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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Walmart Removes Guns From Sales Floor Citing Unrest

Walmart said the move was motivated by protests and looting that have roiled Philadelphia this week after police killed Walter Wallace Jr. on Monday.

#firearms, #gun-control, #presidential-election-of-2020, #shopping-and-retail, #walmart-stores-inc

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The Field: The Specter of Political Violence

The election anxieties of Americans across the political spectrum are visible in an alarming place: gun sales figures.

#firearms, #gun-control, #north-carolina, #presidential-election-of-2020, #seattle-wash, #washington-state

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Police Pin a Rise in Murders on an Unusual Suspect: Covid

Awash in new firearms, cities are drawing connections between the stresses of the coronavirus and a surge in homicides.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #crime-and-criminals, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gun-control, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #united-states

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In Rural Virginia, a Militia Tries to Recruit a New Ally: The County Government

After Virginia passed gun laws, conservatives began invoking the state’s colonial-era constitution, which calls for a “well-regulated militia.”

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gun-control, #national-guard, #oath-keepers, #republican-party, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #trump-donald-j, #virginia

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A Divided Nation Agrees on One Thing: Many People Want a Gun

Gun buyers say they are motivated by a new destabilizing sense that is pushing them to purchase weapons for the first time, or if they already have them, to buy more.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #firearms, #gun-control, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trace-the

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Focusing on Firearms Proves Contentious in Struggle to Reduce Veterans’ Suicides

The gun control debate complicated an effort to encourage frank talk by health professionals about the risks posed by firearms.

#firearms, #gun-control, #hannon-john-scott-d-2018, #law-and-legislation, #mental-health-and-disorders, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #united-states-politics-and-government, #veterans, #veterans-affairs-department

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U.S. Attorney Moves In on Brooklyn D.A.’s Territory, Citing Crime Surge

Federal prosecutors will take more lower-level gun cases, in an initiative that thrusts the borough into the national debate about law enforcement.

#bail, #crime-and-criminals, #ducharme-seth-d, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gun-control, #police-department-nyc

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Liberals Are Furious About The Supreme Court. Joe Biden Wants to Hold Back

As an unusually high-stakes Supreme Court battle begins during the most bitter election season in decades, Joe Biden is wading cautiously into the fight.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #global-warming, #gun-control, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #voting-and-voters, #womens-rights

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In Act of Heresy, N.R.A.’s Former No. 2 Calls for Gun Control

A new book from a controversial former executive accuses the National Rifle Association of “appealing to the paranoia and darkest side of our members.”

#books-and-literature, #firearms, #gun-control, #inside-the-n-r-a-book, #lapierre-wayne, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #national-rifle-assn, #powell-joshua-l, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #trump-donald-j

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Tested by Tragedy, Two Politicians Review Their Records — Mistakes Included

“Cry Havoc,” by Michael Signer, the former mayor of Charlottesville, Va., and “The Violence Inside Us,” by the Connecticut senator Chris Murphy, grapple with racial tension, gun violence and errors of leadership.

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Joe Biden Had Better Watch It

After Trump’s unconventional convention, there is danger for the former vice president all over the political landscape.

#debates-political, #democratic-national-convention, #gun-control, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-national-convention, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Christchurch Massacre Sentencing: What to Expect

Brenton Tarrant pleaded guilty in March after murdering 51 people and wounding 40 at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. But the final phase of the case presents a series of challenges.

#al-noor-mosque-christchurch-new-zealand, #christchurch-new-zealand, #christchurch-new-zealand-attack-march-2019, #gun-control, #linwood-islamic-center-christchurch-new-zealand, #mass-shootings, #mosques, #new-zealand, #tarrant-brenton-harrison

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The N.R.A. and Wayne LaPierre’s Next Foe: One of Their Own

As New York’s attorney general moves to dissolve the gun group, a former top executive is releasing a tell-all about how the N.R.A. is “rife with fraud and corruption.”

#corruption-institutional, #embezzlement, #frauds-and-swindling, #gun-control, #james-letitia, #lapierre-wayne, #national-rifle-assn, #new-york-state, #powell-joshua-l, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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California’s Ban on High-Capacity Magazines Violates the Second Amendment, Court Rules

Supporters of tougher gun laws called the ruling a dangerous infringement on the ability of states to protect their residents from mass shootings.

#appeals-courts-us, #becerra-xavier, #california, #decisions-and-verdicts, #donohue-john-j, #gun-control, #lynn-barbara-m-g, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #newsom-gavin

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Federal Court Rules California’s Ban on High-Capacity Magazines Violates 2nd Amendment

Supporters of tougher gun laws called the ruling a dangerous infringement on the ability of states to protect their residents from mass shootings.

#appeals-courts-us, #becerra-xavier, #california, #decisions-and-verdicts, #donohue-john-j, #gun-control, #lynn-barbara-m-g, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #newsom-gavin

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How American Guns Are Fueling U.K. Crime

Handguns are quietly being smuggled into Britain, despite tough gun-control laws. The police fear that the illegal weapons are contributing to a rise in gang-related crime.

#arms-trade, #bains-josh, #england, #firearms, #gun-control, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #national-ballistics-intelligence-service-uk, #national-crime-agency-uk, #smuggling, #turkey, #united-states

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What Happened to the Young Voters Focused on Guns?

