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By Gene Johnson, Associated Press
More than 70 million Americans have some sort of criminal or arrest record. For many, that can prevent them from passing a background check and getting a job. Amna Nawaz profiles one woman’s fight to overcome her past, and prove…
By Amna Nawaz, Frank Carlson
Historic numbers of background checks to purchase or possess a firearm have been conducted in June. It's just the latest month with record-breaking numbers since the system was created in 1998.
By Lisa Marie Pane, Associated Press
Background checks on gun purchases in the U.S. are climbing toward a record high this year, reflecting what the industry says is a rush by people to buy weapons in reaction to the Democratic presidential candidates' calls for tighter restrictions.
After a series of shooting massacres over the summer and renewed calls for stricter gun regulation, Senate Republicans have indicated some willingness to consider new legislation. But according to Sen. Mitch McConnell, President Trump has not yet weighed in on…
By Lisa Desjardins
As they return to Washington from their summer break, congressional Democrats want to make new gun safety legislation one of their top priorities. The House has already passed a law expanding background checks to private gun sales, but the GOP-led…
By Gretchen Frazee
Gun violence is on top of Congress’ agenda when it returns to session next week, but data can help reveal why making significant reforms has been an uphill battle, politically speaking.
A gunman firing indiscriminately from his car on Saturday in Odessa, Texas, killed seven people and wounded 22 more. Many of the victims were sent to Odessa's Medical Center Hospital. William Brangham talks to Russell Tippin, the Medical Center Health…
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says if President Donald Trump favors background-checks legislation and McConnell knows "we will pass it and it'll become law."…
By Denise Lavoie, Associated Press
The FBI has acknowledged that Roof's drug possession arrest weeks before the shooting should have prevented him from buying a gun.
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