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What researchers learned about gun violence before Congress killed funding

President Obama has directed the Centers for Disease Control to research gun violence as part of his legislative package on gun control. The CDC hasn’t pursued this kind of research since 1996 when the National Rifle Association lobbied Congress to cut funding for it, arguing that the studies were politicized…

Watch live: Biden speaks on gun violence in Connecticut

Vice President Joe Biden delivers the keynote address on the federal response to reducing gun violence at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Conn. Watch live, broadcast on Feb. 21, scheduled to begin at noon Eastern. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Watch live: Obama speaks on gun violence in Chicago

President Obama is expected to address gun violence and other issues when he speaks at Hyde Park Academy in Chicago. Watch live, broadcast on NBC News on Feb. 15. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Watch live: Holder delivers remarks on gun violence in Georgia

Attorney General Eric Holder delivers remarks on gun violence, civil rights and voter protection at Clark Atlanta University in Georgia. He will also take other questions. Watch live, broadcast on Feb. 7. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Watch live: President speaks on gun violence in Minneapolis

President Obama speaks on gun violence at Minneapolis Police Department special operations center. Watch live, broadcast on Feb. 4. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Obama to hit road to push gun violence plan

US President Barack Obama will hit the road Monday to appear with local leaders and law enforcement officials in Minnesota to push his plan to cut gun violence, which faces a tough road in Congress. Obama will visit Minneapolis, a city that has taken steps to tackle firearms violence, including…

Watch live: Chicago Mayor Emanuel holds press conference on gun violence

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy hold a news conference to announce 200 police officers will be reassigned from desk duty to the streets to fight gun violence. Watch live, broadcast on Jan. 31. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Obama considers broad restrictions on gun sales

The administration of President Barack Obama is considering a broad array of measures to curb the nation’s gun violence, including more than just a reinstatement of a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition, The Washington Post reported Sunday. Citing multiple people involved in the administration’s discussions, the newspaper said…

Virginia Tech massacre survivors, family press U.S. lawmakers on gun laws

WASHINGTON — Survivors and relatives of victims of US shootings marked the fifth anniversary of the Virginia Tech massacre Monday by calling on Congress to “put an end to this madness” of gun violence. The anniversary of the worst school shooting in US history, in which 32 students and faculty…

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