Gun Debate

  • January 16, 2013    

    President Barack Obama outlined on Wednesday his intention to use executive action toward gun control legislation. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images In an address earlier today, President Barack Obama announced his legislative proposals for gun control, including a requirement for … Continue reading

  • January 16, 2013    

    Brett Nielsen fires an AR-15 rifle Tuesday at the Get Some Guns & Ammo shooting range in Salt Lake City. Photo by George Frey/Getty Images. President Obama on Wednesday will lay down his blueprint for a mix of executive and … Continue reading

  • January 15, 2013    

    Universal background checks, armed officers in schools and changes to the country’s mental health system are all ideas being floated as the nation searches for solutions to gun-related violence. In the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary … Continue reading

  • January 15, 2013    

    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    

    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    

    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    

    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    

    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    

    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    

    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