Democrats overcome a gun-control filibuster, but their boasts belie the tough road ahead.
To hear the National Rifle Association tell it, the biggest problem with the bipartisan agreement to expand criminal background checks is what it doesn’t propose to do.
The framework developed by Senators Joe Manchin and Pat Toomey would broaden gun background-check requirements to include gun shows and online sales.
Barring a dramatic turnaround, the Democrats now face a choice of either walking away from any expanded background check or accepting one without paper records of private sales.
With hearings and floor action awaiting Congress when it returns from Easter recess, gun-control groups are being put to the test
Gun store owners, industry trade groups, and the NRA argue over the effectiveness and benefits of gun background checks.
The son of evangelist Billy Graham tells TIME why he has agreed to support President Obama in passing universal background check legislation.
Here’s a hard truth: all the emotion and outrage and sadness that followed the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting may make almost no difference in federal gun control laws.
With NRA sponsorship, NASCAR feeds its base at the risk of alienating potential new fans.
“You folks in Chicago want me to get castrated because your families are having too many kids.”
TV icon Bob Barker, who keeps a .38 revolver on his bedside table, reacts to being on the National Rifle Association’s enemies list
Of all the gun control issues, head of the NRA Wayne LaPierre has the least power over non-dealer gun show background checks, which is precisely why Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy began the Senate hearing there.
Gun-control advocates have repeatedly tried and failed to raise the 1994 ban from the dead. Today they argued that this time could be different but acknowledged there’s a good chance it won’t be