Wednesday's shooting at a congressional baseball practice marked the first high-profile test of Trump-era gun politics: Republican control of Congress and the White House has all but eliminated talk of tightening federal gun laws.
By Gwen Ifill
In the wake of Orlando, President Obama's words on the gun debate at a PBS NewsHour Town Hall take on new poignancy.
By PBS NewsHour
Before an audience filled with victims of gun violence, President Obama made an emotional announcement that he would use executive action to strengthen enforcement of background checks for firearms because Congress is afraid to cross the gun lobby. While Republicans…
By PBS NewsHour
In our news wrap Thursday, the mass shooting in San Bernardino renewed debate in Congress on how to stop gun violence. While Senate Democrats offered proposals on expanding background checks, Republicans called instead for overhauling the mental health system. Also,…
By William Brangham
Following a campaign by gun-control groups, retailing giant Target changed its position on letting armed customers into its stores.
By Shauna Stuart, Georgia Public Broadcasting
Georgia’s expansive new gun law has been lauded by the National Rifle Association as “the most comprehensive pro-gun reform bill in state history,” and opposed widely by gun control advocates as the “guns everywhere” law. But the first poll taken…
By Simone Pathe
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a bill Wednesday that allows Georgians with concealed carry permits to bring their guns into many more public places than they could before, including schools, bars, churches, parts of airports and government buildings.
By Chelsea Coatney
A study claims to have new evidence that proves tighter gun control laws can reduce gun violence. After the repeal of a 2007 Missouri law -- a law that required potential gun buyers to be vetted and licensed by a…
Can the U.S. find consensus in better mental health access to curb gun violence?…
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