Congress Cautiously Wades into Gun Debate

A House committee is preparing legislation on school safety but it is unclear that anything that amounts to gun control can pass Congress. A typical comment:  “I believe we need more idiot control, not more gun control,” said GOP Sen. John Kennedy (LA).

Amid Lack of Federal Gun Research, Some States Step In

The New Jersey Legislature is weighing a measure that would create a gun-violence research center at Rutgers University. The center would be modeled on the new Firearm Violence Prevention Research Center at the University of California at Davis, which launched last summer with $5 million in state money over five years.