Gun Violence

Watch: Ryan Wonders How Bump Stocks Got Through Regulatory Process

Shortly after Reps. Seth Moulton and Carlos Curbelo introduced a bipartisan bill to ban the manufacture, sale and possession of bump stocks, Speaker Paul D. Ryan said his focus was on figuring out how the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives allowed for sale of these devices “in the first place.”

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No Action on Guns Leads to More Twerking
 

In collaboration with CODEPINK and Gays Against Guns, WERK for PEACE staged a dance and “die-in” themed protest to demand action on gun control from Congress.

So What’s Going On In Congress With Gun Control?
 

Democrats Vow to Keep Up the Fight on Gun Control
 

After nearly 26 hours on the House floor demanding a vote on gun control, Democrats emerged from the Capitol to greet crowds of cheering protesters supporting their cause.

“We will continue to insist, to demand, action,” Rep. John Lewis said. “We’re not giving up, we’re not giving in."

Democrats Stage House Sit-In For Gun Vote
 

Following the rejection of four gun control amendments in the Senate earlier this week, House Democrats staged a sit-in on the House floor Wednesday.

Leading the charge was Rep. John Lewis, who took to the floor with an impassioned plea for members of Congress to take up legislation to address gun control in the aftermath of the Orlando shooting.

Watch Live: Senate Hearing on Obama Gun Control Actions

Lynch will testify on the White House's gun actions on Wednesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies holds a hearing on President Barack Obama’s executive actions on gun control earlier this month.  

Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange and former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli are among the witnesses expected to testify.  

House Holds Moment of Silence for Charleston Victims (Video)

Scott spoke about the Charleston church shooting earlier Tuesday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

At 7:01 p.m., in the midst of a series of House votes, South Carolina Republican Mark Sanford led his colleagues in observing a moment of silence for the nine victims killed June 17 in the Charleston church massacre.  

Sanford, a former governor of the state, was joined on the floor by fellow South Carolina Republicans Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham, who slipped over from the Senate after business had adjourned for the day.