Gun Control

Red Flag Laws Spur Debate Over Due Process

Some critics say the increasingly popular gun laws are unconstitutional.

Ohio Governor Wants to Fix 'Flaw' in Gun Background Check Reporting

Under Gov. Mike DeWine's proposal, state law enforcement agencies would be required to report open warrants and domestic violence convictions to federal authorities for inclusion in the gun background check system.

Success of Red Flag Laws Might Depend on Mental Health Teams

Few local police forces are trained to prevent would-be shooters from acting.

Don’t Ban Assault Weapons—Tax Them

COMMENTARY | A solution from the founding era might work again today.

A Mayor Proposes That Gun Owners Carry Insurance For Their Weapons

The proposal from San Jose, California Mayor Sam Liccardo veers into complicated terrain, where past efforts have failed.

At Annual Summit, State Republicans Balk at New Gun Control Laws

Advocates renew cry for checks on guns after Texas and Ohio shootings.

Could a National Buy Back Program Reduce Gun Violence in America?

COMMENTARY | Gun control policies may someday restrict new gun sales. But what impact can they have when Americans already own millions of guns?

'Do Something!': Republican-led States Grapple with Responses to Mass Shootings

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said he’d be open to discussing gun control proposals, while Texas Gov. Greg Abbott emphasized the need to address mental health issues.

Want Ammo? Be Prepared For A Background Check

California is the first state in the nation to require anyone buying ammunition to go through a background check at the time of each purchase.

How the 'Good Guy with a Gun' Saying Came to Be

COMMENTARY | The saying has become a deadly American fantasy.

Virginia Governor to Call a Special Session to Address Gun Violence

Following the death of 12 people in a Virginia Beach mass shooting, the Virginia governor will reintroduce a package of gun control bills rejected by lawmakers this year.

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Washington State Tightens Gun Regulations

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Florida Moves to Allow Teachers to Carry Guns

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Gun-Rights Counties Vow to Resist New State Restrictions

As legislatures approved new firearm laws over the last year, some counties have resisted, calling themselves Second Amendment 'sanctuaries.'

Want to Regulate Guns? Target Gun Buyers, Not Specific Weapons, Research Suggests

New research from the Rockefeller Institute suggests that banning specific types of weapons is a less effective means of gun control than restricting access for at-risk buyers.

The Gun Violence That’s a Bigger Threat to Kids Than School Shootings

Mass killings on school grounds account for a very small percent of victims, but they capture far more public attention than other shootings.

Restrictive Handgun Law to Be Considered by Supreme Court

The New York City law restricts gun owners from transporting an unloaded handgun, locked in a container away from ammunition, outside their homes unless heading to a gun range in the city.

States Passed 67 New Gun Control Laws in 2018

The laws ranged from bans on bump stocks to allowing authorities to use "red flag" laws to temporarily disarm potentially violent people.

Law Enforcement Stress Tests New Emergency Response Tech in Georgia

Verizon and Nokia hosted the second Operation Convergent Response with active shooter and disaster simulations and the gadgets to defuse them.

Two GOP Governors, 15 AGs Urge Supreme Court to Hear Gun Case

A New York City law that restricts the transport of licensed handguns is at issue.