September 10, 2013 A debate is taking place in Iowa over the ability of people who are legally or completely blind to carry guns in public. The issue stems from a 2011 change in the state's gun permit rules, allowing visually impaired people to carry firearms.
April 29, 2013 The West Virginia Democrat says there was "some confusion" about the gun legislation when it failed to get enough votes in the Senate. So he's going to reintroduce the bill. It would expand background checks to sales made at gun shows and online.
April 11, 2013 Supporters rounded up more than enough votes to block a bid by some Republicans to filibuster the package. The legislation appears headed for a vote sometime next week.
April 10, 2013 Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania have a plan that could get bipartisan support. It would close the so-called gun show loophole but allow friends and family members to trade guns without going through background checks.
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 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.