Both Sides – And The NRA – Considering Bump Stock Ban The deadly Las Vegas shooting has lawmakers, and even the National Rifle Association, suggesting some changes could be made regarding gun control.
NRA-Backed Gun Bill Shelved Indefinitely, GOP's Paul Ryan SaysHouse Republican leaders called for unity and prayer Tuesday after the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas, but offered no new legislation to tighten gun laws and said a bill to ease regulations on gun silencers would be shelved indefinitely.
NRA Says Philando Castile’s Death Could Have Been AvoidedThe National Rifle Association is speaking out on the shooting death of Philando Castile, saying it's a tragedy that could have been avoided.
Wis. Gov. Walker To Sign Bill Legalizing Concealed SwitchbladesGov. Scott Walker is set to sign a bill that would allow people to carry concealed switchblades and knives. The governor plans to the sign the measure Saturday afternoon at the National Rifle Association and Wisconsin FORCE's annual convention in Weston.
Reality Check: Guns And 8th District CandidatesThe hotly contested 8th Congressional District campaign took another turn this week, over guns. The National Rifle Association is pouring nearly $750,000 into a negative ad which mocks incumbent Democratic Congressman Rick Nolan. The ad features an actor in a suit and a goofy hat, posing for election-year photos. "Nolan doesn't get basic gun safety, and doesn't know how many shells go in a duck gun," the ad says.
NRA Plans Ad Blitz Targeting Nolan On Gun Rights The nation's most powerful gun rights group is targeting Minnesota Rep. Rick Nolan with a massive ad blitz the week before Election Day. The National Rifle Association has reserved $750,000 in ads starting Oct. 28, according to public filings. NRA spokeswoman Jennifer Baker confirmed the ads would focus on Minnesota's 8th District.
Senate Panel To Take Up Guns, Background ChecksA Senate panel is set to vote on changes to Minnesota's gun laws, including whether to require background checks for all gun purchases.
Gun Control Advocates Upset By Support For Watered-Down BillAn unexpected twist came Wednesday in the efforts at the Capitol to curb gun violence. A majority of the House is now backing a new plan to modestly revise the state's gun laws.
Minn. Lawmakers Unveil More Modest Gun PlanA clear majority of the Minnesota House is backing a new plan to modestly revise the state's gun laws.
Capitol Switches Course To Alternate Gun Plan Top Minnesota lawmakers are tacking toward new gun legislation that wouldn't impose universal background checks for gun purchases.
Lawmakers Debate Assault Weapons Ban At CapitolFor the second day in a row, the gun debate has brought a large crowd to the State Capitol.
Obama Presses His Gun Proposals In MinnesotaWith his gun proposals dividing Congress, President Barack Obama conceded Monday the challenges he faces in winning support for measures ranging from criminal checks on gun buyers to an assault weapons ban. But, he declared: "We don't have to agree on everything to agree it's time to do something."