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Gun Control

  1. gun control
    Newsom Calls for Assault-Weapons Ban Modeled After Texas Abortion LawThe California governor said the law would allow private citizens to sue assault-weapon manufacturers, distributors, and sellers.
  2. crime
    Michigan School Shooter’s Parents Apprehended Following Rare ChargesJames and Jennifer Crumbley pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges on Saturday, days after their son allegedly killed four classmates.
  3. mass shootings
    What We Know About the Aurora, Colorado, ShootingSix teenagers were hospitalized Monday afternoon after a drive-by shooting near their school.
  4. 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.
  5. crime
    Man With 5 Guns and Body Armor Arrested in Atlanta SupermarketPolice recovered two long guns and three pistols from him.
  6. politics
    The Six Rationalizations for Doing Nothing About GunsEvery time there’s another massacre, the same old excuses and evasions parade through Washington.
  7. mass shootings
    Boulder’s Assault Weapons Ban Was Blocked Days Before ShootingTen days before Monday’s deadly shooting, a judge ruled that the city could not enforce its bans on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines.
  8. politics
    Could the Atlanta Spa Shootings Break Congress’s Gun-Control Impasse?The Georgia killings add fresh urgency to two gun bills that just passed in the House, but the GOP Senate filibuster still stands in the way.
  9. 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.”
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. power
    This Was the First March With No School Shootings Since 2002Amid school closures over the coronavirus, no shootings took place in the U.S. — for the first time in 18 years.
  14. 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.
  15. domestic abuse
    Domestic Violence Survivors Want Legal Protections, Not PlatitudesSenator Joni Ernst came out as a survivor — then held up a vote on a crucial law because it would strip abusers of their guns. A new ad calls her out.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. vision 2020
    Failed Candidate De Blasio Slams Bloomberg’s CandidacyIf Bloomberg runs, he’ll do better than BDB did without trying very hard.
  19. 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?
  20. gun control
    Trump, and Some Democrats, Blame Beto for Making Gun Legislation Less LikelyAny excuse not to act.
  21. gun control
    Senate Republicans Won’t Act on Guns Unless Trump Lets ThemMitch McConnell is ceding the Senate’s power to the White House.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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.
  36. stoneman shooting
    The Parkland Community Is Sending Students Love on Their First Day of SchoolStudents and families took to Twitter to mourn and offer support, six months and one day after the shooting.
  37. gun control
    Arizona GOP Candidate Brags About Killing … His Mom … in Self-DefenseAt a forum on gun control, no less.
  38. Learn How to Be a ‘Great Guy With a Gun’ With Handy Guide From Michelle Wolf“Simply fire your gun with goodness in your heart and the bullets will hit only the bad guys!”
  39. 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.
  40. tech
    Bumble Founder Was Threatened and Harassed After App Banned Gun Photos“It was ‘We’re coming for you, we know where your office is.’”
  41. everyday horrors
    School Teaches Kindergartners About Lockdown Drills With Chilling Nursery RhymeRemember thinking Humpty Dumpty was morbid?
  42. stoneman shooting
    Parkland Students Pay Tribute to Fallen Classmates at GraduationJimmy Fallon gave a surprise commencement speech.
  43. gun control
    6 Things You Can Do Right Now to Fight for Gun-ControlA roundup of ways to get involved in the fight for stricter gun-control laws and ending gun violence.
  44. 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.
  45. national walkout day
    The Most Powerful Scenes From April’s National Walkout DayStudents walked out to protest gun violence on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting.
  46. studen protests
    Everything You Need to Know About National Walkout Day on April 20The protests mark the 19th anniversary of the school shooting at Columbine High School.
  47. #neveragain
    Parkland Students Lauren and David Hogg Sign Book DealThey’re working on #NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws the Line.
  48. stoneman shooting
    Marjory Stoneman Douglas’s Magazine Publishes Memorial Issue to Shooting Victims“I hope we did you all justice.”
  49. New Jersey Will Issue Reports on Out-of-State GunsThe unusual move comes amid the prospect of major gun legislation.
  50. student activism
    Parkland Students Are Not Happy About Their Clear Backpacks“I feel sooo safe now.”
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