Beto O’Rourke Hands Republicans A Gift On Guns

At last week’s debate, Beto O’Rourke handed Republicans and gun rights advocates a nicely wrapped gift with his claim that he would seize guns from otherwise law-abiding Americans.

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Ban On Assault Weapons

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has once again upheld a local ordinance banning assault weapons.

Trump Backs Away From Gun Control Yet Again

As he has in the past, President Trump has backed away from support for any gun control measures in the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton.

Most Americans Support Ban On Assault Weapons And Other Gun Control Measures

Another poll in the wake of this month’s mass shootings shows increased support for several gun control measures. That doesn’t mean Congress will act, though.

Poll Shows Increased Support For Gun Control Measures, But Will It Last?

In the wake of the back-to-back shootings in Texas and Ohio, a new poll shows increased support for some gun control measures. But we’ve been here before.

Republicans Blame Video Games For Mass Shootings

Republicans have come up with a new target to blame mass shootings on, “violent video games.”

Woman Charged With Burglary After Seizing Abusive Husband’s Guns

A Florida Woman is being charged with felony burglary after breaking into her estranged husband’s apartment to seize his guns and give them to the police.

12 Killed In Shooting At Virginia Beach Municipal Complex

A dozen people died late yesterday in a workplace shooting at the Virginia Beach Municipal Center.

Oliver North Out As NRA President Amid Ongoing Scandal

After just a year in office, Oliver North is out as President of the National Rifle Association as the group faces an ongoing series of scandals centered around Wayne LaPierre and others.

Kamala Harris Disqualified Because She Owns A Gun?

One opinion writer says that Senator Kamala Harris should be disqualified as a Democratic candidate because she owns a handgun.

Second Parkland Shooting Survivor Commits Suicide

A male sophomore makes two suicides in less than a week.

Parkland Survivor Sydney Aiello Takes Her Own Life

Tragedy piled on top of tragedy.

House Passes Measures To Strengthen Gun Background Checks

Last week, the House passed two bills to strengthen the laws regarding background checks for guns, but they’re not likely to even make it to the floor of the Senate.

Federal Court Upholds Trump Administration’s Bump Stock Ban

A Federal Judge in Washington, D.C. has upheld the Administration’s ban on bump stocks.

Felons Are Keeping Guns That Should Be Taken Away From Them

Gun laws requiring guns to be taken away from convicted felons are either being ignored or have too many loopholes. We need to fix that.

Failures In Gun Laws Tied To Illinois Mass Shooting

The shooter who killed five people in a factory in Illinois on Friday should not have had a gun to begin with.

New Washington State Law Bars ‘Assault Weapons’ Sales To People Under 21

Washington has become the latest state to ban the sale of semiautomatic assault rifles to persons under 21.

Trump Administration Preparing To Ban Bump Stocks

The Trump Administration is preparing to ban bump stocks in the coming weeks.

Oregon State Agency Alleges Walmart’s Age Restriction on Gun Sales Violates State Law

An Oregon state agency is suggesting that Walmart’s decision to restrict arms sales to bar people under 21, but over 18, from being able to purchase firearms violates state law.

Federal Judge Blocks Release Of Plans For 3-D Printable Guns

A Federal Judge in Washington State has, at least temporarily, blocked the release of files that would allow anyone to make a 3-D printed gun. The First Amendment seems to clearly indicate that this ruling is wrong.

Ninth Circuit Strikes Down Hawaii Law Barring Open Carry Of Weapons

A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down part of a Hawaii law barring open carry of weapons, but this win for gun rights advocates may turn out to be short-lived.

Trump Declines Request to Lower Flag for Capital Gazette Victims

What was once a rare symbol of national mourning has become so commonplace as to be meaningless.

The Annapolis Shooting and the Gun Debate

Jarrod Ramos should have been in jail, let alone allowed to have any weapon more dangerous than a butter knife.

When the Press Becomes the Story

A man with a grudge against the Annapolis Capital Gazette killed five people in the newsroom.

