right to bear arms

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."

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.

'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.

Texas lt. gov. bucks NRA on background check support

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is ready to work on restricting gun sales in his state between strangers without a background check in the wake of last week's mass shooting in Texas -- even if it means opposing the National Rifle Association.

House Democrat demands documents from NRA's former ad firm

A Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee is aiming to uncover more examples of potential financial impropriety at the National Rifle Association and convince the powerful House committee to launch a formal investigation into the tax-exempt nonprofit.

NRA's usual fans seeing differently

The pressure is on the National Rifle Association from typically friendly corners -- President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress -- after last week's deadly mass shootings in Ohio and Texas.

Man armed in Missouri Walmart claims 'experiment'

Dmitriy Andreychenko walked into a Walmart in Missouri equipped with body armor, a handgun and a rifle less than a week after a gunman killed 22 people in a Walmart in Texas. He says it was a "social experiment" -- and not intended to cause panic.