gun control

Congress agrees to millions in gun violence research

The $25 million for federal research into gun violence that's included in the massive spending bill agreed to on Capitol Hill represents the first time in over two decades that Congress has allocated funding for the issue.

Houston police chief slams GOP over gun laws

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republican lawmakers for not reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act and taking action against gun violence, asking them in emotional remarks to choose between the nation's foremost gun lobby and "the children that are getting gunned down in this country every single day."

States requiring universal background checks less likely to see guns in schools

High school students in states that require universal background checks on all prospective gun buyers are less likely to carry guns compared to students in states that require background checks only on sales through federally licensed firearms dealers, according to a study published Monday in the medical journal Pediatrics.

Year after Pittsburgh synagogue mass shooting, gun reform stalls

One year after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting claimed 11 lives, and nearly three months after President Donald Trump promised decisive action regarding mass shootings, the White House has allowed gun reform talks on Capitol Hill to stall -- failing to follow through on any of the proposals Trump has floated.

Supreme Court may be focus of gun control arguments

As the country reels from mass shootings over the summer and the political branches bicker over the scope of an individual's right to keep and bear arms, the Supreme Court will meet behind closed doors this week to consider whether or not to proceed with a case that could impact Second Amendment rights.

Trump and NRA head met at White House

President Donald Trump and Wayne LaPierre, the chief executive of the National Rifle Association, met Friday at the White House, an administration official confirmed to CNN.

Report: NRA knew Russians used ties to connect to next US president

Top officials at the National Rifle Association knew Russians were using their ties to the gun rights group to try to bolster their status with lawmakers or the winner of the 2016 presidential election, a new report from Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee shows.