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December 2, 2021, 4:35 AM

Dems renew push for gun-control bills after Oxford shooting

Democrats are vowing to push new gun-control legislation and to revive stalled bills in Michigan’s Republican-led Legislature following a mass shooting that left four high school students dead and others with serious injuries
December 2, 2021, 4:35 AM
1 month ago

Supreme Court debates gun rights in dramatic two-hour argument over concealed carry, self-defense

The Supreme Court debated concealed carry of handguns in public places and discretionary state permitting requirements that set limits in the interest of public safety.
1 month ago
Supreme Court debates gun rights in dramatic two-hour argument over concealed carry
1 month ago

Supreme Court takes on case over challenge to New York State gun law

The State of New York and gun rights activists presented their arguments in the Supreme Court Wednesday in the first major gun rights case the court has heard in over a decade.
1 month ago
Supreme Court takes on case over challenge to New York State gun law
1 month ago

Senators push Justice Department to crack down on illegal gun modifications

U.S. senators Amy Klobuchar and Cory Booker are urging the Justice Department to come up with a strategy to deal with rise in illegal semi-automatic gun mods.
1 month ago
Senators push Justice Department to crack down on illegal gun modifications
3 months ago

Authorities worry new Texas gun law will increase violence

Authorities worry new Texas gun law will increase violence.
3 months ago
Authorities worry new Texas gun law will increase violence
4 months ago

San Francisco DA sues 3 California-based 'ghost gun' makers

San Francisco's district attorney says he's suing three California companies that make and distribute “ghost guns,” the untraceable, build-it-yourself weaponry that accounted for nearly half the firearms recovered in San Francisco gun killings last year
4 months ago
4 months ago

Ammunition shelves bare as US gun sales continue to soar

The shortage of ammunition is even affecting law enforcement agencies.
4 months ago
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Gun deaths rising in Iowa as new law removes handgun permits

Gun deaths have been surging in Iowa as a law is set to go into effect that will allow people to more easily buy handguns and carry them in public without training or a permit
5 months ago
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Background checks blocked a record high 300,000 gun sales

Records show the number of people stopped from buying guns through the U.S. background check system hit an all-time high of more than 300,000 last year amid a surge of firearm sales
5 months ago
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St. Louis city and county sue to block new Missouri gun law

Democrats said the law is unconstitutional.
5 months ago
6 months ago

Justice Dept.: Missouri governor can't void federal gun laws

The Justice Department is warning Missouri officials that the state can’t ignore federal law, after the governor signed a bill last week that bans police from enforcing federal gun rules
6 months ago
6 months ago

Judge overturns California’s 32-year ban on assault weapons

A federal judge has overturned California’s three-decade-old ban on assault weapons, calling it a “failed experiment” that violates the constitutional right to bear arms
6 months ago
U.S. judge overturns California’s ban on assault weapons
6 months ago

People hoping to protect kids from accidental gun injuries, deaths push for stronger safety laws

“Safe storage doesn’t take a single gun away from any person,” an advocate said.
6 months ago
People hoping to protect kids push for stronger safety laws
6 months ago

The push for stronger gun safety laws to protect kids from accidental injuries, death

Ethan Song, 15, died while playing with a handgun at his friend’s house. His parents are among a group of people advocating for gun storage laws in hopes that other kids won't have the same fate.
6 months ago
The push for stronger gun safety laws to protect kids from accidental injuries, death
6 months ago

Gun control stalemate on Capitol Hill

ABC News’ Rachel Scott discusses where conversations on gun control legislation stand on Capitol Hill, as well as the Senate GOP counterproposal to the White House’s infrastructure bill.
6 months ago
Gun control stalemate on Capitol Hill
6 months ago

California congressman pushes for universal background bill after San Jose shooting

Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., also advocated for red flag laws that allow courts to temporarily confiscate weapons from people deemed to be dangerous.
6 months ago
California congressman pushes for universal background bill after San Jose shooting
6 months ago

