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"'background checks'" - Google News

White House spokesman: Trump supports background checks, not saying 'to hell with the Second Amendment' - Fox News

Aug 21 2019
White House spokesman: Trump supports background checks, not saying 'to hell with the Second Amendment'  Fox News

President Trump is open to stricter background check legislation, but Democrats are being unhelpful with their all-or-nothing approach, according to White ...

Trump Denies Telling NRA More Background Checks for Gun Buyers Are 'Off the Table' - VOA News

Aug 21 2019
Trump Denies Telling NRA More Background Checks for Gun Buyers Are 'Off the Table'  VOA News

President Donald Trump is denying reports he told the NRA chief that expanded background checks for gun buyers are "off the table," and now says he backs ...

Parkland father discusses gun background checks - CNN

Aug 21 2019
Parkland father discusses gun background checks  CNN

Cary Gruber, father of Parkland shooting survivor Justin Gruber, is hoping that the government will pass legislation on gun control.

Keller @ Large: Confusion Over Where Trump Stands On Background Checks - CBS Boston

Aug 21 2019
Keller @ Large: Confusion Over Where Trump Stands On Background Checks  CBS Boston

President Trump claims he has not changed his views on background check reforms. WBZ-TV's Jon Keller reports. 5 hours ago ...

Cabot School District failed to background check volunteer accused of sexual assault - KATV

Aug 21 2019
Cabot School District failed to background check volunteer accused of sexual assault  KATV

A Cabot School District volunteer facing a charge of first-degree sexual assault did not undergo a background check before working with students, district ...

Trump: 'I have an appetite for background checks' - Olean Times Herald

Aug 21 2019
Trump: 'I have an appetite for background checks'  Olean Times Herald

President Donald Trump on Wednesday once again backed tighter background checks for gun purchases, but said he wants to be careful that closing what he ...

Trump says Danish prime minister made "nasty" statement about proposal to buy Greenland - CBS News

Aug 21 2019
Trump says Danish prime minister made "nasty" statement about proposal to buy Greenland  CBS News

As President Trump left for Kentucky to speak to veterans and attend a fundraiser, he spoke to reporters about a range of issues, including the sudden ...

Trump denying reports that he yielded to NRA on background checks - MSNBC

Aug 21 2019
Trump denying reports that he yielded to NRA on background checks  MSNBC

President Trump is denying reports that he yielded to the NRA's influence to shelve legislation on background checks. Instead saying the administration will look ...

Now background checks are back on the table as Trump veers again - Roll Call

Aug 21 2019
Now background checks are back on the table as Trump veers again  Roll Call

President Donald Trump on Wednesday continued careening from one policy stance to the opposite, this time saying he has an “appetite” for background ...

Trump insists US already has 'very strong' gun background checks - Redlands Daily Facts

Aug 21 2019
Trump insists US already has 'very strong' gun background checks  Redlands Daily Facts

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How The NRA May Have Influenced Trump's Changing Tone On Background Checks - WBUR

Aug 21 2019
How The NRA May Have Influenced Trump's Changing Tone On Background Checks  WBUR

There are more signals this week that Trump is softening his support to expand background checks on guns.

Turns Out That Ivanka Has Mostly Bad Ideas and Absolutely No Power - Jezebel

Aug 21 2019
Turns Out That Ivanka Has Mostly Bad Ideas and Absolutely No Power  Jezebel

Buried in the news of President Trump assuring National Rifle Association head Wayne LaPierre that an expansion of background checks is “off the table” was a ...

Parkland dad on Trump, background checks: 'He's a liar, he can't be taken seriously' | TheHill - The Hill

Aug 21 2019
Parkland dad on Trump, background checks: 'He's a liar, he can't be taken seriously' | TheHill  The Hill

The father of a Parkland shooting victim bashed President Trump on Tuesday night, calling him a liar for backing away from support for background checks on ...

Trump Reverses Support Toward Expanding Background Checks - NPR

Aug 21 2019
Trump Reverses Support Toward Expanding Background Checks  NPR

The NRA is pressuring President Trump to refuse any effort to expand background checks for gun sales, and it appears to be working. Trump says the real ...

