Our Firearms Problems Just Keep Piling Up

The gun crazies go wild and children die from curious trigger fingers.

#accidents-and-safety, #blumenthal-richard, #boebert-lauren, #firearms, #gun-control, #house-of-representatives, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #newtown-conn-shooting-2012, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #roy-chip-1972, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Matt Gaetz Is Both Unique and … Not So Unique

The sex scandals of the present look a lot like the sex scandals of the past.

#adultery, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #ethics-and-official-misconduct, #gun-control, #kennedy-edward-m, #reade-tara, #republican-party, #sex-crimes, #united-states-politics-and-government

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N.R.A. Chief Takes the Stand, With Cracks in His Armor

Wayne LaPierre has led the National Rifle Association for 30 years, but his implacable image looked threadbare in bankruptcy court.

#bankruptcies, #boards-of-directors, #firearms, #gun-control, #lapierre-wayne, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #national-rifle-assn

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Ghost Guns: What They Are, and Why They Are an Issue Now

One of the actions taken by President Biden to curb gun violence was to crack down on the proliferation of firearms that are assembled from kits and do not have serial numbers.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bureau-of-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives, #everytown-for-gun-safety, #firearms, #ghost-guns, #glock-gmbh, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden Takes Initial Steps to Address Gun Violence

With legislation in Congress stalled by Republican opposition, the president ordered a crackdown on “ghost guns” and said the epidemic of shootings was “an international embarrassment.”

#atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #bureau-of-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives, #chipman-david-h-1966, #firearms, #gun-control, #justice-department, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #republican-party, #senate

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I Helped Lead the Gun Control Movement. It’s Asking the Wrong Questions.

A campaign galvanized by mass shootings and assault weapons will inevitably find itself in a dead end. But there’s a way out.

#accidents-and-safety, #brady-campaign-to-prevent-gun-violence, #crime-and-criminals, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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Biden to Announce Executive Actions to Tackle Gun Violence

President Biden is expected to announce his plan, including a measure to try to stop the proliferation of so-called ghost guns, on Thursday.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bureau-of-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives, #firearms, #garland-merrick-b, #gun-control, #house-of-representatives, #justice-department, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Embattled N.R.A. Chief Kept Bankruptcy Filing Secret From Deputies

Facing enforcement by the New York attorney general, the National Rifle Association’s chief executive hatched a secret plan for bankruptcy.

#ackerman-mcqueen-inc, #bankruptcies, #firearms, #gun-control, #james-letitia, #lapierre-wayne, #loesch-dana, #national-rifle-assn, #nratv, #texas

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How Do We Stop the Parade of Gun Deaths?

A first step: Biden should act urgently against untraceable “ghost guns.”

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #firearms, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Is Biden Missing His Chance on Guns?

President Biden spent decades pushing for gun control. In the early days of his presidency, he’s taking a far less aggressive approach.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #firearms, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Joe Biden Did Not Appear to Be a Master of Disguise

Whether you like him or hate him, the president isn’t quite who we thought he was.

#american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #gun-control, #immigration-and-emigration, #raffensperger-brad, #truman-harry-s, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Stop It With ‘Gun Control.’ Enough Already.

Language matters. This language doesn’t help.

#brady-campaign-to-prevent-gun-violence, #content-type-service, #gun-control, #news-and-news-media, #united-states-politics-and-government

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C.D.C. Funding Gun Violence Research For First Time in Decades

As the C.D.C. funds gun violence studies for the first time in a generation, public health experts are hopeful it will eventually guide lawmakers through the partisan gridlock — and save thousands of lives.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #medicine-and-health, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden Draws Frustration From Gun Control Supporters

After two mass shootings in a week, the president said his next priority would be an infrastructure bill, frustrating those who want to see him put more resources behind gun legislation.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #domestic-policy-council-us, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #united-states-politics-and-government

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How To Fix the Debate over Guns

We can find real solutions to gun violence if we recognize the trauma it causes

#anxiety-and-stress, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Biden Addresses Voting Rights and Immigration at News Conference

At his first full-scale news conference as president, Mr. Biden doubled the administration’s goal for vaccinations in the first 100 days and said he expected to run for re-election in 2024.

#afghanistan-war-2001, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #stimulus-economic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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‘Tell Congress It’s Time to Step Up’ on Gun Control

Readers express frustration and outrage at the failure to pass stricter gun laws. “What about my right to live in a safe community?” one asks.

#boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings

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After Boulder Mass Shooting, a City Grapples With Gun Control

Cities across the country have tried to adopt their own regulations. Boulder’s ordinance was blocked in court shortly before a mass shooting left 10 people dead.

#aurora-colo-shooting-2012, #boulder-colo, #boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #parkland-fla-shooting-2018, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks

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Mass Shootings and Our Depraved Political Stagnation

I want more gun regulation, the kind that scares the gun cult.

#deaths-fatalities, #democratic-party, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #republican-party, #united-states

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White House Weighs Executive Orders on Gun Control

A day after President Biden called on Congress to pass a new assault weapons ban and tougher background checks, the administration was considering steps it could take without legislation.

#atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #everytown-for-gun-safety, #gun-control, #harris-kamala-d, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Why America Can’t Fix Its Gun Violence Crisis

Most Americans want to do something about it. Here’s why we haven’t.

#atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #debatable, #gun-control

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2 Massacres: ‘How Can This Be Possible in Our Country?’

Readers urge measures such as gun licensing and ending “open carry” laws.

#alissa-ahmad-al-aliwi, #atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #mental-health-and-disorders

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18 Dead. Is This What Getting Back to ‘Normal’ Looks Like?

Our gun-loving culture is killing us.

#atlanta-ga, #boulder-colo, #boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #second-amendment-us-constitution

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Joe Biden’s 30-Year Quest for Gun Control

What are the president’s chances of enacting meaningful gun control in the wake of two mass shootings in less than a week?

#atlanta-ga, #boulder-colo, #boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #colorado, #georgia, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #stolberg-sheryl-gay, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Biden Seeks Assault Weapons Ban and Background Checks

After the second mass shooting in a week, the president said tighter gun laws should not be a partisan issue, but Republicans in Congress showed little interest in Democratic proposals.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #everytown-for-gun-safety, #firearms, #gun-control, #manchin-joe-iii, #mass-shootings, #mcconnell-mitch, #newtown-conn-shooting-2012, #rice-susan-e, #richmond-cedric, #schumer-charles-e, #thune-john-r, #toomey-patrick-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Across States, a Checkerboard of Gun Laws Reflects Partisan Tilt

The political divide on gun policy between red and blue states is another example of the way national issues — including abortion rights and, in the post-Trump era, voting rights — are defining local politics.

#boulder-colo, #boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #colorado, #firearms, #gun-control, #iowa, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #states-us, #united-states-politics-and-government, #virginia

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Where Will the Gun Control Debate Go Now (If Anywhere)?

For the first time since they took back power in Washington, Democrats face a major test on a recurring, intractable issue.

#atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #united-states-politics-and-government

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After the Boulder Massacre, New Calls for Gun Control

“How many people have to die in mass shootings before there is the political will to pass reasonable gun control legislation?” a reader asks.

#boulder-colo-shooting-march-2021, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings

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Boulder Shooting Revives Gun Control Debates

Gabrielle Giffords, the former representative from Arizona, was among those sharing messages of support for the victims.

#boebert-lauren, #boulder-colo, #firearms, #giffords-advocacy-group, #giffords-gabrielle, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #tucson-shooting-2011, #united-states-politics-and-government

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House Renews Landmark Domestic Violence Bill, but Obstacles Wait in Senate

The House vote was bipartisan, but many Republicans object to new gun restrictions on domestic abusers that could complicate Senate passage.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #domestic-violence, #elections-house-of-representatives, #gun-control, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #republican-party, #stalking-crime, #trump-donald-j, #violence-against-women-act-1994, #women-and-girls

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When the Filibuster Turns Deadly

Stop talking and just pass the gun bills.

#atlanta-spa-shootings-2021, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #gun-control, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #republican-party, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Gun Control: What’s in the Bill The House Passed?

The legislation has broad support among voters, but is expected to join a growing list of progressive priorities languishing in the Senate amid Republican opposition.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #gun-control, #house-of-representatives, #mass-shootings, #parkland-fla-shooting-2018, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

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New Jersey Sues Smith & Wesson Over Its Gun Advertising

The future of gun control may be at stake.

#apollo-global-management, #gensler-gary-s, #gun-control, #michaels-stores-inc, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #smithwesson-holding-corporation

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Smith & Wesson Fights a Case in New Jersey. Gun Control Could Be the Winner.

A case in New Jersey about Smith & Wesson’s advertising could expose secrets that the industry would prefer to keep hidden.

#advertising-and-marketing, #grewal-gurbir-s, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #murphy-philip-d-1957, #new-jersey, #smithwesson, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Ready to Nag About Gun Control?