Texas lawmakers pass bill allowing unlicensed handguns

The governor is now expected to sign the bill into law. ABC’s Andrew Dymburt has details on the controversial legislation.
6 months ago
Texas lawmakers pass bill allowing unlicensed handguns
6 months ago

Texas set to allow unlicensed handgun carry despite outcry

Texas lawmakers have given final approval to allowing people carry handguns without a license, and the background check and training that go with it
6 months ago
6 months ago

House Democrats to introduce legislation aimed at closing gun loopholes

Eight House Democrats are set to introduce gun legislation on Wednesday in an effort to close existing loopholes and prevent mass shootings.
6 months ago
House Democrats to introduce legislation aimed at closing gun loopholes
7 months ago

Second Amendment sanctuaries facing 1st court test in Oregon

Test is whether local governments can ban police from enforcing certain gun laws
7 months ago
7 months ago

Justice Dept. rule would aim to crack down on 'ghost guns'

The Justice Department on Friday released a proposed rule that would broaden the definition of a firearm, requiring some gun-making kits to include a serial number
7 months ago
7 months ago

Texas Senate advances bill allowing handguns without license

Texas would allow people to carry handguns without a license, and the background check and training that go with it, under a measure approved by the state Senate on Wednesday
7 months ago
7 months ago

NRA's bankruptcy case 'deserves dismissal,' NYAG lawyer says in closing arguments

Closing arguments were held in a trial over the legitimacy of the NRA's bankruptcy filing.
7 months ago
NRA's bankruptcy case 'deserves dismissal,' NYAG lawyer says in closing arguments
7 months ago

Supreme Court won't take Maryland bump stock ban case

The Supreme Court is declining to take up a challenge to Maryland’s ban on bump stocks and other devices that make guns fire faster
7 months ago
7 months ago

Texas pushes closer to dropping handgun license requirement

Texas is edging closer to becoming the largest state in the country to allow people to carry handguns without a license
7 months ago
State closer to dropping handgun license requirement
7 months ago

Supreme Court to take up right to carry gun for self-defense

New York is among eight states that limits who can carry a weapon in public.
7 months ago
7 months ago

Supreme Court to weigh concealed carry rights amid surge in gun violence, sales

The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it would consider whether Americans have a fundamental right to carry a handgun outside the home for self-defense.
7 months ago
Supreme Court to weigh concealed carry rights amid surge in gun violence, sales
7 months ago

Why gun control efforts should go beyond mass shootings, advocates say

Some advocates question whether the nation is too fixated on mass shootings rather than smaller scale gun deaths and suicides.
7 months ago
Why gun control efforts should go beyond mass shootings, advocates say
8 months ago

'Congress has taken no significant action' to address epidemic of gun violence: Karl

The Powerhouse Roundtable breaks down the latest news on "This Week."
8 months ago
'Congress has taken no significant action' to address epidemic of gun violence: Karl
8 months ago

Why support for gun control hasn't led to new legislation

The crew discusses why public support for gun control measures hasn’t translated into new laws.
8 months ago
Why support for gun control hasn't led to new legislation
8 months ago

Biden faces long odds in push for more state 'red flag' laws

President Biden faces an uphill battle as he tries to push for more state laws that would allow authorities to temporarily disarm people who are considered a danger to themselves or others
8 months ago
8 months ago

Prosecutors: Boy shot by police was with man who fired gun

A 13-year-old boy was fatally shot by a Chicago police officer last month,
8 months ago
8 months ago

Biden takes aim at gun control

President Joe Biden announced six actions he'll be taking to address gun violence.
8 months ago
Biden takes aim at gun control
8 months ago

Biden unveils new measures targeting gun violence

After several recent mass shootings, the president has announced six gun control actions, including a crackdown on “ghost guns,” or at-home kits that let you build a gun without a serial number.
8 months ago
Biden unveils new measures targeting gun violence
8 months ago

