Gun Debate

  • January 15, 2013   BY Christina Bellantoni and Terence Burlij  

    Demonstrators protest in front of the White House last week demanding for more gun control. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images. President Obama is set to receive Tuesday a list of recommendations from Vice President Biden detailing possible ways to reduce … Continue reading

  • January 11, 2013   BY Christina Bellantoni and Terence Burlij  

    Karen Murry of Parker, Colo., holds signs outside the state capitol building in Denver during an anti-gun control legislation rally organized by Guns for Everyone. Photo by Mark Leffingwell/Reuters. Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday that there was an “emerging … Continue reading

  • January 9, 2013   BY Christina Bellantoni and Katelyn Polantz  

    People wait to buy tickets for the Rocky Mountain Gun Show in Sandy, Utah, last week. Photo by George Frey/Bloomberg via Getty Images. This week marks a pivotal moment in the effort to curb gun violence, with Vice President Biden, … Continue reading

  • December 31, 2012   BY Jay Hancock and Kaiser Health News  

    Cindy Sparr shows a customer an AK-47 style rifle at Freddie Bear Sports sporting goods store on Dec. 17 in Tinley Park, Ill. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images. Did you know the Affordable Care Act stands up for gun rights? … Continue reading

  • December 21, 2012   BY Beth Summers  

    Earlier this week, correspondent Gwen Ifill sat down with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for the PBS special report “After Newtown,” which airs 8 p.m. ET Friday, one week after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. In a … Continue reading

  • December 21, 2012   BY Council on Foreign Relations  

    Screen shot of automatic weapons. By Jonathan Masters, online writer/editor for the Council on Foreign Relations Introduction The debate over gun control in the United States has waxed and waned over the years, stirred by a series of incidents involving … Continue reading

  • December 19, 2012   BY News Desk  

    On Wednesday’s NewsHour, correspondent Judy Woodruff spoke with retiring Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn. Here is an extended version of that interview. Lieberman discussed the recent tragedy in Newtown, Conn. and his hope that Congress can strengthen gun control through legislation. … Continue reading

  • December 19, 2012   BY Jenny Gold and Kaiser Health News  

    President Barack Obama speaks at a vigil held Sunday night at Newtown High School for families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. In his speech at the memorial service for the Newtown victims, President … Continue reading

  • December 19, 2012   BY Christina Bellantoni and Katelyn Polantz  

    A woman lights candles Tuesday at a memorial to the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters. President Obama is not allowing the national sense of urgency on addressing gun violence slip away this … Continue reading

  • December 17, 2012   BY Cassie M. Chew  

    In the aftermath of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., the country is poised to revisit the gun control debate. Photo by Paul J. Richardson/AFP/Getty Images Dianne Feinstein had just been elected president of the San Francisco board of supervisors … Continue reading