As they return to Washington from their summer break, congressional Democrats want to make new gun safety legislation one of their top priorities. The House has already passed a law expanding background checks to private gun sales, but the GOP-led…
By Lisa Desjardins
As Congress returns to Washington, three deadly mass shootings in August have reignited the debate over gun regulation. Meanwhile, some House Democrats are feeling pressure to step up impeachment inquiries. And with federal spending at record-high levels, settling on a…
The public wants Congress to take action and control gun violence, according to the latest PBS NewsHour, NPR and Marist poll.
By Laura Santhanam
President Donald Trump has not fully explained what he would like to see Congress accomplish, particularly on gun control, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is reluctant to venture too far.
By Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press
Catastrophic damage from Hurricane Dorian is putting natural disasters, and their potential connection to climate change, front and center in the U.S., but gun safety and a flood of Republican congressional retirements are also occupying public attention. Chris Buskirk of…
The seven people killed in a mass shooting in Odessa, Texas, over the Labor Day weekend ranged in age from 15 to 57. They were parents and siblings, a truck driver, a mail carrier and an Army veteran, and they…
By Gretchen Frazee
Gun violence is on top of Congress’ agenda when it returns to session next week, but data can help reveal why making significant reforms has been an uphill battle, politically speaking.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says if President Donald Trump favors background-checks legislation and McConnell knows "we will pass it and it'll become law."…
By Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press
The announcement comes just days after a mass shooting claimed seven lives in Odessa, Texas and follows two other back-to-back shootings last month, one of them at a Walmart store.
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