Apr 18, 2013 — With the failure of Senate gun-control legislation, House Republicans need not worry about a torrent of negative campaign ads against them over their opposition to such bills. Some Senate Democrats are likely breathing a sigh of relief, too.
Apr 15, 2013 — The Senate is set to take up legislation that would expand gun buyer background checks on the heels of an endorsement from an important gun rights group, and steady pressure from Sandy Hook families.
Apr 1, 2013 — Name your issue — abortion, gun control, taxes, health policy — and it's likely that your state is moving in exactly the opposite direction from some of its neighbors.
Mar 21, 2013 — Some Colorado doctors who've treated victims of recent mass shootings and everyday gun violence say they're deeply disturbed by and opposed to guns. But other doctors don't support the new gun restrictions lawmakers are talking about in Denver and Washington, D.C.
Mar 20, 2013 — The vice president's comments in an interview with NPR come despite signs that such a ban doesn't have enough support, even from members of his own party, to make it through the Democratic-controlled Senate.
Feb 9, 2013 — Gun control historically has been one of the most divisive issues in Congress, between the parties and even inside the Democratic coalition. Yet some in President Obama's own party say he has put together a gun agenda that is sweeping without being too painful for most Democrats to support.
Jan 18, 2013 — He's voted to allow guns in national parks and Amtrak trains, but Sen. Patrick Leahy rejects suggestions that he'll slow-walk gun control efforts through Congress. Leahy chairs the Senate Judiciary Committee, which begins hearings on the issue at the end of this month.
Jan 15, 2013 — If you didn't know any better, you might think that even if new gun control proposals from President Obama become stalled in Washington's gridlock, the states will rush in to fill the void. A few states might, but don't expect a national trend.
Jan 11, 2011 — Rep. Peter King said his proposal wouldn't just protect officials but the public as well.
Apr 30, 2013 — Gov. Jan Brewer signed the legislation requiring weapons collected in buyback programs to be re-sold. She also signed a separate bill that bars local governments from keeping lists of people who possess firearms.