Supreme Court Limits Reach of Federal Gun Crime Law | Political News

By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court on Tuesday limited the reach of a federal statute that requires stiff penalties for crimes involving a gun. The 7-2 decision united both conservative and liberal justices, though one dissenting justice compared to the result to “Alice in Wonderland.” The justices said the law … Read more

Abrams Tries to Flip Script on Guns and Crime in Georgia | Political News

By JEFF AMY and RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) – As Republicans nationwide gear up to attack Democrats with tough-on-crime platforms this fall, Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams is making guns a central focus of her race for governor, seeking to turn crime into a liability for incumbent Republican Gov . Brian Kemp’s reelection bid. … Read more

EXPLAINER: What Is Title IX and What Impact Has It Had? | Political News

By COLLIN BINKLEY and ERICA HUNZINGER, Associated Press Title IX, the best law known for its role in gender equity in athletics and preventing sexual harassment on campuses, is turning 50. It was signed into law by President Richard Nixon on June 23, 1972, after being shepherded through Congress in part by Rep. Patsy Mink, … Read more

GOP, Dem Senate Bargainers Divided Over Gun Deal Details | Political News

By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Democratic and Republican senators were at odds Thursday over how to keep firearms from dangerous people as bargainers struggled to finalize details of a gun violence compromise in time for their self-imposed deadline of holding votes in Congress next week. Lawmakers said they remained divided over how … Read more

NY Governor Signs Law Raising Age to Own Semiautomatic Rifle | Political News

By MAYSOON KHAN, Associated Press / Report for America ALBANY, NY (AP) – New Yorkers under age 21 will be prohibited from buying semiautomatic rifles under a new law signed Monday by Gov. Kathy Hochul, making the state one of the first to enact a major gun control initiative following a wave of deadly mass … Read more

Online Pro-Gun Extremism: ‘Cool for Active Shooter Stuff’ | Political News

By DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press The young man in jeans and sunglasses proudly shows off his gun in the YouTube video, then instructs his 1 million subscribers how to fit an extra clip in his gun belt, and offers a chilling observation. “Pretty cool for active shooter stuff, if you need extra mags.” It’s a … Read more

Families of Uvalde, Buffalo Victims to Testify in Congress | Political News

By FARNOUSH AMIRI, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Parents of victims and survivors of mass shootings in Buffalo and Uvalde will appear before a House committee next week in an effort to bring home the devastation of America’s gun violence epidemic. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, DN.Y., the chairwoman of the Oversight Committee, said Friday the … Read more

GOP’s Cornyn Tapped to Lead as Senate Talks Gun Law Changes | Political News

By LISA MASCARO, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) – Less than 48 hours after a gunman stormed an elementary school and killed 19 children and two teachers in his home state of Texas, Sen. John Cornyn walked straight from the floor of the US Senate into Republican leader Mitch McConnell’s office. The Texas Republican had … Read more

House panel swiftly takes up gun bill after mass shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) – The House is swiftly working to put its stamp on gun legislation in response to mass shootings in Texas and New York by 18-year-old assailants who used semi-automatic rifles to kill 31 people, including 19 children. Debate on legislation came as the White House announced that President Joe Biden would give a … Read more

Probe Could Shed Light on Police Time Lapse in Uvalde Deaths | Political News

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press Since the Columbine High School massacre more than 20 years ago, police have been trained to quickly confront shooters in the horrific attacks that have followed. But officers in Uvalde, Texas, took more than an hour to kill a shooter who massacred 19 children, a lapse of time that will … Read more

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