The Gun Debate

The gun control debate dominates the conversation in Washington. The NewsHour will follow the gun control debate as it unfolds inside the Beltway and throughout the nation.

  • May 5, 1999  

    The tragedy in Littleton, CO has brought new awareness to issues of teen culture and the tense school atmosphere that can lead to violence. In the first of two discussions about responsibility, Elizabeth Farnsworth talks with Denver high school students. Continue reading

  • May 3, 1999  

    The school shootings in Littleton, CO have led to copycat crimes and a new awareness that all US schools need to rethink how they deal with violence and conflict between dfferent groups. Continue reading

  • April 29, 1999  

    Correspondent Spencer Michels reports on Thursday’s events in Denver. Continue reading

  • April 26, 1999  

    Correspondent Jeffrey Kaye provides an update from Denver on the latest developments in the Columbine High school shootings, along with a look at Monday’s funeral service for a former teacher who was killed in the tragedy. Continue reading

  • April 22, 1999  

    President Clinton spent some time Thursday talking about school violence with students at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, VA. Continue reading

  • April 22, 1999  

    Many are asking what actions could have been taken to prevent the school shootings in Littleton, CO. Betty Ann Bowser talks with four award-winning teachers about the problem. Continue reading

  • April 22, 1999  

    Correspondent Jeffrey Kaye looks at the aftermath of the Colorado school shooting. Continue reading

  • April 21, 1999   BY Admin 

    In what police have called an apparent "suicide mission," two students opened fire on classmates and faculty Tuesday at a suburban Denver high school, killing 15 and sending 23 to the hospital. Continue reading

  • April 21, 1999  

    Correspondent Betty Ann Bowser reports on yesterday’s shooting spree — which claimed 15 lives in a school in the Denver suburb of Littleton. Continue reading

  • June 27, 1997  

    The Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Brady gun law, ruling 5 to 4 that the Federal government couldn’t make local sheriffs run background checks on handgun purchasers. The NewsHour’s Betty Ann Bowser and Stuart Taylor of the American Lawyer provide background. Continue reading

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