Republicans in the House of Representatives and the Senate introduced legislation this week to reform the laws that govern firearm silencers.
A Mississippi woman used a gun to defend her home from a burglar armed with a crowbar on Thursday.
Rep. Richard Hudson (R., N.C.) clarified on Wednesday that his national concealed carry reciprocity bill would apply to permits issued by states to non-residents.
President Obama advocated for more gun control measures in an editorial he wrote for the Harvard Law Review on Thursday.
A person with a gun opened fired at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on Friday afternoon, reportedly killing at least five people.
An Ohio State University student and concealed-carry advocate was found dead from gunshot wounds at a residence near campus early Thursday morning.
The FBI ran 27.5 million gun-related background checks in 2016—about 4.4 million more than any other year on record.
The National Instant Criminal Background Check System processed 2,771,159 background checks in December, bringing 2016’s total to 27,538,673, according to FBI records posted on Wednesday. That dwarfs the firearms check record of 23,141,970 set the previous year.
Republican Rep. Richard Hudson (N.C.) on Tuesday introduced a bill that would require states to recognize each other’s gun carry permits.