Though the mental health of Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza is unclear, the massacre has spawned extensive discussion on the mental health care system. That could be helpful or harmful.
A new federal ban on sales of assault rifles and high-capacity magazines, likely to be proposed in the next Congress, would probably be similar to a ban that expired in 2004.
WASHINGTON — Walz stopped short of endorsing an assault weapons ban, but said he would look at new gun control proposals.
Several key Minnesota lawmakers are re-evaluating state firearm regulations and plan to hold hearings next session, following the Newtown school shootings.
WASHINGTON — Minnesota gun-rights advocate predicts interest in gun control will fade.
Police in Newtown, Conn., say they have ‘solid evidence’ that may help explain why Adam Lanza went on a rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School, but a ‘clear picture’ likely is ‘months’ away.
The support of pro-gun Democrats, such as West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, is boosting prospects for a new drive to ban semiautomatic weapons and high-ammunition clips.
Australia, Scotland and Finland tightened their gun laws following mass shooting tragedies. GlobalPost takes a closer look.
Our first task must be to tend to our grief, for by threading the needle we act out our trust that hope will return to us one day.
As a Republican congressman, Scaroborough had the NRA’s highest rating. Now he’s thinking new thoughts about access to guns.
Having a gun in your home significantly increases your risk of death — and that of your spouse and children.
Gov. Dayton orders the flag-lowering after denouncing the fatal shooting of 20 children and six staff members at the Connecticut elementary school.
Remember — you’re the parent in this situation; with obligation and responsibility to protect the heart, soul, and spirit of your little one.
One in five children has a diagnosable mental illness, yet 70 to 80 percent either do not receive treatment or receive inadequate care.
Ellison calls for immediate legislation as well as a cultural shift to address gun violence in the United States.
At a prayer service in Newtown, Conn., Sunday night, President Obama said he would gather law enforcement and mental health officials to address the kind of gun violence that struck Sandy Hook Elementary School. ‘We can’t tolerate this anymore,’ he said.
Pro-gun organizations and politicians have remained largely silent after Friday’s Sandy Hook school massacre, for the moment at least ceding their dominant role in the gun control debate.
Nothing short of serious, military-style reinforcement would offer our children a high probability of protection from a determined, well-armed attacker.
McCollum is the only Minnesotan to put out a statement calling for more gun control on Friday.
Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius released the following statement regarding the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting in Connecticut.