Over 70 percent of the time a minor is killed by a gun, the gun used was housed in that minor’s own home.
The Senate rejected an effort Wednesday to expand the use of firearms on some of the nation’s most frequently visited federal lands, handing gun control advocates a modest success.
Senators backing gun control are discussing ways to revise the defeated Senate background check bill to help win the votes they need to resuscitate the measure.
One of the principal sponsors of defeated gun background check legislation says he isn’t giving up on getting a bill passed.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has told Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback that a new state law attempting to block federal regulation of some guns is unconstitutional and that the federal government is willing to go to court over the issue.
He famously fired a gun in a TV ad while boasting of an endorsement from the National Rifle Association, but U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin can no longer rely on the backing of that powerful lobby.
An eighth-grade student was suspended and arrested after getting into an argument with his teacher about a National Rifle Association t-shirt he was wearing.
The husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords says their gun control advocacy group will target an ad campaign at senators who failed to support expanded background checks for gun buyers.
The Democratic sponsor of the defeated gun-control plan says it would have passed easily, if not for the National Rifle Association.
The Supreme Court is staying out of the gun debate for now.