Tag Archives: gun control

Gun Control Group Targets Vulnerable GOP Reps

Politico reports: Everytown for Gun Safety, the group founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is rolling out a $5 million digital ad campaign targeting 15 House races, as the group continues heavy investment in the midterm elections. The digital ads, part of the group’s “Not One More” campaign, feature news footage of the aftermath of mass shootings ...

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3D Guns Leader Charged With Sex Assault On Child

The New York Times reports: Cody Wilson, whose push to post blueprints of 3D-printed guns online has made him a key figure in the national gun control debate, was charged on Wednesday with sexually assaulting a child in Texas. Mr. Wilson, 30, is accused of having sex with a girl under 17 at a hotel in Austin on Aug. 15 ...

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Parkland’s David Hogg: “The Young People Will Win”

The Washington Post reports: “The young people will win,” vowed David Hogg, the Parkland activist who has turned the stalled movement for gun control into a plea for political engagement. The change registered far beyond the suburb of South Florida where 17 students and educators died on Feb. 14, Hogg said. Tuesday’s primaries advanced two 39-year-old candidates for governor. The ...

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TEXAS: Company Defies Court, Sells 3D Gun Plans

Courthouse News reports: Blueprints for 3D-printed guns are now available to anybody who wants them, the owner of a Texas company said Tuesday, claiming a federal judge’s order the day before applied only to free online instructions. Consumers in the United States can name their own price for the controversial files that began shipping on USB drives Tuesday morning by ...

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NRA TV Host: Buying Guns For Teachers Is A Better Use Of Federal Money Than Buying Textbooks For Students

“Texas is asking to spend federal Department of Education grant money to buy firearms for teachers that have gone through the state’s school marshal program. Teachers trained to carry firearms in school, in firearms, and the state needs permission to use federal money to do that. As you can imagine, the left is melting down. I would argue of all ...

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Florida Mass Shooter Had Been Hospitalized Twice For Mental Illness, Prescribed Anti-Psychotic Medications

The Associated Press reports: Court records obtained by The Associated Press show that a man accused of killing two people and then himself at a video gaming competition in Florida had been hospitalized for mental illness. Divorce filings from the parents of 24-year-old David Katz of Baltimore say that as a teenager he was twice hospitalized in psychiatric facilities and ...

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NRA Spox: Allow Guns At Video Game Tournaments

The Hill reports: National Rifle Association (NRA) spokeswoman Dana Loesch on Sunday called for an end or alteration to gun free zones in the wake of a shooting at a Jacksonville entertainment center that bans firearms on the premises. The Jacksonville Landing rules of conduct bars visitors from bringing a weapon onto the property, even if it is legally owned ...

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FLORIDA: Mass Shooter ID’d As “Disgruntled” Gamer

Heavy.com reports: David Katz has been identified as the gunman who opened fire Sunday during a Madden NFL 19 video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, killing two people and wounding nine others, authorities said at a press conference. The 24-year-old Katz, a Maryland resident who fatally shot himself at the scene, was described as a “disgruntled” gamer who had participated ...

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DeVos Mulls Federal Funding For Guns For Teachers

The New York Times reports: The Education Department is considering whether to allow states to use federal funding to purchase guns for educators, according to multiple people with knowledge of the plan. Such a move appears to be unprecedented, reversing a longstanding position taken by the federal government that it should not pay to outfit schools with weapons. And it ...

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Fox Flogs “Fashion Forward” Bulletproof Backpacks

Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo this morning interviewed a representative from Colombia’s MC Armor, the maker of a line of bulletproof backpacks. Media Matters has the transcript: CAROLINA BALLESTEROS CASAS (MC ARMOR): We have different categories of lines of product. We have the gold collection, black collection, is fashion with ballistics, and we have the backpacks for kids. MARIA BARTIROMO: ...

