The heroic and inspiring role played by the families of the Sandy Hook massacre's victims should not be used to create what would be a dangerously misleading narrative about how they changed the politics of guns.
A not-so-small miracle is unfolding before our eyes. After nearly two decades in which established opinion insisted that it would never again be possible to pass sensible regulations of firearms, the unthinkable is on the verge of happening.
A pro-gun Missouri Republican has introduced legislation that would make it a felony for state lawmakers to so much as propose firearm safety regulations.
The NRA has already begun to lobby on Capitol Hill to counter the Obama administration's sweeping gun control proposals. To get a sense of what the the gun lobby group might do, it's helpful to look at how it scored a victory during the last major federal initiative to tighten gun control.
A look at the day's political happenings, including Jamie Dimon's "punishment" for a massive trading loss and Jimmy Kimmel spoofs the gun control debate.
A look at the day's political happenings, including Mark Sanford's attempt to resurrect his political career and Stephen Colbert grills Piers Morgan about the U.S. Constitution.
Recent mass shootings have rightly sparked a national debate about gun control. Unfortunately, like so many political debates, this one has been loud, divisive and lacking in substantive analysis or reasoned compromise.Recent shootings have rightly sparked a debate about gun control. Unfortunately, it's been loud, divisive and lacking in substantive analysis or reasoned compromise.
The first and most important victory for advocates of sensible gun laws would, on almost any other matter, seem trivial. But when it comes to firearms, it's huge: Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, attention to the issue has not waned and pressure for action has not diminished.
A look at the day's political happenings, including AIG's decision on whether to join a lawsuit against the government over the financial crisis bailout and the White House's response to a petition to deport Piers Morgan.
Following the mass shooting in Connecticut, the Obama administration and lawmakers around the country have promised to re-examine gun control in America. Here's a look at what's happened legislatively in states where some of the worst shootings in recent U.S. history have occurred to see what effect, if any, those events had on gun laws.