Gun violence claims over 33,000 lives a year in the U.S., but the idea of bolstering gun laws remains deeply divisive. After a shooting in Las Vegas left 58 people dead and hundreds injured, 61 percent of Americans said they…
By Sara Burnett, Associated Press
Few people running for public office have been more personally affected by gun violence than Chris Kennedy, son of Sen. Robert Kennedy. Now, he's running for Illinois governor.
By Kavitha Cardoza, Education Week
If there's a shooting at a school, should educators be prepared to shoot back? Across the country, 15 states already allow concealed carry of some kind in schools, with lawmakers in many more states considering or having recently debated the…
By Sadie Gurman, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday ordered a far-ranging review of the FBI database used to check the backgrounds of prospective gun buyers, after the Air Force failed to report the criminal history of the gunman who slaughtered…
By Michael Boulter
Churches have often been a place for people on the margins to come in and feel welcomed. But that openness can also be a threat.
Devin Patrick Kelley, the man who attacked worshippers at a south Texas church Sunday, was found guilty of domestic violence in 2012, while serving in the military.
By Associated Press
The top prosecutors warned that proposals being debated on Capitol Hill "will lead to the death of police officers and civilians, the proliferation of gun traffickers, and acts of terrorism and other mass violence."…
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi accused Republicans in Congress of being "a wholly-owned subsidiary of the National Rifle Association and Gun Owners of America" as she and other Democrats bemoaned the lack of action by the GOP majority…
By Stephen Ohlemacher and Matthew Daly, Associated Press
The Republican-led House Appropriations Committee passed a $20 billion spending bill Thursday to fund the Treasury Department, the Judiciary and other federal agencies.
By David A. Lieb, Associated Press
Starting Saturday, concealed guns will be permitted at college campuses in Georgia and Kansas, more public areas in Tennessee, and at the Iowa state Capitol.
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