Firearms

House Democrats on Wednesday advanced legislation that would establish a federally controlled list of people who voluntarily agree to be blocked from buying guns. The bill is aimed at preventing gun suicides, which supporters of the legislation say is claiming the lives of more than 25,000 Americans each year. The proposal from Reps. Pramila Jayapal,
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Beneath the still-gleaming white dome, the Capitol’s new generation of promising leaders are jockeying for position. As our prospective congressional leaders quietly worked behind the scenes to climb the leadership ladder, our news was dominated by horrific news of mass shootings. And those who hoped to see a solution by watching Congress in action saw
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On Dec. 14, 2012, my fourth-grade teacher Mrs. White received a phone call and ran out the door, leaving a classroom of nine-year-olds unoccupied.  My peers and I were given the rare opportunity to indulge in shenanigans and tomfoolery without adult supervision — an opportunity most schoolchildren could only dream of. And yet, we sat
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Someone locks the door, another turns off the lights and closes the shades. Meanwhile, the rest of the class finds somewhere in the room hidden from any entrance. With variations, 95% of students in the U.S. have conducted an active shooter drill according to Everytown For Gun Safety. With every passing day, more and more
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BILL WHITAKER Board of Contributors As the 2022 midterm smoke clears, two big losers loom before Texans: Democratic icon Beto O’Rourke, who mistakenly assumed the tragic loss of life in a dead-of-winter state-run power grid collapse and state and local law enforcement incompetence and cowardice in a school shooting massacre would matter to everyday Texans,
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Gun control advocates hold signs during a protest at Discovery Green across from the National Rifle Association Annual Meeting at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, the U.S., May 27, 2022. /CFP Gun control advocates hold signs during a protest at Discovery Green across from the National Rifle Association Annual Meeting at
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AR-15 style rifles have been the weapon of choice for the perpetrators of several recent mass shootings [ { "name": "Ad - NativeInline - Injected", "component": "37365813", "insertPoint": "3", "requiredCountToDisplay": "5" },{ "name": "Real 1 Player (r2) - Inline", "component": "37365812", "insertPoint": "2/3", "requiredCountToDisplay": "9" } ] click to enlarge St. Louis shooting suspect Orlando
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This story was originally published by The Trace, a non-profit newsroom covering gun violence in America. Sign up for its newsletters here. It took most of the summer for the Uvalde school district to fire Pete Arredondo, the chief of the district police department whose blunders were largely blamed for the high number of casualties
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This story was originally published by The Trace, a non-profit newsroom covering gun violence in America. Sign up for its newsletters here. It took most of the summer for the Uvalde school district to fire Pete Arredondo, the chief of the district police department whose blunders were largely blamed for the high number of casualties
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With his political future unknown after a resounding loss to Ron DeSantis in the governor’s race last week, Charlie Crist is clearing out his campaign accounts by donating the remainder of his financial contributions to 20 statewide organizations, his campaign announced Monday. Among the progressive groups receiving funds are Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Ruth’s List
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