Liberal and conservative justices sounded persuaded by arguments from the Biden administration's top Supreme Court lawyer that the prohibition is in line with the longstanding practice of disarming dangerous people.
The analysis by Everytown, a leading gun control advocacy group, comes hours after a shooting left five people wounded at a university homecoming celebration in Baltimore.
The U.S. has had 30 school shootings so far this year, with 16 people killed and 32 injured. Twelve of those deaths were students or other children.
Some demonstrators defiantly wore holstered handguns on their hips or carried assault rifles in a rally by gun-rights advocates, protesting New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s surprise order to suspend for 30 days the right to carry firearms after two children were recently killed in separate shootings.
Albuquerque's police chief said he won't enforce it, and the county sheriff said he's uneasy about it because it raises too many questions about constitutional rights.
A year after its sweeping gun rights ruling, the Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether judges are going too far in striking down restrictions on firearms.
Half of the people polled worry about being a victim of gun violence, including many in gun-owning households.
Rep. Jamaal Bowman was shouting in front of a throng of reporters before Rep. Thomas Massie challenged him
President Joe Biden wants to sign into law a ban on high-powered guns. In July, the Democratic-led House passed legislation to revive a 1990s-era ban on certain semi-automatic guns.
The Supreme Court says it won't take up two cases that involved challenges to a ban enacted during the Trump administration on bump stocks, the gun attachments that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like machine guns.
Here is what several states have done to implement school safety in the wake of the Uvalde elementary school massacre.
CDC data has shown a spike in gun violence since the pandemic, with gun-related homicides increasing across the country in large and small metro areas and in rural areas.
Democrats and Republicans worked together in a rare effort to pass gun safety legislation earlier this year after massacres in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas.
The poll found that 71% of Americans say gun laws should be stricter, including about half of Republicans and a majority of those in gun-owning households.