Tag: Firearms

N.R.A. Sues Longtime Contractor, Accusing It of Smearing Wayne LaPierre

The National Rifle Association sued its most prominent contractor on Wednesday, even as the gun group declared that it was “now moving forward” from an ugly power struggle that had consumed its leadership at the highest levels. In the lawsuit, the group accused Ackerman McQueen, its longtime advertising firm, of breaching its contract by orchestrating […]

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At the N.R.A., a Cash Machine Sputtering

The tantalizing leaks have spilled out in the weeks since the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Indianapolis devolved into civil war. Amid anxiety over falling revenue and mounting legal trouble has come news that the gun group’s longtime chief executive, Wayne LaPierre, billed $275,000 for purchases at the Zegna luxury men’s wear boutique in […]

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The New Health Care: The Potentially Lifesaving Difference in How a Gun Is Stored

ImageSafety and suicide prevention brochures next to guns for sale at a store in Montrose, Colo.CreditBrennan Linsley/Associated Press Legislators and gun safety advocates often focus on how guns are purchased. But many lives could be saved, especially among children, if they looked more at how they are stored. In the last decade, guns killed more […]

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We Have 2 Dead Young Heroes. It’s Time to Stand Up to Guns.

Politicians fearful of the National Rifle Association have allowed the gun lobby to run amok so that America now has more guns than people, but there is still true heroism out there in the face of gun violence: students who rush shooters at the risk of their own lives. Let’s celebrate, and mourn, a student […]

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The Argument: How to Fix the Criminal Justice System

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | RadioPublic | Stitcher What’s the best way to tackle America’s crisis of mass incarceration? This week on “The Argument,” Michelle Goldberg interviews Emily Bazelon, a staff writer at The Times Magazine, about her latest book, “Charged: The […]

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In N.R.A. Power Struggle, Insurgents Seek to Oust Wayne LaPierre

INDIANAPOLIS — Turmoil wracking the National Rifle Association is threatening to turn the group’s annual convention into outright civil war, as insurgents maneuver to oust Wayne LaPierre, the foremost voice of the American gun rights movement. The confrontation pits Mr. LaPierre, the organization’s longtime chief executive, against its recently installed president, Oliver L. North, the […]

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The N.R.A. Has Its Share of Problems. Trump Is Not One of Them.

INDIANAPOLIS — When President Trump travels to Indiana on Friday to deliver remarks to the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting, he will be reaffirming his commitment to an organization that could probably use a bit of a pep talk. A group known for deploying steely and dystopian messaging toward its enemies, the N.R.A. saw its […]

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New York to Join Handful of States That Mandate Locking Guns Away From Children

Though supporters called it a common-sense measure, the bill, if signed into law, would make New York one of just a handful of states with such comprehensive gun storage laws, according to Allison Anderman, senior counsel at the Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Only three states and Washington, D.C., currently impose criminal liability […]

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Kamala Harris Proposes Executive Orders on Gun Control

Senator Kamala Harris of California, the former prosecutor who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, on Monday committed to a host of executive actions to implement gun control measures that have long failed to pass in Congress. At a town hall hosted by CNN, Ms. Harris said that, if elected, she would sign an […]

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F.B.I. Was Told That Militia in New Mexico Planned to Kill Obama and Clinton

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — The imprisoned leader of a right-wing militia that detained migrant families in New Mexico first came under the scrutiny of federal authorities in 2017, after the F.B.I. received reports that his group was “training” to assassinate Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and George Soros, according to documents unsealed Monday in federal court. […]

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Why Having a Gun in New Jersey Could Soon Cost 20 Times as Much

Gov. Philip D. Murphy of New Jersey wants to put the state at the forefront of a movement to raise fees on gun permits in order to expand efforts to tackle gun violence and reduce the flow of illegal firearms. Though New Jersey has strict gun control laws, its firearms fees have not changed since […]

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N.R.A. Sues Contractor Behind NRATV

It’s the N.R.A. versus NRATV. The National Rifle Association sued one of its largest and most enduring contractors late last week and raised concerns about the contractor’s relationship to the association’s own president, Oliver North, in a stunning breach within the normally buttoned-up organization. The suit was filed late Friday by the N.R.A. in Virginia, […]

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Murders by Intimate Partners Are on the Rise, Study Finds

Homicides by intimate partners are increasing, driven primarily by gun violence after almost four decades of decline, according to a recent study looking at gender and homicide. The number of victims rose to 2,237 in 2017, a 19 percent increase from the 1,875 killed in 2014, said James Alan Fox, a criminologist and professor of […]

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New Zealand Passes Law Banning Most Semiautomatic Weapons, Weeks After Massacre

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Less than a month after 50 Muslim worshipers in the city of Christchurch were fatally shot in terrorist attacks on two mosques, New Zealand passed a law banning most semiautomatic weapons on Wednesday — a measure supported by all but one of Parliament’s 120 lawmakers. The passage of the bill means […]

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Sandy Hook Families Want to Hobble the Gun Industry With Tactics From Tobacco Litigation

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Documents proved there were cover-ups: The industry knew about the dangers, but hid facts from consumers, and millions of pages described false advertising and suppressed scientific research. The details, once surfaced, not only revealed wrongdoing but changed public perception. […]

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Philippines Dispatch: A Family Craft With a Deadly Toll: Illegal Gun Making

DANAO, Philippines — In the remote, mist-covered slopes outside the city of Danao in the central Philippines sits the illegal, makeshift workshop of a master gun maker. Accessible only by foot on a steep, winding pathway camouflaged by thick vegetation, the ramshackle shop owned by I. Launa has a tattered tarpaulin roof, a work table […]

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Gun Control Group’s Report Card on U.S. Banks’ Firearms Ties Has Several Fs

Gun control activists have spent years trying to limit the number of assault-style firearms available to civilians: holding rallies, drafting proposed laws and backing campaigns by shareholders of publicly traded gun makers. Now, one advocacy group is focusing on a different pressure point: the consumer banks that provide loans and other financial support to the […]

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Supreme Court Refuses to Block Ban on Bump Stocks

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to block a Trump administration initiative banning bump stocks, the attachments that enable semiautomatic rifles to fire in sustained, rapid bursts. The court’s action, in a one-sentence order, means that the regulation will remain in force while challenges to it move forward in the courts. The regulation, […]

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news analysis: New Zealand Confronts an American Export: Mass Shootings

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — The ad hoc memorial at the police cordon spread out across a wide area. Within a few hours of the terrorist attack that stole the lives of 50 people at two mosques here, there was a mountain of flowers and handwritten messages filled with anguish. “This is your home and you […]

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