Proposed fixes on the state and federal level have been thwarted by a mix of NRA opposition and legislative indifference.
An analysis of federal data reveals a pattern of intimidation-by-firearm.
More than 2 million people have been blocked from buying a gun after failing federal background checks since 1998. But some reasons for denial are more common than others.
The NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 was intended to improve lapses in state record keeping that have allowed dangerous people like Dylann Roof to get a gun. Here’s why almost 90 percent of that money has never been spent.
Did the FBI ever complete it?
A step-by-step guide to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, which vets anyone who attempts to buy a gun through a federally licensed firearms dealer.
Analysis shows that guns are the element that deadly attacks have in common.
But expanding them would also require a cultural change.