WATCH: Lindsey Graham Posts Video Shooting AR-15 in Response to Calls For Gun Control

Over the last 20 years, the United States has experienced a number of mass shootings. 2021 has been no different. There have been high-profile massacres in both Atlanta, Georgia and Boulder, Colorado.

And the responses to the mass shootings have followed the usual script. Democrats use the incidents to call for common sense gun controls. And Republicans clutch their pearls and claim that if assault weapons are banned, Americans will have no way to defend themselves. read more

Senator Chris Murphy on Mass Shootings: “Congress Has Become Complicit in These Crimes”

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 but very real sign of endorsement to these would-be killers. It looks like we’re approving the way in which they are managing their grievances, because we don’t do anything year after year.” read more

Colorado Congressman Jason Crow Calls for Gun Control in Wake of Mass Shooting

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 CNN’s John Berman during an appearance on “New Day.” read more

NRA Election Spending Is Cut In Half As Gun Debate Changes

So far this year the National Rifle Association (NRA) has spent just $11 million on midterm races, less than half of the amount of money it spent on the midterms in 2014.

The National Rifle Association, long seen as a kingmaker in Republican politics, is taking a lower profile in this year's midterm campaign. It has put $11 million into midterm races this year, less than half of what it spent four years ago. https://t.co/brhX3jh0Pa read more

Illinois City Bans Assault Rifles — Imposes Fines of $1,000 Per Day

When 17 people were killed by a teenager with an assault rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Valentine’s day, a renewed national debate on gun control laws erupted.  Many gun control advocates began pushing anew for a complete ban on assault-style rifles and also large capacity magazines, since these are the items that have been used in most of the mass murders in the United States in recent years. read more