Politics & 2nd Amendment

A NYT report suggests the ATF is reluctant to revoke gun dealers’ firearms licenses. (Photo: AP) Political pressure encourages the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to ignore non-compliant gun dealers across the country, according to a report from the New York Times published over the weekend. The newspaper combed through more than 100
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Cardinal Cupich dedicated the Tolton Peace Center in Chicago’s Austin area last month, which includes a sculpture by artist Timothy Schmalz entitled Thou Shall Not Kill depicting Jesus weeping over a gunshot victim. (Photo: The Chicago Catholic) In recent weeks, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago has expanded its gun program with the support of
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An administration official told Senate lawmakers this week the president’s School Safety Commission won’t focus on the role firearms play in perpetuating violence. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, chair of the commission established in the wake of the Parkland massacre, said the group’s primary mission will center on bolstering safety, dodging a direct line of questioning from
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott introducing the “School and Firearm Safety Action Plan” in Austin on May 30, 2018. (Photo: Dallas ISD via Facebook) Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s three days of roundtable discussions in response to last month’s Santa Fe school shooting resulted in a 44-page plan that’s heavy on school security and mental health treatment
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Edwards, a Democrat, approved the popular bill without comment. (Photo: Governor’s Office) Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards last week approved legislation to allow more people to carry a concealed handgun in places of worship across the state. The proposal, SB 402, changes state regulations on security guards in places like churches and synagogues while dropping
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Congressional Republicans decided against a Second Amendment rider to the highly-anticipated Dodd-Frank reform bill signed into law last week — a blow for gun rights groups hoping to strike back against the financial sector over its recent anti-gun activism. It’s the latest twist in a nearly-four month siege against gun makers and retailers after a
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