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What worked so well for Australia—firearm confiscation—unfortunately seems out of reach for the US Even so, there are common-sense approaches in some foreign countries that could work here Pictured right, California Lt Gov Gavin Newsom, who is proposing a 2016 ballot initiative to strengthen the state's gun laws Pictured above, California Lt.

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Expanding background checks, renewing the assault weapons ban and ending the legal sale of guns to people on the FBI's terror watch list are among 10 things the presidential candidate says Americans can do to save their lives and those of their neighbors.

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In 2016, a new shopping channel will sell firearms, ammunition, hunting jackets and concealed-carry holsters in the households of a nation where 30,000 people die in shootings every year.

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"Our freedom is under attack like never before," said Chris Cox of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action on Friday at the gun lobby's big get-together in Houston. As if that wasn't enough, Texas Gov. Rick Perry opened his mouth.

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