Democrats called the 240-190 vote a major step to end the gun lobby's grip on Washington.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Democrats introduced legislation Tuesday to expand background checks for gun sales--eight years to the day after former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot at a constituent meeting.
Hundreds of migrant children could be released from government custody as the Trump administration relaxes requirements for the adults sponsoring them. The shift was followed by an Associated Press report that some shelters house more than 1,000 children. Michelle Brane…
Civil rights leaders are condemning a new school district policy requiring background checks for parents visiting their children's Reno-area schools, warning the discriminatory practice could have a chilling effect on immigrant families.
By Associated Press
By Gary Fineout, Associated Press
For more than a year, Florida failed to do national background checks that could have disqualified people from gaining a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
By Martha Bellisle, Associated Press
Many states still aren't meeting key benchmarks with their background check reporting.
By PBS NewsHour
As the debate around gun laws continues in the aftermath of the Parkland school shooting last month, a new report by the nonprofit RAND Corporation looks at some of the factors that could affect gun policies like background checks, age…
By Lisa Desjardins
What exactly is on the table legislatively in Washington when it come to changing gun laws and school safety?…
In the aftermath of the school shooting in Florida, there's been discussion of addressing those with mental and emotional problems. But preventing violence by using mental health records is more complicated than many realize. What systems are already in place…
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