Two new polls show support for most gun control proposals has receded or remained constant despite a spate of mass shootings. Polls from Quinnipiac University and an ABC News/Washington Post partnership asked about the gun control debate in America and specific gun control proposals.
Some of the country's leading gun control groups quietly lobbied earlier this summer for a New York law that loosens restrictions on where legal gun owners can take their firearms in order to undermine a pending Supreme Court case, records show.
Democratic presidential primary frontrunner Joe Biden claimed on Thursday that AR-15s and AK-47s exist "for no reason other than to kill people." At the Iowa State Fair, Biden decried the rifles and said he would ban them if elected president.
The White House reached out to the top official of two gun-rights organizations on Thursday to seek his input on a possible response to the recent mass shootings, including how to handle potential gun control legislation.