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Gun Violence

  1. guns
    Supreme Court Accepts Case That Could Overturn State Gun LawsA New York concealed-carry licensing regulation that requires demonstration of a distinctive need for self-defense outside the home could soon fall.
  2. mass shootings
    8 Killed in Shooting at FedEx Warehouse in IndianapolisAt least five other people had been hospitalized with injuries, including one in critical condition. Police said the gunman killed himself.
  3. politics
    Biden Unveils Gun-Control Measures, Tells Congress ‘Time for Some Action’Biden tightened rules on “ghost guns” and pushed red-flag laws, but said Congress must make broader moves to end the epidemic of gun violence.
  4. gun violence
    Four Killed, Including a Child, in California Mass ShootingThe end of March has seen a spate of deadly gun violence around the country.
  5. politics
    The Six Rationalizations for Doing Nothing About GunsEvery time there’s another massacre, the same old excuses and evasions parade through Washington.
  6. new york city
    One-Year-Old Shot and Killed at Brooklyn CookoutThe 22-month-old was shot in the stomach while sitting his stroller at the end of another violent New York City weekend.
  7. ahmaud arbery
    Never Stop RunningOn the killing of Ahmaud Arbery.
  8. democratic primaries
    Kim Foxx Wins Reelection in Chicago, Despite Jussie Smollett CaseOpponents’ efforts to make the race a referendum on the Jussie Smollett case appear to have failed.
  9. vision 2020
    Lucy McBath’s Endorsement Reflects Mike Bloomberg’s Unique AppealThe former mayor faces big questions over his record on race, but a growing number of black lawmakers have gotten behind him.
  10. pensacola shooting
    Gunman Kills at Least 3 at Florida Naval BaseThe gunman has been identified as a member of the Saudi air force; the incident is being investigated as possible terrorism.
  11. debates
    Julián Castro’s Perspective on Gun Violence and Policing Remains Essential“Police violence is also gun violence.”
  12. politics
    Ted Cruz’s Dishonest Rhetoric About ChicagoThe senator’s attempt to use Chicago to make a point about gun control is the conservative tradition of using the city as a political football.
  13. gun violence
    Texas Shooting Makes the Case for Background Checks But the GOP’s Not ListeningA House bill expanding background checks could have stopped the Texas shooter from buying a gun. Republicans are still unlikely to take it up.
  14. 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.
  15. gun violence
    Passing on Gun Reform, Trump Admin Wants to Expedite Executions of Mass ShootersDespite there being no evidence that such deterrence works.
  16. gun violence
    Everything We Know About the Drive-By Mass Shooting in West TexasA 36-year-old gunman murdered seven people and injured 22 others in an indiscriminate mobile rampage across Midland and Odessa.
  17. filibuster
    Today’s Republicans Use the Filibuster Just Like the Segregationists DidUntil Democrats show the moral outrage that overcame filibusters against civil rights, you can forget about gun, climate change, or immigration bills.
  18. gun violence
    Everything We Know About the Dayton Mass ShootingNine people were killed and 27 were injured after a gunman opened fire in a packed nightlife district in Dayton, Ohio.
  19. gun violence
    Everything We Know About the El Paso Walmart MassacreMore details have emerged about the attack, its victims, and the anti-immigrant domestic terrorist who murdered 22 people.
  20. gun violence
    The Push to Expand Gun Background Checks: What You Need to KnowAfter the El Paso and Dayton shootings, Democrats and a handful of Republicans have renewed efforts to pass new gun laws, but they face major hurdles.
  21. guns
    Republicans’ Love of Guns May Cost Them Votes in the SuburbsBeing a slave to the NRA is not the safest position to be in heading toward a 2020 election in which suburban voters are already leaning Democratic.
  22. barack obama
    The President (No, Not That One) Speaks Out On the ShootingsObama spoke clearly on a subject his successor addressed as though he was speaking at gunpoint.
  23. 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.
