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Although Rich does not call for an outright ban on assault weapons, I firmly believe that his comprehensive gun safety proposals will keep guns away from those who should not have them while not alienating responsible gun owners who do tend to vote out of proportion to their numbers. Do not let ...
The American Federation of Teachers said Thursday that it is cutting its financial ties with Wells Fargo as a result of the banking giant's relationships with the National Rifle Association and gunmakers. The AFT, a 1.7 million-member national union, is dropping the bank as a recommended mortgage ... Wells

Opponents of gun control often argue that if we take guns away, those intent on killing or committing crimes with them will simply "find another way." They'll use knives and go on a mass stabbing. Or perhaps they'll turn to bombs or stones or fire. In social science, this is called "displacement." While it may ...
There are nearly enough guns in America to arm every citizen. The Pew Research Center estimates that there are about 270 million to 310 million guns in the United States. With the nation's population around 328,000,000, that's nearly a gun for every American. The firearms, however, are owned by ...
The 21-year-old father of the 3-year-old girl who accidentally shot her pregnant mother faces felony charges for allegedly leaving his loaded gun in the car with his two young children when he went inside a clothing store. Menzo Brazier of Michigan City, Indiana, is charged with two counts of ...
(CNN) Students around the country are again taking to the streets. It's the latest mass action since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that claimed seventeen lives and galvanized young people to act in the long-stalled debate over guns. Some activists are heartened by the ... gun
The rally and the activism since the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School feel like a watershed moment for Mauser. He works with Colorado Ceasefire, a gun violence prevention group created after Columbine. In 2000, they closed a loophole in state law that let people buy guns at gun shows ...
A disability rights group in Texas sent out a survey last month, trying to figure out how many of its members became disabled by gun violence. The group, ADAPT of Texas, says it's an effort to collect data that will help inform Texas lawmakers about how they should legislate guns. Bob Kafka, an ...
Citigroup has restricted gun retailers who are its customers, and Bank of America said it will no longer finance companies that make assault-style rifles for civilians. Dicks said it won't sell guns to people under 21 years old. Weingarten says the AFT tried unsuccessfully to talk to Wells Fargo about ...
The most obvious effect of such a disappearance is simple: no gun deaths. Approximately 500,000 people around the world are killed by guns each year. In terms of developed countries, the biggest losses are in the US, where citizens own 300 to 350 million guns in total. There, gun homicide rates are ...
Students across the nation plan to keep up the pressure for tougher gun laws with school walkouts and rallies Friday, including an event that's expected to bring hundreds of people to downtown Raleigh. Students are planning to walk out of class at 10 a.m. Friday in more than 2,000 events nationally, ...
The company told the Post-Gazette that it would recycle the gun materials after destroying them at its distribution centers. Typically, companies will sell unsold merchandise back to manufacturers. Federal guidelines for destroying guns require the crushing, cutting, or breaking of the gun parts— typically by torch rather than ...
The list of measures he's backing includes universal background checks, a ban on military-style assault weapons, magazine limitations, closing the gun show loophole, overturning the Dickey Amendment, and imposing better checks on mental health before people purchase guns. He's hopeful this issue ...
BlackRock last month stripped retailers that sell guns from some of its exchange-traded funds, and said it would offer two new ETFs that exclude gun makers and retailers. Aside from offering the FTSE Social Index Fund, which excludes gun makers, Vanguard told CNN on Tuesday that 359 of its 388 funds ...
In 1982, Ronnie Barrett was a professional photographer taking photos of a military patrol boat on Tennessee's Stones River. The patrol boat was armed with two M2 .50 caliber heavy machine gun mounts. Barrett was intrigued by the guns and wondered if a rifle could be designed to fire the .50 BMG bullet.
One in four Americans now owns a gun or lives in a household with guns. So how strange that, on that day in the late 1980s, I saw a real gun for the first and last time. I grew up in inner-city Baltimore. I've worked at soup kitchens and homeless shelters all over the East Coast and stayed at dozens of ...