Biden to take action on gun violence

One of President Biden's proposed gun safety measures targets kits that allow a gun to be assembled at home.
8 months ago
Biden to take action on gun violence
8 months ago

Biden to announce plans to take on gun violence

President Joe Biden will announce limited steps using his executive power, such as asking the Department of Justice to issue a proposed rule to help stop the rise of so-called “ghost guns.”
8 months ago
Biden to announce plans to take on gun violence
8 months ago

Man working on gun violence video killed in Philadelphia

Police say a man working on a video about gun violence was shot and killed in Philadelphia
8 months ago
8 months ago

Colorado massacre spurs calls for state action on gun deaths

For the second time in a week, gun purchased legally was used to massacre people
8 months ago
8 months ago

'It's going to be very hard to get any kind of bipartisan consensus' on guns: Ponnuru

The Powerhouse Roundtable breaks down the latest news on "This Week."
8 months ago
'It's going to be very hard to get any kind of bipartisan consensus' on guns: Ponnuru
8 months ago

Dr. Miguel Cardona addresses gun violence safety upon return to in-person learning

The education secretary explains the hurdles of getting students back on track after remote schooling.
8 months ago
Dr. Miguel Cardona addresses gun violence safety upon return to in-person learning
8 months ago

Gun waiting period laws in spotlight after Atlanta, Boulder shootings

In the two mass shootings that unfolded over the past two weeks in U.S., both suspected gunmen purchased weapons shortly before their attacks.
8 months ago
Why alleged mass shooters tend to buy guns right beforehand
8 months ago

Rep. Nikema Williams discusses gun control and Equal Pay Day

Democrats call for gun control after two mass shootings this month and more on Equal Pay Day, which calls attention to women being paid less than their male counterparts.
8 months ago
Rep. Nikema Williams discusses gun control and Equal Pay Day
8 months ago

Democrats vow vote on gun bills; Biden says 'we have to act'

Democratic Sen. Manchin says he opposes House legislation on background checks.
8 months ago
8 months ago

Biden calls for stricter gun control legislation

Following mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder, the president called on Congress to take immediate action and pass new gun control legislation, saying this should not be a partisan issue.
8 months ago
Biden calls for stricter gun control legislation
8 months ago

Biden, advocates renew calls for gun reform after Colorado shooting that killed 10

The shooting at a Boulder, Colorado, grocery store occurred less than a week after eight people were killed at Asian spas in Atlanta. Witnesses described the scene. President Joe Biden urged action.
8 months ago
Biden, advocates renew calls for gun reform after Colorado shooting that killed 10
8 months ago

By the Numbers: Gun violence surged in 2020 amid the pandemic

Gun violence deaths, mass shootings and gun registrations all spiked in 2020 despite lockdowns and other COVID-19 restrictions.
8 months ago
By the Numbers: Gun violence surged in 2020 amid the pandemic
8 months ago

'My heart goes out,' Biden says on Colorado shooting, pushing gun control

For the second time in a week, a mass shooting has overshadowed President Joe Biden's COVID relief tour.
8 months ago
Biden pushes gun control, offers condolences in wake of Boulder mass shooting
8 months ago

Lawmakers grapple with gun laws in wake of mass shootings

The Senate Judiciary Committee is set to hold a hearing to discuss actions to curb gun violence in the wake of multiple deadly shootings.
8 months ago
Lawmakers grapple with gun laws in wake of mass shootings
8 months ago

Democrats vow vote on gun bills; Biden says 'we have to act'

Senate Democrats say they are pushing toward a vote on expanded gun control measures as the nation reels from it its second mass shooting in a week
8 months ago
8 months ago

Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearing on gun violence

The Senate Judiciary Committee discussed actions to curb gun violence in the wake of multiple deadly shootings.
8 months ago
Senate Judiciary Committee holds hearing on gun violence