background checks

Dylann Roof, the 21-year-old white man accused of killing nine people in a Charleston, S.C. church, shouldn’t have been allowed to purchase the gun he used in the crime. According to the FBI, Roof was able to slip past a criminal background check due to a loophole in the system and obtained the .45-caliber handgun.

Parents and family members of thoes killed in the shooting massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary gave emotional testimony Wednesday (Jan. 30), urging lawmakers to do something about gun control. During the hearing, held at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn., family members called for the banning of assault rifles, and stricter screening practices.

After a few days of silence, the National Rifle Association has offered its condolences to the shooting victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School last week. The NRA is known to cause controversy over its stance on the right to bear arms, but like many around the globe, they were struck by the heinous crime that […]