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.
We were rescued by our grandmother, who walked softly and carried a big stick instead of a submachine gun.
"I think that the president needs to see that and search his heart and his mind to respond to what the people of Dayton will be asking him to do."
Many Republicans have pushed for so-called "red flag" laws. But some congressional Republicans say the country needs new gun control legislation that'd go a few steps further.
Get this right, the congressman told me. As a new father, ending gun violence was the issue that energized him most.
Hundreds of protesters urged the Senate Majority Leader to allow lawmakers the chance to vote on a House-passed bill that would strengthen background checks for purchasing firearms.
Former Florida Congressman David Jolly called on Democrats to clear out Republicans from the House and Senate to tackle gun control.
The two federations called for legislators to pass "comprehensive gun control reform" and for people to pressure their representatives to act.
"Happens here almost every weekend," Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot said as she called for Trump, congressional Republicans to pass federal gun control legislation after city's most violent weekend.
McConnell, who is currently recovering from a fractured shoulder at his home in Kentucky, has remained mum on his plans to address the topic. The senator's team did not immediately respond to requests from Newsweek.
The move was also supported by Senator Bernie Sanders, who is a top contender among college students for the 2020 election.
"It is disgraceful this is what passes for Republican rhetoric now," said a local Democrat in light of Candice Keller's comments.