April 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.
April 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.
March 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.
February 20, 2013 Americans don't need assault-style weapons to protect their homes, says the vice president. He tells Parents magazine that he's advised Jill Biden to just fire off a couple blasts from their double-barreled shotgun if there are intruders on the property of their Delaware home.
February 11, 2013 The incident happened as Vice President Biden came to neighboring Philadelphia for a roundtable on gun violence.
January 29, 2013 In a long interview about many subjects, the president told The New Republic that he's been skeet shooting at Camp David. Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., wonders "why have we not seen photos?" She thinks she should get to shoot with the president. "I bet I'll beat him," Blackburn tells CNN.
January 16, 2013 The administration is releasing its plan for reducing gun violence. The National Rifle Association is using the fact that the president's daughters are protected by guards with guns to make its case for putting armed officers in schools. The video is "repugnant and cowardly," the White House says.
January 15, 2013 When the president unveils his administration's plan this week, it will include a call for legislation to expand background checks of gun buyers. But it will also include a series of steps, such as increased sharing of mental health records, that the president may take on his own.
January 14, 2013 One month after the Newtown, Conn., school shootings, gun control is on the national agenda. The White House will outline its proposals this week, and national surveys are showing a majority of Americans support options such as requiring background checks for both private and gun-show sales.
January 10, 2013 Changes to gun laws require working with Congress. But the president might do such things as bolster the federal database on gun buyers and order stepped-up prosecution of felons and others barred from buying weapons.
January 9, 2013 Several gun shows in the Northeast have been canceled since the Dec. 14 school shooting in Newtown, Conn. Some residents wanted the show in Saratoga Springs to be canceled as well. But local authorities say it will be held this weekend as scheduled.
December 28, 2012 Slate and a citizen journalist are trying to report every gun-related death in the nation on a daily basis. There is no central clearinghouse for such information. The goal of the project, Slate says, is to provide key data for the post-Newtown debate over gun laws.
December 26, 2012 The suburban Journal News took publicly available information to produce an interactive database. Critics say the newspaper has treated gun owners as if they are sex offenders.
December 24, 2012 The National Rifle Association spokesman says killers such as Adam Lanza would find other ways to try to kill so many people. Lanza shot and killed 20 school children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
December 21, 2012 National Rifle Association officials say armed officers need to be put in every school. They were reacting to last Friday's mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.