President Biden will announce a handful of minor steps designed to improve enforcement of existing gun laws during a trip to Monterey Park, Calif., the site of a mass shooting in January.
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In the Gun Law Fights of 2023, a Need for Experts on the Weapons of 1791
A Supreme Court decision has forced courts to consider what gun restrictions existed two centuries ago, sending demand soaring for historians.
Michigan Democrats Move on Right-to-Work, Gay Rights and Guns
Despite Republican objections, the Michigan House of Representatives voted to repeal a right-to-work law, codify L.G.B.T.Q. rights and expand gun background checks.
Judge Throws Out Missouri Statute Restricting Federal Gun Laws
A federal judge ruled that the measure violated the U.S. government’s right to enforce its laws and was a threat to public safety.
A Tangled Tale of Gun Parts, Identity Theft and the Ease of Buy Now, Pay Later
Seung Song said his identity was stolen and used to buy $5,000 worth of gun components from an online dealer using a buy now, pay later service.
New York’s Gun Laws Sow Confusion as Nation Rethinks Regulation
A Supreme Court decision has produced scores of new lawsuits, sowing confusion as jurists and citizens sort out what’s legal now.
Georgia Gun Laws Weigh on Atlanta’s Bid to Host 2024 Democratic Convention
Boosters of Chicago’s bid are raising safety questions about Georgia’s lenient concealed-carry laws, jockeying for the upper hand as a decision nears.
The Rise of the Active Shooter Defense Industry
More companies are promising to protect children or employees against gun violence. But the industry is largely unregulated and unproven.
Michigan State Professor Was Teaching Class When Gunman Started Shooting
A professor recalls: “It looked like a robot, not someone human, covered with a mask and a cap.”
At Michigan State, Balancing Freedom and Safety in the Wake of Tragedy
While elementary, middle and high schools have adopted new safety technology to try to deter gun violence, the same changes have not come to the more open campuses of colleges and universities.
Times Square Killing Tests New York’s Push to Curb Gun Violence
The fatal shooting was the first since the area was designated a “gun-free zone” in response to a Supreme Court ruling striking down the state’s firearms law.
For Gabby Giffords, Progress on Gun Safety Is ‘Inch by Inch’
A 2011 mass shooting left Gabrielle Giffords, then a Democratic congresswoman, partly paralyzed and unable to speak fluently. She has since built a powerful advocacy group.
California Has More Than 100 Gun Laws. Why Don’t They Stop More Mass Shootings?
The state is still reeling from back-to-back attacks that left at least 19 people dead. The killings have spurred lawmakers to call for more regulations.
After Mass Shootings, Parties Remain Gridlocked Over Gun Control
The new House speaker is from California and the president is again asking for a bill to reimpose an assault rifle ban, but Congress is unlikely to muster any bipartisan consensus.
A Smarter Way to Reduce Gun Deaths
To break the paralysis, focus less on guns and more on those firing them.
Biden Pushes for Assault Weapons Ban After California Shootings
The 1994 ban blocked the sale of 19 specific weapons that have the features of guns used by the military. It expired in 2004 and any new proposals are unlikely to pass a divided Senate.
January Brings at Least 38 Mass Shootings So Far
In the first three weeks of 2023, at least 67 people have been killed in mass shootings across the country, including two within days of each other in California.
Illinois Passed a Sweeping Ban on High-Powered Guns. Now Come the Lawsuits.
Democrats say the new law, the most extensive firearm ban in the Midwest, will save lives, but gun rights supporters claim it is unconstitutional.
6-Year-Old Accused of Shooting Teacher in Virginia Has ‘Acute Disability,’ Family Says
The child had previously been accompanied by a parent every day in school, but that stopped the week of the shooting, his family said.
Supreme Court Again Rejects Request to Block New York Gun Law
The latest emergency application came from several firearms dealers who said recent state laws violated the Second Amendment and conflicted with federal law.
Why Must We Go About Our Lives With an Eye on the Nearest Exit?
An “armed society” may or may not be a “polite society,” but it is far from being a democratic one.
Supreme Court Leaves New York’s New Gun Law in Place for Now
The law, enacted in response to a decision in June striking down a restrictive gun control law, imposed new requirements on carrying guns in public.
A Heavily Armed Man Caused Panic at a Supermarket. But Did He Break the Law?
In states with permissive gun laws, police and prosecutors have limited tools at their disposal when a heavily armed individual sows fear or panic in public.
