House Speaker Nancy Pelosi holds a press conference with former Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords and Representative Mike Thompson (D-California) to introduce legislation expanding background checks for gun sales at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on January 8th, 2019.
In his first speech as governor of California, Gavin Newsom reiterated all of his ambitious campaign promises.
A quick look at the regulations and numbers doesn't necessarily suggest the state's laws are useless.
In a city that has continually pushed for stricter gun laws, the Chicago Police Department has routinely failed to flag people whom it considers mentally unfit to legally carry a gun.
Mayors across the state are subject to a state law that threatens harsh penalties for municipalities that attempt to pass any of their own restrictions on firearms.