The Biden Department of Justice has proposed a rule to clarify that there are actually no loopholes to the requirements for license and background checks in firearms dealing. There was never a loophole.
In Texas, students pressured lawmakers to allow a vote on a bill to raise the age limit on semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21 with large protests at San Antonio City Hall on Thursday.
President Biden told Republicans that thoughts and prayers aren’t enough and criticized them for responding to mass shootings with a shrug.
A man who police describe as intoxicated and carrying an AR-15 remains on the loose after a horrific mass shooting where 5 people were killed including adults shielding children.
David Hogg of March For Our Lives was removed from a House hearing on the markup of several gun violence bills for calling out GOP lies.
Gov. Brian Kemp took $50,000 in contributions from the CEO of Daniel Defense, the manufacturer of the gun used in the Uvalde shooting.
It has been decades since serious gun legislation was passed and the bipartisan gun violence bill in the Senate is historic in many ways.
Big crowds are gathering across the country to demand common-sense gun laws at March For Our Lives events.
After an armed man turned himself in near Brett Kavanaugh’s house, Republicans showed urgency that they haven’t shown in protecting shooting victims.
Dr. Roy Guerrero testified at a House hearing that children were decapitated by the AR-15 used in the Uvalde shooting.
The Republican playbook has been leaked and it shows that they want to talk about anything besides guns.
The Uvalde teacher who police inaccurately stated left a door open that the gunman used to gain access to the school intends to sue the manufacturer of the AR-15.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau banned 1,500 assault-style weapons in Canada, while the US can’t get the Senate to pass background checks.
Even MAGA actor Jon Voight has had enough after Uvalde as he calls for all gun owners to be schooled, qualified, and tested.
After the Uvalde shooting, March For Our Lives announced a new national march on DC for June 11.
Don McLean and Larry Gatlin have both canceled scheduled performances at the NRA convention with Gatlin urging the NRA to support background checks.
Jimmy Kimmel delivered a tearful and heartfelt monologue on the Uvalde shooting was cut off in Texas. Video of Kimmel’s monologue: Kimmel said, “Once again, we grieve for the little boys and girls. Whose lives have been ended and whose families have been destroyed. While our leaders on the right, the Americans in congress and…
Watch as Senator Ted Cruz walks away from reporter after being asked if “this is the moment to reform gun laws.”But first, the Texas Republican tries out his party’s special interest donor’s favorite talking points about mental illness and how this is not the time to discuss “politics.”
CNN anchors Victor Blackwell and Alisyn Camerota grilled state representative James White about why Texas can act fast on abortion, but not on protecting ten-year-olds from school shootings.
California is moving forward on legislation modeled after the Texas abortion bill that will allow private citizens to enforce an assault weapons ban.
President Joe Biden commemorated the fourth anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and called on Congress to act and pass gun control legislation. “On February 14th, 2018, a gunman stole the lives of 14 students and 3 educators at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School,” Biden wrote on Twitter….
What happens in communities after a mass shooting? In Michigan, one group is hosting an event to pick up the pieces and push for change.
NRA boss Wayne LaPierre lied under oath and strengthened NY Attorney General Letitia James’s case to dissolve the gun lobby.
The reeling National Rifle Association has been sued for $35 million in illegal campaign contributions to Trump and Senate Republicans.
Rick Gallot, the president of Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana, announced that the university would cancel classes and impose a curfew after the school experienced two fatal shootings within a week. Classes for Monday and Tuesday have been canceled. The curfew will be imposed from 9:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. until further notice. “Our students…
The hosts of “Fox and Friends” are urging viewers to buy more guns following a spate of mass shootings over the last few days, painting a portrait of a country in the midst of collapse. The Fourth of July weekend saw the highest number of mass shootings than in any weekend thus far in 2021,…
While we seem to finally be gaining ground on the COVID-19 pandemic, there is one public health crisis to which we appear powerless. That is the epidemic of gun violence. According to the Gun Violence Archive, there have been 305 mass shootings as of this writing. 3,044 students did not have the opportunity to graduate high…
Gun control advocate Fred Guttenberg, the father of Jamie Guttenberg, who died in the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, says the Republican Party has “checked out of governing.” “My frustration right now is directed at those in Washington, D.C. who keep watching this happen and don’t do anything,” he said after…
Following Mass Shooting, Texas Republican Criticized for Promoting Measure That Makes It Easier for People to Carry Guns
Jared Patterson, a Republican Texas state representative, has been resoundingly criticized after he promoted a measure that makes it easier for individuals to carry guns in the wake of a mass shooting in Austin. Last week, the Texas House approved House Bill 1927, which will allow anyone at least 21-years-old to carry a handgun without a…
According to the latest Morning Consult-Politico tracking poll, two-thirds of Americans support stricter gun control measures. The poll was conducted following a spate of mass shootings in Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, and Colorado. Just 28% said they opposed tougher restrictions on gun ownership. The poll also found that 76% support banning gun ownership for those…
President Biden called out Senate Republicans for offering just thoughts and prayers on gun violence and said that it was time for some action.
Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) announced he would not support gun reform and will not vote for new federal gun laws. “I made that commitment when I ran for office, and I intend to honor that commitment,” he said during a meeting with The Salt Lake Tribune’s editorial board. “So I will not be voting for…
Vice President Kamala Harris criticized the Republican Party and politicians who’ve refused to consider gun reform in the wake of mass shootings in Atlanta, Georgia, and Boulder, Colorado, that have left a total of 18 people dead in the last week. “I believe it is possible–it has to be possible–that people agree that these slaughters…
Senator Chris Murphy criticized his colleagues for their inaction on gun reform measures just two days after a gunman killed 10 people at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado. “I have just come to the conclusion that Congress has become complicit in these crimes,” Murphy (D-Conn.) told MSNBC. “When Congress doesn’t act, it sends an unintentional…
Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who serves as the Senate Judiciary Chairman, called the recent mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado, “devastating,” noting that he “can’t keep up with” the sheer number of mass shootings that happen in the United States annually. “I can’t keep up with it,” he said during his opening statement at a committee…
It doesn’t matter to Senate Republicans that the mass shooting in Boulder, CO was the seventh in seven days in the Us, they still oppose expanding background checks.
Representative Jason Crow (D-Co.) is calling for comprehensive gun control measures in the wake of yesterday’s mass shooting in Boulder, which resulted in ten deaths. “There are common sense laws and legislation that we can pass that will help make our communities safer. We just have to get them done. It’s that simple,” he told…
Boebert Sent Email Encouraging Supporters to Say “Hell No” to Gun Control After Boulder Mass Shooting
Representative Lauren Boebert (R-Co.) sent an email blast to her supporters in the wake of yesterday’s mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado, encouraging them to say “hell no” to gun control.” “I told Beto ‘HELL NO’ to taking our guns. Now we need to tell [President] Joe Biden,” Boebert said in the subject line of the…
On The Rachel Maddow Show retired ATF Special Agent In Charge, Jim Cavanaugh ripped open carry laws that allowed a mass shooter to carry his gun into a Boulder, CO supermarket.
Gabrielle Giffords’s Gun Violence Prevention Advocacy Group Launches Ad Campaign Supporting Universal Background Checks
Giffords, the gun violence prevention advocacy group created by gun violence survivor and former Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), has launched a new ad campaign to pressure Republicans in the Senate to support a measure that would expand background checks on all firearms purchases. “That’s why we’ve marched, organized, and won. Almost nothing has support from…
The Democrat-led House of Representatives is set to pass two measures to expand background checks on all firearms purchases and transfers. It would also expand the review time for gun purchases to 10 days. The bills will advance to the Senate, though they require significant bipartisan support to pass. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said…
A bill to expand federal background checks on all gun sales has been reintroduced in the Senate by Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.). The bill, the Background Check Expansion Act, was also reintroduced in the House by Representative Mike Thompson (D-Calif.). The Democrat-controlled House passed the Bipartisan Background Checks Act in 2019 but the legislation was…
David Hogg, who became one of the nation’s most recognizable advocates for gun control after surviving the Parkland, Florida mass shooting in 2018, has called on Republicans to denounce Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) after a video of Greene, a noted conspiracy theorist, heckling him went viral. “My message to Kevin McCarthy is this, take…
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Donald Trump Jr. claimed Democrat Joe Biden’s campaign is “the most anti-2nd Amendment Presidential ticket in history.” “Make no mistake about it: The radical left is coming for your guns!!!” he wrote. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris want to take away your right to defend yourself and your family. They are the most anti-2nd Amendment…
The IRS is investigating NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre for criminal tax fraud related to unreported compensation on his personal taxes.
President Donald Trump claimed the Constitution’s Second Amendment is “DEAD” if his rival Joe Biden wins November’s general election. “Is that what you want from a leader? He will destroy our Country! VOTE NOW USA,” Trump wrote. In the same message, the president claimed Biden will be “ruining” the Supreme Court if Democrats expand the…
Speaker Nancy Pelosi called out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for putting politics ahead of the lives of kids after the Santa Clarita shooting.
Senate Republicans blocked a bill to pass universal background checks while an active school shooting was going on in Santa Clarita, CA.
A Senate investigation has found that the NRA provided Russians access to Republicans in exchange for lucrative business opportunities.
Being on the right side of this issue is good business – and the National Rifle Association is gradually losing its grip on the gun debate.
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With one move, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer tied Donald Trump’s hands by giving him an offer he would be insane to turn down.
A majority of Americans (52%) support a government program to buyback assault weapons and get them out of the hands of potential mass shooters.
The San Francisco city council has passed a resolution deeming the NRA a domestic terrorist organization.
After Walmart announced that they were no longer selling handguns and ammo, the NRA responded by threatening the nation’s largest retailer.
Trump said that the mass shooting in Odessa, Texas has done nothing to change his mind on doing something substantial about gun violence.
Five people were killed, including a shooter, and around 21 were injured in a gun rampage in the cities of Midland and Odessa in west Texas on Saturday, police and a local television station reported.
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The sellout is complete: Donald Trump will oppose any universal background check legislation that Congress might send to his desk.
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) explained that Republicans are afraid of the perception of the NRA, but the reality is that the gun lobby is weak and in chaos.
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The American people are growing increasingly tired of Republicans refusing to offer anything but empty thoughts and prayers.
A leaked memo revealed that the House Republican strategy is to downplay the role of white supremacy while blaming the left for mass shootings.
Republicans show the ultimate disrespect to mass shooting victims by holding a voter registration drive at a gun show just after two mass shootings.
Trump and McConnell have been saying that the appetite is not there for action on assault weapon, but a new poll reveals that 70% of Americans and 54% of Republicans want assault weapons banned.
Senate Republicans are looking into new legislation on regulating video games, while doing nothing about guns, after the latest round of mass shootings.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has no interest in allowing a vote on the House-passed bill to expand background checks.
Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) said that he will oppose legislation banning the guns that allow mass shooters to kill more people because assault weapons are popular.
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Harris ripped into Donald Trump on Monday for his complete leadership failure following the mass shooting attacks over the weekend.
Republicans love to make these lazy arguments, but the United States isn’t the only country in the world with those video games and mental illness.
Trump is trying to hold expanded background checks hostage in exchange for money for his border wall.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer called out Trump and Mitch McConnell for refusing to support a bill to expand background checks for gun purchases.
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called for more school prayer and flag saluting to stop the epidemic of mass gun violence.
House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy blamed video games, not guns for the mass shooting that killed 20 people in El Paso, Texas.
Any compassion Trump thought he showed evaporated when he couldn’t name a single thing he’s done to prevent such tragedies.
The NRA is in a meltdown, and the Trump campaign is freaked out because they might not be able to get conservative voters to the polls in swing states.
Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL) of the House Ways and Means Committee requested documents from the NRA as part of an investigation into revoking their tax exempt status.
Chuck Todd managed to get Trump talking points into the Democratic debate by asking about the imaginary policy of gun confiscation.
The Education Department’s acting inspector general found that Betsy DeVos broke federal law when she did nothing to block federal funds from being used to arm teachers.
The NRA board let Wayne LaPierre charge $440,000 to the “nonprofit,” $200,000 of which was for suits. Suits he bought in Beverly Hills. Oh, and trips! He spent $240,000 on trips to Italy, Hungary, and the Bahamas, and charged the NRA “without providing adequate documentation.”
President Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association have argued an armed teacher could provide the best defense against a shooter bent on mass murder.
It has worked closely with legislators to protect firearms manufacturers from liability for gun violence and pushed a ban on U.S. health officials from promoting gun control.
The once fear gun manufacturers lobby is teetering over declining revenues and civil war between Wayne LaPierre and Oliver North.
“The United States will now lock arms with Iran, North Korea and Syria as non-signatories to this historic treaty whose sole purpose is to protect innocent people from deadly weapons,” said Oxfam America President Abby Maxman.
The National Rifle Association sued Los Angeles on Wednesday over a new law requiring that contractors disclose their ties to the gun rights group as a condition of obtaining business from the second most-populous U.S. city.
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) – The Colorado legislature on Monday passed a “red flag” bill that would allow those deemed a threat to have their firearms seized, despite opposition by most of the state’s sheriffs and threats of legal challenges. Both chambers of the Democratic-controlled General Assembly approved the measure, sending it to the…
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday rejected a bid by gun rights activists to put on hold a ban by President Donald Trump’s administration on “bump stock” gun attachments that enable semi-automatic weapons to be fired rapidly. Justice Sonia Sotomayor has not yet acted on another similar request….
“Within 10 days of this horrific act of terrorism we will have announced reforms which will, I believe, make our community safer,” Ardern told a news conference after her cabinet reached in principle decisions on gun reform laws in the wake of New Zealand’s worst ever mass shooting.
“I can tell you one thing right now, our gun laws will change,” Ardern told reporters.
(Reuters) – The Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday allowed a lawsuit against Remington Outdoor Co Inc to go ahead, giving families who lost loved ones in the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting the chance to pursue their claims in an effort to hold the gunmaker liable. (Reporting by Tina Bellon)
To Mitch McConnell and too many other NRA-owned Republican lawmakers, public safety doesn’t matter so long as their campaign checks keep cashing.
Illinois shooting victim sues state police over shooter wrongly being granted a firearms permit and never forced to surrender it
A man who was wounded in a shooting at an Illinois warehouse last month has sued the state police for wrongly allowing the shooter to buy the handgun he used to kill five co-workers and injure others, local media said.
Documents have been requested by the House Judiciary Committee from the NRA about the Trump campaign and their role in communications with Russia.
If Republicans continue to hold this issue hostage as the body count grows then more of them will lose their jobs in 2020.
MSNBC’s John Heilemann put Trump’s cheap national emergency stunt in perspective by saying that the real emergency is guns, not the southern border.
The White House put out a lengthy statement marking the first anniversary of the Parkland shootings, but the statement never mentioned guns or gun violence.
The student campaign in support of gun control, which featured a massive march on Washington and in other cities around the country, resulted in the formation of a sprawling national network called March for Our Lives.
With some 500 chapters, it has linked tens of thousands of student activists in pushing for political candidates who support their goals of new measures to reduce gun violence.
Most Americans want tougher gun laws but have little confidence their lawmakers will take action, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday ahead of the one-year anniversary of the country’s deadliest high school shooting.
The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee will take up legislation next week that would require universal background checks for gun buyers, the panel’s Democratic chairman said on Thursday.
The NRA is showing signs of serious decline as tax documents show that their income dropped by $55 million last year. The Daily Beast reported on the NRA‘s tax documents: More noteworthy than its drop in contributions, though, was its decline in membership dues. The NRA took in more than $128 million in dues last…
A white man from Kentucky suspected of killing a black man and woman in a racially motivated shooting attack at a supermarket last month has been charged with federal hate crimes and firearm charges, according to federal officials.