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They've had enough. Students across country walk out to demand new gun laws

Posted on March 14, 2018

In an unprecedented show of unity and political solidarity, waves of students marched out of class Wednesday to demand stricter gun laws and an end to school massacres. The National School Walkout took place across the country at 10 a.m. in each time zone. The protest was sparked by last month's school massacre in Florida and fueled by years of anger about what many say are inadequate gun laws.

USA Today Editorial: On school shootings, ignorance is not bliss

Posted on March 13, 2018

Jettison Dickey Amendment so federal funds can aid gun violence research: Our view

Congress Quashed Research Into Gun Violence. Since Then, 600,000 People Have Been Shot.

Posted on March 13, 2018

Federal officials and lawmakers debate whether to relax restrictions, backed by the National Rifle Association, on governmental research into gun violence.

Sessions calls on U.S. attorneys to aggressively prosecute gun buyers who lie on background checks

Posted on March 13, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Monday that U.S. attorneys will more aggressively enforce the law that makes it a crime for gun buyers to lie on their federal background checks, one of several steps Justice Department officials outlined as part of the Trump administration's response to last month's deadly school shooting in Parkland, Fla. The Justice Department also will increase the presence of law enforcement officers at schools and co

White House proposes arming teachers, backpedals on raising age to buy guns

Posted on March 12, 2018

The Trump administration on Sunday night proposed providing some school personnel with igorous firearms training and backed a bill to improve criminal background checks on gun buyers, but backpedaled on the idea of increasing the minimum age to buy certain firearms -- a policy President Donald Trump had said he would support.

Florida shooting: NRA sues as Florida enacts gun-control law

Posted on March 12, 2018

The National Rifle Association (NRA) is suing Florida after it passed a gun control law in the wake of a school shooting that left 17 people dead.

Ban bump stocks? Justice Department moves to make them illegal to own or sell

Posted on March 12, 2018

The Justice Department moved forward on Saturday with plans to ban bump stock devices and make them illegal to own or sell. The move comes after President Trump signed an executive order that instructed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to regulate the devices, which help speed up the pace of gunfire and allow semi-automatic guns to fire at a rate that mimics a fully automatic firearm.

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Police seize first firearms under Florida's new gun-control laws
Posted: March 19, 2018

A Broward County judge on Friday issued the state’s first order temporarily removing guns from a person under Florida’s new gun-control laws. Four firearms and 267 rounds of ammunition were ordered removed from a 56-year-old Lighthouse Point man who was determined to be a potential risk to himself or others. ...

Gun Control Bills Die in Kansas, Day After Student Walkout
Posted: March 19, 2018

Kansas lawmakers rejected a series of gun control measures one by one on Thursday, the day after students nationwide walked out of class to protest school shootings. ...

Parkland, race and the gun violence that goes overlooked
Posted: March 19, 2018

As survivors of a shooting in Parkland, Florida, amass international attention for a movement to reform gun laws, many white parents and guardians are figuring out how to talk to their children about gun violence for the first time. But many within black communities are reckoning with how to embrace that movement while also addressing truths about their safety, perceptions of black lives and death. ...

After his family died, he threatened to kill himself. So the police took his guns.
Posted: March 19, 2018

John McGuire was inside his house with 81 guns when five state troopers were dispatched to investigate a threat he had reportedly made. They told him he wasn’t being charged, or investigated, or even accused of any crime. Instead, they had come to search his house this winter evening based on a controversial type of warrant, one that represents the United States’ latest piecemeal attempt to prevent gun violence. ...

ATF Chief tells Congress laws to ban bump fire stocks is best route
Posted: March 15, 2018

The acting head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives acknowledged Wednesday that he has been told by some attorneys that banning bump fire stocks through executive regulation would lead to court challenges that would delay the implementation of a ban. Pressed by Democratic Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal, ATF Acting Director Thomas Brandon told members of Congress that banning bump stocks through legislation would be cle ...

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