Since the advent of the federal income tax about a century ago, several presidents – or their zealous underlings – have directed the IRS to use its formidable police powers to harass or punish enemies, political rivals, and administration critics. Here are six infamous episodes.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants his Everytown for Gun Safety to surpass the political influence of the NRA. So the group has unveiled a questionnaire intended to hold members of Congress accountable.
Moms Demand Action has launched online petitions against corporations after members of open-carry groups brought loaded assault-style firearms into stores. In the case of Target, 400,000 signatures were collected.
The UC Santa Barbara killings revived calls for more aggressive federal action on gun control. But in Congress, the emphasis is on mental-health fixes to stem violent attacks. Here's what the House is considering and why.
The NRA is fighting challenges to bans on high-capacity magazines and the right to carry a concealed weapon. The NRA employs about two dozen in-house lawyers and hires many more outside lawyers to do battle in courtrooms across the country.
The number of Americans asserting their right to carry concealed guns has exploded – from less than a million a few decades ago to as many as 11 million now. There's evidence that gun prevalence can deter crime, but preventable tragedies perturb.