Lawmakers around the country are making a renewed push to ban high-capacity magazines that gunmen have used in many recent massacres.
Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott raised concern about private firearm sales but didn't commit to crack down on them or act on gun control issues.
The shooting brought out renewed demands for national gun control by politicians in California, which already has some of the strictest firearms laws in the nation.
Deep-pocketed interest groups and activists on both sides of the long-running fight over gun laws are gearing up for a major clash in Virginia.
Gun control is a never-ending argument in American politics, but it should not be an issue within U.S. law enforcement agencies.
A key House committee on Wednesday approved a Republican bill to expand gun owners' rights — the first gun legislation since mass shootings in Las Vegas and Texas killed more than 80 people.
Poll: The nation is closely divided on whether restricting firearms would reduce mass shootings, though a majority favor tighter laws.
Democrats are renewing calls for gun safety legislation after the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas, but their pleas are falling on deaf ears in the Republican-controlled Congress.
A federal judge blocked a California law set to take effect Saturday that would have barred gun owners from possessing high-capacity ammunition magazines.