New York Fights Back on Guns and Abortion After Supreme Court Rulings

Lawmakers passed measures that would prohibit concealed weapons in a number of public places. They are also poised to move forward on a bill to protect abortion rights.

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N.Y. State Senate Passes New Bill to Restrict Concealed Guns

The bill, which would prohibit concealed weapons in a number of public places, such as theaters, colleges, and health care facilities, is now being considered by the State Assembly.

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What We Learned This Term About the Supreme Court’s Shift to the Right

The blockbuster decisions — on abortion, guns, religion and climate — told part of the story. But the court’s abrupt rightward shift ran through its entire docket.

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On Guns, a Supreme Court Head-Scratcher: Is a Colonial Musket ‘Analogous’ to an AR-15?

And other questions about gun regulations then and now.

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I’m a New York City Liberal, and I Want a Gun

The recent Supreme Court decision on carrying handguns helps people like me.

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New York Files Landmark Lawsuits Against a Flood of ‘Ghost Guns’

The legal complaints are the first to be brought under a new state law intended to hold gun manufacturers accountable for gun violence.

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With N.Y. Gun Law Struck Down, States Scramble to Respond

Lawmakers will consider creating many weapon-free zones, making handgun bans the default condition in businesses, and in New Jersey might require those who carry to be insured.

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The Supreme Court’s Fighting Words

Dobbs and Bruen revealed the sweeping terribleness of the current court’s reasoning.

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Under Court’s Shadow, N.Y. Governor Candidates Lob Final Pitches

Rulings on abortion and guns shape the final weekend of campaigning before Tuesday’s primary.

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For Gun Violence Researchers, Bipartisan Bill Is a ‘Glass Half Full’

About two dozen American researchers focus exclusively on how to prevent gun violence. They have waged an often-frustrating battle to translate their findings into public policy.

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The Supreme Court Puts Gun Rights Above the Human Life

The same week, President Biden signed into law a bipartisan bill on guns.

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Biden Signs Bipartisan Gun Bill Into Law

The bill is the most significant gun measure to clear Congress in nearly three decades, though it falls short of more restrictive gun control proposals that Democrats favor.

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How the Senators Negotiating a Gun Bill Found Consensus

The bipartisan gun safety legislation that cleared Congress on Friday was the product of weeks of fraught negotiations that started with both sides acknowledging what had to stay off the table.

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Congress Passes Bipartisan Gun Legislation, Clearing It for Biden

The House gave final approval to the Senate-passed compromise, ending nearly three decades of congressional inaction.

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‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ Becomes a New Way to Pay for Guns

Credova, a little-known fintech company, is leading the way in offering installment plans to buyers of guns and hunting supplies.

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How a Supreme Court Ruling and a Senate Bill Could Affect Gun Violence

The Supreme Court declared that Americans have a broad right to arm themselves in public.

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States Rush to Revamp Laws After Supreme Court’s Gun Ruling

After some restrictions on gun permits were deemed unconstitutional, legislators announced plans to craft new laws that honor the ruling while still creating limits.

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In One Day, Washington Goes in Two Directions on Guns

The Supreme Court delivered a victory for gun rights, while the Senate passed a gun control bill for the first time in decades.

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Here’s What Is In the Senate’s Gun Bill — And What Was Left Out

The Senate passed the most substantial gun safety measure in decades. It includes enhanced background checks for younger buyers and money for mental health and school safety.

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Maine’s End Run Around the Supreme Court Is an Example for Other States

The move in a religion case offers hope to those worried about the dominance of the court’s conservative majority.

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How We Came to Believe in Guns

God and guns have become strangely intertwined.

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Sharone Mitchell Jr. and the Progressive Case Against Gun Permits

This public defender was “never a gun guy.” So why is he siding with the N.R.A. in the Supreme Court’s latest case on gun rights?

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Gun Bill’s Progress Reflects Political Shift, but G.O.P. Support Is Fragile

Only two of the 14 Republicans who broke ranks to support taking up gun legislation are facing voters this year, showing how difficult such deals could be in the future.

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Will Biden’s Gas Tax Holiday Make a Difference?

Many economists say suspending federal taxes on gas will not significantly cut prices for consumers.

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‘It Was Really a Love Story.’ How an N.R.A. Ally Became a Gun Safety Advocate.

