Joe Biden's presidential campaign is targeting a new series of digital ads at teachers, parents, first responders, and those supportive of gun safety legislation.
Bloomberg Funds Moms Demand Action Against Gun Violence. But Several Top Volunteers Are Already Supporting Other Candidates.
“I don’t know that a billionaire candidate is what the country is looking for,” Jessica Craven, a top Moms Demand Action volunteer, told BuzzFeed News.
The national war over gun control remains at a standstill. But in the small Idaho town of Sandpoint, Second Amendment activists are fortifying the rights they say are constitutionally theirs — no matter the cost.
The California High School Shooting Is Now Driving Another Group Of Teen Gun Control Activists Because "The Future Of America Is Dying"
"As students, it shouldn't be our job to fight for this change, but it's gonna have to be."
“I wish this weren’t the case, but Republicans’ interest in working on guns is driven by casualties of 15 or more,” Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy said. “It’s so awful that it works like this.”
The attorney general is making the pitch to Republicans to expand background checks, but everything hinges on whether Trump will get behind it.
Janessa Goldbeck, who retired as a Marine captain just six weeks ago, said she supports the Second Amendment but wants to keep military-style weapons out of civilian hands.
House Democrats Push Major Gun Control Bills Forward Following The Mass Shootings In El Paso And Dayton
The House Judiciary Committee passed bills Tuesday night to expand background checks for gun sales and prevent those who are a danger to themselves and others from buying guns.
Beto O'Rourke has broken through the Democratic primary’s noise with expressions of raw anger and a divisive new stance on gun control.
Victims Of The Charleston Church Mass Shooting Can Sue Over Background Check Failures That Let The Shooter Buy A Gun, A Court Ruled
The federal government is not immune from claims over what the FBI admitted were lapses with the national background check system, a federal appeals court ruled.
Black Kids In St. Louis Are Getting Shot And Killed So Often, Police Are Offering $100,000 To Help Solve Cases
"How would this series of horrific shootings of children and teens be covered by journalists if this violence happened in a white, middle class neighborhood?" asked one expert.
The committee will mark up three gun control bills on Sept. 4. The full House is slated to return Sept. 9.
Warren’s new gun control plan, much of which overlaps with other candidates’ plans, would put pressure on gun manufacturers.
Walmart is one of the biggest sellers of firearms and ammunition in the United States.
Their Daughter Was Killed In Aurora. Now They Say The Anti–Gun Violence Movement Has Left Them Behind.
“Here’s the deal: We really don’t have a true grassroots gun violence prevention movement in this country,” said Lonnie Phillips, whose daughter, Jessi, was killed in the 2012 movie theater mass shooting.
The debate around guns has not always been the partisan stalemate it is today. But it has, like so many other political issues in the US, always been partly about race.
There's a new burst of energy around what many people think is a lost cause: gun control.
This Republican Was Attacked For Pushing Gun Control Legislation. He Doesn’t Think His Party Can Pass Even Commonsense Laws.
Former Rep. Scott Rigell was shocked his fellow Republicans wouldn’t agree to keep guns away from criminals after the Sandy Hook shooting. He doesn’t think anything has changed.
Even modest measures to expand background checks after deadly shootings have failed to win enough Republican support to make it through Congress.
The Justice Department is launching a task force of US attorneys to look at ways of prosecuting more domestic abusers who unlawfully have guns.
"We're not like other victims where we want to just immediately go out and start campaigning," a 17-year-old STEM student said.
The proposal is part of a far-reaching new gun control plan, which Booker said he would begin implementing on his first day as president if he wins in 2020.
Harris outlined a series of executive actions that she would take as president if Congress failed to act on gun control within a 100-day period.
A majority of justices on the Supreme Court denied a request to delay the ban while the challengers continue to appeal it.
"Obviously I think people will be seeking change and I'm committing to that," said Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
Rep. Lauren Underwood Says Gun Control Measures Are Long Overdue, 11 Years After A Mass Shooting In Illinois
"I challenge Sen. McConnell and the senators in their Republican caucus to make sure they are bold enough" to pass gun control legislation, Underwood said on BuzzFeed News' AM to DM.
Never a dull moment on the photo desk.
"I Want Gun Control": A Mother Whose Son Died In The Thousand Oaks Shooting Doesn't Want Your Thoughts And Prayers
"I don't want prayers. I don't want thoughts. I want gun control," the mother of Thousand Oaks shooting victim Telemachus Orfanos told local media.
