Tag: guns

Alec Baldwin Claims He Didn’t Pull the Trigger That Killed ‘Rust’ Cinematographer

Alec Baldwin speaks with George Stephanopoulos on ABC News (ABC News) Actor and producer Alec Baldwin says he didn’t actually pull the trigger on the gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on set in October, contrary to all available evidence released so far.  Hutchins, 42, was the director of photography on Baldwin’s Western Rust, which […]

Read More

The GOP Is Just Loving the Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict

GOP elected officials like Rep. Matt Gaetz (L) and Madison Cawthorn (R) celebrated the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse (C) of all charges. (Photos: Paul Hennessy, Sean Krajacic-Pool/Getty Images, Republican National Committee) Within minutes of the news breaking that Kyle Rittenhouse, a teenager who shot and killed two people last summer in Wisconsin, had been found not guilty, […]

Read More

How the Wheels Came Off at the NRA

LaPierre also became reliant on Ackerman McQueen in the day-to-day running of the organization. During crises or extended P.R. rollouts, LaPierre would consult with the firm’s name partner Angus McQueen “several times a day” and “would not make a single strategic decision without consulting him, as though the ad man were his security blanket,” Mak […]

Read More

Weapons Boss Suggests Alec Baldwin Shooting Was ‘Sabotage’

Alec Baldwin speaks for the first time regarding the accidental shooting that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, and wounded director Joel Souza on the set of the film “Rust.” Photo by MEGA/GC Images via Getty Images The lawyer representing the woman in charge of gun safety on Rust said someone may have intentionally placed a live […]

Read More

The Supreme Court Isn’t Gun-Shy Anymore

Debates about the Second Amendment tend to be dense on historical reading. In Heller and McDonald, the court’s conservative justices took an originalist approach, drawing upon what they saw as the original public understanding of the right to bear arms at two key points in American history: when the Second Amendment was ratified shortly after […]

Read More

Why Is a GOP Candidate Speaking At a Fringe Gun Church?

Teddy Daniels, a Republican who is running for congress in Pennsylvania, speaks during a pro-police rally on June 20, 2020. (Photo by Preston Ehrler/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. When Pennsylvania congressional candidate Teddy Daniels takes the stage at the Rod of Iron Ministries’ “Freedom […]

Read More

The Supreme Court’s Next Big Gun Rights Case Has Allies Trading Fire

Though medieval English legal theory might seem ill-fitting for contemporary American life, the ACLU argued that restrictions on carrying arms in public are just as important, if not more so, in a modern democracy. “Self-government depends on the ability of the people to participate fully in civic, political, and economic life,” the ACLU argued in […]

Read More