Governor Abbott's School Safety Talks To Tackle Gun ControlTexas Governor Greg Abbott's meetings on school violence and safety promised to wade into the thorny issue of gun control with the next round.
School Shooting Unlikely To Bring Gun Restrictions In TexasThe killing of eight students and two teachers last week at Santa Fe High School prompted the governor to call a series of roundtable discussions on school safety, starting Tuesday in Austin.
Uber Increasing Number Of Driver Background ChecksUber will start doing annual criminal background checks on U.S. drivers and hire a company that constantly monitors criminal arrests as it tries to do a better job of keeping riders safe.
Trump On Guns, School Safety: 'We Can't Wait And Play Games And Nothing Gets Done'President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Congress should act quickly on gun laws as he convened lawmakers at the White House and pushed for tougher background checks, better school safety and more mental health resources to prevent shootings.
Trump Offers Support For Limited Effort On Background ChecksPresident Donald Trump offered support for a limited strengthening of federal background checks on gun purchases Monday while staying largely mum in the last few days about the victims of the Florida school massacre and the escalating debate about controls on weapons.
White House: President Supports Improving Gun Background ChecksThe White House says President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve the federal gun background check system after a school shooting in Florida that left 17 dead.
US Intelligence Boss To AP: Security Clearances Are ‘Broken’The Trump administration’s intelligence chief says the government’s background checks system is “broken” and must be completely overhauled.
Different Laws And Databases Affect Gun Background ChecksThere are a lot of complexities in the laws when it comes to buying and carrying guns.
FBI Releases Documents On 2012 Newtown School ShootingThe FBI has released more than 1,500 pages of documents related to its investigation of the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
Texas House OKs Statewide Ride Hailing Rules, Defying AustinThe Texas House has voted to create statewide regulations for ride-hailing companies, potentially voiding a local Austin ordinance that caused Uber and Lyft to stop operating in the state capital.
Rule On Guns And Mentally Ill People Faces A GOP RollbackIn a sign of the new climate taking hold on gun issues under a Trump administration with a Republican-led Congress, a rule to keep guns out of the hands of certain mentally disabled people is on its way to being scrapped.
Report Finds Laws Nationwide Putting Patients At Risk Of AbuseA 50-state examination found that only one state has anything close to a comprehensive set of laws protecting patients from doctors who commit acts of sexual abuse.