Residents Say The Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting “Ripped At The Fabric Of Our Community" As Authorities Detail A Crime Driven By Hatred Of Jews
And the city's mayor — responding directly to President Trump — said he believed the nation's focus should be on gun control, not security measures.
Hogg said that he was “so emotional” after the massacre at his school, and that he now regrets not attending the listening session.
La Roux Called Fox Business “Abhorrent” For Using Her Song “Bulletproof” In A Segment On Bulletproof Backpacks
“I have never, and would never approve, my music to be used in this way,” the singer said.
Protesters Are Demanding The Release Of Police Footage After Police Said A Teen Killed Himself After A Chase
Authorities in Chicago say 15-year-old Steven Rosenthal killed himself after a brief chase with police, but his family has said he would never take his own life.
"We’re going to have a new set of leadership who’s willing to take action … and we’re going to save thousands of lives every year in this country, or we’re not."
The answers show that teens see the nuances of the gun control debate.
“It's more like kids selling each other weed in high school than the Cali cartel,” one expert said. “This kind of trafficking is possible because it is so easy.”
Gunbook, a social network for gun lovers, changed its name to Shooters Network after receiving legal threats from Facebook's lawyers.
In a major poll conducted by Whitman Insight Strategies and BuzzFeed News, LGBTQ Americans also said they had an overwhelmingly unfavorable view of Trump.
Emma González, David Hogg, and Jaclyn Corin spoke with BuzzFeed News about their upcoming voter registration drive.
The ruling said the NRA cannot add anonymous plaintiffs, despite the potential for online harassment and threats.
“Really just everything came together to make it happen.”
In March, Congress gave CDC the green light to study the causes of gun violence. One month later there is no sign of that work starting, and there is little research on what causes high gun death rates in the US.
The small village of Deerfield, Illinois, introduced a dramatic and sweeping assault weapons ban after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Just don't ask them about it.
"There are millions of people who are going to exercise their constitutional rights. YouTube be damned."
"I'm tired of these liberals jumping on the guns themselves as if they are the cause of the problem. Guns are not the problem," Rep. Ralph Norman told a local paper following the incident.
Congress’s big response to mass shootings this year was to beef up the background check registry, but the other major gun law signed by President Trump prevents some people with serious mental illnesses from being added to that registry.
Young people need to know that if you protest violence in this country, some will think you're protesting the country itself — and you will be met with violence.
"I didn't know March For Our Lives was a thing until it applied directly to me," said one 17-year-old senior at Great Mills High School.
It would reverse the position held by the Obama and Trump administrations by defining what constitutes a fully automatic machine gun.
The NRA didn’t get so powerful by just handing politicians money. This is how they do it.
Stoneman Douglas Students Are Not Happy With Their School’s Decision That They Must Use Clear Backpacks
"Enforcing students to wear clear backpacks is simply like putting a band-aid on a broken bone."
The White House Said Trump Wouldn't Shut Down The Government. Then Trump Said He Might. But Now He's Definitely Not.
Thus ends the cycle of shutdown drama — at least until September.
Ambitious gun control plans were left out of Congress’s final must-pass bill before the fall, but the legislation does include two potentially significant changes.
Republicans Are Looking To Pass A Minor Background Check Bill And Avoid A Gun Control Debate Altogether
Despite a series of gun control proposals in Congress, Senate leadership appears to be focused on a single background check bill, and even that may never see the floor due to disagreements between the two parties.
"If you can speak, speak; if you can march, march; and when you can vote, vote. Students can make a difference, even before a ballot box is in the picture."
The head of St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Maryland also said President Trump's proposal to arm teachers would be "dangerous and antithetical to our profession as educators."
Some students claim school officials physically blocked exits, while others said administrators held unexpected drills at the same time they planned to protest.
The shoes represent the children killed just since the Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012. Protesters are pushing Congress to pass gun control legislation in the wake of the Parkland shooting last month.
These Families Lost Children In A School Massacre. Then They Changed The Gun Laws To Prevent It Ever Happening Again.
After 16 children and their teacher were shot dead in a Scottish school, their loved ones and the survivors fought to get all handguns banned — and won. Now, exactly 22 years later, they have sent a powerful letter of support to the young students in Parkland, Florida: Change can happen.
As a senator, Sessions voted to block gun restrictions after school shootings and helped protect the gun industry from financial liability for shootings.
