Firearms

“Many have come to doubt whether we’re capable of making our institutions work, including the world’s greatest deliberative body, “ Cornyn said. “And we proved that we can when sufficiently inspired … to come together and find common ground that will help keep our communities safer, protect our children and save lives.” The gun safety
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Placeholder while article actions load President Biden’s proposed federal gas tax holiday for three months (along with encouragement for states to suspend their own gas taxes) is not a reasonable remedy for inflation. Gun legislation moving through the Senate (and then the House) falls pathetically short of what’s needed to address gun violence. Yet both
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In response to rising social anger over mass shootings at schools, grocery stores, churches, malls, sporting events and virtually every other public space in the United States, in a procedural vote on Tuesday, the Senate advanced the 80-page Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. Leading senators have indicated that they expect the bill to clear the Senate
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The Senate finalized a gun control bill Tuesday following a spate of deadly mass shootings across America — setting up a potential vote on passage before lawmakers break for the July 4 holiday at the end of this week. A bipartisan negotiating group unveiled a framework of a bill on June 12 and had been engaged in frantic talks to hammer out the final text amid public outrage
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To the editor June 21, 2022 Another mass shooting and Republicans are saying that assault weapons don’t need to be banned, that facilities just need to have only one door. Sure, one door in schools where children can die trying to get out during a fire, earthquake, tornado, etc. makes sense. The doctor who was
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As much as I’m enjoying the Jan. 6 committee’s careful assembly of evidence proving former President Trump is a douchebag, I wasn’t seeing much in the way of a criminal offense until this week’s underreported story about how Trump used his “STOP THE STEAL” fundraising appeals to grift his supporters out of $250 million, none
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“To allow the market mechanism to be sole director of the fate of human beings and their natural environment… would result in the demolition of society,” warned political economist Karl Polanyi in his book The Great Transformation, published in 1944. Had Polanyi been alive today, his statement would have found prophetic validation in the condition
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As much as I’m enjoying the January 6th committee’s careful assembly of evidence proving former President Trump is a dummy, I wasn’t seeing much in the way of a criminal offense until this week’s underreported story about how Trump used his “STOP THE STEAL” fundraising appeals to grift his supporters out of $250 million, none
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Such imagery has since become stock-in-trade. When Brian Kemp ran for governor of Georgia in 2018, one tongue-in-cheek ad showed him in a room full of firearms, leveling a shotgun near a young man interested in dating his daughter. It generated criticism, including from Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in
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Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), the lead Republican negotiator on the bipartisan gun safety package, told a home-state crowd at the Texas GOP convention on Friday that he had “fought and kept President Biden’s gun grabbing wish list off the table,” yet still received boos from the crowd, CNN reports. Said Cornyn: “Democrats pushed for an
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Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. WASHINGTON — In late May, U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema had just finished speaking to a group of reporters about the gut-wrenching shooting at a Uvalde elementary school. She beelined into the Senate chamber, where she
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Lynette Kennison  |  Guest columnist My area of specialty is trauma therapy and grief counseling; sadly, there is a greater need for both these days.  The NRA touts infringement of the right to bear arms by citizens as sacred and any modification as a slippery slope. This country has already gone down that slope and we
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Former President Clinton is offering advice to people looking to garner support for gun control laws, saying it’s important that Americans “just talk to each other again.” In an interview on CBS’s “The Late Late Show” with James Corden on Wednesday, Clinton said that when talking to pro-gun rights activists, it might help to ask for
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