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.
By Nick Perry, Associated Press
So far, owners have turned in more than 15,000 newly banned guns as well as 64,000 parts and accessories. In return, the government has handed them $20 million.
By Hope Yen, Seth Borenstein, Darlene Superville, Associated Press
Facing another deadly mass shooting, President Donald Trump is deflecting on gun control.
By Jill Colvin, Associated Press
A gradual rhetorical softening by Trump has taken place in the more than two weeks since gunmen opened fire in El Paso, Texas, then in Dayton, Ohio, leaving more than 30 people dead.
By Courtney Vinopal
In the days following shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio this month, the president spoke about background checks as a way of preventing more violence. But he quickly turned his attention toward mental illness and now, mental hospitals…
By Christina Paciolla, Claudia Lauer, Associated Press
Around 9:30 p.m., police said, a SWAT team freed the two other officers who had been trapped inside, along with three people identified as prisoners, but the gunman remained barricaded.
By Alan Fram, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats pressed President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday to approve House-passed legislation expanding background checks and to take other steps curbing guns, in an offensive fueled by public outrage over this month’s…
President Donald Trump said Friday he believes he has influence to rally Republicans around stronger federal background check laws as Congress and the White House work on a response to last weekend's mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.
By Laura Santhanam
With no shortage of gun law ideas but an absence of national consensus and data, states have stepped up to pass their own. The PBS NewsHour looked into what policies have gained traction.
By Nsikan Akpan
More than 90 percent of violent crimes — including shootings — would likely still occur even if every suspect with a mental health condition was stopped before they carried out an attack.
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