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Trump’s latest excuse for backing off on gun background check promise

President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday that the U.S. already has “very, very strong background checks” for gun purchases in the latest sign that he...

Voters to GOP: ‘Time to act on guns. What’s wrong?’

Following the news has grown stressful for Angela Tetschner, a 39-year-old nurse raising four children in this sprawling Phoenix suburb of tile roofs, desert...

Trump blames video games, mental health for mass killings

President Donald Trump on Monday condemned weekend shootings in Texas and Ohio as barbaric crimes “against all humanity” and called for bipartisan cooperation to...

Trump faces NRA after his flirt with gun control

Back for a return engagement, President Donald Trump’s address to the National Rifle Association on Friday comes after he temporarily strayed from the group’s...

Marco Rubio’s hypocrisy on gun issues highlighted

It was one week after the fatal shootings at a Parkland, Florida, high school, and Republican Sen. Marco Rubio was looking to show solidarity...

Past time to reduce guns in America

I've been a gun owner, hunter and sportsman for most of my life.  I grew up hunting, have expert weapons ratings and own a...

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...