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Federal background checks on ammunition sales pushed by Democrats

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida and Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut on Tuesday reintroduced legislation that would require instant background checks to prevent individuals with a criminal record from illegally purchasing ammunition.... Read more»

Giffords, congressional Democrats call for action on gun reform bills

Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was severely wounded by a gunman in a 2011 mass shooting, joined congressional Democrats Wednesday to call for Senate action on the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, a House bill that would stiffen checks on gun buyers. ... Read more»

Rising gun sales could result in more deaths, injuries and suicides, health experts fear

An escalation in firearms sales last year, driven in part by new gun owners, is prompting some health experts to call for more attention to gun safety and the relationship between owning weapons and injuries or suicide. ... Read more»

Az lawmaker brings personal story, gun-reform plea to Washington

State Rep. Jennifer Longdon, D-Phoenix, didn’t need to tell congressional lawmakers Thursday about the harm firearms can do: She showed them, when she rolled her wheelchair into a House hearing on the costs of gun violence.... Read more»

FactCheck: Politics of gun violence

In the aftermath of two deadly mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, U.S. political leaders made a series of statements on gun violence that were unsubstantiated, lacked context or were seemingly contradictory.... Read more»