Gun Debate

  • April 11, 2013    

    Family members of Newtown shooting victims step off Air Force One with US President Barack Obama (2nd R) upon arrival April 8, 2013 at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. The family members traveled to Washington, DC with Obama to … Continue reading

  • April 11, 2013    

    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

  • March 25, 2013    

    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

  • March 21, 2013    

    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

  • March 20, 2013  

    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

  • March 8, 2013    

    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.
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  • March 7, 2013    

    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

  • March 6, 2013  

    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

  • February 22, 2013    

    Gun rights supporter Doug Hathaway holds a sign in support of a pro gun rally rally at the Colorado State Capitol. Photo By Andy Cross / The Denver Post via Getty Images. As we wrap up coverage for PBS’s “After … Continue reading

  • February 22, 2013    

    Editor’s note | This post was updated at 5:52 p.m. to correct the language around New York’s gun law as it pertains to magazines. A little more than a month after a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in … Continue reading