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February 17, 2020, 9:53 PM

Virginia lawmakers reject assault weapon ban

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's push to ban the sale of assault weapons has failed after members of his own party balked at the proposal
February 17, 2020, 9:53 PM
February 12, 2020, 12:11 AM

Teacher unions: Children terrified by active shooter drills

The nation's two largest teachers unions are calling on schools to revise or eliminate active shooter drills
February 12, 2020, 12:11 AM
Is it time to rethink school shooting drills? Unions are asking.
February 7, 2020, 4:23 PM

Here's where the 2020 Democrats stand on gun control

Here are the Democratic presidential candidates who have put out gun policy reform proposals, have significant positions or experience that set them apart.
February 7, 2020, 4:23 PM
Here's where the 2020 Democrats stand on gun control
February 3, 2020, 7:04 PM

Virginia Senate blocks another Northam-backed gun bill

The Virginia Senate has blocked one of Gov. Ralph Northam's top gun-control bills, making it another measure the Democratic governor supports that may not pass the legislature
February 3, 2020, 7:04 PM
Virginia Senate blocks another Northam-backed gun bill
1 month ago

Virginia House advances gun control measures

Democrats in the Virginia House are advancing a package of gun-control measures less than a week after tens of thousands of pro-gun advocates from around the country rallied at the state Capitol
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Police release horrific details of the 1st mass shooting of the year, identify teen suspect

The 16-year-old boy allegedly killed four family members one by one as they came home for the day, police said.
1 month ago
Police release horrific details of 1st mass shooting of the year
1 month ago

Thousands of armed protesters turn out for Trump-supported gun rally

Virginia's Lobby Day against the state's gun control bills attracted thousands of gun rights activists. The governor issued a state of emergency banning all weapons.
1 month ago
Thousands of armed protesters turn out for Trump-supported gun rally
1 month ago

West Virginia invites NRA as Virginia plans for gun-control

A West Virginia senator is inviting the National Rifle Association to move to his state as lawmakers pursue gun-control measures in neighboring Virginia, where the group now has its headquarters
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Pro-gun rally at Virginia capital draws thousands of armed protesters

Over 15,000 gun rights advocates descended upon Richmond to protest the state's proposed gun control laws. The rally ended peacefully despite threats from armed militias and white supremacist groups.
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Pro-gun rally at Virginia capital draws thousands of armed protesters
1 month ago

A look at expected participants in Virginia gun rally

Rally expected to draw a mix of militias, gun advocates and white supremacists.
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Thousands of armed protesters gathered for gun rally in Virginia

A state of emergency was declared by the governor as many pro-gun activists arrived in Richmond. Around 22,000 people attended the rally.
1 month ago
Thousands of armed protesters gathered for gun rally in Virginia
1 month ago

Increased security, state of emergency amid Virginia weapons ban

Authorities have taken every precaution as thousands of gun rights advocates and some extremist groups are expected to protest new proposed gun legislation in Virginia.
1 month ago
Increased security, state of emergency amid Virginia weapons ban
1 month ago

Gun rights rally slated to draw people from across the country

Virginia is bracing for potentially dangerous protests from gun rights advocates in the state capital.
1 month ago
Gun rights rally slated to draw people from across the country
1 month ago

Gun industry gathers amid slumping sales, rising tensions

The gun industry is gathering in Las Vegas for its annual trade show.
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Gun-rights activists gear up for show of force in Virginia

An unprecedented show of force by gun-rights activists is expected on Monday in Virginia
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Virginia's highest court upholds weapons ban at gun rally

Virginia's highest court has upheld a ban on firearms at a pro-gun rally in the state's capital next week
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Virginia enacts 4-day weapons ban at Capitol before gun rights rally

Credible threats of violence prompted a state of emergency.
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Virginia enacts 4-day weapons ban at Capitol before gun rights rally
1 month ago

Eminem drops surprise album, advocates changes to gun laws

Rapper Eminem has once again dropped a surprise album
1 month ago
Eminem drops surprise album addressing gun laws
1 month ago

Virginia governor declares state of emergency following militia threats over gun reforms

Governor Ralph Northam issued a state of emergency on Wednesday that bars any weapons from the Richmond’s Capitol Square from Friday to Tuesday.
1 month ago
Virginia governor declares state of emergency following threats over gun reforms
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Virginia governor declares state of emergency following militia threats over gun reforms

Intelligence groups report chatter echos Charlottesville rally, governor says.
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Governor declares state of emergency following threats of violence over gun reform
1 month ago

Lawmaker introduces 'anti-red flag' bill in Georgia to combat gun control proposals

The bill could result in a max penalty of three years in prison and $5,000 fine.
1 month ago
Lawmaker introduces 'anti-red flag' bill in Georgia to combat gun control proposals
1 month ago

Design of AR-15 could derail charges tied to popular rifle

A subtle design of the AR-15 rifle has raised a technical legal question.
1 month ago
Design of AR-15 could derail charges tied to one of America's most popular weapons
1 month ago

Bags, backpacks banned at Dallas high school sporting events after basketball game shooting

Two people, including a cop, were hit by gunfire at Saturday's game.
1 month ago
Bags, backpacks banned at high school sporting events after basketball game shooting
1 month ago

Push to ban assault weapons in Virginia meets resistance

Some top Virginia Democrats are expressing reservations about plans to ban assault weapons
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Virginia lawmakers ban guns at state Capitol

Virginia lawmakers have voted to ban firearms at the state Capitol, the first in what's expected to be many contentious gun votes in coming weeks
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Faith under fire: How 3 congregations moved on from mass shootings

Congregation members remember the shootings at a Pittsburgh synagogue and in Texas and South Carolina churches.
2 months ago
Faith under fire: How 3 congregations moved on from mass shootings
2 months ago

