Blocked by Congress from expanding gun sale background checks, President Barack Obama is turning to actions within his own power to keep people from buying a gun who are prohibited for mental health reasons.
The first hurdle cleared with deceptive ease, the Senate turns to the heart of the battle over curbing gun violence next week when it considers a proposal to expand required federal background checks to gun shows and online firearms sales.
Foster Mom Sheba Anderson said the gift was already wrapped when she got it the Thursday before Christmas during a toy giveaway hosted by the private non-profit foster care agency contracted by the Administration for Children's Services.
A prominent Connecticut attorney arrested after he brought a handgun to a movie theater showing the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises" said Wednesday that the charges are baseless and that he followed all police directions.
Morris County prosecutors claimed Steven Hopler was unfit to safely maintain his handguns, claiming he abuses alcohol and was taking an antidepressant when he accidentally shot himself in his Rockaway Township home while cleaning a pistol in 2008.