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Police Name 22 Year-Old Suspect In IL Mass Shooting

Chicago’s CBS News affiliate reports: Police are still searching for the shooter, and are urging people in the area to shelter in place within an area bounded by Green Bay Road, Laurel Avenue, St. Johns Avenue, and Elm Place. Highland Park Police Chief Lou Jogmen identified a “person of interest” as 22-year-old Robert “Bobby” E. Crimo III. He is believed …

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Five Dead, 16 Injured In Illinois Parade Mass Shooting

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: Five people were killed and 16 others wounded when a gunman started shooting 10 minutes after the Highland Park Fourth of July parade kicked off Monday morning, authorities said. As of 12:15 p.m., the gunman remained at large and authorities urged people in the area to “shelter in place. Law enforcement are searching for the suspect.” …

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Mass Shooting Interrupts Illinois Fourth Of July Parade

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: The Highland Park Fourth of July parade was suddenly halted when shots were fired about 10 minutes after the parade kicked off at 10 a.m. Monday, striking an unknown number of parade-goers and sending hundreds of people running for safety. A Chicago Sun-Times reporter saw blankets covering three bloodied bodies and five other people wounded and …

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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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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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Cornyn Claims Deal Reached On Gun Reform Package

Reuters reports: U.S. Senator John Cornyn, the lead Republican negotiator in bipartisan gun legislation talks, told Reuters on Tuesday that negotiators expected to introduce a bill to address mass shootings later in the day. The Texas Republican said negotiators, including his fellow Republican Senator Thom Tillis and Democratic Senators Chris Murphy and Kyrsten Sinema, spoke early in the day by …

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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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Cornyn Continues To Thwart Senate Gun Reform Talks

Roll Call reports: The framework released Sunday called for grant money to help states implement “red flag” laws, which allow law enforcement and family members to petition courts to temporarily remove firearms from people who show signs of becoming dangerous to themselves or others. But Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, began suggesting publicly this week that states that don’t have red …

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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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LIVE VIDEO: March For Our Lives Rally In Washington

NBC News reports: Thousands of demonstrators are expected to take the streets in hundreds of protests across the country Saturday to push lawmakers to take action on gun violence in the wake of recent mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York. Protesters are turning out to more than 450 rallies nationwide, with the largest gathering taking place in …

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BREAKING: Multiple Deaths In Maryland Mass Shooting

NBC News reports: A shooter opened fire inside a manufacturing facility in western Maryland Thursday afternoon, killing multiple people, authorities say. Deputies responded to the active shooting in the 12900 block of Bikle Road in Smithsburg around 2:30 p.m. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said there are “multiple fatalities.” The suspect was shot and injured during a confrontation with a …

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Biden Downplays Executive Order On Guns: “I Don’t Want To Emulate Trump’s Abuses Of The Constitution”

The Hill reports: “Can’t you issue an executive order?” Jimmy Kimmel asked the president during Biden’s appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. “Trump passed those out like Halloween candy,” Kimmel added. “I have issued executive orders within the power of the presidency to be able to deal with everything having to do with guns, gun ownership, whether or not you have …

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House Votes To Raise Age To Buy Assault Weapons

NBC News reports: The House voted Wednesday to raise the minimum age to buy semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21, as part of a package of gun bills in response to a horrific spate of mass shootings across the country. The vote was 228-199, mostly along party lines, with nearly all Democrats voting “yes” and all but a small group …

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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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McConaughey Delivers Emotional Call For Gun Reform

CNN reports: Actor Matthew McConaughey delivered impassioned and at-times emotional remarks at the White House press briefing on Tuesday, telling the stories of those who died in the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, and urging more action on gun control. McConaughey, a Uvalde native, said he and his wife, Camila Alves, spent most of the past week with the …

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New York Gov Signs Bills Banning Sales Of Body Armor And Raising Minimum Age To Buy Assault Rifles To 21

New York City’s ABC News affiliate reports: New York Governor Kathy Hochul on Monday signed gun reform bills passed by Democratic lawmakers last week banning anyone under age 21 from buying or possessing a semi-automatic rifle, along with a series of other changes. “This is a moral moment for the people of New York but also the rest of the …

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Senators: Compromise On Gun Reform Within Reach

The Washington Post reports: Key senators said Sunday there is growing momentum to forge a bipartisan congressional response to recent mass shootings that could toughen federal gun laws for the first time in a generation. But a deal is not yet in hand, they warned, and the delicate talks are expected to continue for several more days as negotiators seek …

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ABC Poll: 70% Support Enacting New Gun Control Laws

Axios reports: Seventy percent of Americans think enacting new gun control laws should take precedence over protecting ownership rights, according to an ABC News/Ipsos poll out Sunday. Why it matters: The findings indicate widespread support for stricter gun control laws in the wake of mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, Uvalde, Texas, and Tulsa, Oklahoma. The results were split along …

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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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NY Lawmakers Pass Package Of 10 Gun Reform Laws

The New York Times reports: Democratic lawmakers in Albany plunged into the national debate on Thursday, wielding supermajorities to enact protections denied elsewhere in the wake of recent mass shootings and a conservative shift in other states and on the Supreme Court. The State Legislature passed a broad package of gun bills that will raise the minimum age to buy …

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