In a Small Arkansas City, Crime, Dread and an Emergency Curfew
A gun death on Christmas Eve crystallized the fear and frustration over violence that had been building in Eudora, Ark., a city of 1,700, for months.
Pictures of the Year
Some of the most memorable photos published in The Times in 2022.
A.T.F. Moves to Close ‘Ghost Guns’ Loophole in Federal Rule
New guidance from the Biden administration requires pistol parts to be subject to the same regulations as fully finished firearms.
One City Is Trying a New Approach to Stem Gun Violence
San Jose, Calif., will require gun owners to carry insurance and pay an annual fee that will fund violence prevention efforts.
New Federal Rule Has Done Little to Stem Spread of ‘Ghost Guns’
Sellers of key components of the untraceable homemade firearms have been interpreting the rule in the narrowest possible way.
Gun Violence and Children
A portrait of an American tragedy.
Gun Safety: Yes, There’s Actually a Reason to Have Hope
We thought gun safety was a lost cause after Sandy Hook. We had it wrong.
America’s Toxic Gun Culture Is Invading Our Politics
Gun-rights extremism and political violence are inextricably linked.
As Shootings Continue, Prospects for Gun Control Action in Congress Remain Dim
With Republicans taking control of the House in January, the chances that Congress will consider any added restrictions in next two years are also exceedingly slim.
Armed for the Holidays
The bloodshed continues. Will it make a difference?
Donate This Holiday Season: The Rising Seas Institute Needs Your Help
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At Protests, Guns Are Doing the Talking
Armed Americans, often pushing a right-wing agenda, are increasingly using open-carry laws to intimidate opponents and shut down debate.
Could Colorado’s Red-Flag Law Have Prevented the Club Q Shooting?
The state’s red-flag law allows relatives or law enforcement officials to ask a court to seize guns from someone who is deemed dangerous, but it is not used as often in Colorado as in other states.
Across the Country, Voting Issues Are on the Ballot. Abortion and Guns Are, Too.
Ballot initiatives on an array of issues offer an opportunity to take the nation’s temperature, particularly when it comes to voting access.
Letitia James Makes Famous Enemies. Will That Win Her an Election?
The New York attorney general has taken on Donald Trump and the N.R.A. Her little-known opponent hopes that will help his chances.
With Allies Nearby, Hochul and Zeldin Try to Spur Voters to Polls
With eight days until Election Day, the candidates in New York’s governors race are hoping popular politicians can help them drum up support from their bases.
Texas Goes Permitless on Guns, and Police Face an Armed Public
A new law allowing people to carry handguns without a license has led to more spontaneous shootings, many in law enforcement say.
Republicans Gain Edge as Voters Worry About Economy, Times/Siena Poll Finds
With elections next month, independents, especially women, are swinging to the G.O.P. despite Democrats’ focus on abortion rights. Disapproval of President Biden seems to be hurting his party.
Hoping to Carry a Gun in New Jersey? You Might Need Insurance First
Legislative leaders are promoting some of the strictest firearms rules in the country, a response to the Supreme Court ruling that overturned a New York law barring most people from carrying guns in public.
MacArthur Foundation Announces 25 New ‘Genius’ Grant Winners
The 2022 awards are going to artists, activists, scholars, scientists and others who have shown “exceptional creativity.” The grants are a bit bigger than before: $800,000 over five years.
Why Strict but Inconsistent Gun Laws Did Not Keep Thailand Safe
Firearm policy is strict for some people and lax for others, a recipe for problems. The horrific attack by an ex-policeman may spur calls for change, but it will not be easy.
Another Challenge to New York’s Gun Law: Sheriffs Who Won’t Enforce It
Some say the measure, which was passed after a Supreme Court opinion, ignores common sense, the Second Amendment and the way people live outside big cities.
After Day Care Massacre, Thailand Is Roiled With Grief
Anguished families were coming to terms with the loss of their young children as the nation pondered issues like gun violence and the widespread availability of deadly weapons.
Thailand’s Gun Laws Have Loopholes for Soldiers and Police Officers
Such buyers can purchase firearms from the government with fewer checks than those for civilians.
Gun-Related Suicides and Killings Continued to Rise in 2021, C.D.C. Reports
The increases in homicides were particularly stark among Black and Hispanic men, while suicides involving firearms rose among all adults.
Federal Judge Blocks N.Y. Gun Law, Finding Much of It Unconstitutional
The order, issued by Judge Glenn T. Suddaby, found that the state’s new restrictions on the carrying of guns in public trampled on the rights of New Yorkers.