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Gun control phone app for background checks being considered

The White House and Capitol Hill are considering a phone app connected to the National Instant Criminal Background Checks (NICS) as one of the options in their discussions for plans to reduce gun violence, according to a Senate source and a person familiar with the talks.

'Red flag' gun laws have caused backlash

In the wake of recent mass shootings, President Donald Trump has called for "red flag" laws, which would temporarily prevent individuals in crisis from accessing firearms through a court order.

White House focuses on death penalty

The Trump administration is preparing a package of legislative measures responding to a spate of recent mass shootings, aides said Monday, even as White House and congressional staffs remain far apart on the best path forward.

Beto O'Rourke speaks out after latest shooting

"This is f***ed up," 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said live on CNN.The former Texas congressman made the blunt statement Sunday regarding the latest mass shooting to shake the US, after a Saturday rampage in West Texas left seven…

Buttigieg rolls out plan to push for mental health care, fight addiction

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Friday released a plan to combat addiction and provide mental health services, outlining a proposal that aims to reduce the stigma around mental health, penalizes insurance companies that do not offer mental health coverage and offers $10 billion in annual grants for communities to address the issues.