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Gun Control

  1. early and often
    ‘Self-Defense Is Self-Care’: How Liberal Gun Owners See the Election“The tree can’t be harmed if the Lorax is armed.”
  2. protests
    What We Know About the Austin BLM Protest ShootingGarrett Foster was shot and killed on Saturday night in an altercation with a motorist who had turned into an intersection full of protesters.
  3. gun control
    Canada Bans Assault WeaponsIn a popular measure after a recent gun massacre in Nova Scotia, Canada’s Liberal Party moved quickly, using emergency powers.
  4. democrats
    Virginia Shows That Centrist Democrats Can Move a State LeftNobody thinks of suburban-dependent Virginia Democrats as all that progressive. But they are putting together a record that Joe Biden might emulate.
  5. gun control
    Virginia’s Assault Weapons Ban FailsIt was the most controversial bill in a package of gun control legislation advanced by Gov. Ralph Northam.
  6. the far-right
    Virginia Gov. Declares State of Emergency Before Pro-Gun Rally in RichmondTaking no chances after Charlottesville, Gov. Northam declared a state of emergency ahead of Lobby Day, which has attracted far-right demonstrators.
  7. gun control
    Congress to Fund Gun-Violence Research for First Time in DecadesDemocrats will secure $25 million in funding for gun-violence research at the CDC and NIH after over two decades of GOP stonewalling on the issue.
  8. vision 2020
    Failed Candidate De Blasio Slams Bloomberg’s CandidacyIf Bloomberg runs, he’ll do better than BDB did without trying very hard.
  9. gun control
    Ivanka and Don Jr. Are Pulling Trump in Opposite Directions on GunsIvanka Trump wants more restrictive gun laws. Donald Trump Jr. thinks not. Which child will the president side with?
  10. gun control
    Trump, and Some Democrats, Blame Beto for Making Gun Legislation Less LikelyAny excuse not to act.
  11. gun control
    Senate Republicans Won’t Act on Guns Unless Trump Lets ThemMitch McConnell is ceding the Senate’s power to the White House.
  12. mass shootings
    The Trump Administration Thinks the Death Penalty Can Stop Mass ShootingsThe death penalty doesn’t deter violence. But it’s Trump’s preferred solution.
  13. gun reform
    Trump Is Already Backing Away From Doing Anything About GunsAfter a brief window during which he seemed interested in doing something serious to curb mass shootings, he has retreated to NRA talking points.
  14. mass shootings
    In Trump’s Hands, the Second Amendment Is a Threat to Our Civil LibertiesWhen the government is unwilling to significantly restrict access to firearms, it responds to gun violence by curtailing more basic freedoms.
  15. mass shootings
    Trump’s Plan for Stopping Anti-Hispanic Terrorism: Fewer HispanicsBefore abandoning mention of gun control altogether, Trump suggested he’d consider it — as long as Democrats supported the GOP’s immigration agenda.
  16. vision 2020
    Swalwell Quits Presidential Race for House Reelection BidThe California congressman got out before his bid became embarrassing. Others may, and definitely should, follow.
  17. nra
    NRA Directed Money to Board Members As Executives Spent Lavishly: ReportAlready in hot water for top executives’ profligate spending, a new report states that the NRA has signed lucrative contracts with its board members.
  18. racism
    NRA Head Says Lucy McBath Only Won House Seat Because She Is ‘a Minority Female’NRA president Carolyn Meadows said it was Lucy McBath’s race and gender, not her appealing gun-control message, that won her a House seat in November.
  19. just asking questions
    Eric Swalwell on Running As the ‘Guns and Russia’ CandidateThe 2020 candidate on why Robert Mueller should testify, Twitter fights, and still having $100,000 in student debt.
  20. gun control
    Memo Refutes Betsy DeVos’s Claim She Couldn’t Ban Schools From Buying GunsAn Education Department internal memo proves Betsy DeVos could have blocked schools from using federal funds to buy firearms, contrary to her claims.
  21. vision 2020
    White Working-Class Yoga Devotee Tim Ryan Joins Crowded 2020 FieldRyan’s unconventional and sometimes conservative record makes him a hard sell, but if Democrats get obsessed with the heartland, he’ll get a listen.
  22. gun control
    Bump Stocks Are Now Illegal, Thanks to NRA Favorite Donald TrumpOwning one of the gun accessories could land you in jail for ten years.
  23. gun control
    Trump to Announce Bump-Stock Ban, a Largely Meaningless GestureBanning bump stocks will do almost nothing to reduce mass-shooting casualties in the U.S.
