The White House says it is committed to reducing gun violence, keeping abortion safe and legal, and protecting voting rights. But that has done little to ease anxiety among activists.
A mass shooting at a provincial Russian university killed at least eight people in the latest outbreak of violence at schools or universities in Russia.
The subject is guns. The password is safety.
State and local prosecutors say they are concerned about an apparent increase in the weapons, which can be assembled from parts ordered online.
A new law puts Missouri at the vanguard of states challenging federal authority on guns. It began as a backlash, and it has set off another.
Some matters are too important to be entrusted to state governments anymore.
The Texas abortion law is just an opening salvo in a broader push by conservatives to restrict the rights of their neighbors, classmates and colleagues.
Mexican officials have long complained about the role that lax U.S. gun control has played in bloodshed in their nation. Now they are taking their arguments to a U.S. federal court.
There’s a surprisingly relevant theme in the “Nightmare on Elm Street” series.
The authorities say “ghost guns,” untraceable firearms that can be made from do-it-yourself kits, are increasingly being used in violent crimes like murders and assaults.
The law does not go into effect until Aug. 28, but it has already had a serious chilling effect on cooperation between local and federal authorities, agents say.
Mr. Adams, who ran a campaign focused on appealing to blue-collar Black and Latino voters, said America does not “want fancy candidates.”
Mr. Adams, who is leading in the mayoral primary, laid out a middle road between progressive and conservative approaches to policing.
The president made clear that he intends to approach crime prevention by investing in, rather than defunding, the police as he waded into an urgent national debate over policing.
The decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit leaves the three-decade-old ban in place while litigation continues.
Missouri is the latest state to throw down a challenge to the enforcement of federal firearms laws as Republicans seek to thwart President Biden’s gun control proposals.
Congress has adopted legislation to formally designate the site of the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., as a memorial to the 49 people who were killed there on June 12, 2016.
Democratic gripes are increasing, as some critics worry that the department is rubber-stamping Trump-era policies.
Violent felonies committed recklessly do not count in deciding whether 15-year terms are required under the Armed Career Criminal Act, the justices ruled.
New legislation would allow civil lawsuits against manufacturers and dealers who make or sell guns illegally or inappropriately.
State lawmakers are trying to get around a federal law that gives gun manufacturers broad immunity from lawsuits.
A federal judge overturned California’s assault weapons ban. State officials vowed to win on appeal, but gun advocates are emboldened by a shifting Supreme Court.
The judge said the ban was a “failed experiment.” California’s governor called the ruling “a direct threat to public safety.”
Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, is lining up votes to build the case for defusing the procedural weapon, which Republicans have used to thwart the party’s agenda.
Wednesday: “Mayors don’t have the luxury of offering prayers and platitudes,” Mayor Sam Liccardo of San Jose said.
Preliminary research data show that about a fifth of all Americans who bought guns last year were first-time gun owners. Sales usually spike around elections, but the sheer volume is notable.
In her provocative new book, “The Second,” the historian Carol Anderson examines America’s history of racist legal decisions around gun rights, arguing that the Second Amendment was intended to guarantee white slaveholders a fighting force to suppress slave insurrections.
It will take more than legislation for our communities to deal with the effects of the pandemic. It will take people listening to one another.
The looming vote on creating a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol assault could reignite a clash over the Senate blocking tactic. Activists worry that time is short for a bid to eliminate it.
In a rarity, the A.T.F. may soon have a director. But the agency still faces N.R.A.-backed limitations.
If confirmed, David Chipman would inherit an agency seriously depleted by the National Rifle Association’s campaign to undermine it.
The bill would allow most adults over 21 to carry a handgun. Gov. Greg Abbott, who said he would sign it, called it “the strongest Second Amendment legislation in Texas history.”
Could an investigation into financial misconduct be the undoing of America’s most powerful gun rights group?
Amazing the things our government keeps secret.
The N.R.A. filed for bankruptcy this year as it sought to end run regulatory action in New York, but a judge rejected the strategy.
The proposal came in response to a directive from President Biden to find a way to help combat gun deaths.
In a rare move, the trustee, part of the Justice Department, called for the dismissal of the N.R.A.’s bankruptcy filing or the appointment of an outside monitor.
The federal agency tasked with enforcing gun laws has been hamstrung for years by the firearms lobby. Now, the president’s plan to rein in gun violence hinges on the A.T.F.’s success.
The footage was taken during a 2013 hunting trip in Botswana for an N.R.A.-sponsored television series, but it never aired. It was obtained by The Trace and The New Yorker.
The justices, who have not issued a major Second Amendment ruling since 2010, will hear a challenge to a New York gun control law.
A gunman killed eight people at a FedEx facility last week, despite legislation that sought to prevent people like him from acquiring weapons. What went wrong?
The justices contemplate expanding arms rights in the wake of mass shootings.
The group’s lobbying power is diminished — but that hasn’t shaken Republican opposition to gun control.
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
Citing shortcomings of the state’s “red flag” law, the local prosecutor explained why he did not seek a ruling last year that would have barred Brandon Hole from possessing guns.
Red flag laws are supposed to keep guns away from people who should not have them. That did not happen with the gunman who killed eight people in Indianapolis.
The gun crazies go wild and children die from curious trigger fingers.
The sex scandals of the present look a lot like the sex scandals of the past.
Wayne LaPierre has led the National Rifle Association for 30 years, but his implacable image looked threadbare in bankruptcy court.
One of the actions taken by President Biden to curb gun violence was to crack down on the proliferation of firearms that are assembled from kits and do not have serial numbers.