Progressives Worry Their Priorities Will Be Left Behind, Despite Biden’s Bold Words

The White House says it is committed to reducing gun violence, keeping abortion safe and legal, and protecting voting rights. But that has done little to ease anxiety among activists.

#abortion, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #democratic-party, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #gun-control, #senate, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-rights-registration-and-requirements

Russia Shooting: Gunman Kills Eight at University

A mass shooting at a provincial Russian university killed at least eight people in the latest outbreak of violence at schools or universities in Russia.

#deaths-fatalities, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #perm-russia, #russia, #school-shootings-and-armed-attacks

Why Are We Still Going Great Guns?

The subject is guns. The password is safety.

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Deadly and Untraceable, ‘Ghost Guns’ Are Becoming More Common in N.Y.

State and local prosecutors say they are concerned about an apparent increase in the weapons, which can be assembled from parts ordered online.

#firearms, #gun-control, #new-york-city, #new-york-state

Inside Missouri’s ‘2nd Amendment Sanctuary’ Fight

A new law puts Missouri at the vanguard of states challenging federal authority on guns. It began as a backlash, and it has set off another.

#dorr-aaron, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #missouri, #politics-and-government, #republican-party, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #sheriffs, #state-legislatures

Southern Republicans Cannot Be Trusted With Public Health

Some matters are too important to be entrusted to state governments anymore.

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SB 8 Is Only the Beginning

The Texas abortion law is just an opening salvo in a broader push by conservatives to restrict the rights of their neighbors, classmates and colleagues. 

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Why Mexico Is Suing U.S. Gunmakers

Mexican officials have long complained about the role that lax U.S. gun control has played in bloodshed in their nation. Now they are taking their arguments to a U.S. federal court.

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On Freddy Krueger and Our Current Nightmare

There’s a surprisingly relevant theme in the “Nightmare on Elm Street” series.

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San Francisco Sues Three Online Retailers for Selling ‘Ghost Guns’

The authorities say “ghost guns,” untraceable firearms that can be made from do-it-yourself kits, are increasingly being used in violent crimes like murders and assaults.

#firearms, #gun-control, #suits-and-litigation-civil

Justice Dept. Says Missouri’s Gun Law Hobbles Drug and Weapons Investigations

The law does not go into effect until Aug. 28, but it has already had a serious chilling effect on cooperation between local and federal authorities, agents say.

#gun-control, #justice-department, #missouri

What Does Eric Adams, Working-Class Champion, Mean for the Democrats?

Mr. Adams, who ran a campaign focused on appealing to blue-collar Black and Latino voters, said America does not “want fancy candidates.”

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Eric Adams Promises to ‘Show America How to Run a City’

Mr. Adams, who is leading in the mayoral primary, laid out a middle road between progressive and conservative approaches to policing.

#adams-eric-l, #black-people, #crime-and-criminals, #democratic-party, #elections-mayors, #gun-control, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #primaries-and-caucuses

Biden Aims to Bolster Police Departments as Homicides Increase

The president made clear that he intends to approach crime prevention by investing in, rather than defunding, the police as he waded into an urgent national debate over policing.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bureau-of-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives, #crime-and-criminals, #gun-control, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-reform, #united-states-politics-and-government

Appeals Court Blocks Ruling That Overturned California’s Assault Weapons Ban

The decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit leaves the three-decade-old ban in place while litigation continues.

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Why G.O.P.-Led States Are Banning the Police From Enforcing Federal Gun Laws

Missouri is the latest state to throw down a challenge to the enforcement of federal firearms laws as Republicans seek to thwart President Biden’s gun control proposals.

#everytown-for-gun-safety, #firearms, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #missouri, #nixon-jay, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #state-legislatures, #states-us

Congress Backs National Memorial Designation for Former Pulse Nightclub Site

Congress has adopted legislation to formally designate the site of the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., as a memorial to the 49 people who were killed there on June 12, 2016.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #mateen-omar-1986-2016, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #orlando-fla, #orlando-fla-shooting-2016, #pelosi-nancy, #pulse-orlando-fla-nightclub

Where Biden’s Justice Department Isn’t Breaking From Trump

Democratic gripes are increasing, as some critics worry that the department is rubber-stamping Trump-era policies.

