The president announced new measures to tighten gun control as the country reeled from a recent spate of mass shootings.
"H.R. 8 and say it's not the intention of it to create criminals, but it's exactly what it does," the Oklahoma congressman argued.
President Biden is set to sign three executive orders targeting gun violence on Thursday, but student activists are calling on the president to do more with his executive authority.
Representatives Jan Schakowsky and Kelly Armstrong agreed that gun laws should move away from targeting those with mental health issues, but they differed on red flag laws that allow police or family members from temporarily removing firearms from individuals.
"What we need to do is try to find a place where we can land, a place where there's some common ground," the Pennsylvania senator said on gun reform legislation.
In a statement to Newsweek, the NRA said it will "continue to be the leading gun rights advocate on Capitol Hill."
"If we really want something that is going to be lasting, we need to pass legislation," the vice president said.
"This is not and should not be a partisan issue—it is an American issue," President Joe Biden said Tuesday.
AR-15s were used in the Las Vegas shooting, the Parkland, Florida, shooting and Monday's shooting in Boulder, Colorado.
Despite broad support from 95 percent of Americans—including many gun owners—federal lawmakers have yet to pass Universal Background Checks.
"I was disgusted and appalled by the inaction," the former president told Oprah Winfrey in a new interview.
The shooting stole not only 49 lives; it stole a sense of safety and freedom for many LGBTQ people nationwide. We saw our resilience, but we also see how much this nation still has to do.
Actual safety should matter more to democracy than the unfounded fears of extremists stoked by President Donald Trump and the gun lobby.
The Everytown for Gun Safety group praised former VP's history of supporting measures to prevent gun violence as reason for endorsement.
Two years since Parkland and hours since the most recent gun homicide in Chicago, Americans are dying every day while politicians fill their pockets with NRA checks.
Kids are now more likely to die from guns than from drugs or drowning. Is this really the kind of nation we are?
Americans are so divided that we cannot even agree to protect people's safety. It's time to unite.
Two students were killed and three injured at a high school in Santa Clarita, California, on Thursday by a student shooter.
"How can we refuse to see that shooting in real time, demanding our attention, requiring our action?" Senator Blumenthal asked his colleagues as he learned of the Santa Clarita shooting.
This new law is an extension of the Coach Aaron Feis Guardian Program, introduced in 2018—a scheme that enables education faculties to arm staff, security guards and now, classroom teachers.
President personally requested meeting with New Zealand prime minister on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.
"Mitch McConnell should not be contracting the Senate's decisions out to the White House," Senator Chris Van Hollen said.
"You are using the pain of the victims of gun violence to speak in a way that allows you to look like you're going to do something but only to play games with their emotions," Fred Guttenberg said.
The number handed in is still only a tiny proportion of guns in the country, estimated to be between 1.2 and 1.5 million.
Amid calls for a ban on assault weapons after the shootings in El Paso and Dayton, one Twitter user posed a question that sparked a huge response.
The new ban takes effect April 12.
Beto O'Rourke, a potential 2020 presidential candidate, hailed the passage of a bill that would require background checks on all gun sales.
Representative Lucy McBath and allies in Congress, including Nancy Pelosi, are working for swift action in passing legislation to expand background checks. And that's just for starters.