Dems Hail House Sit-In A Success; Republicans Call It ‘Publicity Stunt’ The Orlando massacre prompted dramatic action by House Democrats, who ended a raucous 24-hour sit-in Thursday to get a vote on gun control.
Minn. Rep. Ellison, Other Democrats Stage House Gun Control Sit-inRebellious Democrats shut down the House's legislative work on Wednesday, staging a sit-in on the House floor and refusing to leave until they secured a vote on gun control measures. Exasperated Republicans were forced to recess while cutting off cameras that showed the protest.
Senate Rejects 4 Gun Control AmendmentsSenators rejected four amendments related to gun control and terrorism one week after the deadliest mass shooting in our country's history.
Will Gun Laws Pass In The Senate? Not LikelyThe U.S. Senate was slated to vote Monday on four different amendments related to gun control and terrorism. None of the measures, however, are expected to pass
Minnesota Senators Join In Gun Control FilibusterConnecticut Senator Chris Murphy seized the floor unexpectedly on Wednesday morning, trying to force a Senate vote on two gun safety measures.
Good Question: Who Is Stopped By Background Checks?There is no law currently that prevents people on terror watch lists from buying firearms. Gun advocates argue a law like that would deny due process to people who may be wrongly placed on the terror list.
Klobuchar Joins In Senate Gun Control FilibusterIn the wake of the Orlando nightclub shootings, a Democratic senator is waging a filibuster in an attempt to force a vote on gun control legislation.
4 Things To Know: UCLA Shooter, Rising Careers & MoreThese are the four stories you need to know about for Thursday, June 2. They include a day of raised gun violence awareness, and the growing pressure to eliminate some of the sodium from processed foods.
Gabby Giffords Returns To MN Calling For Gun ControlFormer Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords is stopping in Minnesota to continue pushing for stronger gun control measures.
Bill Requires Background Check Before Gun TransfersGun safety supporters rallied at a church outside the Minnesota State Capitol Tuesday. DFL State Senator Ron Latz is proposing a bill which requires criminal background checks for the 40 percent of gun transfers he says are currently exempted – including online and gun show sales.
Background Check Bill Stirs Up Both Sides In Gun DebateTalk about expanding background checks for gun sales has returned to the Minnesota Legislature, but it won't come to a vote.
After Prom Shooting, Walker Urges Talk On Bullying Gov. Scott Walker is calling for more discussion about bullying in the wake of a shooting outside a high school prom in northern Wisconsin.