Congress may fund gun violence research for first time in decades

Federal agencies will be allotted $25M to study gun violence in a government spending deal reached by House and Senate negotiators.
2 months ago
Congress may fund gun violence research for first time in decades
2 months ago

Congress to spend $25 million on gun violence research

Congress is expected to pass a funding bill that includes allocating money for studying gun violence for the first time in 20 years.
2 months ago
Congress to spend $25 million on gun violence research
2 months ago

Congress agrees on historic deal to fund $25 million in gun violence research

Congress has reached a spending agreement that includes $25 million for gun violence research, the first funding in more than 20 years.
2 months ago
Congress agrees on historic $25 million funding for gun violence research
2 months ago

Virginia gun rights activists vow to fight new restrictions

More than 200 gun rights activists have rallied in Richmond, Virginia.
2 months ago
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Virginia Sheriff: He'll deputize residents if gun laws pass

A Virginia sheriff has vowed to deputize county residents if the new Democratic majority in the state legislature passes gun control measures
2 months ago
Sheriff vows to deputize residents if gun control law passes
3 months ago

FBI ran more than 200K background checks for gun sales on Black Friday

The number of background checks run is not equal to the number of guns sold, but
3 months ago
Black Friday firearm background checks surpass 200K: FBI
3 months ago

Federal background check and state gun laws together reduce teen gun carrying: Study

Adolescents in states that require universal background checks were less likely to report carrying a firearm than teenagers living in states that rely on NICS alone.
3 months ago
Federal background check and state gun laws together reduce teen gun carrying: Study
3 months ago

Gun safety groups brace for Supreme Court hearing

For the first time in nearly a decade, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will consider Second Amendment rights in a closely watched case that worries gun safety advocates.
3 months ago
Gun safety groups brace for Supreme Court hearing
3 months ago

Gun safety groups brace for Supreme Court moves on 2nd Amendment

For the first time in nearly a decade, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will consider Second Amendment rights in a closely watched case that worries gun safety advocates.
3 months ago
Gun safety groups brace for Supreme Court moves on 2nd Amendment
3 months ago

Indiana teen driver fatally shot by backseat passenger holding AR-15 style assault rifle: Police

Annalysa McMillian, 19, was fatally shot while driving in Marion, Indiana.
3 months ago
Teen driver fatally shot by backseat passenger holding assault rifle: Police
3 months ago

What city schools are doing right in hardening their campuses in the era of mass shootings: OPINION

Hardening schools, such as building fences, walls and layers of security, are more common in city schools -- where shootings are less common.
3 months ago
How city schools are succeeding in hardening campuses against shootings: OPINION
3 months ago

'Don't stay silent': Democrats lash out as GOP blocks gun measure amid school shooting

A Republican senator blocked Democratic gun control efforts on the Senate floor as the California shooting story broke.
3 months ago
Democrats lash out as GOP blocks gun measure amid  shooting
3 months ago

NRA turmoil creates rift among some big donors

The turmoil engulfing the National Rifle Association has exposes a rift among an unlikely group: its biggest donors
3 months ago
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'Mass chaos': Manhunt on for shooter who killed 2, injured 16 at Texas homecoming party

A shooting at a homecoming party has left 2 people dead and 16 more injured.
4 months ago
'Mass chaos': Manhunt on for shooter who killed 2, injured 16 at homecoming party
5 months ago

2020 candidates convene on gun safety forum on the heels of Las Vegas shooting anniversary

Ten 2020 democratic presidential candidates will meet at a gun reform forum in Las Vegas right around the 2-year anniversary of the deadliest shooting in modern America
5 months ago
2020 candidates convene on gun safety forum, but they're not united on a plan yet
5 months ago

Families of Aurora shooting victims demand studio support gun control over 'Joker' release

The mass shooting took place during a showing of "The Dark Knight Rises."
5 months ago
Families of Aurora shooting victims ask studio to support gun reform over 'Joker'
5 months ago

Sandy Hook mom pays emotional tribute to her son's memory on special day

The seventh anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School is two and a half months away, but there is a different date that caused heartbreak for one mom.
5 months ago
Sandy Hook mom pays emotional tribute to her son's memory on special day
5 months ago

In gun buyback talk, how do you round up so many weapons?

Beto O'Rourke called to confiscate millions of AR-15 and AK-47-style firearms.
5 months ago
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US police assess rise in threat tips after 3 mass killings

A big rise in mass shooting tips poses challenge for police after gunmen kill 34 in California, Ohio and Texas
5 months ago
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Colt suspends production of AR-15 assault rifles for civilians

The gun manufacturer said it will stop producing the AR-15 for the consumer market.
5 months ago
Colt suspends production of AR-15 assault rifles for civilians
5 months ago

Trump says gun bill negotiations going 'very slowly'

President Trump is pouring cold water on prospects for a bipartisan compromise.
5 months ago
Trump says gun negotiations going 'very slowly'
5 months ago

Colt will stop manufacturing AR-15 assault rifle for consumer market

The AR-15 has been used in many recent mass shootings.
5 months ago
Gun manufacturer will stop making AR-15 assault rifle for consumer market
5 months ago

White House distances itself from AG Barr's gun control ideas as NRA pans it

Attorney General William Barr is shopping a proposal to expand background checks. There's just one problem: President Donald Trump is not on board.
5 months ago
White House distances itself from AG Barr's gun control ideas as NRA pans it
5 months ago

'We've seen too damn many' mass shootings in Texas: Sen. Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, discussed the ongoing gun control debate on Capitol Hill with George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "This Week" Sunday.
5 months ago
'We've seen too damn many' mass shootings in Texas: Sen. Ted Cruz