Gov. Jerry Brown signed six stringent gun-control measures Friday that will require people to turn in high-capacity magazines and mandate background checks for ammunition sales.
By Jonathan Masters, Council on Foreign Relations
The debate over gun control in the United States has waxed and waned over the years, stirred by a series of mass killings by gunmen in civilian settings.
By Lisa Lerer, Associated Press
Days after a deadly shooting in Oregon, Hillary Rodham Clinton unveiled new gun control measures Monday aimed at strengthening background checks on gun buyers and eliminating legal immunity for sellers.
By PBS NewsHour
On the cusp of James Holmes's sentencing, Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn is sponsoring a bill to help states better report people known to be mentally ill to the FBI database of individuals prohibited from buying guns. The bill has…
By Daniel Costa-Roberts
The law allows licensed Texans to carry handguns in plain view in belt or shoulder holsters.
By PBS NewsHour
In the two years since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the state of Connecticut adopted some of the most restrictive gun policies in the country, including a controversial law enacted last year to keep weapons out of the…
By Sam Hananel, Associated Press
The ruling settles a split among appeals courts over federal gun laws intended to prevent sham buyers from obtaining guns for the sole purpose of giving them to another person. The laws were part of Congress' effort to make sure…
Elliot Rodger killed six people and himself Friday night in Isla Vista, California. According to a “manifesto,” Elliot had been planning the attack for three years, and had posted videos promising violence. Judy Woodruff learns more from Adam Nagourney of…
Twenty-six seconds of silence were observed in honor of the victims killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School at a memorial organized to mark six months since the massacre. Margaret Warner reports on how lawmakers and activists are engaged in the…
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