May 6, 2013 — The almost entirely plastic weapon fires .22-caliber bullets. Critics fear it will make such guns too easy to make and too hard to detect. The designers say it's already possible to make your own firearms and that they're just creating another way.
May 2, 2013 — The little girl was shot by her 5-year-old brother with a gun he had been given as a gift. Those who know the rural Kentucky family say it's a tragic accident. Some experts question whether a child that young should be given a firearm.
Apr 29, 2013 — The West Virginia Democrat says there was "some confusion" about the gun legislation when it failed to get enough votes in the Senate. So he's going to reintroduce the bill. It would expand background checks to sales made at gun shows and online.
Apr 15, 2013 — As the Senate prepares to vote on gun legislation, there are more mixed signals on what will be the fate of a bipartisan plan concerning background checks of gun purchasers.
Apr 11, 2013 — Supporters rounded up more than enough votes to block a bid by some Republicans to filibuster the package. The legislation appears headed for a vote sometime next week.
Apr 10, 2013 — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania have a plan that could get bipartisan support. It would close the so-called gun show loophole but allow friends and family members to trade guns without going through background checks.
Apr 8, 2013 — As the Senate prepares to take up Democratic-sponsored gun legislation, there's a report of a possible bipartisan deal on background checks for gun buyers. But other reports indicate that the gridlock over guns is likely to continue.
Apr 2, 2013 — Echoing some of the things suggested by NRA leaders in the wake of the Newtown school shooting, a task force created by the association has come back with its report.
Apr 1, 2013 — Immediately after previous shootings, polls shifted somewhat — then trended back toward earlier levels. A look at recent polls shows that happening again for the most part.
Mar 28, 2013 — The president said that the promises for action that were made after the Newtown school shooting can't be "just a bunch of platitudes." He urged Americans to press Congress to pass legislation that toughens background checks for gun buyers.