Florida Senators Say Law Enforcement Should Seize Guns From People Who Are Deemed Likely To Be Dangerous
The bill from the two Florida senators would push expansion of laws allowing police to seize someone’s weapons if they believe that person is planning to use them for violent ends.
"Our gun ban has ended mass shootings here for 22 years."
This Group Changed A Shooting Range Billboard To Say "Shoot A School Kid" After The Florida School Shooting
A guerrilla art group took credit for the vandalism, saying it was in response to "our government’s inability to honor the victims of mass shootings by distancing themselves from the homicidal policies of the NRA."
The Senate left Thursday with no plan to move forward on any gun control measure, after President Trump said Republicans’ ideas were insufficient.
"As soon as he becomes president, he adopts Michael Bloomberg's agenda."
The Senate could vote on gun control measures ranging from an assault rifle ban to expanding background checks as early as next week.
"Well, I hope these kids don't give up," Colbert said. "Because this is their lives and their future. Someone else may be in power, but this country belongs to them — and there is reason for hope."
The Tuesday walkouts are just the beginning of several planned national school walkouts.
Following the mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida high school that killed 17 people, a demonstration was held on Monday outside the White House.
The "Fix NICS Act" was introduced after the 2017 mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
"To every politician who is taking donations from the NRA — shame on you," Marjory Stoneman Douglas student Emma González said.
The Air Force is changing how it reports service members' criminal records after finding that dozens of convictions were never submitted to the FBI's background check system.
Prime Minster Trudeau called it a "needless and cruel provocation."
The Son Of A Charleston Church Shooting Victim Spoke Out About Gun Violence After The Texas Massacre
"Hard to breathe thinking about ... more people killed in a place of worship," Chris Singleton posted Monday.
"I want to see this country come together and put aside the crap of trying to divide this country. I think that’s what we all want. That’s what my sister would want."
The writers and creators of One Tree Hill, My So-Called Life, Degrassi, Beverly Hills, 90210, and more tell BuzzFeed News why it was important for their shows to build episodes around guns, gun violence, and gun legislation.
Automatic weapons are heavily regulated by the federal government, but "bump stocks" like the one used by Las Vegas gunman are cheap and legal to buy.
The debate is about guns, but it’s also about fear — of losing life, or losing a way of life.
"My biggest regret is that I stubbornly didn't realize it until my brothers on the road and myself were threatened by it," wrote Caleb Keeter on Twitter.
As the US debated preventing toddlers access to guns, Australia fretted over banning one single, specific shotgun model.
Trump said Monday he agreed "quite strongly" with Clinton on banning gun sales to people on terrorist watch lists. "You don't know whether he really means it or not," said Minority Whip Steny Hoyer.
"That is a sanctionable offense. I don't know what the appropriate sanction is, but I don't care if you're a civil rights leader from the 1960s or if you've been here three days, if you raise money on the floor, that is a sanctionable offense," Rep. Mick Mulvaney said.
"Are you going to let the House stand with that behavior going forward?"
The Disarm Hate rally is a first-of-its-kind protest, joining the gun control and LGBT rights activism communities — but its organizer is upset that some prominent activists groups aren't helping fund it.
We quizzed New Yorkers on their knowledge of gun laws in their own state.
Things got heated along the way.
The toddler learned the drill at her preschool.
Four new gun control proposals made in the wake of the Orlando mass shooting failed to make it past the Senate on Monday.
Gun companies being sued by the families of Sandy Hook school shooting victims are trying to get the case thrown out.
"If $3.7 million can buy political influence to take lives, if we raise $4 million, would you guys take that to save lives?"
"It's time to grow up and have the discussion on gun reform."
The Tennessee lawmaker rejects accusations that the giveaway is insensitive to victims of the Orlando mass shooting.
Best known for her support of an Oregon militia's armed standoff against the federal government, Michele Fiore is now trying to become part of that government. Even if she loses her bid for Congress, this literal calendar girl for the guns-for-everyone movement is the face of a political fringe that is slowly pushing itself towards the mainstream.
You have got to be f***ing kidding me.
During the winter, it can take 45 minutes for police to arrive at Garden Valley High School — one of several reasons the district trains teachers to use rifles stored around the school. To some outsiders, it’s foolish. But to the residents of Garden Valley, it’s a solution that matches the challenges that distinguish their home.
"Did your French gun control stop a single fucking person from dying at the Bataclan?"