  24. gun violence
    Trump Condemns Hate, Blames Video Games and Mental Illness for Mass ShootingsThe president proposed several measures to respond to mass shootings, including a crackdown on violent video games.
  25. gun violence
    Virginia GOP Decides an Hour and a Half Is Enough for Special Session on GunsIntimidated by armed gun-rights protesters, Republican legislators refused to respond to last month’s gun massacre despite an impending election.
  26. gun violence
    Northam Calls Special Session for Gun-Safety Bills After Virginia Beach MassacreVirginia Democrats are challenging Republicans to back off alliance with gun lobby after state’s second massacre in 12 years.
  27. mass shootings
    Everything We Know About the Virginia Beach ShootingIt’s still not clear what motivated the gunman to indiscriminately murder his co-workers.
  28. violence against women act
    NRA Rallies to Preserve the Gun Rights of Convicted Stalkers, Abusive BoyfriendsThe new Violence Against Women Act would prohibit abusive partners or stalkers from owning firearms. The NRA calls that tyranny.
  29. politics
    Sheriff’s Department Shot Teachers With Pellets During School-Shooting DrillA nation that refuses to prevent gun violence can only rehearse it, over and over.
  30. christchurch massacre
    New Zealand Bans Assault Weapons Less Than a Week After ChristchurchPrime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the ban of military-style weapons and high-capacity magazines, and a buyback plan to get them off the streets.
  31. gun violence
    Connecticut Supreme Court Rules to Allow Sandy Hook Relatives to Sue GunmakersThe U.S. Supreme Court may step in and stop the Connecticut suit, but it could expose the strategies by which gunmakers market their deadly wares.
  32. 2020 presidential election
    Bloomberg Won’t Run for President in 2020The former New York mayor will spend his time and money on issue advocacy, while possibly backing another candidate.
  33. shootings
    At Least 12 Killed in California Bar ShootingThe bar and dance hall in Thousand Oaks was hosting an event for college students. The gunman was found dead at the scene.
  34. explainer
    What to Know About the Tallahassee Yoga Studio AttackThe gunman, who shot six women, killing two, had a history of harassing young women and had expressed violently misogynistic and racist views online.
  35. pittsburgh synagogue shooting
    What to Know About the Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting11 people are dead and six injured after a shooter attacked the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh during Saturday morning services.
  36. jacksonville shooting
    2 Dead After Shooter Opens Fire During Florida Video Game TournamentTwo people were killed and 11 were injured when the shooter, who took his own life, opened fire at a livestreamed Madden competition.
  37. profile
    Parkland Activist David Hogg Is Taking His Gap Year at the BarricadesFurious and unflinching, an NRA enemy, an accused “crisis actor,” and a high-school grad trying to figure out what’s next.
  38. 73 People Were Shot in Chicago Over the WeekendThe violence-plagued city has seen some progress in 2018, but this was a big step back.
  39. Mass Shooting at Trenton Arts Festival Leaves 22 InjuredOne suspect was killed, and another is in custody.
  40. Texas Lieutenant Governor: Teachers Are Part of ‘Well-Run Militia’Meanwhile, the NRA’s new president put some of the blame for Friday’s school shootings on … Ritalin.
  41. Witnesses: Las Vegas Shooter Ranted About a Government Plot to Seize GunsNewly released witness interviews this week shed new light on the motives of Stephen Paddock, who also ranted about FEMA, Waco, and Ruby Ridge.
  42. Gun Giant Remington Declares BankruptcyThough the company has long experienced financial problems, its decline points to something bigger.
  43. Rick Santorum Suggests Kids Stop Marching, Start Taking CPR ClassesA comment that represents a fatalistic view of American life.
  44. march for our lives
    ‘This One’s Different’The mother of a Parkland victim explains the power of the March for Our Lives.
  45. Politicians React to March for Our LivesMany Democrats joined the protests, while President Trump said nothing.
  46. Paul McCartney Invokes John Lennon at March for Our Lives‘One of my best friends was killed by gun violence …’
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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