Democrats have promised action on a range of measures to address gun violence, including expanded background checks for sales and transfers of firearms.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
The Supreme Court will hear a challenge to New York City's prohibition on carrying a licensed, locked and unloaded handgun outside the city limits.
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
Firearms dealers in Illinois must now show they are licensed with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and purchase a five-year state permit.
By John O'Connor, Associated Press
Gun violence, prolonged mental trauma for children and the ongoing opioid crisis were just a few of the major health stories that captured national attention this year.
By Laura Santhanam
Citing a "holistic" approach to school safety, a federal commission led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has released proposals on student mental health, cyber bullying and discipline. For different perspectives on the report, Amna Nawaz talks to Catherine Lhamon, former…
By Michael Balsamo, Associated Press
A senior Justice Department official says bump stocks will be banned under the federal law that prohibits machine guns. It will take effect in late March. After that, it will be illegal to possess bump stocks.
As America reels from yet another shooting massacre, less than two weeks after one at a Pittsburgh synagogue, scrutiny of our gun policies persists. Rep.-elect Jason Crow, D-Co., this week won election to a Colorado district that includes Aurora, site…
By Jeff Martin, Bill Barrow, Associated Press
Republican Rep. Karen Handel has conceded her long-red House seat in the Atlanta suburbs to an African-American gun control advocate making her first run for public office.
By Associated Press
The Supreme Court is refusing a new invitation to rule on gun rights, leaving in place California restrictions on carrying concealed handguns in public.
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