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NORTH DAKOTA: Bismarck Police Seek Extra Funding To Buy AR-15 Rifles For Public School Resource Officers

The Bismarck Tribune reports: The Bismarck Police Department is requesting additional funding to purchase AR-15 rifles and other equipment for school resource officers. Bismarck Public Schools and the Bismarck Police Department have agreed to provide $25,740 to purchase AR-15s, gun safes, additional bulletproof vests and medical kits to treat shooting victims. The rifles would be kept in a locked safe ...

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Federal Court Orders Temporary Block On 3D Gun Plans

The Associated Press reports: A federal judge in Seattle has issued a temporary restraining order to stop the release of blueprints to make untraceable and undetectable 3D-printed plastic guns. Eight Democratic attorneys general filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to block the federal government’s settlement with the company that makes the plans available online. They also sought a restraining order, arguing ...

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Eight States Sue Trump Administration Over 3D Guns

The Associated Press reports: Eight states are filing suit against the Trump administration over its decision to allow a Texas company to publish downloadable blueprints for a 3D-printed gun, contending the hard-to-trace plastic weapons are a boon to terrorists and criminals and threaten public safety. The suit, filed Monday in Seattle, asks a judge to block the federal government’s late-June ...

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Trump: Journalists Shouldn’t Have To Fear Violence

In which Glorious Leader woodenly reads somebody else’s words about how he doesn’t wish violence on his self-declared enemies: President Trump on Friday lamented the “horrible” shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md., saying journalists should not face grave danger in the United States. “This attack shocked the conscience of our nation and filled our hearts with grief,” ...

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Five Murder Charges Filed Against Maryland Shooter

The Associated Press reports: First-degree murder charges were filed Friday against a man with a grudge against Maryland’s capital newspaper after police said he shot his way into the newsroom, killing four journalists and a staffer and wounding two others. Jarrod Warren Ramos was swiftly arrested, interrogated and jailed pending a 10:30 a.m. hearing in Annapolis. A court document classifies ...

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Maryland Mass Shooting Survivor: I Don’t Give A Fuck About Your Prayers If There’s Nothing Else [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: Anderson Cooper had two survivors of today’s shooting at Maryland’s Capital Gazette newspaper on his show Thursday night. Reporter Selene San Felice said she was doing fine —considering she’d just watched someone die. San Felice says she’s still making sense of the tragedy but knows she’ll want to advocate for policy change. “I don’t know what I ...

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Limited Details Emerge On Maryland Mass Shooter

CBS News reports: The suspect accused of killing five people in a shooting at a Maryland newspaper had damaged the tips of his fingers in an apparent attempt to thwart efforts by police to identify him by his fingerprints, a law enforcement officials tells CBS News. Authorities said the suspect is a white male in his 20s who they have ...

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NYPD Sued For Trump Family’s Handgun Records

Courthouse News reports: The New York City Police Department was hit with a lawsuit on Thursday to cough up handgun license applications submitted by President Donald Trump and his sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump. “[The NYPD’s] failure to fulfill their public disclosure obligations has stifled public knowledge of matters of great public interest regarding the president and his ...

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Democrats Mark Pulse Anniversary With Vow To Pursue “Common Sense Gun Reforms” And LGBTQ Rights

Just in from DNC chairman Tom Perez: “Two years ago, our nation witnessed one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history. It was an attack on the LGBTQ community, the Latinx community, and LGBTQ people of color everywhere. It was an attack on the American people and the values of diversity and equality that all of us should cherish. ...

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ORLANDO: Activists And Survivors Mark Second Pulse Massacre Anniversary With Rally For Tougher Gun Laws

The Orlando Sentinel reports: An emotional, rain-soaked rally on the eve of the Pulse anniversary Monday evening was mixed with anguish and raw anger over the lack of progress on gun reform and gay rights in Florida and the sheer number of mass shootings that have happened since. “Six hundred and twelve days,” said Brandon Wolf, a survivor of the ...

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