Police had previously said the firearm used in the shooting was purchased legally.
"It seems like everyday there's another shooting. This isn't normal. It's time our elected officials do something about it."
Americans wanting to protect themselves during mass shootings and other attacks should realize technology is the best way forward.
"The guy is lucky he didn't kill anyone and didn't get killed himself," said police captain Diedrich Hohn. "He put a lot of people in danger because what he did was a very reckless act."
The plan seems to have gone too far for even the most progressive candidates while Beto O'Rourke, who is struggling to distinguish himself, has little to lose.
The Connecticut senator tried to quell the notion from some in his party that there is little-to-no hope of Trump getting his Republican colleagues in Congress on board.
"Let's get them off the streets because they're killing people," Rep. Tom Reed said about cars during a debate on universal background checks for gun purchases.
"Basically the answer is that, yes, if you're a small-cap fund investor, most likely you do have exposure to companies that are publicly traded that manufacture guns," Jon Hale told Newsweek.
Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action organized rallies in all 50 states advocating against gun-supporting lawmakers.
The chief NRA lobbyist for Florida said, "How do you tell a 10-year-old little girl who got a Ruger 10/22 with a pink stock for her birthday that her rifle is an assault weapon?"
The Democratic-led House Judiciary Committee announced it will return from its recess a few days early to consider a slew of gun control bills. Here's what they'll be discussing.
A poll by Fox News reveals declining support for the NRA among Americans and also gun-owning households as President Donald Trump mulls new gun control legislation.
"By making this a matter of faith, we can confront evil head-on," Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill wrote in response to the El Paso and Dayton shootings.
The issue of gun violence prevention returned to the spotlight in the wake of two mass shootings—one in Dayton, Ohio, and another in El Paso, Texas—earlier this month.
"We see the images of grieving families. We meet them. We feel like there's nothing that we can do," said Legend. "But giving up is really not an option. We have to be able to live without the fear of being shot."
The lawmakers were flanked by victims and advocates, in addition to medical professionals, that they invited to speak about their personal experiences involving gun violence.
Are we really willing to make body armor our main "solution" to the epidemic of gun violence? We need to talk about prevention.
"We know the purpose of a gun that can fire hundreds of rounds in minutes," the Democrats wrote. "It's not for hunting or for civilian self-defense. It's for warfare."
In a New York Times op-ed, the presidential candidate for 2020 said: "We have to get these weapons of war off the streets."
"Here's a scenario that I think is real: there's a hurricane, a natural disaster, no power, no cops, no anything," the Trump ally said. "I think if you show up on the porch with an AR-15, they'll probably go down the street."
The Southern Baptist pastor said "there is a spiritual component" to gun violence that is being ignored.
"My message to children going back to school is go and really study hard and someday you'll grow up and maybe be President of the United States or do something else that's fantastic," Trump said.
"I can tell you, there's tremendous goodwill for meaningful—I'm talking about meaningful, add that word—meaningful background checks so that sick and demented people don't carry around guns," said Trump, who also confirmed he was speaking with the NRA.
Activist sparked alarm with his 'poor taste' joke in wake of two shootings which occured at the store.
Right now there is bipartisan appetite in the Senate for a strong federal Red Flag law. The Senate should waste no time in getting it done.
"I feel I have a unique perspective from my knowledge as a former Republican and the information I've learned in my journey," Weissman said. "I feel I can help with the gun culture problem."
President Donald Trump is reportedly considering tougher background checks on gun purchases but faces Republican opposition to meaningful reform.
Mayor de Blasio said that even if someone has a clean background, a gun is not necessary to protect their home and family.
"Let me be clear: You have a lot of talk — ta ta ta ta ta ta ta talk! But In the end — in the end — nothing happens," House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings told reporters.
Red flag laws allow for courts to intervene when a gun owner is suspected by a friend or family member of being at risk of misusing their firearm.