Guns

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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14 Shot, Three Dead In Philadelphia Mass Shooting

Philadelphia’s NBC News reports: At least 14 people were shot, three of them killed, when gunmen fired into a crowd on a popular stretch of South Street in Philadelphia late Saturday night. It happened on South Street between 2nd and 3rd streets shortly before midnight. Hundreds of people were out enjoying the night when officers said they heard multiple gunshots, …

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Uvalde Victims Take Legal Action Against Gunmaker

Reuters reports: The father of a 10-year-old girl slain in the Uvalde, Texas, school shooting and a school employee have taken initial steps that could lead to lawsuits against Daniel Defense, the maker of the semiautomatic rifle used in last week’s massacre that killed 21 people. Lawyers for Alfred Garza, father of Robb Elementary School student Amerie Jo Garza, requested …

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Gaetz Calls For Voters To Carry Guns At Polling Places

The Hill reports: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) on Thursday said he supports voters arming themselves when headed to the polls in an effort to protect against intimidation. “I sort of like [Kentucky Republican Rep. Thomas] Massie’s legislation that maybe everyone who’s a voter or on their way to vote ought to have the opportunity to carry a firearm to ensure …

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CNN: Tulsa Mass Shooter Bought His AR-15 Yesterday

CNN reports: An assault-style weapon found at the scene of Wednesday’s deadly shooting in an Oklahoma medical building had been bought that day, according to three federal sources briefed on the investigation. A gunman — who was later found dead — opened fire on the second floor of a medical building on the campus of Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa …

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Gun Groups Plot “Full Attack” On Planned Red Flag Bill

The Hill reports: No-compromise gun rights groups are preparing to mount an aggressive campaign against any “red flag” legislation in Congress as a response to the elementary school massacre in Uvalde, Texas. Such measures appear to be gaining some steam as a potential compromise between Democrats and Republicans, but opponents hope to use the same playbook to stop them that …

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Florida High School Raffles Off Handguns And Rifles

The Tallahassee Democrat reports: A Florida high school raffled off guns and other weaponry through a month-long fundraising campaign that ended Wednesday. James Madison Preparatory High School in Madison, a charter school, raffled off fishing and hunting gear and firearms, including handguns and semi-automatic rifles, in a $100-per-ticket raffle that started May 2. In a video clip apparently from the …

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Gunmaker Glock Sued Over Subway Mass Shooting

The New York Daily News reports: A Brooklyn woman shot and severely wounded in a mass shooting aboard a Brooklyn N train last month will file a lawsuit Tuesday against Glock, which manufactured the 9-mm. gun used in the 33-bullet attack on straphangers. Ilene Steur, 49, was shot in the buttocks and suffered life-changing injuries during the gas mask-wearing gunman’s …

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NRA Board Of Directors Reelects Wayne LaPierre As CEO

NBC News reports: The National Rifle Association’s board of directors voted Monday to re-elect longtime CEO Wayne LaPierre, signaling that the gun rights group isn’t changing direction despite a rise in mass shootings and its own internal turmoil. LaPierre has been in charge of the NRA’s day-to-day operations since 1991 and has shaped its no-compromise approach to lobbying against gun …

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Trudeau: Canada Will Ban The Sales Of Handguns

The New York Times reports: Most owners of what Canada calls “military-style assault weapons” would be required to turn over their firearms to a government buyback program under legislation introduced on Monday, which would tighten the country’s already stringent control of firearms. The Canadian government also announced new regulations that will ban the sale, purchase, importation or transfer of handguns. …

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Maker Of Gun Used In Texas Shooting Posted Image Of Toddler Holding Assault Weapon Alongside Bible Verse

NBC News reports: Eight days before a Texas teenager killed 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School, the manufacturer of the rifle used in the massacre posted an ad on social media that featured a toddler holding a similar weapon. “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not …

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NRA Concert Likely Off After Lee Greenwood Pulls Out

Billboard Magazine reports: Country singers Lee Greenwood [photo] and T. Graham Brown, as well as SiriusXM Y2Kountry host Danielle Peck, have all pulled out of the NRA’s Memorial Day weekend concert in Houston, while a source tells Billboard that the NRA is expected to announce the concert’s cancellation on Friday. At press time, the only artist still slated to perform …

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Post-Uvalde Poll: 67% Support Assault Weapons Ban

From a new Morning Consult poll “conducted entirely after” the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas: Requiring background checks on all gun sales: Eighty-eight percent strongly or somewhat support; 8% strongly or somewhat oppose. Net approval: +80. Creating a national database with info about each gun sale: Seventy-five percent strongly or somewhat support; 18% strongly or somewhat oppose. Net approval: +57. …

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Gun And Ammo Stocks Soar After Texas Mass Shooting

Quartz reports: Gun and ammo stocks tend to rise after the most widely-covered mass shootings. Today was no exception. Shares of top gun and ammunition companies soared the morning after a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas that left at least 20 people dead. Investors anticipate that the violence — and the political rhetoric about gun control that inevitably follows — …

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