How One Election May Have Shifted the Bar for Gun Control

After winning control of the Virginia statehouse, Democrats in 2020 are poised to pass gun control measures. It’s already set up a battle with local leaders in conservative parts of the state.

With ‘Outlier’ 2nd Amendment Case, Supreme Court Could Raise Bar for Gun Laws

The New York City case gives the court a chance to tighten the standards that lower courts use to decide whether firearms regulations are constitutional.

Deaths Attributed to Those With Concealed Carry Permits Tracked in New Report

Researchers found 1,335 deaths in the past twelve years, spread across 40 states.

People With Mental Illnesses Aren’t More Violent. Why Do People Believe They Are?

A new study found that over the past two decades support grew for forced treatment of people with mental health issues, even if they don’t need it.

Cities Defend State Law that Prohibits People from Carrying Guns While Drunk

Six cities in Ohio filed a legal brief supporting a state law that makes it illegal for anyone to use a gun when intoxicated in response to claims that the policy is unconstitutional.

NRA Files Lawsuit Against San Francisco after City Supervisors Label It a Terror Group

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Seattle takes up crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women … North Dakota abortion language law blocked by judge … Missouri deep in red on jail payments to counties.

Red Flag Laws Spur Debate Over Due Process

Some critics say the increasingly popular gun laws are unconstitutional.

Ohio Governor Wants to Fix 'Flaw' in Gun Background Check Reporting

Under Gov. Mike DeWine's proposal, state law enforcement agencies would be required to report open warrants and domestic violence convictions to federal authorities for inclusion in the gun background check system.

Success of Red Flag Laws Might Depend on Mental Health Teams

Few local police forces are trained to prevent would-be shooters from acting.

Don’t Ban Assault Weapons—Tax Them

COMMENTARY | A solution from the founding era might work again today.

A Mayor Proposes That Gun Owners Carry Insurance For Their Weapons

The proposal from San Jose, California Mayor Sam Liccardo veers into complicated terrain, where past efforts have failed.

At Annual Summit, State Republicans Balk at New Gun Control Laws

Advocates renew cry for checks on guns after Texas and Ohio shootings.

Could a National Buy Back Program Reduce Gun Violence in America?

COMMENTARY | Gun control policies may someday restrict new gun sales. But what impact can they have when Americans already own millions of guns?

'Do Something!': Republican-led States Grapple with Responses to Mass Shootings

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said he’d be open to discussing gun control proposals, while Texas Gov. Greg Abbott emphasized the need to address mental health issues.

Want Ammo? Be Prepared For A Background Check

California is the first state in the nation to require anyone buying ammunition to go through a background check at the time of each purchase.

How the 'Good Guy with a Gun' Saying Came to Be

COMMENTARY | The saying has become a deadly American fantasy.

Virginia Governor to Call a Special Session to Address Gun Violence

Following the death of 12 people in a Virginia Beach mass shooting, the Virginia governor will reintroduce a package of gun control bills rejected by lawmakers this year.

Washington State Tightens Gun Regulations

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | States consider lowering DUI threshold … Alabama advances equal pay legislation … Illinois proposes LGBTQ curriculum.

Florida Moves to Allow Teachers to Carry Guns

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Baltimore mayor resigns … New election machines in North Dakota … Marijuana lounges become legal in Las Vegas.

Gun-Rights Counties Vow to Resist New State Restrictions

As legislatures approved new firearm laws over the last year, some counties have resisted, calling themselves Second Amendment 'sanctuaries.'

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