Guns

Toddler Fatally Shoots Mother Outside IL Grocery Store

Chicago’s ABC News affiliate reports: A young mother is dead after her toddler accidentally shot and killed her Saturday in Dolton, according to police. A family’s life was changed in an instant while sitting in a Food-4-Less parking lot. Police said a 3-year-old boy got hold of a gun in the back seat of his parent’s car and began playing …

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Alabama Gov Signs Permitless Concealed Carry Bill

Montgomery’s CBS News affiliate reports: Gov. Kay Ivey has signed the bill that eliminates the requirement of a state permit to carry a concealed handgun. She signed House Bill 272 Thursday shortly after its final passage in the Statehouse. “Unlike states who are doing everything in their power to make it harder for law abiding citizens, Alabama is reaffirming our …

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Judge Okays New York AG’s Lawsuit Over NRA’s Grifting

The Associated Press reports: A judge has rejected an effort by New York’s attorney general to put the National Rifle Association out of business, but will allow her lawsuit accusing top executives of illegally diverting tens of millions of dollars from the powerful gun advocacy organization to proceed. Manhattan Judge Joel M. Cohen said allegations of NRA officials misspending on …

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Sandy Hook Families To Focus On Gun Marketing

The Associated Press reports: After agreeing to a $73 million lawsuit settlement with gun-maker Remington, the families of nine Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims say they are shifting their focus to ending firearms advertising with macho, military themes that exploit young men’s insecurities, all in the hopes of preventing more mass shootings. The families say Remington used those kinds …

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TN Bill Would Designate Some Gun Owners As Police

ABC News reports: Legislation introduced in the Tennessee state legislature this month is raising alarms from the state’s police union and gun control advocates who say it could turn the streets into the “old West.” Two bills in the state assembly and state senate, HB 254 and SB 2523, would amend Tennessee law and designate “a person who has been …

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Newsom Backs CA Bill With Texas-Style Bounty On Guns

The Associated Press reports: Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday backed legislation that would let private citizens enforce the state’s ban on assault weapons. It’s modeled after a Texas law that lets private citizens enforce that state’s ban on abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected. Newsom said he hopes the proposal forces the U.S. Supreme Court’s hand on the Texas …

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California Bill Would Require Parents To Disclose If They Have Guns At Home As Well As How They Are Stored

Courthouse News reports: A newly proposed California bill would require parents of public and charter schools students to disclose whether any guns are kept at their homes as well as how they are stored. State Senator Anthony Portantino, a Democrat, introduced the bill that he said prioritizes student safety by increasing available information on gun access and safe at-home storage …

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Wisconsin GOP Bill Lowers Concealed Carry Age To 18

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: Assembly Republicans approved legislation that would lower the age to carry a concealed weapon from 21 to 18, allow guns to be carried in more churches and make it easier to bring loaded weapons onto school grounds. Republicans said the bills were meant to protect the Second Amendment rights of Wisconsinites. “If you’re old enough to …

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Florida GOP Senate Leader Backs Open Carry Bill

Florida Politics reports: Senate President Wilton Simpson says he would support removing laws requiring a concealed-weapons permit to carry a gun if it comes to a vote. Simpson’s made the comment to reporters Wednesday after conservatives at the Republican Liberty Caucus said they met with the Senate President. The group has been among a cohort of pro-gun rights organizations pushing …

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PA Teenagers Arrested In Alleged School Shooting Plot

Johnstown’s ABC News affiliate reports: Authorities have provided new details about the investigation into the Westmont Hilltop High School trespassing incident, which they are now calling an alleged school shooting plot. Investigators say as a result of subsequent search warrants, a total of five AR-15 style firearms, a rifle, a shotgun and additional ammunition were seized from the home of …

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Newsom: I’ll Copy TX Abortion Law, But For Guns

The Los Angeles Times reports: After the U.S. Supreme Court declined to block a Texas state law that bans most abortions there, Gov. Gavin Newsom said he’ll push for a new California law that deters the manufacture and sale of assault rifles in the state. “If states can now shield their laws from review by the federal courts that compare …

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Court: Gunmakers Immune In Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Courthouse News reports: The Nevada Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that state law grants immunity to gun makers and sellers from lawsuits pertaining to the 2017 mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert. The court ruled the text of the law and the legislative history shield the gun companies from most liability, even if the guns at issue are proven …

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Gunmaker Seeks Report Cards Of Sandy Hook Victims

Vice News reports: Gun company Remington has subpoenaed the report cards, attendance records, and disciplinary records of five kindergarten and first grade students murdered in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, according to new court filings in a civil lawsuit filed against the company. In addition, Remington subpoenaed employment records of four teachers who were killed in the shooting, in …

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NC Republicans Push Through Gun Permit Repeal

The Associated Press reports: North Carolina Republicans completed a push Wednesday to eliminate the state’s long-held requirement that a handgun buyer obtain a permit from the local sheriff. But the repeal is likely to get vetoed by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, who supports more gun-access restrictions. The Senate voted 27-20 along party lines to approve a House bill that would …

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OR Man With Arsenal Admits Planning Mass Shooting, Was Banned From Owning Guns Due To Mental Illness

Medford, Oregon’s ABC News affiliate reports: The Medford Police Department says that a custodian at South Medford High School had made significant steps toward carrying out a mass shooting before he sought help several weeks ago. On July 20, 24-year-old Kristopher Clay came into the Medford Police Department lobby and requested to speak with an officer. MPD said that Clay …

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Mexico To Sue Multiple US-Based Gun Manufacturers

The Washington Post reports: The Mexican government said Wednesday it plans to file legal action against several major U.S.-based gun manufacturers, alleging that lax controls contribute to the illegal flow of weapons over the border, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. The unusual suit is expected to be filed in U.S. federal court in Boston, since some of …

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“Chaotic Scene” As Three Shot Outside MLB Stadium

Washington’s NBC News affiliate reports: Three people were shot and wounded outside Nationals Park during a game between the Nats and the San Diego Padres on Saturday night, sending fans scrambling for safety and prompting the suspension of the game. The gunshots caused panic among fans inside the stadium, some of whom ducked for cover, hiding underneath tables and behind …

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Schumer: Investigate The NRA For Bankruptcy Fraud

The New York Daily News reports: The National Rifle Association may have committed fraud by trying to declare bankruptcy earlier this year, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Sunday, pointing to the gun group’s heavy spending on advertisements. The NRA’s attempt to declare bankruptcy was dismissed in May by a federal judge in Texas who said it was a …

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Cuomo Declares Gun Violence “State Of Emergency”

Gothamist reports: New York will declare a gun violence “state of emergency” as part of a new initiative aimed at addressing the surge in shootings that has accompanied the pandemic. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the “first-in-the-nation” executive order during a speech at John Jay College on Tuesday, laying out a new seven-point state strategy “to do with gun violence what …

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Louisiana Gov Vetoes Permitless Concealed Carry Bill

A furious press release from the NRA’s lobbying arm: In the waning hours of last night, the final day to sign Louisiana’s Constitutional Carry Legislation into law, John Bel Edwards decided to listen to the anti-gun minority in the Sportsman’s Paradise, and veto Senate Bill 118. Despite the thousands of emails, calls, and texts coming from NRA Members and Second …

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