Gun Control

15 Mayors to Target Manufacturers of Guns Used in Crimes

Possible legal action may come against the top five producers of firearms used for illegal activities.

$750M Headed to States For New Gun Control Initiatives

But legal experts say a key part for states—red flag laws—could be in jeopardy after the conservative Supreme Court struck down New York’s gun law last week.

Supreme Court Ruling Erodes State and Local Power Over Gun Laws

The decision in the New York case will make it more difficult to keep people from carrying firearms outside the home. It does allow governments to ban guns in ‘sensitive places,’ but further court battles are likely ahead to determine how that looks.

Here's What the Gun Safety Deal Would Mean for States

In a compromise, Democrats backed off on using funds only to encourage states to pass red flag laws that enable authorities to seize guns from people considered threatening, opening millions in federal incentive funding for "crisis intervention" as well.

A Patchwork of State Red Flag Laws is Likely Under the Gun Safety Deal

Congressional negotiators plan to give states leeway designing the laws to seize firearms from people considered dangerous. It could mean a wide range of approaches balancing safety with gun rights.

Why Flexibility for States is a Central Part of the Gun Safety Deal

Details of the package are still coming into focus. But senators are emphasizing that states will hold heavy sway when it comes to shaping the red flag laws the legislation seeks to incentivize.

The Big Question About Red Flag Laws With the Gun Safety Deal

Under a bipartisan U.S. Senate framework, it'll be left to states to decide how to move ahead with the laws. How many will actually do so and how far they will go remains to be seen.

Supreme Court Could Make it Harder For States and Localities to Keep Guns Off Streets

The high court is expected to strike down laws in several states that restrict people from carrying guns in public, potentially setting off a firestorm of court battles.

Local Officials to Congress: We Want Stricter Gun Control

City and county leaders who have had to deal with the tragic aftermath of a mass shooting are looking to federal lawmakers to address the crisis.

Congress is Looking at Offering Grant Incentives for States to Adopt ‘Red Flag’ Gun Laws

The idea has emerged during talks over possible bipartisan gun legislation following the deadly Uvalde, Texas school shooting. The laws provide a way to temporarily block people seen as posing violent threats from accessing firearms.

A Republican Tried to Introduce a Commonsense Gun Law. Then the Gun Lobby Got Involved

After a sheriff’s deputy was murdered in a Denver suburb, Colorado state Rep. Cole Wist took action by sponsoring a red flag bill. It likely cost him his seat.

Patchwork of State Gun Laws Unlikely to Change Even After Massacre at Texas School

The shooting left 19 students and two educators dead, renewing calls for stricter gun laws. But the issue has been at a standstill for years in Congress amid Republican opposition and states remain divided.

What We Know About Mass School Shootings in the US and the Gunmen Who Carry Them Out

COMMENTARY | A database of the nation's public mass shootings offers insight into the people who've committed the violence.

21 killed in Texas’ Deadliest School Shooting Ever

Robb Elementary teaches second, third and fourth grade students in Uvalde, which is about 85 miles west of San Antonio. Gov. Greg Abbott said the shooter is believed to have been killed by responding law enforcement.

Police Could Have Used New York’s Red Flag Law to Stop the Buffalo Shooting Suspect

State police said they did not file for a protection order under the law after they were called to the accused shooter’s school, where they reportedly investigated a “murder-suicide” threat he made.

5 Ways to Reduce Gun Violence

COMMENTARY | Evidence shows that investing in community interventions, not more “tough on crime” law enforcement approaches, is key to effective and sustainable anti-violence work.

Guns Are Now the No. 1 Cause of Death for Kids and Teens

COMMENTARY | Firearms have surpassed motor vehicles as the leading cause of death among children and adolescents in the United States, according to a new analysis of federal data.

Gun Storage Tax Break Is Rare Point of Unity in Firearms Debate

An estimated 5.4 million children live in homes with unsecured firearms.

Rising Gun Deaths Push Cities to Shore Up Police and Services

Sixteen major U.S. cities saw a rise in homicides last year.

A New Regional, Data-driven Approach to Tracing Illegal Guns

New York plans to improve data analysis and information sharing with neighboring states, federal agencies and local law enforcement partners and beef up its analytical capabilities.