While befriending a former rival, Jay Dickey became one of the rare politicians to change his stance on gun control.

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Bipartisan Gun Bill Clears Initial Vote in Senate

The 64-to-34 vote came just hours after Republicans and Democrats released the text of the legislation, which could become the most significant overhaul of the nation’s gun laws in decades.

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Senators Present Bipartisan Gun Safety Bill

The introduction of the legislation was a hopeful sign as both Democrats and Republicans press to vote on new gun measures this week.

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How the Abortion and Gun Debates Look From Alabama

Republicans and Democrats both seem to forget they represent people like me too.

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‘The Senate Needs a Soul’

Senator Raphael Warnock discusses the Jan. 6 hearings, Georgia politics and his history-making journey to the Senate.

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Loopholes and Missing Data: The Gaps in the Gun Background Check System

The massive system already has major loopholes advocated by gun manufacturers to maintain easier access to firearms. The Senate’s proposed gun reform measures could fall victim to those same limitations.

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Gun Sellers Stoke Fears to Boost Weapon Sales

The number of firearms in the U.S. is outpacing the country’s population, as an emboldened gun industry and its allies target buyers with rhetoric of fear, machismo and defiance.

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Gun Control Advocates Have More Money Now, but Money Can’t Buy Zeal

After more mass shootings, one side is gaining donors and political will; the other is galvanized by gun rights. Will anything be different?

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Gun Talks Snag on Tricky Question: What Counts as a Boyfriend?

Among the sticking points holding up a final agreement on gun legislation is how to define a boyfriend in a provision meant to keep guns away from domestic abusers.

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Living in Violence

In some communities, shootings are a daily occurrence.

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Let’s Have a New Gun Law for Independence Day

There is hope on guns. It’s not what I expected to say.

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Toiling to Complete a Gun Bill, Two Parties Part Ways on Its Reach

Democrats are praising a bipartisan agreement on guns as sweeping and significant while Republicans point to its limits, a sign of the political divide standing in the way of a final deal.

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Senator Chris Murphy on the Bipartisan Gun Safety Deal

The lawmaker at the center of the effort explains how the proposal came together and what changes it would make.

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Don’t Add Curbs on Guns. But Repeal Liability Protections.

Freedom and responsibility, in equal measure.

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Ohio Makes It Easier for Teachers to Carry Guns at School

A new law requires educators and other school staff members who want to carry a weapon to undergo no more than 24 hours of training — compared with more than 700 hours previously.

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It’s Not Easy Being President

But we do have a few suggestions.

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If Australia Can Stop Mass Shootings, Why Can’t We?

Australia’s success with gun reform was mostly a result of timing, luck and the idiosyncrasies of its Constitution. But it does hold important lessons for the U.S.

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Gun Deal Is Less Than Democrats Wanted, but More Than They Expected

Though the compromise does not go as far as many would have preferred, it is still seen as a serious step that could save lives.

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Gun Deal Stirs Hope but Also Frustration in Places Scarred by Shootings

In Uvalde, Buffalo and Orlando, some residents see progress but lament that there hasn’t been more.

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Senators Reach Bipartisan Deal on Gun Safety

The agreement, which falls short of the sprawling changes championed by Democrats, is a significant step toward ending a yearslong impasse over gun reform legislation.

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‘I Ache for Change’: Students on School Shootings After Uvalde

Students told us what it’s like to go to school during a time of frequent shootings, and what America should be doing about it.

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In Uvalde, a Bishop Makes an Impassioned Plea: Tighten Gun Laws

In South Texas, where guns are woven into the culture, Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller is urging his community to reconsider. “We have to!” he says.

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Protesters Gather Across the U.S. to Speak Out Against Gun Violence

More than 300 rallies were scheduled in the country on Saturday, including one in Washington.

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A Single Image of Gun Violence Could Help Change Minds

Though grisly, showing what rifles do to people is a chance to finally shift the gun debate.

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Reliving ‘That Infamous Day, Jan. 6’

Readers wonder if the hearings will change minds, praise Liz Cheney and compare them to Watergate. Also: A gun owner’s plea for gun control.

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What Does It Mean When Greg Abbott Calls the Uvalde Gunman ‘Evil’?

Christian theology teaches that societies — not just individuals — bear responsibility for evil.

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