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The U.S. has repeatedly observed a grim cycle around gun violence: A mass shooting occurs, prompting calls for the government to step in, but momentum dissipates before any legislative action is taken. But what specific gun regulations might change the…
By Magan Crane
Polls show Americans overwhelmingly support background checks for gun purchases and “red flag” laws that take guns away from people deemed at risk of harming themselves or others. But what are authorities actually checking? And which “red flags” can cost…
President Trump spoke extensively with reporters outside the White House Wednesday, answering questions on gun policy, Russia, the economy and even birthright citizenship. Yamiche Alcindor, who was there in person, joins William Brangham to discuss key takeaways, including Trump’s alignment…
President Donald Trump said Friday he believes he has influence to rally Republicans around stronger federal background check laws as Congress and the White House work on a response to last weekend's mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.
By Associated Press
Republicans have resisted expanding federal background checks for gun purchases, but face enormous pressure to do something in the aftermath of the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend that killed 31 people.
By Lisa Mascaro, Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is resisting pressure to bring senators back from recess to address gun violence, despite wrenching calls to "do something" in the aftermath of back-to-back mass shootings.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said the Senate GOP leader, Mitch McConnell, is blocking gun safety reforms that more than 90 percent of Americans support.
By Laura Santhanam
A new study says states with universal background checks report fewer children’s deaths due to gun incidents. However, more data is needed to understand the relationship, the study maintains.
Capping two days of action on gun control, the House has passed legislation to allow a review period of up to 10 days for background checks on firearms purchases.
Democrats called the 240-190 vote a major step to end the gun lobby's grip on Washington.
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