A pandemic makes weapons worse.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #everytown-for-gun-safety, #gun-control, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #mass-shootings, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government

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A Bristling Standoff Rattles Gun-Friendly Vermont

In Pawlet, Vt., where a landowner opened a tactical weapons training site, a zoning dispute has escalated into something more dangerous.

#firearms, #gun-control, #land-use-policies, #pace-university, #vermont

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Gunman Who Killed 2 at Louisiana Gun Store Fired 32 Rounds, Sheriff Says

Joshua Williams, who went to the Jefferson Gun Outlet to buy ammunition and “flipped out,” was fatally shot by store employees in the parking lot, the authorities said.

#assaults, #firearms, #gun-control, #jefferson-gun-outlet-metairie-la, #jefferson-parish-la, #lopinto-joseph-p-iii, #louisiana, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-orleans-la, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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Slow the Iron River of Guns to Mexico

The Biden administration has an opportunity to stem illegal gun trafficking to Mexico and beyond.

#black-markets, #colts-manufacturing-co, #drug-cartels, #gun-control, #mexico, #organized-crime

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How a Liberal Lawyer in Georgia Took an Extreme Right Turn

W. McCall Calhoun Jr., who ran for office in Georgia as a Democrat, is a walking embodiment of his state’s political contradictions.

#georgia, #gun-control, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j

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Canada’s Weapons Bill Would Allow Cities to Ban Handguns

The legislation, building on an assault weapon ban issued last year, would also make it easier to revoke gun licenses.

#canada, #firearms, #gun-control, #nova-scotia-canada, #trudeau-justin

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Why Does Louisiana Consistently Lead the Nation in Murders?

It has problems common to several Southern states, like a high rate of poverty, but also an inheritance of violence.

#crime-and-criminals, #criminal-justice, #firearms, #gun-control, #louisiana, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-orleans-la, #poverty, #prisons-and-prisoners, #southern-states-us

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Selfies With Guns on Party Bus Get N.Y.P.D.’s Attention

Fourteen people were arrested after investigators found eight firearms, the police said, as gun violence in the city continues to spike.

#buses, #crime-and-criminals, #dumbo-brooklyn-ny, #gun-control, #police-department-nyc

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N.R.A. Declares Bankruptcy and Seeks to Exit New York

The group, which said it planned to reincorporate in Texas, is currently being investigated by New York’s attorney general, who is seeking to dissolve it.

#gun-control, #james-letitia, #national-rifle-assn

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Black and Armed

The surge in Black gun-buying is a response to America’s failing to create a society where all citizens feel safe.

#firearms, #gun-control, #louisiana, #rural-areas, #united-states

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Justice Barrett’s Vote Could Tilt the Supreme Court on Gun Rights

For years, conservative justices have said the court disfavors the Second Amendment. Justice Amy Coney Barrett is likely to shift the balance, and a case to help her do so may be knocking.

#barrett-amy-coney, #firearms, #gun-control, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

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The Pandemic Is Still Weighing on C.E.O.s’ Minds

Harvard recently held a private meeting for executives to talk candidly about the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dicks-sporting-goods-inc, #gun-control, #harvard-school-of-public-health, #obama-barack, #stack-edward-w, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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West Virginia Man Sold Machine Gun Conversion Devices to Extremists, U.S. Says

Federal prosecutors say that Timothy John Watson sold his products to members of the antigovernment Boogaloo movement.

#advertising-and-marketing, #attacks-on-police, #carrillo-steven, #firearms, #gun-control, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #social-media, #watson-timothy-john

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‘How Did We Not Know?’ Gun Owners Confront a Suicide Epidemic

The toll of self-inflicted gun deaths has led to an unusual alliance between suicide-prevention advocates and gun-rights proponents.

#anxiety-and-stress, #brady-campaign-to-prevent-gun-violence, #depression-mental, #firearms, #gun-control, #mental-health-and-disorders, #national-rifle-assn, #national-shooting-sports-foundation, #recession-and-depression, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #spokane-wash, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #washington-state, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Freedom as the Muzzle of a Glock

In western Colorado, the election is about “not having the government think for us, the right to protect ourselves.”

#boebert-lauren, #elections-house-of-representatives, #firearms, #gun-control, #presidential-election-of-2020, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #trump-donald-j

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What’s the Line Between Legal Poll Watching and Illegal Intimidation?

A Justice Department guide notes that voter intimidation is “amorphous and largely subjective in nature.”

#gun-control, #true-the-vote, #united-states, #voting-and-voters

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