Gun Laws

The heads of six states and Puerto Rico on Wednesday announced the creation of the joint Regional Gun Violence Research Consortium. The governors of Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island joined with Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló to launch the project, organized by the Rockefeller Institute of Government, a public policy
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Mike Pence, when he was governor of Indiana, speaking at the NRA convention in Louisville in 2016. (Photo: NRA-TV) Vice President Mike Pence will speak in Dallas next week at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting, the organization said in an announcement Tuesday. Executive director of NRA’s lobbying arm Chris Cox called it an “honor”
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A recent Gallup poll revealed the percentage of Americans ranking gun control as the nation’s top problem decreased by half this month. The survey, conducted April 2-11, found only 6 percent of respondents said strengthening regulations on gun sales remains the country’s “most important problem” — down from 13 percent in March. Dissatisfaction with the
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Amalgamated Bank said it will pull investments from Sturm, Ruger & Company and withhold support for an board member if the gun maker fails to adopt new corporate policies and cut ties with the National Rifle Association. The bank’s chief executive Keith Mestrich described Ruger’s relationship with the NRA as “short-termism” in their resistance to
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“I support a ban on ‘assault-style’ weapons,” Wheeler told student activists at City Hall on Friday. (Photo: Wheeler/Twitter) Mayor Ted Wheeler, a Democrat, promised a group seeking gun control that he would work to both institute local regulations and overturn a state ban on such laws. Speaking to a group of student activists gathered outside
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A national teacher’s union ended a program directing members in need of mortgage loans to Wells Fargo because of the bank’s relationship with the National Rifle Association and gun makers. American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten explained the partnership ended because Wells Fargo chief executive Tim Sloan failed to meet with union officials to
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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School survivor Carlos “Carlitos” Rodriguez speaks as teens kick off a voter registration rally, a day ahead of the 19th anniversary at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. (Photo: Rick Wilking/Reuters) Teenagers in the Denver suburb of Littleton organized a rally Thursday to amp up youth voter registration ahead of November’s
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A pack of Remington-brand .338 Lapua Magnum rifle rounds. A fine 250-grains of bullet. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com) Wednesday marks the last day for Remington Outdoor Company’s chief financial officer, Steve Jackson, who resigned shortly after the gun maker petitioned a bankruptcy court for Chapter 11 protections. In Jackson’s 10 years with the gun maker, he
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The Supreme Judicial Court on Tuesday found the state’s total ban on civilian possession of a stun gun violates the Second Amendment. In the 22-page ruling in Ramirez v. Commonwealth, Chief Justice Ralph Gants said the high court “reluctantly” came to the conclusion that Massachusetts’s blanket prohibition on electronic weapons couldn’t be saved as it
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Alex Jones standing in front of a bunch of maps. (Photo: InfoWars via Youtube) Parents of two children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre filed suit against conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who has maintained that the horrific event was faked and possibly staged by the government. The lawsuit, filed in a Texas state court,
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Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum, seen here at a press conference last month, is a strong supporter of the state’s new gun seizure order law. (Photo: Rosenblum’s office) State Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum wants all Oregonians to know how to take advantage of the new Extreme Risk Protection Order process. Rosenblum’s office last week announced
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