As part of a package of proposals aimed at preventing gun violence, President Obama is calling on Congress to pass legislation that strengthens the background check system on guns sales. While the 1993 Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act requires federally … Continue reading
In our continuing look at the gun debate for PBS’s weeklong special "After Newtown," Jeffrey Brown explores whether there is any connection between violent video games and violent behavior. 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
The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., has made many schools rethink their safety procedures. It has also sparked emotional debates about the roots of violence. To find out how the tragedy has affected young people, we … Continue reading
Psychologist Brad Bushman and public health expert Cheryl Olson weigh in on the impact of violent video games on behavior. Watch the full report on PBS NewsHour Tuesday. I remember some years back when I first walked into a video … Continue reading
Those shootings, combined with the massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, have spurred lawmakers in Colorado to push for an array of gun legislation, which supporters believe could prevent future violence. The PBS NewsHour spoke to a number of people who are on the front lines of that debate.
For the first time since unveiling his sweeping plan to reduce gun violence last month, President Obama will hit the road Monday in support of his proposal, looking to build up public opinion behind the measure as a way of … Continue reading
President Obama speaks about immigration reform Tuesday in Las Vegas. Photo by John Gurzinski/Getty Images. President Obama wants Congress to have a busy spring. As the push for expanded gun control moves forward on Capitol Hill, Mr. Obama is urging … Continue reading