Proponents of tougher gun regulations are shifting their focus from the federal government to a handful of states, The Washington Post reports.
“Gun-control activists have largely given up on Congress, which did not pass background-check legislation after the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., last December that killed 20 children and six adults,” the Post’s Philip Rucker writes.
Indeed, congressional Democrats who thought Newtown would lead to stricter federal laws conceded to The Hill that the post-Newtown push is dead in Congress, at least for now.
But advocates claim momentum in state legislatures around the country, which passed a host of strengthened gun laws in 2013, according to RegWatch.
Read the full Post story here.