  24. gun control
    NRA Sues to Stop Gun Control Measures Approved by Washington VotersThe ballot initiative raises the minimum purchase age for semiautomatic rifles to 21, among other things.
  25. school shootings
    School-Shooting Survivors Bear Their Scars, and Bear WitnessThis year saw two of the U.S.’s worst school shootings. In the midterms the subject is often missing. A half-century of survivors tell their stories.
  26. Bloomberg to Spend $80 Million to Help Democrats in the MidtermsProperly concentrated, Bloomberg’s big bucks could make a big difference in suburban swing districts in November.
  27. Democratic Wave May Depend on Millennials Becoming Unusually Motivated to VoteMidterm elections usually show a major dropoff in turnout from young voters. If that happens this fall, the Democratic “wave” could be minimized.
  28. New Jersey Will Issue Reports on Out-of-State GunsThe unusual move comes amid the prospect of major gun legislation.
  29. Gun Giant Remington Declares BankruptcyThough the company has long experienced financial problems, its decline points to something bigger.
  30. march for our lives
    People Are Sharing Fake Photos of Emma González Tearing Up the ConstitutionIt’s not the first time false propaganda has been spread about the outspoken Parkland survivors.
  31. march for our lives
    Scenes From the March for Our Lives Rallies Across AmericaA gallery of images and videos from Saturday’s big protests against gun violence from every corner of the country.
  32. gun control
    Justice Department to Create New Rule Banning Bump StocksThe Trump administration is going to try to ban the devices without Congress, but may ultimately lose in court.
  33. Citigroup Issues Gun-Control Rules for Its Clients and Business PartnersCEO Michael Corbat wrote in a memo that the company is trying to “do our part.”
  34. select all
    YouTube Bans Firearms Demos and Instructional VideosA popular subgenre on the video site could be in trouble.
  35. The House’s Post-Parkland School Safety Bill Ignores GunsLawmakers respond to the massacre with a bill to buy more metal detectors.
  36. the national interest
    After Taunting Republicans for Being Afraid of NRA, Trump Gives In to NRAWhy Trump sometimes talks about making bipartisan deals but can never deliver.
  37. After Parkland, Florida Lawmakers Pass First Gun Control Bill in DecadesThe bill would raise the gun-buying age, create a three-day waiting period for most gun purchases, and give police more power to take guns away.
  38. parkland shooting
    On the Ground With the Parkland Teens As They Plot Their RevolutionThe strategy sessions that built an anti-gun movement out of trauma in one week.
  39. Study: When NRA Members Meet for Their Convention, Gun Injuries FallA new study finds that when the “good guys with guns” hole up for their annual get-together, America becomes significantly safer.
  40. Georgia Republicans Punish Delta for Cutting Ties With the NRAThe airline could end up paying an extra $40 million for angering gun-loving lawmakers.
  41. Don’t Worry, Trump’s Relationship With the NRA Is Still ‘Good (Great)’A day after Trump embraced Democratic gun policies, he and an NRA lobbyist exchanged tweets suggesting he’s reverted to GOP orthodoxy.
  42. the national circus
    Frank Rich: A Hopeful New Path for Gun Politics in AmericaIt’s a very good sign that even Trump — in his crude way — is trying to attach himself to gun control.
  43. There Is No ‘Epidemic of Mass School Shootings’And it’s dangerous for progressives to suggest otherwise.
  44. Trump: Take the Guns First. Due Process LaterTrump’s departure from conservative orthodoxy on guns seemed to shock lawmakers. It probably won’t last.
  45. Dick’s Sporting Goods Ends Sales of Assault Rifles and High-Capacity Magazines“We know that this isn’t going to make everyone happy,” CEO Edward Stack said.
  46. GOP Congressional Leaders Ready to Wrap Up 2018 Very SoonCongress will soon find reasons not to act on much of what was supposed to represent its 2018 agenda — other than campaigning for reelection.
  47. Why the GOP Might Finally Pay a Price for Its Pro-NRA ExtremismThe Parkland survivors are changing public opinion, while the 2018 House map is elevating the influence of pro-gun-control suburbanites.
  48. Trump Being Trump Seems to Make Him Less PopularThe GOP has an unusually acute problem in mobilizing a party base that glories in Trumpian outrages, without frightening the rest of the country.
  49. House GOP Floats Tax Credit for Armed Vigilantes Who Prowl SchoolyardsWho needs gun control, when you can use a targeted tax cut to bring random “good guys with guns” onto every campus in America?
  50. Every Gun Policy President Trump Has ProposedSince Parkland, Trump has been musing about various policies to combat gun violence. Here’s every idea he’s endorsed, and what he might actually do.
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