While legislation expanding how and where Texans can carry weapons is dominating the Legislature this week, one state lawmaker is targeting the doctor’s office as a place to keep the federal government from learning who owns guns. Continue reading
More than two years after the fatal shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, a state commission released on Thursday a 256-page report detailing recommendations on how similar school tragedies might be prevented. Continue reading
The man who shot and killed two New York Police Department officers in Brooklyn Saturday expressed anger against the government for the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown on social media and had previously attempted suicide, officials said Sunday.
In April of 2013 Gov. Malloy signed into Connecticut law some of the most restrictive gun policies in the country. Would you support similar regulations on guns in your state? Take NewsHour Weekend’s poll and sound off. Continue reading
In the two years since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the state of Connecticut adopted some of the most restrictive gun policies in the country, including a controversial law enacted last year to keep weapons out of the hands of the mentally ill. NewsHour’s John Carlos Frey reports. Continue reading
Wal-Mart investors may now have a say in whether the retailer continues selling high-capacity guns, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. Continue reading
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Two competing measures on the Washington state ballot this fall ask voters to take a stance on expanded background checks for gun sales. One is seeking universal checks for all sales and transfers, including private transactions. The other would prevent any such expansion. Continue reading
In a shocking accident, a nine-year-old girl shot and killed her instructor last week at an Arizona gun range. When children are involved in fatal incidents, what helps? Jeffrey Brown talks with poet Gregory Orr, who accidentally killed his younger brother in a hunting accident when he was 12 years old.
Today in the Morning Line: Thursday’s jobs report McDaniel not backing down in Mississippi Georgia’s new gun law takes effect The advantages of incumbency Jobs numbers: The unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent with 288,000 jobs added in June. That … Continue reading
The ruling settles a split among appeals courts over federal gun laws intended to prevent sham buyers from obtaining guns for the sole purpose of giving them to another person. The laws were part of Congress’ effort to make sure firearms did not get into the hands of unlawful recipients. Continue reading