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Gun Control

House passes bill banning certain semi-automatic guns – Associated Press

The House passed legislation Friday to revive a ban on certain semi-automatic guns, the first vote of its kind in years and a direct response to the firearms often used in the crush of mass shootings ripping through communities nationwide. Once banned in the U.S., the high-powered firearms are now widely blamed as the weapon

Guns

GOP, Dem Senate bargainers divided over gun deal details – Associated Press

Photo: Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., left, and Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., arrive for more bipartisan talks on how to rein in gun violence 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

Opinion

Opinion: Retire These Gun Myths – Mona Charen

The aftermath of a horrific mass shooting is not the time one would usually turn to a humor site, and yet, The Onion had an insightful take on Uvalde. The headline: “‘No Way to Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens.” And here’s the kicker: The Onion has run pieces with that same

Guns

Biden appeals for tougher gun laws: ‘How much more carnage?’ – Associated Press

“Enough, enough,” President Joe Biden exclaimed over and over Thursday night, as he delivered an impassioned address to the nation imploring Congress to take action against gun violence after mass shootings he said had turned schools, supermarkets and other everyday places into “killing fields.” If legislators fail to act, he warned, voters should use their

Crime

Rash of mass shootings stirs US fears heading into summer

Two people were killed and at least 30 others wounded in mass shootings overnight in three states, authorities said Saturday, stoking concerns that a spike in U.S. gun violence could continue into summer as coronavirus restrictions ease and more people are free to socialize. The attacks took place late Friday or early Saturday in the

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