Firearms

Current defensive uses are more telling and reveal that assault weapons are hardly used for self-defensive purposes. The 1995 study claimed that about 2 million self-defense tactics were used, but current studies show that the number of guns used in self-defense was close to zero. The current studies were based on hospital records and included
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More often than anyone might think, ample grounds exist for wondering why anyone would want to be president of the United States. Yes, there’s the glory of being elected to occupy the country’s most powerful office, hearing “Hail to the Chief,” receiving military salutes, and being called “Mr. President.” One presides over elegant state dinners.
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WASHINGTON — In the first two months of President Joe Biden’s administration, many of the nation’s most powerful gun violence prevention groups were dismayed with the leadership of the man they thought was going to be their strongest champion. While they were receiving private meetings, they felt American gun deaths were placed on the back-burner by
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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Thursday announced executive actions to curb gun violence, and he pledged to push for change to the country’s firearms laws — his first substantive response to a pair of mass shootings last month that left 18 people dead. “Gun violence in this country is an epidemic, and it’s an
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Mr. Chipman, an adviser to the gun control organization founded by former Representative Gabrielle Giffords, is a former agent with the A.T.F. Ms. Giffords left Congress after she was shot in the head in a mass shooting in 2011 in Tucson, Ariz. While Mr. Chipman’s selection came as welcome news to gun control groups, he
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CLOSE President Joe Biden announced executive actions aimed at curbing gun violence. USA TODAY WASHINGTON –  President Joe Biden unveiled his first major steps to address gun violence on Thursday, directing his administration to tighten restrictions on so-called ghost guns, or untraceable weapons that can be constructed from parts purchased online.   The president also announced his nomination of David Chipman
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“The process Mr. LaPierre ­followed to file this bankruptcy case is itself a master class in bad faith and dishonest conduct,” Monica Connell, an assistant New York attorney general, said in court Monday, contending that ­NRA chief executive Wayne La­Pierre concealed the bankruptcy plan from the NRA board and its general counsel until after it
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The usual “thoughts and prayers” were mouthed or tweeted by state and national politicians. Ted “Cancun” Cruz stated that with the mass murders, the U.S. Senate was treating the incidents as “theater.” In short, after some initial sound and fury, not much will be done. While the residents of Orange, California, and Boulder will call
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By Julia McPeek We need to move upstream and affect human behavior rather than continuing to pull dead bodies out of the river. Bans have their place but are only dams creating pent up demand, black markets and targets for Second Amendment arms racists to blow up. We need skillfully crafted legislation at the state,
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Graphic by Ben Berman Mass shootings in our supermarkets, spas,  movie theaters, schools, and churches. When will the violence stop? Divided communities of us vs. them, gun control vs. gun rights, freedom-takers vs. freedom-fighters. When will we learn to compromise?  Now is our moment for change.  As individuals and communities, we must begin to dismantle the
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“As a new resident of Nelsonville, I was surprised by the lovely church bells that grace us with brief playlists throughout the day. I was also surprised by the National Anthem which resounds every day at noon from the Washington Street location. It seems innocuous but I question the motive. Is this a call for
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The National Rifle Association was quick to chide President Biden over his son Hunter’s reported firearms misadventures, saying that the Democrat should clean up his own house before cracking down on responsible gun owners. The NRA Institute for Legislative Action raised concerns about the Secret Service’s alleged involvement in the search for Hunter Biden’s discarded
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Let’s deal with reality, not the National Rifle Association’s fantasy. The all-too-frequent mass shootings, defined by the FBI as having four or more victims, have little to do with “mental problems.” According to the American Psychiatric Association, less than 4% of gun violence — that is all gun violence, not just mass shootings — is
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Calls for gun control and gun reform came quickly after last Monday’s mass shooting at a King Soopers market in Boulder, Colo. They always do following such incidents, which happen with horrifying frequency. This time gun reform legislation, usually derailed due to bipartisan bickering, is a real possibility. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., on Sunday said
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In the 14 days after the death of George Floyd, 19 people across the country died in violent protests. Not all the deaths were gun-related, and some of the dead were engaged in criminal activity. Nonetheless, the nation responded with shock and talked of little else in the weeks that followed. This week, a single
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