Guns

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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SF Gay Men’s Chorus Sings For Texas Victims [VIDEO]

San Antonio’s ABC News affiliate reports: The last week of classes at Robb Elementary School ended in terror when a gunman opened fire, killing 21 people on Tuesday. Instead of making summer plans, the families of 19 school children and two teachers at Robb Elementary in Uvalde are making funeral plans. Their young, innocent lives were ended by an 18-year-old …

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Singer Don McLean Pulls Out Of NRA Convention

Billboard Magazine reports: Don McLean has pulled out of this weekend’s National Rifle Association annual meeting following Tuesday’s tragic shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, that killed 19 children and two adults. “In light of the recent events in Texas, I have decided it would be disrespectful and hurtful for me to perform for the NRA at their …

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Uvalde Shooter’s Gunmaker Ditches NRA Convention

The Daily Beast reports: On a Memorial Day weekend when we honor those who died in service to our country, the company that manufactured a weapon of war used to kill 19 children and two adults in a Texas elementary school had planned to hawk its wares at the gun industry’s annual collective disgrace. But in the aftermath of Tuesday’s …

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Daughter Reveals Naomi Judd Used Gun To Kill Herself

People Magazine reports: Ashley Judd is sharing more about her mother Naomi Judd’s cause of death. The actress told Diane Sawyer in an emotional interview that aired Thursday on Good Morning America that Naomi “used a weapon” when she died by suicide on April 30. “Because we don’t want it to be part of the gossip economy I will share …

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Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down California’s Ban On Selling Semiautomatic Weapons To Adults Under Age 21

The Associated Press reports: A U.S. appeals court ruled Wednesday that California’s ban on the sale of semiautomatic weapons to adults under 21 is unconstitutional. In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday the law violates the Second Amendment right to bear arms and a San Diego judge should have …

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Dems Press To Bar Reps From Carrying Guns At Capitol

The New York Times reports: Congressional Democrats are debating whether to bar lawmakers from carrying firearms on the Capitol grounds, with House leaders pressing to make the complex gun-free but top senators in the party resisting the move. House Democrats have been pressing for the ban since the violent storming of the Capitol and the idea has gained momentum in …

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Gunfire Disrupts Another Youth Baseball Game [VIDEO]

Chicago’s CBS News affiliate reports: Nearly two dozen gunshots rang out Thursday afternoon within easy earshot of a freshman baseball game in progress at St. Rita of Cascia High School on the Southwest Side. As CBS 2’s Charlie De Mar reported, Gamechanger app video shows the baseball game between the St. Rita Freshman Mustangs and Marmion Academy in progress when …

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SC Little League Players Flee Hail Of Gunshots [VIDEO]

USA Today reports: Police in North Charleston (S.C.) are investigating a shooting outside of a youth league baseball field Monday night that sent parents, fans and players ducking for cover in the middle of a game. No injuries were reported. According to a police report obtained by USA TODAY Sports, officers heard dozens of gunshots at around 8:43 p.m., coming …

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Police: DC Mass Shooter Had “Sniper-Type Setup”

The Washington Post reports: An hour after a man fired shots indiscriminately in the Van Ness neighborhood on a busy Friday afternoon, Raymond Spencer updated the Wikipedia page for the nearby Edmund Burke School. “A gunman shot at the school on April 22, 2022,” Spencer wrote. “The suspect is still at large.” Police later identified Spencer from Fairfax, Va., as …

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Gun Violence Now Leading Cause Of Death For Children

NPR reports: For decades, auto accidents have been the leading cause of death among children, but in 2020 guns were the No. 1 cause, researchers say. Overall firearm-related deaths increased 13.5% between 2019 and 2020, but such fatalities for those 1 to 19 years old jumped nearly 30%, according to a research letter in New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers …

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Mass Shooting In DC, Manhunt Is Underway [VIDEO]

Washington DC’s CBS News reports: DC Police are searching for the person, or persons, responsible for a shooting near the campus of the University of District of Columbia (UDC) in Northwest, D.C. where at least three people are injured. One man, a woman and a juvenile girl were shot near the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Van Ness Street NW …

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Georgia Gov To Sign No-License Concealed Carry Bill

Atlanta’s Fox News affiliate reports: Gov. Brian Kemp is expected to sign a bill allowing Georgia residents to carry handguns in public without a license or background check into law Tuesday. The Georgia Senate passed the legislation on at the beginning of April, sending it to the governor’s desk for signature. “For law-abiding Georgians, their carry permit is the 2nd …

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CA Advances “Texas-Style” Bounty On Illegal Guns

Via press release from Gov. Gavin Newsom: Today, the California Senate Judiciary Committee passed SB 1327, private right of action legislation authored by Senator Robert Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) and sponsored by Governor Gavin Newsom to limit the spread of assault weapons and ghost guns. Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last December allowing Texas’s ban on most abortion services to …

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GOP Ohio Gov Signs Permitless Concealed Carry Bill

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill into law Monday doing away with the permitting restrictions to carrying a concealed firearm in the state. Ohio law previously required eight hours of training, including live-fire practice, to obtain a concealed carry permit. A background check was required. The new law also eliminates the requirement that people inform …

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