Commission Set Up To Examine School Shootings Won’t Look At Role Of Guns

The Trump Administration’s School Safety Commission isn’t getting off to a very good start.

Efforts To Arm School Teachers Run Up Against A Problem: Insurance Companies

In the end, it may be insurance companies that have the biggest voice in the debate over arming teachers. 

Tennessee Republican Blames Gun Violence On ‘Grocery Store Pornography’

The leading candidate for the GOP nomination for Tennessee’s next Governor has a unique explanation for gun violence.

More Sandy Hook Families Sue Alex Jones

Alex Jones is finally being called on to answer for his irresponsible lying about events like the Sandy Hook shooting.

School Shootings No Longer Shock Students. It Shouldn’t Be Like This

We have a generation of schoolkids who aren’t even surprised when there’s a shooting at their school. That’s a problem.

N.R.A. President Oliver North Blames School Shootings On Drugs Used To Treat ADHD

The new President of the National Rifle Association has a new theory to explain mass shootings, but there’s no basis for believing it’s accurate.

More Americans Killed in School Shootings Than Military Service This Year

In the wake of yesterday’s killing of eight in a Texas high school, WaPo’s Philip Bump provides a chilling statistic.

At Least Eight Dead, Multiple Injuries, In School Shooting At Texas High School

Another school shooting, this time in Texas.

Supreme Court Declines To Accept Yet Another Second Amendment Case

The Supreme Court has declined to accept yet another Second Amendment case for review, continuing a streak that goes back some eight years.

Oliver North: N.R.A. Being Treated Worse Than African-Americans During Jim Crow

Oliver North is fitting right in at the N.R.A.

Oliver North Named New President Of National Rifle Association

A blast from the past as Oliver North, who was once at the center of a major Washington scandal, is named President of the National Rifle Association.

Support For Gun Control Waning In Wake Of Parkland Shooting

Support for gun control spiked in the wake of the Parkland, Florida school shooting but it appears to be returning to more normal levels, and that’s bad news for gun control advocates.

Nashville Waffle House Shooting Reveals Gaps In Gun Laws

Travis Reinking shot four people dead in Nashville over the weekend with a gun that he wasn’t supposed to have access to. Thanks to what seem to be loopholes in existing gun laws, he had one anyway.

Poll Shows Support For Gun Control Slipping Only Two Months After Florida Shooting

Two months after the shooting in Parkland, Florida, support for gun control measures seems to be slipping.

Sandy Hook Parents Sue Alex Jones For Defamation

The parents of two of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre are suing Alex Jones for falsely accusing them of lying about the deaths of their children.

Federal Judge Upholds Massachusetts Assault Weapons Ban

Another Federal Court loss for gun rights activists challenging state laws banning “assault weapons.”

YouTube Shooter Nasim Aghdam Was Crazy

The woman who wounded three people at the video company before killing herself posted insane rants all over social media.

Black Marjory Stoneman Douglas Students Feel Less Safe with More Cops

Yet another object lesson in why active efforts at inclusiveness are vital.

John Paul Stevens: Repeal the Second Amendment

A proposal that has no chance of passing may harm the movement he’s seeking to help.

New Poll Shows Strong Support For A Variety Of Gun Control Measures

New polling shows that public support for several gun control proposals continue to increase in the wake of February’s shooting at a Parkland, Florida High School.

Rick Santorum: Parkland Students Should Learn CPR Instead Of Marching

Does Rick Santorum really think that learning CPR can stop school shootings?

Spurred By Parkland Shooting, Students March, But Will It Lead To Any Actual Change?

Organizing protests was the easy part. The hard part for those who would seek to expand gun regulations is yet to come.

NRA’s Post-Parkland Tone Deafness

Personal attacks on teenagers whose friends were murdered is a strategy sure to backfire.

Justice Department Issues Proposal To Ban Bump Stocks

The Department Of Justice is proposing a rule change that would ban bump stocks, but it could run into legal problems.