Guns

Texas Gun Dealer Sues To Block Ban On “Ghost Guns”

Courthouse News reports: A Texas firearms parts dealer asked a federal judge Tuesday to block a Biden administration rule targeting “ghost guns” it claims will shutter its business. A federal license to import, make or sell firearms costs just $200 for three years. But many companies in the industry cater to DIY enthusiasts who prefer to make their own handguns …

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House Passes Ban On Semi-Automatic Weapons

The Washington Post reports: The House passed legislation Friday to revive a ban on semi-automatic guns, the first vote of its kind in years and a direct response to the firearms often used in the crush of mass shootings ripping through communities nationwide. Once banned in the U.S., the high-powered firearms are now widely blamed as the weapon of choice …

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Makers Of Assault Weapons Grossed $1B Since 2012

The New York Times reports: The leading manufacturers of assault rifles used to perpetrate the deadliest mass shootings in the United States have collected more than $1 billion in revenue over the past decade as gun violence across the country has surged, according to a House investigation set to be presented on Capitol Hill on Wednesday. The findings, released before …

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Mass Shootings Spur Calls For Tourniquet Training

Courthouse News reports: Proponents who say Stop the Bleed tenets should be taught right up there with techniques such as the Heimlich maneuver cite statistics such as from the Coalition for National Trauma Research that say physical injury is the leading cause of death for people ages 1 to 46. Lenworth Jacobs, director of the Stop the Bleed program at …

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Uvalde Killer Had Been Nicknamed “School Shooter”

The Associated Press reports: The Uvalde, Texas, gunman gave off so many warning signs that he was obsessed with violence and notoriety in the months leading up to the attack that teens who knew him began calling him “school shooter.” A state investigative report that highlighted law enforcement’s bungled response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School has also …

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Three Dead In Indiana Mall Mass Shooting [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Three people were fatally shot and two were injured Sunday evening at an Indiana mall after a man with a rifle opened fire in a food court and an armed civilian shot and killed him, police said. The man entered the Greenwood Park Mall with a rifle and several magazines of ammunition and began firing in …

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House Panel Summons CEOs Of Gun Manufacturers

Axios reports: The CEOs of three gun manufacturers have been called to testify before the House Oversight Committee on gun violence at the end of the month. Why it matters: The announcement, which came days after a mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois, is part of an investigation into gun manufacturers that the committee …

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New York State Bill Would Require Handgun License Applicants To Supply Social Media Accounts For Review

The Associated Press reports: New York would require people applying for a handgun license to turn over a list of their social media accounts so officials could verify their “character and conduct” under a bill headed toward passage Friday in the state Legislature. The provision was part of a proposed redesign of the state’s firearms licensing laws hammered out by …

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House Approves Gun Reform Package In 234-193 Vote

NBC News reports: A modest but wide-ranging gun violence measure was approved by the U.S. House on Friday, sending the measure to President Joe Biden. The Democratic-led chamber passed the package a day after the Senate approved it by a bipartisan 65-33 margin, with 15 Republicans joining all Democrats in support. The legislation was crafted by senators of both parties …

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Law Firm Effectively Axes Winner In SCOTUS Gun Case

From the Wall Street Journal editorial board: A 6-3 victory at the Supreme Court vindicating a constitutional right is usually cause for congratulations, but not these days at Kirkland & Ellis, the giant white-shoe law firm. The firm has rewarded partner Paul Clement for his triumph Thursday in the big New York gun-rights case by telling him to drop his …

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Senate Passes Gun Reform Package With 15 GOP Votes

ABC News reports: The Senate passed the bipartisan gun safety bill by a vote of 65-33 late Thursday night. Fifteen Republicans voted with all Democrats in the chamber to pass the bill. Republican Leader Mitch McConnell supported the final passage, as he was expected to. The House will need to pass the measure before it can be signed into law, …

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NY Gov Blasts “Shocking” SCOTUS Ruling On Guns

Spectrum News has the transcript: Does everyone understand what a concealed weapon means? That you have no forewarning. That someone can hide a weapon on them and go into our subways, go into our grocery stores, like stores up in Buffalo, New York, where I’m from. Go into a school in Parkland or Uvalde, This could place millions of New …

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SCOTUS Strikes Down New York State Gun Restriction

The Associated Press reports: The Supreme Court struck down a New York law Thursday that only lets firearm owners receive a concealed carry license if they have “proper cause,” a blow to gun control advocates that marks the court’s most significant Second Amendment ruling in over a decade and could roll back gun control measures across the country. The court’s …

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Senators Issue Text Of Bipartisan Gun Reform Package

NBC News reports: A bipartisan group of senators overcame some last-minute hurdles and released legislative text Tuesday on a narrow set of provisions to combat gun violence, including state funding to implement “red flag” laws and enhanced background checks. “Today, we finalized bipartisan, commonsense legislation to protect America’s children, keep our schools safe, and reduce the threat of violence across …

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Credit Card Industry Blocks Bid To Track Gun Sales

CBS News reports: The credit card industry has blocked a novel effort to track suspect firearm and ammunition purchases, depriving law enforcement of a potential tool to identify and stop gun crime. Documents obtained by CBS News show employees from domestic and international credit card companies, including Visa, Mastercard and American Express, pushed back on an application to create a …

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Gun Reform Deal Mired In “Abusive Partner” Definition

The Associated Press reports: Democratic and Republican senators were at odds Thursday over how to keep firearms from dangerous people as bargainers struggled to finalize details of a gun violence compromise in time for their self-imposed deadline of holding votes in Congress next week. Lawmakers said they remained divided over how to define abusive dating partners who would be legally …

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Senators Announce Bipartisan Deal On Gun Reform

The New York Times reports: Senate negotiators announced on Sunday they had agreed on a bipartisan outline for a narrow set of gun safety measures with sufficient support to move through the evenly divided chamber, a significant step toward ending a yearslong congressional impasse on the issue. The plan, endorsed by 10 Republicans and 10 Democrats, would include funding for …

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Facebook Allows 10 Strikes For Gun Sales Violations

The Washington Post reports: Facebook prohibits gun sales on its service. But buyers and sellers can violate the rule 10 times before they are kicked off the social network, according to internal guidance obtained by The Washington Post. The policy, which has not previously been reported, is much more lenient than for users who post child pornography, which is illegal, …

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POLL: 50% Of Republicans Back Stricter Gun Laws

USA Today reports: Half of Republicans support stricter gun laws, an exclusive USA TODAY/Ipsos Poll finds, a double-digit increase after a series of horrific mass shootings at schools, stores, streets and houses of worship. The increase in GOP support – from 35% last year to 50% – could boost the prospects for Congress to tighten federal gun laws, an effort …

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Florida Principal Left Loaded Guns Unattended [VIDEO]

Miami’s NBC News affiliate reports: Officials found some loaded firearms on a school campus and they said they belong to the principal. Two loaded guns were found on the campus of Somerset Academy, a charter school in Parkland, Thursday. They were found inside a bag that was left unattended inside the school located on 8401 N. University Drive. The guns …

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