Tag Archives: gun control

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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Air Force Held Liable For 2017 Texas Mass Shooting

The Wall Street Journal reports: A federal judge ruled that the U.S. Air Force bears most of the responsibility for the 2017 mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, because it failed to enter the shooter’s criminal history into a federal background check database used for gun purchases. The decision Wednesday from U.S. District Judge Xavier Rodriguez of …

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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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Parkland Parents Trick Ex-NRA Head Into Addressing Empty Chairs Representing Students Killed By Guns

Mediaite reports: James Madison Academy is not a real high school, yet without realizing it former NRA president David Keene accepted an invitation to address what he thought was going to be its graduating class of 2021. Instead, the 3,044 chairs in the audience were left completely unoccupied. And not because it was a dress rehearsal as Keene was told, …

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Court Blocks Overturn Of CA’s Assault Weapons Ban

The Los Angeles Times reports: A federal appeals court decided Monday to put on hold a judge’s decision to overturn California’s 30-year-old ban on assault weapons, but the legal fight could continue for months and may be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. In a brief order, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a …

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Missouri Gov To Sign Bill “Nullifying” Federal Gun Laws

The Kansas City Star reports: Missouri police will be barred from enforcing federal gun laws that regulate weapons registration, tracking and possession of firearms by some domestic violence offenders under a bill Gov. Mike Parson, a former sheriff, announced Thursday he will sign into law. Passage of the “Second Amendment Preservation Act” represents a victory for conservatives who have pushed …

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NRA Withdraws Federal Suit Against New York AG

CNN reports: The National Rifle Association has withdrawn its federal lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James, where it alleges she violated the organization’s constitutional right and asks for a jury to determine it’s been operating lawfully in the state. The NRA says in a statement that it “voluntarily” withdrew this suit “in favor of pursuing the same claims …

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Federal Judge Overturns CA’s Ban On Assault Weapons

The New York Times reports: A federal judge in California on Friday overturned the state’s three-decade-old ban on assault weapons, which he called a “failed experiment,” prompting a sharp retort from the state’s governor. California prohibited the sale of assault weapons in 1989. The law was challenged in a suit filed in 2019 against the state’s attorney general by plaintiffs …

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San Jose Gunman Had 22,000 Ammo Rounds, 12 Guns

CNN reports: More than 22,000 rounds of ammunition, a dozen firearms, suspected Molotov cocktails and multiple cans of gasoline were found in the home of Sam Cassidy, the gunman who took nine lives at his workplace on Wednesday, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said Cassidy coordinated a fire at his home with the workplace attack. They …

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San Jose Gunman Was Detained By Border Patrol In 2016, Had Books On Terrorism, Notes About Workplace

The Wall Street Journal reports: U.S. Customs officers previously detained the man who killed nine people in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday and found that he professed a hatred of his workplace where the shooting occurred, according to a Department of Homeland Security memo. The shooter, Samuel James Cassidy, possessed “books about terrorism and fear and manifestos…as well as a black …

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San Jose Shooter Had Talked Of Workplace Attacks

The Associated Press reports: An employee who gunned down eight people at a California rail yard and then killed himself as law enforcement rushed in had talked about killing people at work more than a decade ago, his ex-wife said. “I never believed him, and it never happened. Until now,” a tearful Cecilia Nelms told The Associated Press on Wednesday …

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San Jose Gunman Named As 57-Year-Old Rail Worker

NBC News reports: A public transit employee opened fire on co-workers at a Northern California rail yard Wednesday, killing more than a half-dozen people before taking his own life, authorities said. The shooter was identified as Samuel Cassidy, an employee of the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), law enforcement sources said. He shot and killed himself at the scene, …

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At Least 8 Dead In San Jose Shooting, Explosives Found

San Francisco’s NBC News affiliate reports: Eight people were killed and at least one person was injured Wednesday morning after a shooting at a Valley Transportation Authority yard north of downtown San Jose, according to authorities. The Department of Homeland Security told local law enforcement seven people died at the scene and one person was taken to a hospital, with …

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Major Setback For NRA In Bid To Declare Bankruptcy

The Washington Post reports: A U.S. bankruptcy administrator asked a federal judge Monday to dismiss the National Rifle Association’s efforts to declare bankruptcy or appoint a trustee or examiner to oversee the gun rights organization — a setback for the group at the close of a federal court hearing to consider its petition. The recommendation bolstered the arguments of New …

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US Sees Record Gun Sales Amid Many Mass Shootings

NPR reports: First time gun owners, young and old from across the country, are helping to push record levels of gun sales for what looks like the second year in a row. Gun sellers across the country said the pandemic and civil unrest over the last year has pushed customers to feel they must take control of their family’s protection. …

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SCOTUS To Hear Challenge To NY Concealed Carry Law

USA Today reports: The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a challenge to New York’s gun licensing requirements that could expand protections for carrying concealed weapons in public, putting a major Second Amendment dispute on the docket for the first time in years. The nation’s highest court overruled handgun bans in Washington and Chicago in 2008 and 2010 in two …

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Montana Gov Signs Bill Overriding Federal Gun Bans

The Associated Press reports: Gov. Greg Gianforte on Friday signed a bill that prohibits state and local law enforcement in Montana from enforcing federal bans on firearms, ammunition and magazines. Supporters of the law have said it would protect the Second Amendment from stiffer gun control laws that could come from federal legislation or executive orders by President Joe Biden …

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Mass Shooting At NY Grocery Store, Gunman On Run

NBC New York reports: Three people were shot at a Stop & Shop grocery store in West Hempstead on Tuesday, law enforcement sources tell News 4, and the suspect in the attack remained at large as of early afternoon. One of the victims is believed dead and two others are injured. The suspect is thought to have fled after the …

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Police: FedEx Shooter Visited White Supremacist Sites

CNN reports: The gunman in an Indianapolis shooting that left eight people dead at a FedEx facility browsed White supremacist websites a little over a year before the attack, police said. In March 2020, the mother of gunman Brandon Hole contacted police because she was worried about his behavior after he purchased a gun, according to recently released details from …

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