Assault Weapon Ban News
ANALYSIS: Breakthrough on gun control efforts real but may be fleeting
It looks like a stunning breakthrough in a long-paralyzed debate. A bipartisan bill has been introduced. The White House appears to be on board. Even the National Rifle Association agrees that something must be done to limit access to the kind of devices used by the Las Vegas gunman to slaughter
'Bump stocks': Congress considering legislation to ban the gun attachment Las Vegas shooter used
“Bump stocks” were virtually unheard of on Capitol Hill until this week. Even some anti-gun lobbyists told ABC New this week that the gun attachments weren’t on their radar before the massacre in Las Vegas Sunday. But that that is all changing, and fast. A weapons expert described the so-called
How 15 Democrats helped tank the 2013 assault weapons ban
In the wake of the deadly shooting in Las Vegas, the debate over gun control is fiercely raging once again, with some hoping to revive a previously failed attempt to ban assault weapons in 2013. That attempt came after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December 2012, when 20 children
Assault weapon ban legislation from 2013 fails in the Senate
The legislation was drafted after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school, one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern U.S. history.
Sen. Feinstein introducing bill to ban bump stocks after Vegas shooting
Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced a bill Wednesday that would ban the sale and possession of bump-stock equipment and other devices that essentially turn a semiautomatic weapon into an automatic one.
Sen. Feinstein introducing bill to ban 'bump stocks' after Vegas shooting
Sen. Dianne Feinstein , a longtime advocate of stricter gun control measures, introduced a bill Wednesday that would ban the sale and possession of 'bump-stock' equipment and other devices that essentially turn a semi-automatic weapon into an automatic one. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms,
Democrats' call to action after Vegas shooting includes plea for 'moral courage' on gun control legislation
Democrats, seething over GOP inaction on gun control, are pushing piecemeal legislation after the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history in Las Vegas Sunday night. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., the civil rights icon who has led the push for tightening gun control laws in Congress, called on Democrats
Assault weapon in hospital shooting was 'lawfully transferred': ATF
The assault rifle used by a doctor to kill one and injure several others in a New York City hospital last Friday was "lawfully transferred" to the shooter from a gun shop in upstate New York, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Law enforcement sources said Dr.
4 Years After Sandy Hook, Obama Leaves a Legacy of Little Progress on Gun Laws
During his eight years in the White House, President Barack Obama has addressed a nation confronted with the latest mass shooting no fewer than 14 times – a somber task he has had to endure more than any of his predecessors. On each occasion, from the shooting in Tucson, Arizona, when Rep. Gabby
Record Number of Gun Background Checks Ahead of Election
Government data shows the number of people looking for gun permits is surging before Election Day -- the 18th straight month of record numbers, according to the system for tracking background checks on gun sales. A total of 2.3 million background checks for gun-related purchases were processed in