Virginia lawmakers have voted to ban firearms at the state Capitol, the first in what's expected to be many contentious gun votes in coming weeks.
By Alan Suderman, Sarah Rankin, Associated Press
In our news wrap Thursday, at least 94 people died after an overcrowded ferry sank in northern Iraq. Passengers were celebrating Kurdish holidays when the vessel capsized in the Tigris River near Mosul, where heavy rains and snowmelt fed a…
The Supreme Court struck down a Chicago law banning handguns, ruling that Americans have the right to keep and bear arms regardless of where they live. Jeffrey Brown talks with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal, who was in…
The Supreme Court is considering the constitutionality of Chicago's ban on handguns. Jim Lehrer speaks with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal about how the court's ruling could affect gun rights, especially on the state and local level.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
Washington, D.C., residents began registering firearms Thursday as part of emergency legislation enacted after a Supreme Court ruling on June 26 overturned the District's handgun ban of 32 years.
By the close of the Supreme Court's term Thursday, the justices made landmark decisions on cases regarding gun ownership, the death penalty and the legal rights of detainees. Legal experts weigh the rulings and what they indicate about future court…
The Supreme Court rejected a District of Columbia handgun ban in a 5-4 vote Thursday, the first time the court has issued a major ruling on gun rights. Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal discusses the case.
Democratic candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton continued to campaign heavily in Pennsylvania ahead of its April 22 primary, while presumptive GOP nominee John McCain further outlined his economic proposals at a campaign stop in New York.
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