California may tighten background checks, credentials for charter school teachers - EdSource

Aug 21 2019
California may tighten background checks, credentials for charter school teachers  EdSource

California charter school teachers don't always have a teaching credential or the federal background checks required of teachers in traditional public schools.

Report: Trump Says More Background Checks for Gun Buyers 'Off the Table' - VOA News

Aug 21 2019
Report: Trump Says More Background Checks for Gun Buyers 'Off the Table'  VOA News

President Donald Trump has told the head of the National Rifle Association that strengthening background checks for gun buyers is "off the table," the Atlantic ...

Parkland Father Responds to Trump Denouncing Background Checks: ‘He’s a Liar, He Can’t Be Taken Seriously’ - Mediaite

Aug 21 2019
Parkland Father Responds to Trump Denouncing Background Checks: ‘He’s a Liar, He Can’t Be Taken Seriously’  Mediaite

The father of a Parkland victim appeared on MSNBC Tuesday night to respond to President Donald Trump's reported flip-flopping on pursuing increased ...

CNN host shuts down panelist over background checks - CNN

Aug 21 2019
CNN host shuts down panelist over background checks  CNN

CNN's Kate Bolduan gets into a heated exchange with political commentator Robert Astorino over a report that states President Donald Trump told the NRA that ...

Dallas County commissioners want universal background checks for firearms, according to resolution - Community Impact Newspaper

Aug 20 2019
Dallas County commissioners want universal background checks for firearms, according to resolution  Community Impact Newspaper

Aug 20, 2019: Commissioners in Dallas County are urging federal lawmakers to vote yes on a bipartisan gun control proposal. U.S. House Resolution 8 would ...

NRA posts Facebook ads with ex-spokeswoman Dana Loesch amid threat of background check law - CNBC

Aug 20 2019
NRA posts Facebook ads with ex-spokeswoman Dana Loesch amid threat of background check law  CNBC

The National Rifle Association turns to stock footage of Dana Loesch, their former spokeswoman, to rally supporters in the wake of the recent mass shootings ...

Background check sites like TruthFinder are essential for identity thieves - Quartz

Aug 20 2019
Background check sites like TruthFinder are essential for identity thieves  Quartz

A “Do's and Don'ts” page on the website for BeenVerified, an online public records aggregator that provides background checks and “people finder” services for ...

Ex-top cop Garry McCarthy defends background checks on Chicago Police Board speakers: ‘I’d like to know it. Wo - Chicago Tribune

Aug 20 2019
Ex-top cop Garry McCarthy defends background checks on Chicago Police Board speakers: ‘I’d like to know it. Wo  Chicago Tribune

Former Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy defended the department's longtime practice of running criminal background checks on speakers at ...

Rachel Maddow Warns Trump And GOP That Blocking Background Checks Will Be Political Suicide - PoliticusUSA

Aug 20 2019
Rachel Maddow Warns Trump And GOP That Blocking Background Checks Will Be Political Suicide  PoliticusUSA

Rachel Maddow says the politics of gun control have changed, and Republicans at all levels of government could lose their jobs if they continue to block ...

Gardner speaks on Hickenlooper, background checks and public events - FOX 31 Denver

Aug 20 2019
Gardner speaks on Hickenlooper, background checks and public events  FOX 31 Denver

DENVER -- Sen. Cory Gardner's re-election effort is in full swing. On Monday, former UN ambassador and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley campaigned ...

Florida Carry Sues FDLE Again For More Violations Of Gun Background Check Laws - AmmoLand Shooting Sports News

Aug 19 2019
Florida Carry Sues FDLE Again For More Violations Of Gun Background Check Laws  AmmoLand Shooting Sports News

FDLE has been forcing firearms dealers to collect illegal fees from concealed carry licensees for additional background checks beyond those allowed by state ...

'We'll See': Trump Seems To Cool On Background Checks After Pushing For Them - TPM

Aug 19 2019
'We'll See': Trump Seems To Cool On Background Checks After Pushing For Them  TPM

Just days after touting an interest in passing “meaningful” background check legislation, President Trump appears to have changed his mind.

