In the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shootings, Minnesota lawmakers introduced 13 school safety bills. They passed one.
Sandy Hook report, released Monday, concludes that shooter Adam Lanza ‘had a fascination with mass shootings and firearms,’ but displayed no ‘aggressive or threatening tendencies.’
The U.S. Supreme Court says bluntly that Americans have a constitutional right to keep and bear arms, but we don’t know the limits.
WASHINGTON — “It just doesn’t make sense to me,” Sen. Al Franken says after a bill to expand background checks is defeated.
Applying the plain language of the Second Amendment to modern gun-control questions presents some serious problems.
WASHINGTON —The Hennepin County Sheriff met with Vice President Biden and repeated his call for stronger background checks for gun buyers.
Court documents made public Thursday list items police found — guns, ammunition, books on mental conditions — at the home of Sandy Hook school shooter Adam Lanza. They reinforce an image of a troubled young man and a family struggling to help him.
WASHINGTON — An assault weapons ban is all but dead, but reform supporters hope to see other bills pass.
WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee approved an assault weapons ban on Thursday, bringing the bill to the Senate floor.
Part of the problem is that police officers are trained in how to deal with conflict, not how to counsel youth and defuse typical adolescent drama.
WASHINGTON — The hearing was inspired by the Sandy Hook shooting, but focused on school safety, not specific gun control proposals.
WASHINGTON — Sami Rahamim joined gun violence victims and advocates in calling for more gun control before Tuesday night’s State of the Union.
Gun control advocates say 40 percent of guns are sold without a background check. Detractors say the stats are faulty.
The bill, in response to the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, would expand mental health counseling to students.
The trip will be the first time Obama has discussed gun violence at length outside D.C.
WASHINGTON — Amy Klobuchar was among senators pressing a high-profile panel of witnesses, and Al Franken says he’ll introduce mental health bill.
Conspiracy theories surrounding the Sandy Hook shootings are ridiculous and repugnant, but they’re also part of a long American tradition.
The Second Amendment was adopted in 1791. Our country has seen multiple makeovers since then, including our morals and our technology.
The Senator said he supports the ban “in principle” and will review Obama’s proposals.
WASHINGTON — Except for Keith Ellison and Betty McCollum, most other members of the delegation had little to say about the proposals.