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Supreme Court Limits Sweep of Law on Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Violent felonies committed recklessly do not count in deciding whether 15-year terms are required under the Armed Career Criminal Act, the justices ruled.

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Gun Makers Could Be Sued More Easily Under New York Bill

New legislation would allow civil lawsuits against manufacturers and dealers who make or sell guns illegally or inappropriately.

#firearms, #foo-fighters, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #madison-square-garden, #myrie-zellnor, #new-york-city, #new-york-state, #springsteen-on-broadway-play

It’s Hard to Sue Gun Makers. New York Moves to Change That.

State lawmakers are trying to get around a federal law that gives gun manufacturers broad immunity from lawsuits.

#firearms, #gun-control, #immunity-from-prosecution, #law-and-legislation, #national-rifle-assn, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government, #suits-and-litigation-civil

A Gun Rights Win in California With Sights Set on the Supreme Court

A federal judge overturned California’s assault weapons ban. State officials vowed to win on appeal, but gun advocates are emboldened by a shifting Supreme Court.

#appeals-courts-us, #benitez-roger, #california, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #parkland-fla-shooting-2018, #second-amendment-us-constitution

Federal Judge Overturns California’s 3-Decade-Old Assault Weapons Ban

The judge said the ban was a “failed experiment.” California’s governor called the ruling “a direct threat to public safety.”

#benitez-roger-t, #california, #decisions-and-verdicts, #gun-control

Democrats, Converted to Filibuster Foes, Are Set to Force the Issue

Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, is lining up votes to build the case for defusing the procedural weapon, which Republicans have used to thwart the party’s agenda.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blumenthal-richard, #filibusters-and-debate-curbs, #gun-control, #king-angus-jr, #law-and-legislation, #manchin-joe-iii, #markey-edward-j, #mcconnell-mitch, #reid-harry, #schumer-charles-e, #senate, #sinema-kyrsten, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #tester-jon, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-registration-and-requirements

What Comes After a Mass Shooting

Wednesday: “Mayors don’t have the luxury of offering prayers and platitudes,” Mayor Sam Liccardo of San Jose said.

#gilroy-calif-shooting-2019, #gun-control, #liccardo-sam, #mass-shootings, #san-jose-calif, #san-jose-calif-shooting-2021

An Arms Race in America: Gun Buying Spiked During the Pandemic. It’s Still Up.

Preliminary research data show that about a fifth of all Americans who bought guns last year were first-time gun owners. Sales usually spike around elections, but the sheer volume is notable.

#firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #united-states

Was the Constitutional Right to Bear Arms Designed to Protect Slavery?

In her provocative new book, “The Second,” the historian Carol Anderson examines America’s history of racist legal decisions around gun rights, arguing that the Second Amendment was intended to guarantee white slaveholders a fighting force to suppress slave insurrections.

#anderson-carol-author, #black-people, #books-and-literature, #discrimination, #gun-control, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #slavery-historical, #the-second-race-and-guns-in-a-fatally-unequal-america-book, #united-states

Our Collective, Violent PTSD

It will take more than legislation for our communities to deal with the effects of the pandemic.  It will take people listening to one another.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #united-states-politics-and-government

After Skirting Filibuster Fight for Months, Democrats Near a First Battle

The looming vote on creating a commission to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol assault could reignite a clash over the Senate blocking tactic. Activists worry that time is short for a bid to eliminate it.

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How Congress Has Undermined Gun Regulators

In a rarity, the A.T.F. may soon have a director. But the agency still faces N.R.A.-backed limitations.

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Republicans Attack Biden’s A.T.F. Pick in Confirmation Hearing

If confirmed, David Chipman would inherit an agency seriously depleted by the National Rifle Association’s campaign to undermine it.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #bureau-of-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives, #chipman-david-h-1966, #gun-control, #national-rifle-assn, #senate-committee-on-the-judiciary, #united-states-politics-and-government

Texas Lawmakers Move to Drop Most Handgun Licensing Requirements

The bill would allow most adults over 21 to carry a handgun. Gov. Greg Abbott, who said he would sign it, called it “the strongest Second Amendment legislation in Texas history.”

