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 Sheila V Kumar, Associated Press
SALEM, Ore. — An Oregon bill expanding background checks to encompass nearly all gun sales in the state made it through the Legislature on Monday, overcoming obstacles that stymied two previous attempts to pass similar laws.
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…
By Sam Hananel, Associated Press
The ruling settles a split among appeals courts over federal gun laws intended to prevent sham buyers from obtaining guns for the sole purpose of giving them to another person. The laws were part of Congress' effort to make sure…
Sarah Brady, David Keene…
Kwame Holman with Joyce Lee Malcolm.
The Supreme Court handed down opinions concerning handgun possession in the home, student organization funding, patent law, and the separation-of-powers principle as it wrapped up its term this week.
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…
In other news, the Senate narrowly rejected a measure that would have allowed gun owners to more easily travel across state lines with a concealed firearm, and the prime minister of Iraq visited the White House.
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