High court should hear case on site skirting gun background checks - American Medical Association

Aug 19 2019
High court should hear case on site skirting gun background checks  American Medical Association

The AMA and the Wisconsin Medical Society are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider a case involving a website that facilitates illegal firearms sales.

POLITICO Playbook: Trump: 'We already have a lot of background checks' - POLITICO

Aug 19 2019
POLITICO Playbook: Trump: 'We already have a lot of background checks'  POLITICO

IF YOU ARE SOMEONE who is looking forward to Congress coming back into session and passing gun control, take a look at what President DONALD TRUMP ...

Trump on guns: 'We do have a lot of background checks right now' - CNN

Aug 18 2019
Trump on guns: 'We do have a lot of background checks right now'  CNN

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump on Sunday emphasized a need for the country to focus on "a very big mental health problem" in the wake of two ...

Capital City Sunday: Universal background checks, transportation grants & Republican Party of Wisconsin - WKOW

Aug 18 2019
Capital City Sunday: Universal background checks, transportation grants & Republican Party of Wisconsin  WKOW

MADISON (WKOW) -- The gun debate continues in Wisconsin has Democrats introduced a universal background check, even as GOP leaders express doubts it ...

Aug. 18 Letters: Juvenile court records must be included in background checks - Daily Press

Aug 17 2019
Aug. 18 Letters: Juvenile court records must be included in background checks  Daily Press

Several mass shootings were committed with a gun purchased with a background check that omitted past information that somehow never made it to the ...

'All we're asking for is the bare minimum': Mayor Fischer, activists rally for gun control - Courier Journal

Aug 17 2019
'All we're asking for is the bare minimum': Mayor Fischer, activists rally for gun control  Courier Journal

Following an explosion of mass shootings, the Kentucky chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense want expanded criminal background checks.

Wisconsin proposes law to implement background checks on gun purchases but faces opposition - Milwaukee Independent

Aug 17 2019
Wisconsin proposes law to implement background checks on gun purchases but faces opposition  Milwaukee Independent

Governor Tony Evers and Democratic lawmakers proposed an expansion of background checks for gun sales in Wisconsin on August 15. Lt. Governor Mandela ...

The Red Flag in the White House - Slate

Aug 16 2019
The Red Flag in the White House  Slate

By the normal standards of two-party politics, Congress should be on its way to passing some sort of package of gun control laws when it returns from recess ...

Trump's public mention of background checks is vanishing - CNN

Aug 16 2019
Trump's public mention of background checks is vanishing  CNN

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump couldn't stop talking about the importance of strengthening background checks as he addressed reporters last ...

Push for 'red flag' laws, background checks gains steam in wake of mass shootings - Fox News

Aug 16 2019
Push for 'red flag' laws, background checks gains steam in wake of mass shootings  Fox News

The push for so-called "red flag" laws and stronger background checks is gaining steam amid apparent support from President Trump and Democrats in ...

Virginia Beach Mayor Dyer calls on Senate to pass universal background check bills - WTKR News 3

Aug 16 2019
Virginia Beach Mayor Dyer calls on Senate to pass universal background check bills  WTKR News 3

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Mayor Bobby Dyer is calling on the U.S. Senate to pass two background check bills already passed in the House of Representatives.

Wisconsin Democrats introduce universal background check bill on all gun sales - Missoula Current

Aug 16 2019
Wisconsin Democrats introduce universal background check bill on all gun sales  Missoula Current

MADISON, Wis. (CN) – Wisconsin Democrats threw down the gauntlet over gun control Thursday, introducing a bill that would require universal background ...

How Indiana gun sales would change if universal background checks become federal law - Indianapolis Star

Aug 16 2019
How Indiana gun sales would change if universal background checks become federal law  Indianapolis Star

The bill has passed the House, but its future in the Senate is uncertain. But if it did pass, here's what it would mean for Indiana gun sales.

Tony Evers unveils universal background check bill following nationwide mass shootings - Madison.com

Aug 16 2019
Tony Evers unveils universal background check bill following nationwide mass shootings  Madison.com

The universal background check bill comes as Republicans have so far dismissed Evers' calls for any changes to the state's firearm laws.

