Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence

Gun debate turns personal
Gillibrand highlights attack on former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand speaking on the Senate floor Tuesday evening. (Graham MacGillivray/Roll Call Screenshot)

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand was one of 24 Democrats who spoke on the Senate floor Tuesday night in a series of speeches calling for legislative action to prevent gun violence in the U.S. The New York senator’s speech focused on the personal stories of people she has met who have been impacted by gun violence across the country — at least until the last two minutes, when she directed her remarks at Republican Sen. Martha McSally of Arizona, who was taking her turn presiding over the chamber.

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Podcast: A Twist in the Gun Control Debate
CQ on Congress, Episode 92

Students, calling for Congress to act on gun control, demonstrate on the east lawn of the Capitol on February 21, 2018. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Avery Gardiner, co-president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, wants Congress to toughen background checks, but not if it also means shielding more gun sellers from liability lawsuits.

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Would-be Reagan Assassin John Hinckley to Go Free
Judge says Hinckley no danger to himself or others following 35 years in a mental hospital

John Hinckley Jr. is escorted by police in Washington in March 1981 after his arrest for seriously wounding President Ronald Reagan. (AFP/Getty Images file photo)

A federal judge has ordered that would-be presidential assassin John Hinckley Jr., who shot and wounded Ronald Reagan and three others to impress actress Jodi Foster, be released from the mental hospital where he's been held for the past 35 years.  

[Read Judge's Order ]