Several pieces of legislation have the aim of amending or repealing laws and regulations that have kept people with mental disabilities from buying guns.
NCR Today: The Trump administration's statement establishes an alternative universe where crime is on the rise in a "dangerous anti-police atmosphere."
Round up of down-ballott issues and how faith groups are responding
Bishops from all the Catholic dioceses in Missouri support Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of the bill, and requested that the Missouri General Assembly uphold the governor's decision.
NCR Today: The horrific mass shooting in Orlando connects with just about every issue that is front and center in our country today.
Gun Control. The measures lost in the Senate last night largely on party-line votes that showed the political power in Congress of gun rights defenders and the National Rifle Association.
While Bishop Kevin Farrell roundly condemned a new Texas gun carry law that went into effect this month, other Texas bishops are, metaphorically, holding their fire.
Just Catholic: El Chapo's recapture provides laudatory headlines, but forget political posturing, the real discussion about guns, drugs and people crossing the U.S.-Mexico border is about poverty.
NCR Editorial: We need to foster a conversation between gun owners and other citizens who want to see gun laws changed.
"The gun lobby may be holding Congress hostage right now, but they can't hold America hostage," President Barack Obama said in his national address from the White House Jan. 5. That encapsulates the point of our latest print editorial, available online here.
Obama is in a tough spot, fighting hard to stay relevant in his last year in office. The presidential bully pulpit is likely his last tool against an array of hostile presidential candidates and an intractable Congress. I hope he makes the most of it.