Milwaukee Lawmaker Introduces Bill Requiring Background Checks For More Gun Sales - WUWM

Aug 15 2019
Milwaukee Lawmaker Introduces Bill Requiring Background Checks For More Gun Sales  WUWM

The battle over stronger gun laws has resumed in Wisconsin. A Milwaukee state senator and other Democratic legislators have introduced a bill requiring.

Evers pushes for background checks, Chippewa Valley gun shop owner calls it “crazy” - WQOW TV News 18

Aug 15 2019
Evers pushes for background checks, Chippewa Valley gun shop owner calls it “crazy”  WQOW TV News 18

In the wake of recent mass shootings, Democrats in Wisconsin are introducing a universal background check bill and a local gun shop owner is not in favor of it.

BREAKING: State Democrats introduce universal background check bill - WKOW

Aug 15 2019
BREAKING: State Democrats introduce universal background check bill  WKOW

Democrats in the state Assembly and Senate today introduced a bill requiring universal background checks for gun purchasers.

Some People Just Shouldn’t Have Guns - Bloomberg

Aug 15 2019
Some People Just Shouldn’t Have Guns  Bloomberg

Americans overwhelmingly support universal background checks. When will lawmakers listen?

Beyond Background Checks, Nearly 200 House Democrats Sign on for Federal Assault Weapons Ban - Common Dreams

Aug 14 2019
Beyond Background Checks, Nearly 200 House Democrats Sign on for Federal Assault Weapons Ban  Common Dreams

Amid reports the Trump administration is in talks with senators on possible background check legislation for gun purchases, nearly 200 House Democrats have ...

To Strengthen Background Checks for Gun Buyers, North Carolina Governor Issues Directive - Governing

Aug 14 2019
To Strengthen Background Checks for Gun Buyers, North Carolina Governor Issues Directive  Governing

By Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said Monday that he signed an executive directive meant to strengthen background checks ...

Bloomberg correct that NRA's Wayne LaPierre once supported background checks - PolitiFact

Aug 13 2019
Bloomberg correct that NRA's Wayne LaPierre once supported background checks  PolitiFact

Billionaire and former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg took a familiar swipe at NRA chief executive Wayne LaPierre during an Aug. 11 interview on ...

Trump claims GOP support for gun background checks despite lack of evidence - CNN

Aug 13 2019
Trump claims GOP support for gun background checks despite lack of evidence  CNN

President Donald Trump claimed Tuesday that many Republicans support his push for strengthening background checks on gun sales -- a view that appears at ...

Drug tests and background checks are becoming less important to employers. Here's why - CNN

Aug 13 2019
Drug tests and background checks are becoming less important to employers. Here's why  CNN

It's brutal out there for employers looking to hire. As a result, many companies are reducing their hiring requirements.

How Online Gun Sales Can Exploit a Major Loophole in Background Checks - The New York Times

Aug 13 2019
How Online Gun Sales Can Exploit a Major Loophole in Background Checks  The New York Times

Federal law doesn't require private gun sellers to make background checks so millions of guns are sold without them. The internet has made these sales much ...

“Universal” Background Checks Aren't as Universally Popular as You've Been Led to Believe - NRA ILA

Aug 13 2019
“Universal” Background Checks Aren't as Universally Popular as You've Been Led to Believe  NRA ILA

Advocates of so-called “universal” background checks constantly cite their own polling data to claim that the vast majority of Americans support these measures.

SBI: Local law enforcement behind gaps in gun background check system - WRAL.com

Aug 13 2019
SBI: Local law enforcement behind gaps in gun background check system  WRAL.com

Seventy-eight people have been blocked from buying guns in recent months because old criminal convictions in North Carolina were finally uploaded into the ...

Wittman shifts stance on background checks | News - Prince William Times

Aug 13 2019
Wittman shifts stance on background checks | News  Prince William Times

After a weekend of gun violence during which 31 people were killed in mass shootings, Rep. Rob Wittman says he now supports strengthening gun background ...

