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Senate committee approves expanded background checks on gun sales

Democrats gave a boost Tuesday to the pillar of President Barack Obama's plans for reducing gun violence, pushing a bill requiring nearly universal federal...

Senate panel ready to OK background checks, other gun control measures

  Democrats are ready to muscle expanded background checks and other gun curbs through a Senate committee, giving President Barack Obama an initial if temporary...

Gun control laws on shaky ground in Congress

President Barack Obama's prospects for winning near-universal background checks for gun purchases seemed shaky as the Senate Judiciary Committee prepared for Congress' first votes...

The NRA’s new threat: ‘We will fight gun control laws in...

Wayne LaPierre -- the National Rifle Association honcho who doesn't believe any court in the land should ever have jurisdiction over those who own,...

Illinois voters to the National Rifle Association: ‘Go to hell’

Before the special election primary in late February to select a Democratic candidate to run for the seat  to replace disgraced Congressman Jesse Jackson...

Senate to start concentrating on gun control bills next week

The Senate Judiciary Committee seems all but certain to start voting on an assault weapons ban and other gun curbs next week, Congress' first...

The NRA’s con: Promoting lies and conspiracy fantasies

Spend any amount of time talking to a gun proponent who belongs to the National Rifle Association and you will most likely discover that...

NRA uses more lies to promote its pro-gun agenda

In a typical stunt, the often fact-challenged National Rifle Association is lying in a new ad that claims a Justice Department memo shows President...

Here’s a gun owner and hunter who thinks assault-style weapons should...

Yes, I'm a gun owner, a hunter, a user of firing ranges and a long-time supporter of the second amendment. I carry a concealed handgun...

NRA, other gun proponents, play down increase in violent crimes by...

While gun ownership proponents like the National Rifle Association claim increased availability of firearms does not affect the threats of violence by 'law-abiding' gun...