gun debate

House passes school safety bill, Senate has hearing on Parkland

The US House of Representatives passed a bill Wednesday to fund more security at schools, exactly one month after a gunman killed 17 people at a high school in Parkland, Florida, and as thousands of students take part in a national walkout in protest of gun violence.

Parkland survivors ask parents to sign child safety pledge

There are a million ways to make a difference in the world. A month after a shooting left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the survivors of the shooting -- along with their families, supporters -- and the memory of those lost, are still leading national conversations about gun control and school safety.

AP finds the NRA gave $7 million to hundreds of schools

UPDATE: The Spokane School District has checked their budget and confirmed with Kxly4 that they've received no money from the NRA Grants. On a list of donations to schools and other organizations, the only school in the Inland Northwest was Lake City High School in Coeur d'Alene. 

After Parkland massacre, more states consider 'red flag' gun bills

Even before the Parkland school shooting raised questions about warning signs exhibited by gunman Nikolas Cruz, at least 19 state legislatures were already considering "red flag" bills that would let a court temporarily prohibit someone from possessing or buying firearms if they're deemed to pose a threat to themselves or others.

This week in Congress: Gun debate takes back seat to banking bill

The Senate will not formally debate gun legislation this week despite calls to action from lawmakers on both sides in the aftermath of the deadly Parkland, Florida, mass shooting, but informal talks over a possible path are expected to intensify and should be a major focus on Capitol Hill.

Trump's comments leave gun debate paused in Congress

While congressional leaders continue to search for viable solutions to address America's gun violence, not even some of the more limited proposals are likely to make it to the Senate floor this week, and other issues are starting to crowd Capitol Hill's agenda.