About 100 artists and activists organized by the group Art=Ammo participated in a flash-mob style performance against gun violence at the Lincoln Memorial.
Gary Lampert of National Armory gun store in Pompano Beach, Fla., helps Cristiana Verro choose a firearm. Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images. Gun control advocates hailed Thursday’s Senate vote allowing debate to move forward on a sweeping package of legislation … Continue reading
Volunteers place grave markers on the National Mall Thursday to remember victims of gun violence. Clergy from Newtown, Conn., and elsewhere will begin a 24-hour vigil to urge Congress into passing tougher gun laws. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images. The … Continue reading
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images. Lawmakers are on recess for the next two weeks, but for 15 senators, there is no escaping New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the upcoming debate over new … Continue reading
Kwame Holman speaks with Second Amendment expert Joyce Lee Malcolm. With news that Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s, D-Calif., recent assault weapons ban will not get a vote on the Senate floor, PBS NewsHour examined the gun debate. Judy Woodruff detailed the … Continue reading
While state governments have begun to adopt new gun control legislation, the gun fight in Washington has slowed. Judy Woodruff gets an update from Washington Post reporter Ed O’Keefe, including a look at the status of the universal background check provision and what the role Newtown families are playing behind the scenes. Continue reading
Lawmakers in Colorado have grappled in recent weeks with how to respond to the mass shootings in Aurora and Newtown, Conn. Friday the state senate begins voting on those bills, as well as additional measures that would prevent people who have committed acts of domestic abuse from possessing guns and would hold manufacturers liable for deaths caused by assault weapons.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday sounded optimistic notes about two major legislative priorities on Capitol Hill. The California Democrat joined NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff for a wide-ranging interview about budget matters, politics and presidential authority. Woodruff continued the conversation … Continue reading
How is the community of Aurora, Colo. — target of a mass shooting last July — coping with and reacting to the national debate stirred by Newtown? How is Colorado processing the recommendations for reducing violence proposed by the Biden task force? Megan Verlee of Colorado Public Radio reports. Continue reading