Van Cleave in ballpark on criminals who had gun background checks - PolitiFact

Aug 13 2019
Van Cleave in ballpark on criminals who had gun background checks  PolitiFact

Beefing up background checks on gun buyers won't reduce crime, says Philip Van Cleave, a Virginia gun lobbyist. Van Cleave is president of the Virginia ...

Toomey-Manchin background check measure faces obstacles - Washington Examiner

Aug 13 2019
Toomey-Manchin background check measure faces obstacles  Washington Examiner

A Senate measure to expand background checks would seem headed for quick passage following the recent string of mass shootings and President Trump's ...

SterlingNOW Review: Best Background Check Company for Self-Service - Business News Daily

Aug 12 2019
SterlingNOW Review: Best Background Check Company for Self-Service  Business News Daily

Sterling has a variety of comprehensive background services. It gives consumers the option to order a full-*service* background check plan or a self-*service* option ...

Universal Background Checks Are Constitutionally Suspect - National Review

Aug 12 2019
Universal Background Checks Are Constitutionally Suspect  National Review

UBCs strain the commerce clause past the breaking point for the sake of a policy that doesn't appear to make a material impact on gun violence.

White House Adviser Says Trump Working on Background Checks for Gun Buyers - The Wall Street Journal

Aug 11 2019
White House Adviser Says Trump Working on Background Checks for Gun Buyers  The Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—A top White House adviser said President Trump is actively pursuing an expansion of background checks for gun buyers in the wake of mass ...

Background Checks Won't Stop Many Mass Shootings. We Need Them Anyway, Experts Say - TIME

Aug 10 2019
Background Checks Won't Stop Many Mass Shootings. We Need Them Anyway, Experts Say  TIME

In the wake of back-to-back shootings that claimed 31 lives in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, this past weekend, President Donald Trump has said that he'd ...

The 9 House Republicans who support background checks | TheHill - The Hill

Aug 10 2019
The 9 House Republicans who support background checks | TheHill  The Hill

Two mass shootings last weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that killed a combined 31 people have reinvigorated the debate in Washington over gun ...

A Universal-Background-Check Law Would Not Violate the Second Amendment - National Review

Aug 9 2019
A Universal-Background-Check Law Would Not Violate the Second Amendment  National Review

Dispensing with these constitutional concerns will allow Congress and the executive branch to focus on what is truly important: whether expanded background ...

Trump: Congress discussing 'meaningful' gun background checks, NRA will have input - USA TODAY

Aug 9 2019
Trump: Congress discussing 'meaningful' gun background checks, NRA will have input  USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Friday that congressional leaders are talking about new "meaningful background checks" for gun buyers – but ...

Background Checks, Iowa, Little Penguins: Your Friday Evening Briefing - The New York Times

Aug 9 2019
Background Checks, Iowa, Little Penguins: Your Friday Evening Briefing  The New York Times

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good evening. Here's the latest. Image. CreditCalla Kessler/The New York Times. 1. President Trump ...

Karl Rove: Background check bill depends on Trump - Fox News

Aug 9 2019
Karl Rove: Background check bill depends on Trump  Fox News

Former White House senior advisor Karl Rove appeared on "Your World with Neil Cavuto" Friday where he said gun control legislation, particularly a ...

Past Flip-Flops Cloud Trump's Position on Background Checks - The New York Times

Aug 9 2019
Past Flip-Flops Cloud Trump's Position on Background Checks  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — In 2013, Donald J. Trump said he supported background checks for gun purchases to “weed out the sickos.” Two years later, as he prepared ...

Against Universal Background Checks - National Review

Aug 9 2019
Against Universal Background Checks  National Review

Mitch McConnell has confirmed that when the Senate reconvenes in September to discuss new federal gun-control measures, “universal background checks” ...

Tony Evers pushes background checks, red flag law in wake of shootings - Madison.com

Aug 8 2019
Tony Evers pushes background checks, red flag law in wake of shootings  Madison.com

In the wake of dual mass shootings in Texas and Ohio over the weekend, Democratic Gov. Tony Evers called on Republicans to take up new gun control ...

How the NICS gun background check system works: Analysis - ABC News

Aug 8 2019
How the NICS gun background check system works: Analysis  ABC News

Last weekend, two murderers, in separate and tragic incidents, walked into public venues in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio and shot and killed a total of 31 ...

