background checks

GOP senator blocks Dem's effort to push gun bill

An impromptu effort to pass a gun background check bill in the Senate unanimously was quickly nixed by a Republican senator who said it would infringe on Second Amendment rights, as news of a mass shooting at a California high school came rolling in Thursday morning.

Year after Pittsburgh synagogue mass shooting, gun reform stalls

One year after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting claimed 11 lives, and nearly three months after President Donald Trump promised decisive action regarding mass shootings, the White House has allowed gun reform talks on Capitol Hill to stall -- failing to follow through on any of the proposals Trump has floated.