Gun control

Democratic state gains may mean tighter gun, looser pot laws

From New York to New Mexico, residents in a number of states can expect a leftward push for expanded health care coverage, gun control, education funding and legalized recreational marijuana as Democrats who gained new or stronger powers in the midterm elections seek to put their stamp on public policy. While Republicans remain in charge … Continue reading Democratic state gains may mean tighter gun, looser pot laws

WASHINGTON | Democrats vow action on gun control after Calif. shooting

WASHINGTON — Newly ascendant Democrats are promising congressional action on gun control amid a rash of mass shootings, including a late-night assault at a California bar that killed 12 people. Measures including expanded background checks and a ban on assault-style weapons are likely to reach the House floor when Democrats retake control after eight years … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Democrats vow action on gun control after Calif. shooting

INDIANAPOLIS | Trump calls Pittsburgh synagogue attack ‘evil’ anti-Semitism

INDIANAPOLIS — President Donald Trump on Saturday condemned the “wicked act of mass murder” at a Pittsburgh synagogue, saying anti-Semitism “must be confronted anywhere and everywhere it appears” and speculating that the death toll would have been curbed if an armed guard had been in the building. With both the number of deaths and details … Continue reading INDIANAPOLIS | Trump calls Pittsburgh synagogue attack ‘evil’ anti-Semitism

CLEVELAND | Ohio US senate candidates spar over health care, immigration

CLEVELAND — Candidates in Ohio’s U.S. senate campaign sparred Sunday over health care, approaches to climate change, student loan debt, immigration, tariffs and gun control in the first of three debates. Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci repeatedly criticized incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown as being a Washington insider, citing Brown’s connections to Democratic New York Sen. … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Ohio US senate candidates spar over health care, immigration

PHOENIX | Arizona Senate candidate shot mother, speaks on gun control

PHOENIX — A Republican Arizona state Senate candidate has shocked gun control advocates by sharing details about shooting and killing his mother in apparent self-defense more than 50 years ago. Bobby Wilson, who is running to represent a southern Arizona district, told The Associated Press that he’s not trying to hide anything. He says his … Continue reading PHOENIX | Arizona Senate candidate shot mother, speaks on gun control

Delaware News: Delaware Governor Carney’s Statement on Bump Stock Ban

DOVER, DE – Delaware Governor John Carney on Thursday issued the following statement after signing legislation to ban bump stock devices in Delaware: “Delaware has made progress in strengthening our gun safety laws this legislative session with the support of students and advocates across the state, and today is no exception.  By signing this bill … Continue reading Delaware News: Delaware Governor Carney’s Statement on Bump Stock Ban

Pennsylvania News: After Texas Shooting, Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Urges Lawmakers to Stop Delay of Gun Safety Measures

Harrisburg, PA – “It has been more than three months since the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, yet state lawmakers have failed to pass any gun safety measures to my desk. Now, after another massacre has taken the lives of innocent kids, we must act. “In the coming weeks, I look forward to working with lawmakers … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: After Texas Shooting, Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Urges Lawmakers to Stop Delay of Gun Safety Measures

TRENTON, N.J | Quick release of gun data called trailblazing and troubling

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gun control advocates are hailing New Jersey’s release of near-real-time firearms trafficking data as a trailblazing use of federal information, but Second Amendment advocates and skeptical Republicans question whether the report amounts to a way around a federal limitation on the release of some data. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled the … Continue reading TRENTON, N.J | Quick release of gun data called trailblazing and troubling