For the past 10 years photographer Jon Lowenstein has turned his lens to the slow-moving forces shaping daily life for the people of Chicago’s South Side, chronicling the demolition of some of the nation’s largest housing projects, the closure of crumbling schools and some of the deep bonds built in a changing community amidst ongoing violence.
An young attendee inspects a rifle Saturday during the 2013 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Houston. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. If there is one thing supporters and opponents of tougher gun laws can agree on, it’s that their … Continue reading
March 30, 1981 was a routine day for Judy Woodruff as she traveled with the press pool to cover a speech by President Ronald Reagan, two months into his presidency, at the Washington Hilton. But the events Woodruff witnessed as … Continue reading
Watch the NewsHour Thursday for a look at the evolution of gun lobbying efforts on both sides. Exuding a sense of impenetrable power, the headquarters of the National Rifle Association makes a big footprint along Interstate 66 in Northern Virginia. … Continue reading
The defeat of a bipartisan effort to expand background checks for gun buyers was cheered by gun rights advocates and denounced by the president and families of gun victims. Judy Woodruff takes a behind-the-scenes look at the fight over gun control and the decades-long evolution of lobbying tactics on both sides of the debate. Continue reading
President Obama and Vice President Biden meet with families of victims killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings at the White House before delivering remarks on the Senate’s failure to pass a plan to expand background checks. Official White … Continue reading
President Barack Obama expressed frustration Wednesday following the Senate defeat of the Manchin-Toomey amendment, which would have expanded background checks. Obama was introduced by Mark Barden, the father of Sandy Hook victim Daniel Barden. WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans, backed by … Continue reading
Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and her husband Mark Kelly arrive at the Capitol Tuesday with Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., left, and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call. Emotional appeals. A tense week on Capitol Hill. A … Continue reading
Proposed amendments for assault weapons and high capacity magazine bans and universal background checks failed to pass the Senate. Kwame Holman reports. Then, Gwen Ifill gets two perspectives on why Senate failed to pass the proposals from National Shooting Sports Foundation’s Lawrence Keane and Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn. Continue reading
About 100 artists and activists organized by the group Art=Ammo participated in a flash-mob style performance against gun violence at the Lincoln Memorial.