| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:08 PM
NEW YORK -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg stepped up his call for universal background checks for gun buyers Wednesday in the wake of the deadly Navy Yard rampage in Washington, D.C., releasing a study that he said showed thousands of felons had used federal...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 8:57 PM
WASHINGTON — For years, federal and state governments have struggled to build a background check system that can keep guns out of the hands of mentally troubled people.
Monday's mass shooting at the Navy Yard shows that goal remains elusive.
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:28 PM
When a pair of Colorado lawmakers were recalled last month in a referendum on gun control, opponents had this to console them: At least, they said, the twin defeats did not alter the balance of power in Denver, the state capital.
Now gun rights...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:27 PM
TALLAHASSEE — For a month this summer, protesters enraged by the acquittal of George Zimmerman turned the normally sleepy Florida Capitol into center stage of a contemporary social-justice showdown.
They slept outside Gov. Rick Scott's office....
| Mar 26, 2013
| 10:26 AM
A gun shop in Tucson, Ariz., has canceled an effort by retired astronaut Mark Kelly, an outspoken gun-control advocate, to buy a semiautomatic rifle as a way of demonstrating how easy it is to buy powerful weapons.
Kelly, the husband of former Rep....
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:02 AM
Lawmakers return to Springfield today, poised to override Gov. Pat Quinn's rewrite of a proposed law allowing concealed carry of firearms, but his actions and those of his potential rivals have created a conundrum for many Downstate Democrats in the early...
| May 29, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Letters threatening New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg over gun control laws have tested positive for the poison ricin, police said Wednesday.
An unspecified number of New York Police Department personnel reported minor symptoms from the poison that...
| May 4, 2013
| 2:56 PM
HOUSTON — Vowing that “we will never surrender,” the leader of the National Rifle Assn. claimed victory over recently defeated gun control legislation and denounced “political and media” elites for vilifying gun owners and...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 7:00 AM
This sturdy Austrian had supporting roles in the recent action movies "Skyfall" and "Zero Dark Thirty," the TV western "Justified" and the military video game "Medal of Honor: Warfighter."
The ubiquitous performer — actually a semiautomatic pistol...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 5:55 PM
National Rifle Association President David Keene said Wednesday the organization will pursue lawsuits in two states where Democratic governors are believed to have presidential aspirations, but it might not challenge new state gun laws elsewhere.
| Apr 11, 2013
| 4:36 PM
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio — and his presidential ambitions — are the targets of a new attack ad running in Florida this week that looks to pressure the Florida Republican on his gun stance. The ad, seen here, accuses the...