Tag: Gun Policy

  • Trump-aligned challengers oust GOP legislative incumbents

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As Wisconsin’s longest-serving Assembly Speaker, Republican Robin Vos has presided over efforts to restrict abortions, weaken unions, expand gun rights and push back mandates of COVID-19. Despite this, he faces a primary challenger who claims he is not conservative enough. The Challenger’s Argument: Vos Should Do More To Address Former President […]

  • AR-15-style weapons sold as a sign of manhood as shootings increase

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Gunmakers have raked in more than $1 billion selling AR-15-style weapons over the past decade, sometimes marketing them as a way for young men to prove themselves. masculinity, even as number of mass shootings rises, House survey finds unveiled on Wednesday. The weapons have been used in massacres that have horrified the […]

  • Congress sends landmark compromise on gun violence to Biden

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has sent President Joe Biden the broadest gun violence bill yet. Congress passed decades ago on Friday a measured compromise that illustrates both progress on the long unresolved issue and the deep partisan divide that remains. The Democratic-led House approved election-year legislation on a largely partisan 234-193 vote, capping a […]

  • After the Supreme Court ruling on firearms, what’s next?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has released its biggest gun rights decision ever. in over a decade. Here are some questions and answers about what Thursday’s decision does and does not do: WHAT EXACTLY WAS THE SUPREME COURT’S RULING ON ARMS? The Supreme Court has declared that Americans have the right to carry firearms […]

  • Supreme Court expands gun rights, with nation divided

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a major expansion of gun rights after a series of mass shootings, the Supreme Court said Thursday that Americans have the right to carry guns in public for self-defense, a move likely to lead to more people who are legally armed. The decision came as Congress and states debate gun control […]

  • New York Governor signs law raising age to own semi-automatic rifle

    ALBANY, NY (AP) — New Yorkers under the age of 21 will be banned from buying semi-automatic rifles under a new law signed Monday by Governor Kathy Hochul, making the state one of early adopters of a major gun control initiative following a deadly mass wave. shootings. Hochul, a Democrat, has signed 10 public safety-related […]

  • Police: Tulsa shooter targeted surgeon he blamed on pain

    A gunman who killed his surgeon and three others at a Tulsa doctor’s office blamed the doctor for his lingering pain after recent back surgery and purchased an AR-style rifle just hours before the rampage, police said Thursday. The patient called the clinic multiple times complaining of pain and specifically targeted the doctor who performed […]

  • Mourners gather as funerals begin for the Uvalde school murders

    UVALDE, Texas (AP) — Porters wore white shirts and gloves. The desert-colored church with the tall steeple was packed. The casket contained a 10-year-old girl who loved purple. On Tuesday afternoon, hundreds of mourners turned out for the funeral mass of Amerie Jo Garza, a smiling fourth-grade student who was killed a week ago when […]

  • O’Rourke bets shooting will rock Texas governor’s race

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Still mourning a mass shooting in Texas, Democrat Beto O’Rourke gave his long-running campaign a boost by imploring a national audience that it was finally time for real action to curb the proliferation of high-powered firearms in his home state and across America . It was 2019, and the former congressman was […]

  • NRA meets in Texas after school massacre, protests run wild

    HOUSTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump defends the rights of gun owners during an address to the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Houston, three days after a gunman killed 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school across the state. . As protesters shouted outside, Trump was set to call on Friday […]