Richard Slotkin on Guns and Violence – Moyers & Company

Ahead of the one year anniversary of the massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, in which Adam Lanza took the lives of 20 school children and six educators, Bill speaks with cultural historian and scholar Richard Slotkin about the role of guns in America’s national psyche. Slotkin has spent his life studying andContinue reading “Richard Slotkin on Guns and Violence – Moyers & Company”

Washington Nationals’ game suspended as police say three injured in shooting outside stadium

The game between the San Diego Padres and the Washington Nationals was suspended in the sixth inning Saturday night after a shooting outside Nationals Park that caused echoes of gunfire inside the stadium and prompted fans to scramble for safety in the dugout. The shooting, an exchange of gunfire between people in two cars, left three people injured, accordingContinue reading “Washington Nationals’ game suspended as police say three injured in shooting outside stadium”

Let’s talk about San Jose’s new gun control initiative – Beau of the Fifth Column

Police: Gunman dead after killing 2 at fire hydrant factory

A worker killed two people and wounded two more at an Alabama fire hydrant factory early Tuesday before killing himself, police said. The shooting — which happened at about 2:30 a.m. at a Mueller Co. plant in Albertville — adds to a slew of homicides around the country, and wasn’t even the worst of theContinue reading “Police: Gunman dead after killing 2 at fire hydrant factory”

Federal judge strikes down California’s ban on assault weapons

A federal judge on Friday overturned California’s more than 30-year-old ban on assault weapons, ruling it unconstitutional. The state of play: U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez said that AR-15 rifles are like Swiss Army knives, calling them a “perfect combination of home defense weapon and homeland defense equipment.” California’s definition of illegal, military-style firearms unlawfully robs law-abiding residentsContinue reading “Federal judge strikes down California’s ban on assault weapons”

The state of Alabama took his gun away. When authorities gave it back, he shot and killed his wife.

Alabama authorities took his gun away after a violent domestic incident. Nine months later they gave it back, and he used it to shoot and kill his wife. Late one night in February 2019, a 31-year-old woman in a troubled marriage was rushed to an emergency room in a Birmingham, Alabama, suburb, with a gunshotContinue reading “The state of Alabama took his gun away. When authorities gave it back, he shot and killed his wife.”

Oregon governor signs bill banning guns at Capitol, requiring safe storage at home

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) on Tuesday signed a bill that will prohibit guns from being carried inside the state capitol. “Today, I am signing SB 554 with the hope that we can take another step forward to help spare more Oregon families from the grief of losing a loved one to gun violence,” Brown tweeted. TheContinue reading “Oregon governor signs bill banning guns at Capitol, requiring safe storage at home”

Gun sales continuing to spike as officials say they fear summer of violence with crime rates rising

Gun sales surged during the pandemic and racial justice protests over the summer Gun sales in the US have continued at their record clip throughout 2021, following a massive surge in firearms purchases in 2020 during the pandemic and last summer’s George Floyd racial justice protests. With as many as 400 million guns total in households acrossContinue reading “Gun sales continuing to spike as officials say they fear summer of violence with crime rates rising”

Texas lawmakers OK carrying handguns without a license, despite opposition from police and gun control groups

Texas is poised to remove one of its last major gun restrictions after lawmakers approved allowing people to carry handguns without a license and the background check and training that go with it. The Republican-dominated Legislature approved the measure Monday, sending it to Gov. Greg Abbott, who has said he will sign it despite theContinue reading “Texas lawmakers OK carrying handguns without a license, despite opposition from police and gun control groups”

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