The mayors urged the Senate to vote on two House-passed bills expanding background checks for gun sales that passed that chamber earlier this year.
While there will be many memorials to come for those who died in the El Paso shooting -- and a separate shooting in Dayton, Ohio, that killed nine -- this was the first, and for its youngest victim.
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.
President Trump traveled to Dayton and El Paso Wednesday in the wake of weekend mass shootings in the two cities. Protesters gathered in both stricken communities before he arrived, while other residents expressed appreciation for his presence. 2020 Democrats, meanwhile,…
By Nsikan Akpan
More than 90 percent of violent crimes — including shootings — would likely still occur even if every suspect with a mental health condition was stopped before they carried out an attack.
On Wednesday, President Trump traveled to Dayton, Ohio, where a gunman killed nine people and wounded 26 early Sunday morning. Ahead of his visit, Mayor Nan Whaley expressed concerns about the president’s previous rhetoric and said she hoped his visit…
El Paso’s Latino community is continuing to live in fear after Saturday’s mass shooting that killed 22 people. William Brangham talks to Iliana Holguin, an immigration lawyer and chairwoman of El Paso County's Democratic Party, about why people are scared…
President Trump visited grieving El Paso Wednesday. An “El Paso Strong” rally was held to coincide with his arrival -- and protest his rhetoric on race and immigration. Judy Woodruff talks to Dan Bush, reporting from El Paso, about the…
By Courtney Vinopal
When extremist communities are banned from one website, they usually find another.
By Morgan Lee, Paul J. Weber, Associated Press
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's first calls for action after a gunman in El Paso killed 22 people include cracking down on internet sites used by violent extremists and confronting racism. But the Republican didn't suggest any major gun-control measures.
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