Policy

9 Years of Mass Shootings: How Did Congress Respond?

The last gun control measure enacted was in 2007

New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer hugs Sharon Risher, whose mother and two cousins were killed in the 2015 Charleston, S.C., shooting. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

The last federal gun control measure was enacted in 2007 following the Virginia Tech massacre that spring.

CQ Roll Call combed its archives and chronicled Congress’ response to high-profile mass shootings in the nine years since. We also looked at the number of gun control or gun-focused bills and amendments considered — but rarely passed — by Washington lawmakers in response. 

Samuel Sipkin and Jeremy Silk Smith contributed to this report. 
 
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