Ohio lawmakers introduce bill requiring universal background checks for gun purchases - WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

Aug 8 2019
Ohio lawmakers introduce bill requiring universal background checks for gun purchases  WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Two state representatives are pushing legislation that would require all firearms transactions to be processed by the National Instant ...

Texas Wins Challenge to EEOC Guidance on Criminal Background Checks - shrm.org

Aug 8 2019
Texas Wins Challenge to EEOC Guidance on Criminal Background Checks  shrm.org

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) can't treat its guidance on criminal background checks—which states that using such checks may not ...

Gun control is in the spotlight again; here's what you need to know about red-flag laws and background checks - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Aug 8 2019
Gun control is in the spotlight again; here's what you need to know about red-flag laws and background checks  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Here are the ins and outs of red-flag laws and expanded background checks that are being debated after a pair of weekend shootings.

Universal background checks really do cut gun deaths - Futurity: Research News

Aug 7 2019
Universal background checks really do cut gun deaths  Futurity: Research News

"...the truth is that we have a pretty good grasp at what's going on. People who shouldn't have access to guns are getting access."

Trump 'all in favor' of background checks but doubts will of Congress | TheHill - The Hill

Aug 7 2019
Trump 'all in favor' of background checks but doubts will of Congress | TheHill  The Hill

President Trump on Wednesday said he's "all in favor" of background checks for weapon purchases after recent mass shootings, but threw cold water on the ...

Nearly everyone supports universal background checks for gun buyers. Here's why Wisconsin is unlikely to make it law - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Aug 7 2019
Nearly everyone supports universal background checks for gun buyers. Here's why Wisconsin is unlikely to make it law  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Hundreds of mourners gathered Tuesday, Aug. 6, at a memorial site outside the El Paso Walmart, where 21 people were killed in a mass shooting on Saturday, ...

NAACP | ACTION ALERT: Senate Must Support Background Checks for Firearms - NAACP

Aug 7 2019
NAACP | ACTION ALERT: Senate Must Support Background Checks for Firearms  NAACP

From mass shootings most recently in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio to street killings throughout our country, dangerously easy access to guns in the U.S. are ...

Universal background checks: What are they, what do they do, does your state have them? - WSOC Charlotte

Aug 7 2019
Universal background checks: What are they, what do they do, does your state have them?  WSOC Charlotte

As it has after every incident of a mass shooting in the United States since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the conversation in and out of ...

Nearly A Third Of DC Public School Employees Have Expired Background Checks - WAMU 88.5

Aug 7 2019
Nearly A Third Of DC Public School Employees Have Expired Background Checks  WAMU 88.5

An internal review has found that three in 10 employees of D.C. Public Schools have expired background checks. That includes teachers and central office ...

Trump considers tougher background checks for gun buyers after shootings in El Paso and Dayton - USA TODAY

Aug 7 2019
Trump considers tougher background checks for gun buyers after shootings in El Paso and Dayton  USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Wednesday he is talking with congressional leaders and considering tougher background checks for gun buyers ...

A Long, Frustrated Push for Background Checks on Gun Sales - The New York Times

Aug 6 2019
A Long, Frustrated Push for Background Checks on Gun Sales  The New York Times

More than half a century after Lyndon Johnson fell short on his attempt at gun control, new battles bring *fresh* roadblocks and dispute.

Schumer calls on Trump to urge Senate vote on background checks - Washington Examiner

Aug 6 2019
Schumer calls on Trump to urge Senate vote on background checks  Washington Examiner

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on President Trump to urge Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring up a gun control measure for a vote.

Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales - USA TODAY

Aug 6 2019
Ohio Gov. DeWine proposes 'red flag' law, expanding background checks for gun sales  USA TODAY

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine proposed a "red flag" law to remove guns from potentially violent people and universal background checks for gun sales.

Recent mass shootings have renewed debate about universal background checks. Here's how they've worked in Colorado. - The Colorado Sun

Aug 6 2019
Recent mass shootings have renewed debate about universal background checks. Here's how they've worked in Colorado.  The Colorado Sun

A pair of mass shootings over the weekend in Texas and Ohio that left more than 30 dead reignited the national debate about gun violence and how to prevent it.

