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  1. CPAC Audience Lets Trump Know It Cares More About Guns Than Tax CutsIn a strange but revealing direct poll of his adoring audience, Trump finds confirmation that the culture war matters most.
  2. Trump’s Minor Gun Actions Are Probably All Congress Will AllowThe White House is rolling out tweaks to existing laws, but Republicans in Congress appear resistant to even the mildest gun-control measures.
  3. Trump Wants Armed Teachers and Universal Background ChecksIn a “listening session” on gun control, Trump floated some unhinged ideas along with some downright reasonable ones.
  4. Texas Republican Backs Bill That Would Bolster Gun RestrictionsJohn Cornyn doesn’t want new background check laws — but he does want to better enforce the ones we’ve got.
  5. Army Removes 588 Soldiers From Sensitive PositionsFive hundred eighty-nine if you count the guy in charge of the background checks.
  6. embarrassing dads
    Britney Spears’s Dad Ran a Background Check on Her BoyfriendGiving protective fathers ideas. 
  7. Frank Rich on the National Circus: The GOP Goes Benghazi on BostonPoliticizing tragedy before the manhunt was even over.
  8. Background-Check Expansion FailsThe Manchin-Toomey background-check expansion just lost. 
  9. Gun-Rights Group Endorses Bill to Expand Background ChecksNot the group you’re thinking of.
  10. Gabby Giffords’s Gun Group Helped Bring About Background-Check DealMore heartwarming than Toomey refusing to appear with Schumer.
  11. Jumanji’s Case for Expanding Background ChecksYou want Van Pelt to have a gun?
  12. Toomey Refused to Appear With SchumerSmart move?
  13. Bipartisan Deal Expands Background Checks, But Doesn’t Make Them ‘Universal’It would cover gun shows and Internet sales. 
  14. Every Objection to Expanding Background Checks, DebunkedThere are zero good reasons not to expand background checks.
  15. Asa Hutchinson, Leader of NRA Task Force, Supports Expanding Background ChecksNRA says he doesn’t speak for the group.
  16. If You’re Against Background Checks, You’re For Killing Ronald ReaganFact.
  17. John Boehner Seems to Not Understand How Laws WorkParticularly background-check laws.
  18. NRA Loses Friends Over Background Checks, Still Influences CongressEven the easy gun control bill is in peril.
  19. FBI Ran a Record Number of Background Checks for Gun Owners in 2012Most of them in December.
  20. Gun Background Checks Miss Millions of Mentally Ill PeopleMany states are barely reporting data.