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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 ...

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 ... companies gun
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 ...
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 ...
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 ... Farm

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 ...
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 ...
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 ... police
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 ...
Analysts who say that all this is a sign that the gun debate has reached a "tipping point" are misreading the tea leaves. The underpinnings of the "March for Our Lives" movement isn't about really about guns, nor is it about school safety; it's all about Generation Z and its ability and willingness to leverage the ...
The US is unique in two key — and related — ways when it comes to guns: It has way more gun deaths than other developed nations, and it has far higher levels of gun ownership than any other country in the world. The US has nearly six times the gun homicide rate of Canada, more than seven times that ...
But I'm going to speak as a gun owner who believes that we should take the time and worry more about who we're selling these guns to than how many guns we're selling." Marshall County in western Kentucky was the site of a school shooting in January that killed two students and injured 18 more.
It said that none of the funds given to the CDC for injury prevention could be used to advocate or promote gun control. The law came along with a cut in funding that delivered a powerful message: Pursue research on hot-button questions about guns and face the wrath of lawmakers who control the agency's ...
For years, he'd been buying weapons, legally, at gun shows, and then reselling them to individuals from Latin America who wanted to smuggle the guns back to their home countries. Crumpler was what's known as a “straw buyer.” “I developed a group of customers,” he said later, in an interview with ...
The new government spending bill working its way through Congress contains some language about research on gun violence. For two decades, government health agencies have shied away from doing studies on guns. Some say that's about to change because of what's in this spending bill. But as ...
YouTube announced that it will place more restrictions on firearms videos hosted on its website, and the move has angered some gun enthusiasts who are now ... In the fall, YouTube banned videos that featured advice on how to make guns fire more quickly, such as by using bump stock devices. The move ...
Having already reignited the political debate around guns, they believe they have the potential to bend the ideological and partisan lines of American politics more decisively as they join the electorate. Lane Murdock, 15, a high school student in Connecticut who is organizing a wave of school-walkout ...
On Thursday, Citigroup became the first major Wall Street bank to implement a gun-control policy since the Parkland shooting, saying it will not do business or offer banking services such as credit cards and capital raises to companies that sell guns to customers less than 21 years of age, or to those who do ...
Hundreds of thousands will call for stricter gun control measures at "March For Our Lives" rallies across the country on Saturday. But in Montana's state Capitol, counterprotesters are organizing a "March For Our Guns." "I love our Second Amendment rights," 18-year-old Joey Chester says. "I don't want to ...
Fortnite's latest patch, v3.3.1, is adding the new heavy shotgun to Battle Royale, Epic announced late Wednesday. While shotguns may already be the most dominant guns in Battle Royale, the newest addition to the class looks to make them a little more versatile. The heavy shotgun has a tighter spread, ...
Updated at 6:50 p.m. ET. Incoming White House national security adviser John Bolton recorded a video used by the Russian gun rights group The Right to Bear Arms in 2013 to encourage the Russian government to loosen gun laws. The episode, which has not been previously reported, illustrates the ...
The amendment technically barred the CDC from spending any money “to advocate or promote gun control.” It was enacted following outcry by groups like the National Rifle Association over studies in the 1990s that showed — and have since been supported by further research — that the presence of guns ...
Nearly three-fourths of U.S. teachers do not want to carry guns in school, and they overwhelmingly favor gun control measures over security steps meant to "harden" schools, according to a new Gallup poll. The nationally representative poll of nearly 500 K-12 teachers was conducted earlier this month, after ...
The platform has similar features to Facebook, with profiles, friends, groups, photo albums, and pages, but "free from the restrictions that other social networks impose" on the subject of guns and shooting. Its feed is made up almost exclusively of people showing off their airguns and firearms, including ...
YouTube said this week that it would tighten restrictions on some firearm videos, its latest policy announcement since coming under scrutiny following last month's mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla. The video-streaming service, which is owned by Google, said it would ban videos that promote ...


 

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