Reid: 'We Don't Have The Votes' To Pass Gun LegislationJust one day after a mass shooting left 13 dead in the nation’s capital, federal gun legislation is likely to stay stalled in Congress.
Reid: We Won't Let 'Forces Of Extreme Minority Water Down' Gun Control BillPresident Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden met Thursday with relatives of the victims of the Connecticut school shooting, who were visiting Washington on the eve of the six-month anniversary of the tragedy to push anew for gun control.
Dem Senator: 'No One From New York Or Washington Tells Me What To Do'U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor pushed back Thursday against gun control advocates, using the first ad of his Arkansas re-election bid to defend his vote against expanded background checks for firearms purchases.
Pew: Over 80 Percent Of Americans Support Gun Background ChecksA new Pew Research study suggests that 81 percent of Americans support background checks for gun sales
Senators Discuss Changing Background Checks Bill 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.
Manchin Can No Longer Rely On Backing Of NRAHe 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.
Obama Taking Mental Health Angle On Gun Background ChecksBlocked by Congress from expanding gun sale background checks, President Barack Obama is turning to actions within his own power to keep people from buying a gun who are prohibited for mental health reasons.
Giffords' Husband Vows To Go On With Gun Control Effort 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.
Manchin: NRA Scorecard Killed Gun Control BillThe Democratic sponsor of the defeated gun-control plan says it would have passed easily, if not for the National Rifle Association.
Obama Calling Lawmakers In Effort To Save Gun Background Check MeasureA bipartisan proposal to expand background checks to more gun buyers seemed in jeopardy Monday as a growing number of Republican senators expressed opposition to the proposal, perhaps enough to derail it.
Manchin: 'We Need More' Votes To Pass Gun Background Check MeasureThe fate of a bipartisan Senate effort to subject more firearms buyers to background checks remains uncertain as seven Republicans amenable to a gun control debate are still likely to resist such an expansion.