Taking a closer look at the Senate filibuster

On Wednesday, Con­necticut Sen. Chris Murphy launched a nearly 15-​​hour fil­i­buster, pressing the Senate to call a vote on existing gun-​​reform leg­is­la­tion. Here, Nick Beauchamp, assis­tant pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence, talks about the fil­i­buster and what, if any­thing, it might accomplish.

State committee’s report calls for stricter gun laws

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity crim­i­nol­o­gist Jack McDe­vitt chaired an advi­sory com­mittee that on Monday released a report rec­om­mending strate­gies to improve gun safety in Mass­a­chu­setts, whose laws are already con­sid­ered some of the nation’s strongest.