Topic: Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act
Democratic senators from mostly rural areas in the West and South must walk a fine line between party loyalty and constituents' wishes when it comes to gun control legislation.
The Colorado House passed four gun-control measures Monday, a notable shift for a typically libertarian, pro-gun state. Has the political climate changed enough for bills to pass state Senate?
Florida lawmakers opposed to Stand Your Ground have formed a task force to investigate the law following the killing of Trayvon Martin. Among its members: prosecutors, judges, and tourism officials.
California Gov. Jerry Brown cited concerns of law enforcement in signing a bill to ban open carry in the state. But critics say there's little evidence that stronger gun control leads to lower crime.
10/11/2011 08:00 pm
Editorial Board Blog Thirty years after Reagan was shot, Jim and Sarah Brady courageously keep the pressure on for gun control
As Reagan's press secretary, Jim Brady was seriously wounded during the shooting. You have to admire the dedication of the Bradys to keep pushing for reasonable gun control laws. But as the Bradys acknowledge, Washington must find the courage to stand up to the NRA.
04/01/2011 06:10 pm
Despite evidence that Arizona shooting suspect Jared Loughner is mentally unstable, he was never declared mentally unfit by a court, so his name did not appear in the federal background-check database used by gun sellers.
01/10/2011 05:51 pm
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