House Democrats wrapped up their 26-hour protest over gun violence Thursday after the body broke for vacation while the Senate took a cautious first step towards passing a compromise bill.
A group of moderate senators from both parties came together Tuesday to introduce a measure to the Senate to bring increased scrutiny to those on certain watch lists when buying guns.
It was all hands on deck Monday evening when a full 100-member Senate took roll calls on a set of gun control amendments only to see each one rejected in turn.
With a “We The People” petition to ban civilian ownership of the AR-15 gaining 180,000 signatures, the White House held a special call with Valerie Jarrett on Monday.
Short-cutting the normal legislative process, the upper chamber of Congress will vote on four recently added amendments to a Justice Department spending bill focusing on increased gun restrictions.
The U.S. House was the scene of parliamentary shenanigans Tuesday as a block of Democrats urged passage of a measure to prohibit gun sales to those on the no-fly list.
Two anti-gun measures, which would have turned the no-fly-list into the no-gun-buy list and expanded background checks to private sales, were defeated Thursday in close votes.
The Obama administration on Monday chided Republicans in Congress for not supporting legislation barring individuals with suspected terrorist ties from gun ownership.
With the landslide defeat of controversial San Francisco County Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, it remains to be seen if his replacement will grant more concealed carry permits.
Gun control stalwarts Sens. Richard Blumenthal, Chris Murphy, Dianne Feinstein and others kicked off a legislative push to mandate an end to the “default to proceed” practice.