WASHINGTON -- The students who organized last month's marches for gun legislation want members of Congress to hold town hall meetings on Saturday. You won't find any featuring lawmakers in New Jersey, but activists have set up their own meetings in three congressional districts in the state.
The poll also shows broad support for a number of specific gun control initiatives. Nine in 10 voters, 90 percent, support requiring background checks on all gun sales. Eighty-four percent want to bar people on the federal no-fly list from purchasing guns. More than two-thirds, 68 percent, support banning ...
Making it explicitly clear to all employees that guns are not allowed on the workplace premise may seem like a no-brainer, but there are states that allow people to carry firearms into the office. If you operate in one of these states (or really, even if you don't), communicate that you have no tolerance for ...
He returned to New York to work as a resident at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, where he often treated victims of gun violence. "I felt that I'd be able to make a difference in people's lives becoming a trauma surgeon," he told CNN. He hasn't treated victims of nation's mass shootings like colleagues ...
Top technology CEOs including Twitter's Jack Dorsey and Uber's Dara Khosrowshahi have called for stricter gun control. It follows the attack on the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, in which a woman shot and injured at least 3 people before killing herself. Technology CEOs including ...
Other gun sellers such as Dick's Sporting Goods, Walmart and Fred Meyer quit selling assault-style rifles and high-capacity magazines and raised the age limit for anyone purchasing guns or ammunition to 21. The larger magazines allow for multiple ammunition rounds, in some cases 20 or more, to be ...
Tragically, predictably, infuriatingly, we're again mourning a shooting — this time at YouTube's headquarters — even as the drive for gun safety legislation has stalled in Washington. Polls show that nine out of 10 Americans favor basic steps like universal background checks before gun purchases, but the ...
Bump stocks allow semiautomatic rifles to fire at a rate similar to that of machine guns and were used by the Las Vegas shooter who killed 58 people and ... in the state machine their own guns all the time and questioned if the bill would criminalize possession of items that could be fabricated into gun parts, ...
The new law went into effect March 9, quickly stoking concern among supporters of gun rights about lost freedom. A March 18 headline posted on the Free Thought Project said, "It begins: Florida police now confiscating guns from people with no due process." The post went on to say a man in Lighthouse ...
NASHVILLE — I didn't attend the local rally against gun violence on March 24, though more than 10,000 Nashvillians did. The march was planned by Abby Brafman, a Vanderbilt University freshman and 2017 graduate of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. I had out-of-town family ...
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature struck a deal as part of state budget negotiations that will toughen gun-control laws for people convicted of domestic abuse. In addition to expanding the type of crimes that will require confiscation of guns, it will also broaden current law to include the surrender ...
With fewer than a dozen guns in the safe, I wouldn't even be considered a gun nut. Most of my friends have concealed-carry licenses and pistols on their person. If there are 10 of us in a room, there are most likely 10 loaded firearms, probably more, with a few of us keeping backups in ankle holsters. Rarely ...
In Florida, only the state is allowed to regulate firearms. Local government officials who ignore that law — posting signs prohibiting guns in city parks, for example — face stiff penalties. They include removal from office, a $5,000 fine officials must pay from their personal funds and lawsuits from any person or ...
... of guns to 21; bans bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire more rapidly; and limits rifle magazines to 10 rounds. But Vermont residents will be permitted to keep larger-capacity magazines they already own, creating a sense of urgency among state gun owners looking to stock up before ...
School safety and insurance experts agree that adding a firearm to a classroom only increases the risk of gun violence — whether intentional or otherwise. “Granted, [school shootings] are becoming more frequent, but it still is a rare occurrence,” said Tory Brownyard, the president of the Brownyard Group, ...
Last month's mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, reignited debate over gun control in the United States with a special focus on the legal minimum age for gun ownership. Many on both sides of the aisle have argued that our laws currently put guns in the hands of young people who lack the ...
Organizers encouraged activists to write to lawmakers in opposition to Senate Bill 383, which would give Pennsylvania school districts the option to allow teachers to carry guns. The bill was introduced in early 2017 by Sen. Don White, R-Indiana and advanced in the GOP-controlled state Senate in June.