It’s not their top issue anymore, but many see it as a part of other, larger concerns.

#democratic-party, #el-paso-tex-shooting-2019, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gun-control, #march-for-our-lives-inc, #mass-shootings, #midterm-elections-2018, #parkland-fla-shooting-2018, #voting-and-voters, #youth

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Democrats Investigating Why White House Ended Ban on Some Gun Silencer Sales

A House subcommittee wants the White House to turn over documents related to the shift and the involvement of a former industry lobbyist who is now an administration official.

#american-suppressor-assn, #arms-trade, #firearms, #gun-control, #house-committee-on-oversight-and-government-reform, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #lynch-stephen-f-1955, #state-department, #trump-donald-j, #trump-donald-j-jr, #united-states-politics-and-government, #williams-michael-b-attorney

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One of America’s Oldest Gun Makers Files for Bankruptcy for 2nd Time

The move by the 204-year-old Remington Arms Company came after years of litigation and declining sales.

#bankruptcies, #cerberus-capital-management, #cloud-peak-energy-inc, #firearms, #gun-control, #jpmorgan-chasecompany, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #navajo-indians, #newtown-conn-shooting-2012, #parkland-fla-shooting-2018, #remington-arms-co

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Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety Pours $15 Million Into Races in 8 States

The group, Everytown for Gun Safety, hopes to help Democrats flip three Senate seats, win control of state legislatures and lift Joe Biden to victory in Florida.

#bloomberg-michael-r, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #everytown-for-gun-safety, #gun-control, #mcbath-lucy, #political-advertising, #presidential-election-of-2020, #state-legislatures

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Inside the White House, a Gun Industry Lobbyist Delivers for His Former Patrons

The Trump administration lifted a ban on sales of silencers to private overseas buyers that was intended to protect U.S. troops from ambushes. The change was championed by a lawyer for the president who had worked for a firearms trade group.

#ethics-and-official-misconduct, #firearms, #gun-control, #international-trade-and-world-market, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #united-states-politics-and-government, #williams-michael-b

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Why Some Black Americans Are Arming Themselves

Some Black Americans never considered buying a gun. Until now.

#black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #firearms, #gun-control, #king-martin-luther-jr, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #tubman-harriet, #your-feed-opinionvideo

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Trump Didn’t ‘Send In the Troops.’ They Were Already There.

Police today can turn out with more weaponry than I had in 1992, as a Marine deployed to a burning Los Angeles. What does it mean to project this much force at home?

#baku-azerbaijan, #black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #gun-control, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces

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What Should Be Done About the Police?

From abolition to reinforcement, there are a lot of different ways to think through the problem.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gun-control, #police, #police-department-nyc, #police-reform, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks

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Coronavirus Could Make America’s Gun Problem Even Deadlier

We studied 26 million Americans over 12 years. Here’s what we learned about gun ownership and suicide.

#california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #firearms, #gun-control, #quarantines, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts

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First-Time Gun Owners at Risk for Suicide, Major Study Confirms

Men were eight times as likely to kill themselves by gunshot than non-owners. Women were 35 times as likely.

#firearms, #gun-control, #new-england-journal-of-medicine, #suicides-and-suicide-attempts, #your-feed-health, #your-feed-science

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Anti-Lockdown Rebels Don’t Get to Choose Their Own Constitution

Protesters in Michigan who sought to intimidate the governor and the Legislature with a show of arms aren’t just misreading the Second Amendment.

#articles-of-confederation-1781-89, #constitution-us, #constitutional-amendments, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gun-control, #madison-james-1751-1836, #michigan, #quarantines, #state-legislatures

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Father of School Shooting Victim Takes On Smith & Wesson

A complaint to the Federal Trade Commission by a parent and two advocacy groups says the company “attracts, encourages and facilitates mass shooters.”

#advertising-and-marketing, #computer-and-video-games, #everytown-for-gun-safety, #federal-trade-commission, #firearms, #gun-control, #guttenberg-fred, #mass-shootings, #parkland-fla-shooting-2018, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks, #smithwesson, #social-media, #violence-media-and-entertainment

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Will We Shrug Off Coronavirus Deaths as We Do Gun Violence?

This country seems resigned to preventable firearm deaths. It appears that the same is starting to happen with fatalities from the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks

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Canada Bans Assault Weapons in Wake of Deadly Mass Shooting

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the government had been in the process of introducing the ban when its agenda was overturned by the pandemic.

#canada, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #nova-scotia-canada, #nova-scotia-canada-shooting-april-2020, #trudeau-justin

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Supreme Court Dismisses Challenge to New York City Gun Ordinance

Instead of ruling in its first Second Amendment case in a decade, the court found it moot after the city repealed the challenged regulation.

#firearms, #gun-control, #new-york-city, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #supreme-court-us

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Virginia’s New Laws on L.G.B.T. Protections, Guns and Marijuana Reflect a Shift in Power

The measures came about after Democrats took control of the Legislature for the first time in more than two decades last year.

#democratic-party, #discrimination, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #firearms, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #marijuana, #northam-ralph-s, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #state-legislatures, #virginia

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