A program designed to arm residents who live in dangerous communities is now operating in Tucson, Arizona. Gabby Gifford's husband, Mark Kelly, calls it "a distraction from the debate."
Kelly, whose wife was shot in a 2011 shooting rampage in Tucson, compares the plan to the NRA's proposal of arming teachers and putting more guns in schools to make them safer.
He's against the idea and is pushing for universal background checks as part of the solution to lowering gun violence in the country.
A mother who was with her husband and five children in St. Peter's Square for the holiday helped lift her young son with cerebral palsy, Dominic, into the arms of Pope Francis for a blessing after Easter Mass. Christiana Gondreau describes the touching moment to CNN's Wolf Blitzer.
"There was not a dry eye around us. It was really, really moving," she says. "Not in a million years, really, did I expect to end the Easter Sunday Mass with a kiss from the pope. It was very beautiful."
Former white supremacist TJ Leyden says the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, which is being eyed in the killing of two prosecutors and the wife of one of the men, is one of the most violent white supremacist groups in the country.
"These are the kind of guys that will stab you and kill you instantaneously and they won't even blink," says Leyden.
He explains to CNN's Wolf Blitzer that if they're behind the murder of Cynthia McLelland, wife of slain Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland, it would be significant.
Peter Schulte, a friend of slain Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland, believes the murder was personal. He tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer that crimes like this "just don't happen."
"If this was a case that somebody was trying to change, they would have been going after witnesses, not the actual prosecuting attorney," says Schulte.
The attack on McLelland and his wife, and the murder of county assistant prosecutor Mark Hasse "is sending quite a chill" through the law enforcement community in Texas. Schulte, a criminal defense lawyer, says he's carrying a gun more than he ever did because of the death of his friend.
For more on the investigation, watch Ruthless Aryan Brotherhood of Texas
Criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and former Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney Marcia Clark discuss Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius' affidavit claiming he never intended to kill his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Read the text of Pistorius' affidavit:
I, the undersigned, Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius, do hereby make oath and state:
I am an adult male and a South African citizen with identity number [identity number redacted].
I am the Applicant in this application in which I seek relief from this Honourable Court to be released on bail. I respectfully submit, as I will demonstrate herein, that the interests of justice permit my release on bail. In any event, the dictates of fairness and justice in view of the peculiar facts herein warrant that I should not be deprived of my liberty and that I should be released on bail.
Sen. Rand Paul, who voted against the forced spending cuts, talks about the March 1 deadline and the consequences.
Authorities in Kansas City, Missouri, say people were injured when a gas line exploded and started a huge fire Tuesday night.
Wolf Blitzer talks with Drew Griffin and Melanie Sloan about the allegations that Sen. Menendez slept with underage prostitutes.
CNN's Wolf Blitzer discusses reports that investigators might have identified a motive in the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting.