Tag Archives: gun control

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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Michigan School Shooter’s Parents To Remain Jailed

The Detroit News reports: The parents of the Oxford High School shooting suspect will spend the holidays in jail, though their lawyers are preparing arguments to have their detention revisited as both remain locked up on $500,000 bonds. Shackled at the hands and feet, the parents appeared in 52-3 District Court in Rochester on Tuesday as Judge Julie Nicholson postponed …

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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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Florida Police Thwart Potential University Mass Shooting

Click Orlando reports: Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young said police were able to stop a potential mass shooting at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University on Thursday. Police arrested John Hagins, 19, Thursday morning outside of his home at Andros Isles Apartments, which is about three and a half miles from the university. Hagins now faces charges of written threats to injure …

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Mass Shooting Victim Sues MI School District For $100M

Reuters reports: A deadly shooting at a Michigan high school that authorities have said was carried out by a 15-year-old boy was “entirely preventable,” according to a lawsuit seeking $100 million in damages filed on Thursday against the school district and its officials on behalf of two sisters who survived the rampage. The 44-page lawsuit was filed in federal court …

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Fainting Woman Sparks Panic At Vigil For MI Victims

The Daily Beast reports: A vigil for victims of the recent shooting at Oxford High School descended into chaos Friday when an attendee fainted, leading to cries for help in the crowd—and then a wave of people scrambling at what they thought was fresh violence. A reporter for Oakland County’s Local4 News captured hundreds of attendees running in various directions, …

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BREAKING: Parents Charged In MI School Shooting

The Associated Press reports: A prosecutor filed involuntary manslaughter charges Friday against the parents of a 15-year-old accused of killing four students and wounding seven other people at a Michigan High School. James and Jennifer Crumbley were charged with four counts each of involuntary manslaughter. Authorities have said Ethan Crumbley opened fire shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday at Oxford High …

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MI School Shooter’s Father Bought Gun On Black Friday

NBC News reports: The handgun authorities believe a 15-year-old Michigan high school student used Tuesday to kill three classmates and seriously wound eight other people was purchased by the suspect’s father days ago, the sheriff said. Three students were killed, and seven other students and a teacher were shot in the rampage at Oxford High School in a community north …

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BREAKING: At Least 3 Dead In MI School Shooting

USA Today reports: The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said they received reports of an active shooter around 1 p.m. local time at Oxford High School in Oxford Township, a suburb about 40 miles north of Detroit. A lone suspect was taken into custody shortly after the shooting and deputies say a handgun was recovered. The suspect was not immediately identified. …

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Felon Sought In Atlanta Airport Gunshot Panic [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Police are looking for a man who accidentally discharged a firearm at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport on Saturday after he grabbed the gun and fled, officials said. Flights at the airport were temporarily halted on Saturday after the firearm was discharged at a security checkpoint, causing chaos at the nation’s busiest airport and raising security concerns …

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NRA Called Its Members “Hillbillies And Fruitcakes” In Desperate Discussions After Columbine Mass Shooting

Mediaite reports: In the immediate aftermath of the Columbine High School massacre in April 1999, the leaders of the National Rifle Association (NRA) gathered on a conference call to discuss damage control and their upcoming conference in Denver, set to take place just miles away and days after the deadly shooting. NPR obtained tapes of that call and revealed their …

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Alito Floats Allowing Subway Riders To Carry Guns

Law & Crime reports: Hearing oral arguments in a major Second Amendment case on Wednesday, Supreme Court justices considered whether to dramatically loosen gun control restrictions across the county, spiraling into a debate over whether New Yorkers should be able to carry firearms on the subway. From the high court’s right flank, Justice Samuel Alito answered that question in the …

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SCOTUS Hears Biggest Gun Control Case Since 2010

The New York Times reports: The Supreme Court, which has not issued a major Second Amendment decision in more than a decade, will hear arguments on Wednesday on a New York law that imposes strict limits on carrying guns outside the home. The question of how the Second Amendment applies to carrying guns in public is an open one. When …

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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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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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