Firearms

WASHINGTON — The most significant US gun control bill in nearly 30 years has been signed into law by President Joe Biden. It imposes tougher checks on young buyers and encourages states to remove guns from people considered a threat. Congress approved the legislation with bipartisan support this week, following a spate of mass shootings.
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UPDATE, Saturday, 6:20 AM PT: President Biden signed the bipartisan gun safety bill into law on Saturday, saying that “time is of the essence” and “lives will be saved” by the legislation. “While this bill doesn’t do everything I want, it does include actions I have long called for,” Biden said, calling it a “monumental
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House sent President Joe Biden the most wide-ranging gun violence bill Congress has passed in decades on Friday, a measured compromise that at once illustrates progress on the long-intractable issue and the deep-seated partisan divide that persists. The Democratic-led chamber approved the election-year legislation on a mostly party-line 234-193 vote, capping
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“Do something, do something, do something!” In 2019, as Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tried to console mourners at a vigil for nine people killed by a gunman in a Dayton entertainment district, people in the audience took up the chant that became a slogan of the Ohio gun control movement. Not much happened in the
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“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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