Gun Debate

  • February 15, 2013    

    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.
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  • February 4, 2013    

    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

  • January 31, 2013    

    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

  • January 25, 2013    

    A gun store employee in Los Angeles inspects a semi-automatic rifle. An Obama administration plan to reduce gun violence includes restricting sales of assault weapons. Photo by Reuters/ Lucy Nicholson. Vice President Joe Biden said that a proposal to require … Continue reading

  • January 24, 2013    

    One Million Moms for Gun Control, a group formed after the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., marches across the Brooklyn Bridge on Monday. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images. Not even a week into President Obama’s second term, the battle over … Continue reading

  • January 23, 2013    

    Live stream courtesy of the White House. Americans huddled around radios to hear President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s fireside chats broadcast across the country. Now, anyone with an internet connection can gather ’round their computer screens to watch a live Google … Continue reading

  • January 22, 2013    

    Wayne LaPierre, Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association, responded Tuesday to President Barack Obama’s second inaugural address. The president was inaugurated in Washington just one day before. LaPierre criticized the president for using language that he says demonizes … Continue reading

  • January 17, 2013    

    After unveiling gun control proposals at the White House on Wednesday, President Obama high-fives 8-year-old Hinna Zejah, who was among many children who wrote to the president after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Photo by Jason Reed/Reuters. Still three … Continue reading

  • January 16, 2013    

    On Wednesday, President Obama signed a series of 23 executive actions aimed at stopping what he called, “the epidemic of gun violence in this country.” Mr. Obama and Vice President Biden announced the specifics of the proposals at a news … Continue reading

  • January 16, 2013    

    President Barack Obama announced today his intention to use executive action to promote the most stringent regulation of guns since the Federal Assault Weapons Ban was signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1994. Standing on stage with Vice … Continue reading