Tag: Gun Control

Fearing a Mass Shooting, Police Took His Guns. A Judge Gave Them Back.

REDMOND, Wash. — The authorities in the Seattle area came across an alarming photo on social media at the beginning of October. It showed a man holding two AK-47-style rifles. The caption above read: “one ticket for joker please.” With only a couple of days left before the opening of the “Joker” movie, law enforcement […]

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Everything We Know About the Santa Clarita School Shooting Suspect

The suspected 16-year-old gunman who killed two teenagers and wounded three others early Thursday morning at his high school in Santa Clarita, California — before using the final bullet to shoot himself in the head— remains in “grave condition,” local authorities said Thursday. And while the suspected shooter, reportedly named Nathaniel Berhow, is being treated […]

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Justice Dept. Unveils Gun Plan, Sidestepping a Preoccupied Washington

WASHINGTON — Attorney General William P. Barr unveiled a new Justice Department initiative on Wednesday to tackle gun violence as Congress and the White House remain largely immobilized on the issue. The initiative, Project Guardian, is focused primarily on strengthening partnerships among the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, federal prosecutors and state and […]

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As Australia Burns, Its Leaders Trade Insults

SYDNEY, Australia — When a mass shooting shattered Australia in 1996, the country banned automatic weapons. In its first years of independence, it enacted a living-wage law. Stable retirement savings, national health care, affordable college education — Australia solved all these issues decades ago. But climate change is Australia’s labyrinth without an exit, where its […]

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Blueprints for 3-D Printed Guns Cannot Be Posted Online, Judge Says

A federal judge in Washington State on Tuesday blocked the Trump administration from allowing blueprints for making plastic guns on 3-D printers to be posted on the internet, ruling that the move violated federal procedures. The judge, Robert S. Lasnik of United States District Court in Seattle, said that the government violated federal law in […]

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Supreme Court Allows Sandy Hook Relatives to Sue Gun Maker

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it would not hear an appeal in a case seeking to pierce firearm manufacturers’ legal immunity in the aftermath of shootings, allowing relatives of victims from Sandy Hook Elementary School to sue Remington Arms Co., maker of the rifle used there, in Connecticut courts. The case, Remington […]

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Discussing Guns in America Is Difficult. Let’s Try It.

How can ordinary Americans move the debate about guns and gun violence forward, when it seems our legislators cannot? We thought a conversation might be the right way to start. We paired readers with differing perspectives about guns and American society and asked them to discuss gun violence and legislation. Specifically, we asked them to […]

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Where Michael Bloomberg Stands on the Issues

Michael R. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York and a billionaire, is likely to enter the Democratic presidential primary. Here’s a look at where he stands on some of the major issues in the race. Gun control There is no issue with which Mr. Bloomberg is more popularly identified than gun control. He is […]

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Kentucky and Virginia Democrats Push New Agendas After Election

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Democrats in Kentucky and Virginia moved aggressively on Wednesday to lay claim to political power and push robust policy agendas on health care, education and other issues even as some Election Day results remained unclear. The party leaders in those states sounded fully emboldened, reflecting their belief that they could press policy […]

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Mexico’s Murder Problem Starts in America’s Gun Shops

MEXICO CITY — The seven-month-old baby Faith Marie Johnson survived hours without food and water in a bullet-ridden SUV in northern Mexico until her family members arrived. She had miraculously escaped the bullets flying around her. Her mother was among the three women and six children killed on Monday when gunmen ambushed their cars after […]

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Virginia Democrats Take Control of State Legislature

Democrats completed Virginia’s historic partisan shift from red to blue on Tuesday, winning majorities in both chambers of the legislature and consolidating power across state government for the first time in a generation. In an election where passions about President Trump and the impeachment inquiry drove voters on both sides, a revolt against the president […]

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World War II rifle stolen from Virginia Beach gun show, police search for suspect

Photo provided by VSP VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Virginia State Police is asking for the public’s help in identifying a male suspect that was possibly involved in the theft of a firearm. On February 4, 2018, Virginia State Police Master Trooper C. Lans was called to the Virginia Beach Convention Center that was hosting a […]

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Walmart’s Strategy When Wading Into Culture Wars: Offend Few

Walmart is getting out of the vaping business, but still sells cigarettes. It is working to reduce plastic packaging for the products on its shelves, but continues to use plastic grocery bags in its checkout lines. After a gunman killed 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso this summer, the retailer said it would […]

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Everything To Know About The Halloween Mass Shooting In Orinda, California

Last night, on Halloween, there was reportedly a horrific shooting that has left at least four people dead and several others injured. The suspect is reportedly still at large. See Also: Everything To Know About Bryon Allen’s $20 Billion Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Comcast The shooting allegedly took place at a Halloween party in Orinda, […]

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Trump, Blackface, and Guns

For most Americans, the 2019 political calendar has been overshadowed by next year’s presidential battle royale, which will feature an embattled incumbent, possible impeachment proceedings in Congress, and a Democratic primary race dominated by sweeping proposals like Medicare for All and the Green New Deal. In Virginia, however, another political battle has been raging, as […]

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In Virginia Suburbs, Republicans Sound a Lot Like Democrats

VIRGINIA BEACH — As Glenn Davis seeks a fourth term in Virginia’s House of Delegates, he is going door to door with campaign literature touting his role in expanding Medicaid, his efforts to address gun violence and his support for L.G.B.T.Q. anti-discrimination legislation. There’s a photo of him with the state’s Democratic governor, Ralph Northam. […]

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Germany Moves to Tighten Gun and Hate Speech Laws After Far-Right Attacks

BERLIN — Prospective gun buyers in Germany would have to undergo background checks to ensure they have no ties to extremism and social media companies operating in the country would be required to report suspicious posts under a series of proposals advanced Wednesday by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government. The legislation comes amid a recent spike […]

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Judge Strikes Down Gun Laws Enacted in Wake of Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre

A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday struck down three gun control ordinances enacted by the City of Pittsburgh after the mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue last year, saying that state law prevented the city from regulating firearms. The ordinances, announced in December, include an assault weapons ban, a ban on large-capacity magazines and […]

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The C.E.O. Taking On the Gun Lobby

Ed Stack didn’t set out to be an activist. The chief executive of Dick’s Sporting Goods, Mr. Stack spent his career selling fishing rods, camping gear and athletic equipment at big-box stores around the country. Dick’s was founded by Mr. Stack’s father in upstate New York. As a young man, Mr. Stack worked for the […]

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We Surveyed the 2020 Democrats on Gun Control. Here Are the New Dividing Lines.

The 2020 Democratic presidential candidates are far more forceful and united on gun control than their predecessors, endorsing a wide range of policies that past nominees sidestepped or rejected, according to a New York Times survey of the 19 campaigns. The political terrain on guns has been shifting for several years in response to a […]

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Florida Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Deadly Parking Confrontation

A Florida man was sentenced on Thursday to 20 years in prison in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man during a confrontation last year over a handicapped parking space. The local sheriff had initially refused to arrest the gunman, who is white, citing the state’s sweeping and controversial Stand Your Ground law. During […]

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