Democrats Shouldn't Get Hopes Up On Gun Buyer Background Checks - HuffPost

Aug 6 2019
Democrats Shouldn't Get Hopes Up On Gun Buyer Background Checks  HuffPost

Two House bills aim to close the "gun show loophole." Experts say they'll have little effect on gun crime without a larger set of reforms.

California's new ammo background check law blocked 100 sales in first month - CBS News

Aug 6 2019
California's new ammo background check law blocked 100 sales in first month  CBS News

California's new ammunition background check law in its first month stopped more than 100 people from buying bullets illegally, officials said late Monday as ...

The Push to Expand Gun Background Checks: What You Need to Know - New York Magazine

Aug 6 2019
The Push to Expand Gun Background Checks: What You Need to Know  New York Magazine

After the El Paso and Dayton shootings, Democrats and a handful of Republicans have renewed efforts to pass new gun laws, but they face major hurdles.

If Trump Fooled You Twice on Background Checks, Shame on You - Rolling Stone

Aug 5 2019
If Trump Fooled You Twice on Background Checks, Shame on You  Rolling Stone

We've all been watching the Trump Show for four years now. But a lot of folks, and a shocking number of journalists, still haven't caught onto the rules. Trump will ...

VERIFY: Yes, Sen. Mitch McConnell is sitting on 2 background check bills passed by the House - WUSA9.com

Aug 5 2019
VERIFY: Yes, Sen. Mitch McConnell is sitting on 2 background check bills passed by the House  WUSA9.com

WASHINGTON — QUESTION: Is Senate Leader Mitch McConnell sitting on two gun reform bills that would strengthen background checks, as democrats say?

Fact check: Would stronger background checks have stopped El Paso and Dayton? - CNN

Aug 5 2019
Fact check: Would stronger background checks have stopped El Paso and Dayton?  CNN

In the wake of two mass shootings that left 31 dead, President Donald Trump tweeted Monday morning that "Republicans and Democrats must come together ...

NRA spent $1.6 million lobbying against background check expansion laws in months leading up to latest mass shootings - CNBC

Aug 5 2019
NRA spent $1.6 million lobbying against background check expansion laws in months leading up to latest mass shootings  CNBC

The National Rifle Association spent $1.6 million during the first half of the year lobbying Congress against laws that would enact stricter background checks for ...

Lawmakers Call for More Background Checks for Gun Purchases. In Colorado, Closing Loopholes Stopped More Than 2000 Sales - Colorado Public Radio

Aug 5 2019
Lawmakers Call for More Background Checks for Gun Purchases. In Colorado, Closing Loopholes Stopped More Than 2000 Sales  Colorado Public Radio

In the wake of the weekend's mass shootings, national lawmakers, including U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, have called for the passage of laws requiring ...

If Trump wants stronger background checks, Dems say, he should demand gun bill vote - PBS NewsHour

Aug 5 2019
If Trump wants stronger background checks, Dems say, he should demand gun bill vote  PBS NewsHour

WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump is serious about strengthening gun laws in the wake of two mass shootings, he should demand that Senate ...

Where The U.S. Stands On Background Checks In Relation To Gun Policy - NPR

Aug 5 2019
Where The U.S. Stands On Background Checks In Relation To Gun Policy  NPR

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with professor Adam Winkler of UCLA Law, about the status of background check measures passed by the U.S. House earlier this ...

GOP lawmaker calls for universal background checks, raising legal age for gun purchases | TheHill - The Hill

Aug 5 2019
GOP lawmaker calls for universal background checks, raising legal age for gun purchases | TheHill  The Hill

A Republican congressman from Illinois is calling for universal background checks and raising the legal age to purchase guns following the weekend's ...

GOP senator calls for background check legislation after shootings | TheHill - The Hill

Aug 4 2019
GOP senator calls for background check legislation after shootings | TheHill  The Hill

GOP Sen. Pat Toomey (Pa.) on Sunday called for background check legislation after two deadly mass shootings rocked the U.S..