The incoming leader of the National Rifle Association has a long history with the powerful gun rights lobbying group and a penchant for bold statements that are sure to enflame an already explosive national debate over gun control spurred by last December's Connecticut school massacre.
Leaders of the National Rifle Association told members Saturday that the fight against U.S. gun control legislation is far from over, but they vowed that none in the organization will ever have to surrender their weapons.
One of the architects of failed gun control legislation says he's bringing it back. Sen. Joe Manchin on Sunday said he would re-introduce a measure that would require criminal and mental health background checks for gun buyers at shows and online.
Stephen King and his wife have made a donation to a Maine group advocating for stricter gun control laws. King says the gift was "five figures" but doesn't want to say more about it because "charity's supposed to be a private thing."
Some families who lost loved ones in December's massacre at a Connecticut elementary school expressed disgust and disappointment Sunday over the Senate's defeat last week of the most far-reaching gun control legislation in two decades, as they pledged to keep fighting for measures to prevent gun violence.
A visibly frustrated President Barack Obama slammed the U.S. Senate’s rejection of bipartisan legislation that would have expanded background checks for firearms buyers, saying it was a “shameful day for Washington.”
The mother of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting made a deeply personal plea from the White House for action to combat gun violence, choking back tears almost from the start of her speech.
Gun control supporters in the U.S. Senate won the first showdown over how to respond to the December school shootings in Connecticut, defeating an effort by conservatives to derail firearms restrictions before debate could even start.
A bipartisan deal seems imminent on expanding background checks to cover more gun buyers, an agreement that could build support for President Barack Obama's drive to curb firearms violence in the wake of the Connecticut elementary school massacre.