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Houston police chief slams GOP over gun laws

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republican lawmakers for not reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act and taking action against gun violence, asking them in emotional remarks to choose between the nation's foremost gun lobby and "the children that are getting gunned down in this country every single day."

Year after Pittsburgh synagogue mass shooting, gun reform stalls

One year after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting claimed 11 lives, and nearly three months after President Donald Trump promised decisive action regarding mass shootings, the White House has allowed gun reform talks on Capitol Hill to stall -- failing to follow through on any of the proposals Trump has floated.

Supreme Court may be focus of gun control arguments

As the country reels from mass shootings over the summer and the political branches bicker over the scope of an individual's right to keep and bear arms, the Supreme Court will meet behind closed doors this week to consider whether or not to proceed with a case that could impact Second Amendment rights.

US CEOs' new spokesman is from Walmart

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon on Thursday was named the incoming chairman of Business Roundtable, the prominent group of 192 chief executives representing corporate America's interests in Washington.

Proposal to expand background checks floated on Hill

Discussions around legislative fixes to mass shootings heated up Wednesday as the attorney general returned to Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers about proposed gun bills, including a measure that would expand background checks for buyers.

Gun control phone app for background checks being considered

The White House and Capitol Hill are considering a phone app connected to the National Instant Criminal Background Checks (NICS) as one of the options in their discussions for plans to reduce gun violence, according to a Senate source and a person familiar with the talks.

'Red flag' gun laws have caused backlash

In the wake of recent mass shootings, President Donald Trump has called for "red flag" laws, which would temporarily prevent individuals in crisis from accessing firearms through a court order.