National concealed carry reciprocity and gun background check bill merge; set for House vote this week.
Congresswoman Karen Handel supports better criminal background checks amid Georgia pro-gun group criticism.
On a party-line vote, the Judiciary Committee backed a bill that would allow gun owners with a state-issued concealed carry permit to carry a handgun in any state that allows concealed weapons.
The ad campaigns by major gun makers did not pause after mass shootings at a Las Vegas country music concert and a Texas church - which has many upset.
A Georgia Democrat has filed legislation that would ban bump stocks in Georgia.
ACCORDING TO LAWYERS: "Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza heard the message loud and clear when gun-maker Remington Arms marketed an AR-15-style rifle as an overpowering weapon favored by elite military forces"
The U.S. rate for gun deaths has increased for the second straight year, following 15 years of no real change, a government report shows.
The massive divide on stricter limits remains firmly in place.