of Virginia has declared a temporary state of emergency ahead of a pro-gun rally scheduled there, and the FBI has made several arrests of alleged white supremacists.
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N.R.A.’s LaPierre Asks Trump to ‘Stop the Games’ Over Gun Legislation in Discussion About Its Support

September 28, 2019
Maggie Haberman, Annie Karni | The New York Times
President Trump met in the White House on Friday with Wayne LaPierre, the chief executive of the National Rifle Association, and discussed prospective gun legislation and whether the N.R.A. could provide support for the president as he faces impeachment and a more difficult re-election campaign, according to two people familiar with the meeting.
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Senate Republicans indicate willingness to pass a gun bill, but will Trump sign it?

September 20, 2019
Lisa Desjardins, Amna Nawaz | The PBS NewsHour
White House officials have been meeting with Republicans in Congress about a potential plan for a gun bill. While President Trump hasn't weighed in on what sort of proposal he would back, Republican senators are feeling pressure to take some action on the issue.
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