An initial background check failed to detect a felony conviction that would have barred the man who killed five co-workers and wounded six others at a suburban Chicago manufacturing plant from buying the gun.
By Don Babwin, Julie Watson, Associated Press
The Supreme Court struck down a Chicago law banning handguns, ruling that Americans have the right to keep and bear arms regardless of where they live. Jeffrey Brown talks with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal, who was in…
The Supreme Court is considering the constitutionality of Chicago's ban on handguns. Jim Lehrer speaks with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal about how the court's ruling could affect gun rights, especially on the state and local level.
A gunman opened fire Friday at an immigration center in Binghamton, N.Y., killing 13 people and taking dozens of hostages before authorities found him dead. Judy Woodruff gives an update.
By Admin, PBS NewsHour
In the first major pronouncement on gun rights in U.S. history, a divided Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Americans have a right to own guns for self-defense and hunting.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a case debating the constitutionality of Washington, D.C.'s ban on handguns. After a report on the case's background, the National Law Journal's Marcia Coyle examines how the case played out in before…
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