#firearms, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #texas

The Crumbling of the N.R.A.

Could an investigation into financial misconduct be the undoing of America’s most powerful gun rights group?

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Who Sold That Gun? Nobody’s Telling.

Amazing the things our government keeps secret.

#blumenthal-richard, #bureau-of-alcohol-tobacco-firearms-and-explosives, #firearms, #gun-control, #law-and-legislation, #tiahrt-amendment, #united-states-politics-and-government

In Rebuke to NRA, Federal Judge Dismisses Bankruptcy Case

The N.R.A. filed for bankruptcy this year as it sought to end run regulatory action in New York, but a judge rejected the strategy.

#attorneys-general, #bankruptcies, #dallas-tex, #firearms, #gun-control, #james-letitia, #lapierre-wayne, #national-rifle-assn, #new-york-state, #texas

Justice Dept. Proposes Rule to Crack Down on ‘Ghost Guns’

The proposal came in response to a directive from President Biden to find a way to help combat gun deaths.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #firearms, #gun-control, #justice-department, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #united-states-politics-and-government

NRA Leadership and Bankruptcy Assailed by U.S. Trustee

In a rare move, the trustee, part of the Justice Department, called for the dismissal of the N.R.A.’s bankruptcy filing or the appointment of an outside monitor.

#bankruptcies, #firearms, #gun-control, #lapierre-wayne, #national-rifle-assn, #office-of-the-united-states-trustee, #suits-and-litigation-civil

How the A.T.F., Key to Biden’s Gun Plan, Became an N.R.A. ‘Whipping Boy’

The federal agency tasked with enforcing gun laws has been hamstrung for years by the firearms lobby. Now, the president’s plan to rein in gun violence hinges on the A.T.F.’s success.

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Video of N.R.A. Chief Wayne LaPierre Shooting an Elephant Draws Criticism

The footage was taken during a 2013 hunting trip in Botswana for an N.R.A.-sponsored television series, but it never aired. It was obtained by The Trace and The New Yorker.

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Supreme Court to Hear Gun Control Case

The justices, who have not issued a major Second Amendment ruling since 2010, will hear a challenge to a New York gun control law.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #firearms, #gun-control, #roberts-john-g-jr, #second-amendment-us-constitution, #supreme-court-us, #united-states-politics-and-government

How a ‘Red Flag’ Law Failed in Indiana

A gunman killed eight people at a FedEx facility last week, despite legislation that sought to prevent people like him from acquiring weapons. What went wrong?

#deaths-fatalities, #fedex-corporation, #gun-control, #hole-brandon-scott, #indiana, #mass-shootings, #robertson-campbell

Uncomfortable Timing for a Supreme Court Gun Fight

The justices contemplate expanding arms rights in the wake of mass shootings.

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How Much Sway Does the N.R.A. Still Have?

The group’s lobbying power is diminished — but that hasn’t shaken Republican opposition to gun control.

#firearms, #gun-control, #mass-shootings, #national-rifle-assn, #polls-and-public-opinion, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

Chauvin, Vaccines, Indianapolis: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Authorities Did Not Try to Use ‘Red Flag’ Law for Indianapolis Gunman

Citing shortcomings of the state’s “red flag” law, the local prosecutor explained why he did not seek a ruling last year that would have barred Brandon Hole from possessing guns.

#firearms, #gun-control, #hole-brandon-scott, #indiana, #indianapolis-ind, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

Red Flag Law Didn’t Prevent Indianapolis Shooter.

Red flag laws are supposed to keep guns away from people who should not have them. That did not happen with the gunman who killed eight people in Indianapolis.

#fedex-corporation, #firearms, #gun-control, #hole-brandon-scott, #indiana-university, #indianapolis-ind, #indianapolis-ind-shooting-april-2021

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

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.

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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

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.

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