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Gun control: A new civil rights?

Bernard Lafayette was all smiles as he watched his civil rights comrade John Lewis commandeer the floor of the U.S. House for an old-fashioned,...

Cracks in NRA’s iron grip on Congress

Even after the Orlando shooting slaughter, no one expects Congress to dramatically tighten firearms curbs. Yet a few modest election-year cracks have shown in...

Dem House sit-in doesn’t sway GOP leaders

Democrats carried a remarkable House floor sit-in into a second day, disrupting the business of Congress with demands for gun-control votes in an unruly...

NRA buys GOP votes to stop gun control

Among the Senate's most vulnerable Republicans, Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey stood firmly with the powerful National Rifle Association on the latest ill-fated attempts at...

Gun control changes? Not likely

Democrats get their long-sought votes on gun control a week after the massacre in Orlando, Florida, but election-year politics and the powerful National Rifle...

Obama offers solace, wants gun control

Embracing grieving Orlando families and appealing anew for national action, President Barack Obama claimed a threat to all Americans' security Thursday as a strong...

Filibuster on gun control in the Senate

A Democratic senator who mourned the loss of 20 children in his home state of Connecticut waged a roughly 15-hour filibuster into the early...

Support growing slowly for gun control

After a steady string of mass shootings and a revival of the political fight over gun control, Americans are slightly more likely than they...

Court upholds gun bans after Newport

Gun control laws passed in New York and Connecticut to ban possession of semi-automatic weapons and large-capacity magazines after the 2012 massacre at Sandy...

Obama: America must ‘come together’ on guns

The public must "come together" to figure out how to keep deadly mass shootings from happening, President Barack Obama said Friday. But he emerged...