Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont senator Bernie Sanders will support amendment to the 2005 law on gunmakers’ liability for which he voted. He announced this decision on Saturday, January 16.
Taya Kyle, the widow of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle, appeared on a CNN town hall on gun violence Thursday night, where she and President Obama had a strained but civil discussion on gun laws. Kyle also penned an editorial for CNN today, reiterating that she doesn’t believe any additional laws would have saved her…
Just kidding, the President’s not coming for your guns, but he did announce a series of executive actions Tuesday morning to possibly make them slightly harder to purchase than a pack of Sudafed, paired with stricter background checks and expanded mental health funding. Cue the freakout!
On Tuesday, January 5, President Obama will announce his plans to invoke more rigorous gun control across the country. Through executive actions he will implement expansive background checks and intensify federal enforcement of extant gun laws.
In the midst of what he has called “our epidemic of gun violence,” President Obama is contemplating using executive action to enforce more stringent regulations on firearm purchases — a move necessary in order to eschew Congress. And unsurprisingly, 2016 G.O.P. presidential candidates are piping up to condemn this move
A 66-year-old white woman in Connecticut is alive and unharmed, despite brandishing a realistic-looking BB gun outside a police station, then pointing it at officers while shouting “Boom boom boom” and “Shoot me!”
The issue of gun violence in America remains raw and it’s particularly heart-wrenching for Jennifer Hudson, whose mother, brother and nephew were murdered in 2008. The singer/actress recently spoke about her role in Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq in light of her family tragedy and the heightened focus on guns.
Missouri State Representative Stacey Newman is deeply concerned about the state’s gun violence, and figures perhaps it might help matters to make guns a little harder to buy. Luckily, she’s got a perfect model right in front of her: Missouri’s abortion restrictions, some of the most onerous in the country.
Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke, imprisoned for fatally shooting 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, left jail on Monday night. Although charged with first degree murder for McDonald’s death, Van Dyke was released after less than a week of incarceration because, according to his lawyer, he “[doesn’t] pose a flight…
The University of Chicago has canceled all classes and activities at its main Hyde Park campus on Monday after being warned of threats of gun violence against the campus from the FBI.
A man has been barricaded in an apartment complex near the San Diego airport since around 9 am Wednesday morning, “firing sporadically,” according to police. As of 2:30 pm, planes are not being permitted to land at the airport. No injuries have been reported.
A 12-year-old girl on Long Island has died after being struck in the head by a stray bullet. Dejah Joyner was standing in the living room of her Hempstead home Friday evening when the bullet came through the window, fired from the street. The gunman has not been located.
The drawn-out, horrifying fever dream that is Ben Carson’s response to the Oregon community college shooting has not quite wrapped up, folks!
On Monday night, The Daily Show host Trevor Noah parsed how far-right Republicans are simultaneously pro-life and pro-guns. How can one be so upset about when life begins but so blasé about when it ends by doing little to restrict access to dangerous weapons? It boggles the mind!
According to an annual report released by the Violence Policy Center, South Carolina has ranked the worst for deadly violence against women. The report found that had a rate of 2.32 women killed per 100,000 people in 2013. That’s more than twice the national average. Alaska, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Nevada rounded…
A Houston teen fatally shot himself while taking a selfie with a gun. Sigh.