Senate Republicans backed by a small band of rural-state Democrats scuttled the most far-reaching gun control legislation in two decades on Wednesday, refusing to tighten background checks on firearms buyers or ban assault weapons as they spurned the personal pleas of families of the victims of last winter’s elementary school shootings in Newtown, Conn.
Two pivotal senators announced a bipartisan deal Wednesday on expanding background checks to more gun buyers, an agreement that could build support for President Barack Obama’s efforts at gun control.
States with the most gun control laws have the fewest gun-related deaths, according to a study that suggests sheer quantity of measures might make a difference.
A Plano lawmaker has introduced legislation to create a tax-free holiday for gun-buyers in Texas. The holiday would take place on Texas Independence Day, March 2.
My recent interview with Mark Kelly lasted only about 15 minutes. But if you do this job long enough, and you can tell a lot about any person pretty quickly.
The mass shooting at a Connecticut school has sparked a federal effort to crack down on firearms. But in Texas — where packing heat is as much a part of a frontier image as the Alamo — lawmakers are sticking to their guns.
A suburban Dallas sheriff said Wednesday he doesn’t consider all gun control to be unconstitutional, days after posting on Facebook that he wouldn’t enforce any laws by “misguided politicians” infringing on the Second Amendment.
Collin County Sheriff Terry Box says he will not enforce new federal gun laws, if they are passed.
As the gun debate rages on, popular coupon sites Groupon and LivingSocial have stopped offering all gun-related deals for the time being.
While Washington and America debate gun laws after the Newtown school massacre, two groups in downtown Dallas made their points on different sides of the issue.
As the gun debate continues nationally, a couple of local groups with different aims will stage events Saturday.
Twelve years after losing her daughter, Beth Soltero’s home is filled with tributes to a spontaneous, artistic young woman who was murdered in a robbery by a 19-year-old girl with a gun.