background checks

gun control

America Is Saying “Do Something” on Gun Control. Washington Isn’t in a Hurry.

Mitch McConnell indicated background checks are on the table when the Senate reconvenes on Sept. 6
Morgan Baskin

Congress Members Who Toured Shelters for Migrant Kids Were Concerned by What They Didn't See

"We saw an empty dormitory that had been made up very nicely. We saw a cafeteria: empty. We saw an auditorium: empty"
Gaby Del Valle
true crime

An Ex-FBI Agent Explains Everything Wrong with the Kavanaugh Probe

From witnesses being able to just avoid the feds until the clock runs out to hamstrung agents and an enraged public, it could get ugly.
Matt Taylor

Here’s how Trump just broke with the NRA — kind of

The NRA has for months supported most of the gun reforms Trump backed this week.
Alex Thompson
background checks

DOJ orders review of background check system that failed in Texas massacre

Alex Lubben
texas shooting

Texas has “gaping loopholes” in its gun laws

Texas has few laws regulating gun ownership and sale at all.
Carter Sherman
voting rights

Gun background–check critic suggests running voter background checks

Carter Sherman

Commercial Drone Pilots Must Undergo Background Checks Under New FAA Rules

They will soon be vetted under the same secret criteria used for airline pilots and airport security, including the US government's terrorist watchlists.
Janus Rose

The Senate is finally voting on gun control

More than a week after the deadliest mass shooting in the US, Congress is gearing up to vote on four gun control measures, in legislative efforts that gun regulation opponents, including the NRA, have vowed to defeat.
Liz Fields

Which Gun Control Policies Will Actually Work?

An attorney at the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence helps us break down the most effective ways of stopping gun violence, from background checks to taking guns away from domestic abusers.
Harry Cheadle

Senate Democrats Are Pushing For Gun Control Laws, Again

Democrats will introduce a host of gun control measures, including one that would prevent anyone on a terror watch list from buying a rifle.
Liz Fields
Uber Earth

Uber's Drive-By Politics

The fights that Uber and Lyft wage in cities like Austin look like local politics, but their actions often put corporate interests above local ones.​
Alex Rosenblat