“Could there have been any law passed that could have stopped it?” Dickerson asked about the shooting.“No, he passed background checks registering for handguns and other weapons on multiple occasions,” Feinstein replied.Feinstein’s exactly right, and it’s a point gun-rights advocates have been making for decades. Passing another law won’t stop people who’ve already decided to break existing ones.
Counties may restrict the location of gun stores as long as residents have the ability to purchase firearms, a federal appeals court decided Tuesday.
A 33-year-old man was shot Saturday morning while attacking an armored car guard in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood during an attempted robbery, according to reports. As of Tuesday, the suspect, identified as Jerry Adams, remained hospitalized, although his current condition is not known. Police charged Adams with attempted robbery, and committing and threatening physical violence to a person and property.
A homeowner opened fire on a man who was trying to break into a residence late Saturday in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side, police said.
A 34-year-old man was shot in the leg during an attempted robbery near Temple University early this morning.
A would-be burglar changed his mind about breaking into a home near New Smyrna Beach when the 81-year-old homeowner shot at him several times on Monday, sheriff’s deputies said.
A debate over bump stocks — devices that allowed semi-automatic rifles to fire at rapid speed during the Las Vegas shooting — will continue this week on Capitol Hill as lawmakers grapple with the politically stinging issue of gun control.
Anyone seriously concerned about violence knows that none of the usual panaceas would do much to reduce gun deaths. Gun restrictions in countries such as Australia and Great Britain didn’t end gun-related crimes.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) officially declared her intention to run for reelection Monday, ending months of speculation about her future and probably avoiding what would have been an intense scramble of Golden State politics to succeed her.“I am running for reelection to the Senate. Lots more to do: ending gun violence, combating climate change, access to healthcare. I’m all in!” Feinstein tweeted.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that no law could have stopped the suspected shooter, Stephen Paddock, who was behind last week's mass shooting in Las Vegas.
In an interview on "Meet the Press," the Louisiana Republican, who was seriously injured in a shooting targeting a GOP congressional baseball practice in June, expressed skepticism about Democratic calls for a ban on bump stocks, a modification that allows semi-automatic rifles to fire like fully automatic weapons.
Legendary Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein will channel his anger at himself for allegedly sexually harassing women for the last 40 years into trying to take down the NRA and President Trump.
The number of mass shootings has not increased, as evidenced by the USA TODAY database on mass killings as well as other analyses.
Our research shows that a suppressor would not have made a difference in the Las Vegas case, because of the positioning of the weapons and because of the distance of the shooter from the crowd. Clinton’s staff provided no evidence to suggest a different outcome.
Kaine should be more careful when talking about weapons, especially during a national tragedy. We will accept his staff’s explanation that he meant that silencers muffle a gunshot’s source, even though his phrasing certainly sounded like he meant that silencers actually made firearms quiet. Regular readers know we don’t try to play gotcha here at The Fact Checker.But in any case, the evidence does not support Kaine’s claim that the shooter was “only stopped” because he did not have suppressors on his weapons. That’s exaggerated and could leave a misleading impression on people only familiar with silencers in the movies.
His column is not a rigorous one. Indeed, it is barely a column so much as it is a brusque list of ill-considered assertions that do nothing to grapple with the many arguments to their contrary. Stephens asserts confidently that “more guns mean more murder,” a claim he bases on a single flawed study that is contradicted both by numerous others and by the recent experience of similar nations.
By now you’ve seen it a thousand times. On Twitter, in print, and on the air, Democratic politicians and progressive activists try to name and shame conservatives — especially conservative politicians — who offer “thoughts and prayers” in the aftermath of a mass shooting. “Your job isn’t to pray,” they argue. “Your job is to legislate. Your job is to fix the problem.”
Yesterday, omnibus gun control legislation, House Bill 4107, was introduced in the Illinois House of Representatives.
The California Legislature sent three anti-gun bills to Governor Brown for his consideration, AB 7, AB 424, and SB 464. The Governor has until October 15th to either veto, sign or allow the bills to go into law without his signature. Please email Governor Brown and urge him to VETO AB 7, AB 424, and SB 464. Also, please take a moment to CALL and FAX the Governor requesting he VETO these anti-gun bills. His office phone number is 916-445-2841 and fax number is 916-558-3160.