How has the Orlando shooting slaughter affected the politics of gun control in Congress? A bipartisan House measure barring firearms sales to some suspected terrorists nicely captures the mix of new and familiar forces in play.
By Laurie Kellman, Associated Press
His statements were a step too far for the National Rifle Association, a powerful lobby for armed self-defense and broad permissions to carry weapons. "No one thinks that people should go into a nightclub drinking and carrying firearms," the NRA's…
By Sergio Bustos, Associated Press
Donald Trump's gun policies are "not just way out there" but "dangerous" and would make America less safe, Hillary Clinton said Saturday.
By Julie Pace, Associated Press
Trump called the endorsement a "fantastic honor" and said he would not let NRA members down.
By PBS NewsHour
President Obama recently laid out an executive action to strengthen enforcement of background checks on firearms, in an attempt to address gun violence in America. Judy Woodruff talks to former NRA president David Keene about his reaction to the president’s…
By Josh Lederman and Kevin Freking, Associated Press
FAIRFAX, Va. — President Barack Obama tore into the National Rifle Association on Thursday as he sought support for his actions on gun control, accusing the powerful lobby group of peddling an "imaginary fiction" that he said has distorted the…
By Associated Press
Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush and other Republicans declared their opposition to stiffer gun laws Friday in the aftermath of the Oregon college mass shooting.
By PBS NewsHour
At the NRA’s annual convention, potential Republican presidential candidates took to the stage to try and woo one of the party’s biggest constituencies: the gun lobby. To discuss the politics of guns and how the debate is playing out on…
By Rachel La Corte, Associated Press
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Two competing measures on the Washington state ballot this fall ask voters to take a stance on expanded background checks for gun sales. One is seeking universal checks for all sales and transfers, including private transactions. The…
They'll be speaking to thousands of NRA members at a time when the gun lobby is arguably stronger than ever. And each possible 2016 candidate is expected to highlight his own role in pushing back gun-control measures.
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