Tag: Firearms

Schumer and Pelosi, Talking to Trump on Guns, Try to Sweeten the Deal

WASHINGTON — The top two Democrats in Congress, seeking to ramp up pressure on Republicans to pass legislation extending background checks to all gun buyers, told President Trump on Sunday that they would join him at the White House for a “historic signing ceremony at the Rose Garden” if he agreed to the measure. The […]

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Man With White Supremacist Material and Weapons Is Arrested, Police Say

The police in a small New Jersey town called a 25-year-old man into their headquarters in June after they began investigating a report that he had sent a photo of his ex-girlfriend wearing parts of a Nazi uniform to her employer, officials said. After he arrived, the police said they discovered that the man, Michael […]

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Beto O’Rourke Urges Financial Giants to Cut Services for Gun Sales

Beto O’Rourke, the Democratic presidential candidate, on Thursday called on banks and credit card companies to address gun violence by refusing to provide services for some firearms sales. In a statement, Mr. O’Rourke’s campaign said he wanted the financial institutions to stop providing services for sales of assault-style weapons — or any firearms that are […]

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Business Leaders to Call on Congress to Act on Gun Violence

In a direct and urgent call to address gun violence in America, the chief executives of some of the nation’s best-known companies were set to send a letter to Senate leaders on Thursday, urging an expansion of background checks to all firearms sales and stronger “red flag” laws. “Doing nothing about America’s gun violence crisis […]

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To Push Gun Control, New Jersey Will Pressure Retailers and Banks

MORRISTOWN, N.J. — New Jersey intends to stop doing business with gun manufacturers and retailers that fail to adopt policies, like conducting background checks, to stop guns from falling into the wrong hands, becoming the first state to take such stringent action against the firearms industry. The state will also apply pressure on major financial […]

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How Congress Passed an Assault Weapons Ban in 1994

WASHINGTON — President Bill Clinton had just been ambushed by his own party. It was August 1994 and a coalition of House Democrats wary of any new gun restrictions joined Republicans to unexpectedly sink the administration’s big crime bill on a procedural vote that was usually a test of party loyalty. Afterward, Speaker Thomas S. […]

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Defying N.R.A., Texas Lieutenant Governor Favors Background Checks on Private Gun Sales

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick of Texas publicly endorsed expanding the state’s background checks to private gun sales on Friday, defying the National Rifle Association — a group that had previously given the conservative an A-plus grade for his Second Amendment bona fides. Mr. Patrick, a Republican who was elected to a second term in 2018, […]

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More Retail Chains Ask Customers Not to Carry Guns Openly

Several more of the country’s most ubiquitous retail chains said this week that they will ask customers to refrain from openly carrying guns in their stores, marking a notable shift in the debate about the presence of guns in everyday life in the United States. In a statement posted Thursday, CVS Health requested that customers, […]

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Trump Aides’ Poll Finds Gun Control Politically Problematic for the President

President Trump assured Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, on Thursday that he was still considering legislation that could include background checks for gun buyers. But White House aides said they had polling data showing that gun control was politically problematic for the president, according to two people briefed on the meeting. Inside […]

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Houston Man Is First to Be Charged Under Bump Stock Ban, Officials Believe

The authorities in Houston said Thursday that they had brought charges in what they believed to be the country’s first prosecution under a new ban on bump stocks, the attachments that enable semiautomatic rifles to fire in sustained, rapid bursts. The ban, which went into effect in March, was ordered last year by the Trump […]

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Walmart Enters the Gun Control Debate

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher A month after a gunman killed 22 people at a Walmart store in El Paso, the nation’s largest retailer, said that it would stop selling ammunition used for handguns and military-style weapons and call on Congress […]

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A Muslim Marine’s Trauma: I Was Set Up, Arrested and Acquitted

When I enlisted in the Marine Corps, I knew it was possible that I would become a casualty of war. I just never imagined I would become a casualty of the war on terror without ever leaving American soil. A native of Trinidad, I moved to Newark in 1981 when I was 5 years old. […]

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Walmart’s C.E.O. Steps Into the Gun Debate. Other C.E.O.s Should Follow.

Midday Tuesday, Doug McMillon, Walmart’s chief executive, sent me a surprise email. He shared a series of policies the company was about to make public about combating gun violence since the mass shooting that killed 22 people at one of his El Paso stores last month. Mr. McMillon’s email was a reply of sorts to […]

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Walmart to Limit Ammunition Sales After Mass Shooting at El Paso Store

In response to the shooting in its El Paso store last month that killed 22 people, Walmart said Tuesday that it would stop selling certain types of ammunition that are commonly used by hunters but can also be used in military assault rifles. The nation’s largest retailer made the announcement after weeks of discussion about […]

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Meek Mill’s Criminal Case Ends With a Misdemeanor Guilty Plea

The Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill, who has become a symbol of criminal justice reform, as well as an outspoken advocate, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a misdemeanor gun charge stemming from a 2007 arrest, ending a legal saga that has sent him to prison multiple times during more than a decade of probation and appeals. […]

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Caught on Video: Jewelry Store to the Stars Is Robbed by Armed Men in Disguises

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] In an era of rampant cybercrime, the jewelry heist that took place in the diamond district in Manhattan on Sunday was decidedly old-school. At about noon, three armed men apparently wearing disguises walked into a jewelry store, hogtied employees […]

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One Handgun, 9 Murders: How American Firearms Cause Carnage Abroad

CLARENDON, Jamaica — She came to Jamaica from the United States about four years ago, sneaking in illegally, stowed away to avoid detection. Within a few short years, she became one of the nation’s most-wanted assassins. She preyed on the parish of Clarendon, carrying out nine confirmed kills, including a double homicide outside a bar, […]

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