(SHELBY, N.C.) — Authorities in North Carolina say four men suffered gunshot wounds in a “running gun battle” while driving on a highway. The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office said in a news release it appears shots were fired between the occupants of two vehicles around 2:15 a.m. Saturday on U.S. 74 ...
"This legislation builds on our gun laws -- already the strongest in the nation-- to make New York safer and stronger." Cuomo's support of the bill comes amid the announcement of a primary challenge from Cynthia Nixon, the former 'Sex and the City' actress who launched her campaign to unseat Cuomo ...
“Democrats should make the distinction that we're not trying to take away your Second Amendment right, but we do want strict limits on ownership and sales on guns that are weapons of war,” he added. The intensified focus on gun reform marks something of a shift for the Democrats, who shied away from ...
CORRECTION: This story has been updated to show that the magazines were not high-capacity. MONTPELIER - Gun rights activists gave out free rifle magazines Saturday in Montpelier as Gov. Phil Scott is poised to sign gun-control proposals into law. "17 senators didn't want to hear anything about ...
Gun rights supporters protesting gun restriction legislation have gathered outside the Vermont Statehouse to urge the governor not to sign the bill. Police estimate hundreds of protesters turned out Saturday to show their opposition a day after the Vermont legislature passed the gun restrictions package.
Those red flags, the chief said, included Sun being uncommunicative with others and not leaving his room, dying his hair blond, paying for a fast expensive car with cash, and referring to one of his guns as a "sniper rifle." Beary said Sun also went to a gun range to practice with his rifle and also wouldn't ...
"New York is once again leading the way to prevent gun violence, and with this common sense reform, break the inextricable link between gun violence and domestic violence," Cuomo said. "This legislation builds on our gun laws -- already the strongest in the nation -- to make New York safer and stronger.
He respects the argument that putting more guns in the hands of more people adds to more gun violence in America — but he doesn't agree with it. "I believe that the best way to stop someone with a gun other than law enforcement is to have a gun yourself," he says. "I think too often as African-Americans ...
MONTPELIER – A package of gun restrictions is on track to become law in Vermont after the state Senate on Friday approved raising the legal age for gun ... It doesn't take away guns, and I believe that we will get accustomed to the new normal, which is trying to address this underlying violence that we are ...
Since 1996, gun control advocates have reported shelling out $9.1 million to assist candidates agreeing with their views, while gun rights groups and firearms dealers have spend $4.2 million, VPAP records show. The totals do not include most individual contributions to candidates from people who might ...
A 13-year-old running for governor in Vermont is highlighting gun control in his platform. Ethan Sonneborn, who declared his candidacy last year, is calling for stricter gun control in his home state, and told CNN in an interview published Friday that the refreshed national conversation on guns in the ...
The son of a Mormon pioneer, John Moses Browning learned the craft of gunsmithing in his father's gun shop. Browning built his first firearm in 1868 at the age of 13, the first of a long line of handguns, long guns and machine guns. Browning designed more than thirty firearms, with the Winchester 1885 ...
A recently approved Florida gun law could make all state firearm owners and gun manufacturers felons. At least that's the take of several lawyers and a Fort Myers firearms consultant. Alecs Dean, president of International Firearms Consulting Group in Fort Myers, said language in the Marjory Stoneman ...
Vermont is now poised to end its standing as a state with some of the least restrictive gun laws in the country. And it was that cultural change that Essex-Orleans Sen. John Rodgers lamented in his remarks to the Senate. He said gun ownership and gun rights were a part of the Vermont he knew growing up ...
But this stance has caused consternation with users of the Gun Deals subreddit, who explain that their community was not involved in the sale of guns other than providing links to legal retailers. And as one Twitter user pointed out, the ban extended to a subreddit dedicated to the exchange of bullet casings, ...
Shootings like those in Parkland, Florida, or Las Vegas lead to public demands for tighter gun restrictions and marches against gun violence, but they also inspire Americans to buy guns and join the National Rifle Association. Both sides subsequently cast aspersions that the other side is not just morally ...


 

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