April 4th, 2013
07:48 AM ET

Thursday's live events

Watch CNN.com Live for gavel-to-gavel coverage of the trial of Jodi Arias, who's accused of killing her ex-boyfriend in 2008.

Today's programming highlights...

11:00 am ET - Anti-gun rally - On the 45th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, faith leaders will call on Congress to pass "common sense" gun control legislation.

12:15 pm ET - Texas governor discusses DA death - Texas Gov. Rick Perry briefs reporters on the investigation in to the deaths of slain district attorney Mike McLelland and his wife.  A public memorial service for the couple will take place at 2:00 pm ET.

12:30 pm ET - Jodi Arias trial - Trial resumes in Phoenix in the case of Jodi Arias, who's accused of killing her ex-boyfriend, Travis Alexander, in 2008.

1:30 pm ET - White House garden planting - Children from across the country join first lady Michelle Obama to plant this year's White House Kitchen Garden.

CNN.com Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


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soundoff (25 Responses)
  1. BOMBO

    If MLK had been armed, he'd be alive today.

    April 4, 2013 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Mami

      If Canadians had guns they wouldn't have to rely on the USA when the s#%t hits the fan

      April 4, 2013 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      Don't worry. The British army hasn't invaded your territory since 1812. I'm sure you'd be fine even without your guns.

      April 4, 2013 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lizbeth

      Bombo it's my right given to me by my fore fathers who were a lot smarter than me and you

      April 4, 2013 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Tyrannical Federal Governments overthrown in US history: 0.
      Tryannical Federal Governments formed in US history: 0.

      April 4, 2013 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • bobcat (in a hat)©

      @ Lizbeth

      You have Four Fathers ? Holy Crap,

      April 4, 2013 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rational

    In some state they are proposing firearm insurance. What's next? Pocket knife insurance? We have a crazy person problem here in these crazy states. Not a gun problem. Leave me the hell alone

    April 4, 2013 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    They can pass all the new gun laws they want it still will not change the crime rate. First of all criminals dont get their guns legally and second the gun laws presently in place are not being enforced. So adding new ones only affects law abiding citizens.

    April 4, 2013 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      "Law abiding Citizens" shouldn't object to background checks. Gun owners should have to carry an ID...Just like a driver's license and have to renew it every 6 to 10 years...or whatever! Legitimate owners shouldn't object! Damn...we license every thing else!

      April 4, 2013 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    And isnt it a little early to be planting a garden???

    April 4, 2013 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Marguerite

      Huh? In the south west it's perfect for garden planting. Lol

      April 4, 2013 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Agree with@Portland tony.
    Why should"law abiding citizens " object.

    April 4, 2013 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "The Lunatic Fringe"

    Was Jesus Christ assasinated with a 9mm? Was Jesus Christ put down with an AK47?

    April 4, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      I don't follow your logic English. There were no guns in the Bible. So we need to get rid of them. And. We need to build a barn?

      April 4, 2013 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    What this law abiding citizen objects too is the government using someones misery to meet their agenda. They have failed to enforce the laws already in place so more laws will make no difference. The only reason they are pushing this is to get everyones mind off how much they arent doing to fix the economy. Which IMO should be their main focus! And as i said thats my opinion and i have a right to it whether or not any of you agree or dont. I really dont care if you do or not.

    April 4, 2013 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      By that logic, government should not do ANYTHING else. No foreign policy, no infrastructure spending, no educational reforms, no health reforms. A good government should be able to multi-task.

      April 4, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    And shame on them for not reinstating mental health clinics that were discontinued under past admins! That would eliminate alot of the problems today.

    April 4, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO

      They can't. They need to concentrate on the economy. Don't distract them.

      April 4, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. BOMBO

    My parents used to say, if you can't use something responsibly, you'll lose the privilege. What exactly is wrong with telling people they can't have guns unless they meet the criteria to be a responsible gun owner.

    April 4, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    There is nothing wrong with gun laws @ BOMBO. What IS wrong is they pass these laws and then they dont ENFORCE them. So they are wasting time when they could be doing something more useful!

    April 4, 2013 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    There wasnt alot of things we use now in the bible right? Im relatively sure there were no computors or cell phones. And there sure wasnt internet or blogging and yet here we are. Blogging away huh?

    April 4, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    There are a few reasons gun laws aren't enforced. Why hasn't there been a permanent ATF Director named? Hint: check out the NRA's duplicity regarding this issue.

    April 4, 2013 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Lizbeth

    Change the const. You say? Well that's how revol utio ns start

    April 4, 2013 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Lizbeth

    I have to go kick some trolls a ss. Lol. I do love pizza tho!

    April 4, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mary

    @ Katman, 😉

    A stingy old lawyer who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness was determined to prove wrong the saying, "You can't take it with you."

    After much thought and consideration, the old ambulance-chaser finally figured out how to take at least some of his money with him when he died. He instructed his wife to go to the bank and withdraw enough money to fill two pillow cases. He then directed her to take the bags of money to the attic and leave them directly above his bed so that when he died he could grab them on his way to heaven.

    Several weeks after the funeral, the deceased lawyer’s wife, up in the attic cleaning, came upon the two forgotten pillow cases stuffed with cash.

    "Oh, that darned old fool," she exclaimed. "I knew he should have had me put the money in the basement."

    April 4, 2013 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |