April 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.
April 13, 2013 In a rare departure from tradition, Saturday's presidential address was delivered not by President Obama but by Francine Wheeler, whose son Ben, 6, died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. Wheeler urged the Senate to pass gun control legislation it has scheduled for debate.
April 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.
April 4, 2013 Lawmakers in the state where a gunman killed 20 children and six educators at an elementary school last December have responded with legislation that bans assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines and requires background checks for purchasers.
April 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.
March 26, 2013 Forty-seven percent said they supported stricter gun control laws. That number was 57 percent just after the shootings.
March 21, 2013 CPRSome 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.
March 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.
February 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.
February 3, 2013 A Super Bowl ad produced by a group backed by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg uses old video of the NRA chief calling for limited background checks. The ad, which will air in some markets during the third quarter of the Super Bowl, comes amid a heated debate over guns.
January 27, 2013 In an interview with The New Republic, the president said that those who dismiss the traditions of hunting "out of hand make a big mistake." The comments come amid his administration's efforts to push gun control in the wake of the shootings last month in Newtown, Conn., in which 20 children were killed.
January 26, 2013 The gun control rally Saturday on the National Mall was organized after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary, where 20 children died.
January 19, 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.
January 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.
January 13, 2013 David Keene said Sunday on CNN that Congress is not going to be able to pass as assault weapons ban. The comments come in the wake of a call by the White House and some lawmakers to ban assault weapons and curb the size of ammunition clips.