• California Aug 25, 2019

    ‘Red Flag Laws' Offer Tool for Preventing Some Gun Violence

    After a white supremacist discussed plans on Facebook for a mass shooting at a synagogue, police in Washington used a new law to quickly seize his 12 firearms, long before he was convicted of any crime. But when a Tennessee father became alarmed about his son after receiving a suicidal text message, he said the police determined they could not...

  • Governor Jun 5, 2019

    Virginia Governor Announces Special Session on Gun Control

    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday he will summon lawmakers back to the state Capitol to consider a package of gun-control legislation, saying last week’s mass shooting in Virginia Beach calls for “votes and laws, not thoughts and prayers.”

  • Governor Jun 5, 2019

    Virginia Governor Announces Special Session on Gun Control

    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday he will summon lawmakers back to the state Capitol to consider a package of gun-control legislation, saying last week’s mass shooting in Virginia Beach calls for “votes and laws, not thoughts and prayers.”

  • United States Apr 3, 2019

    New Zealand Lawmakers Pass Initial Vote for New Gun Controls

    New Zealand lawmakers on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favor of new gun restrictions during the first stage of a bill they hope to rush into law by the end of next week. The bill would ban the types of weapons a gunman used to kill 50 people at two mosques last month. The bill was backed by both liberals and...

  • Donald Trump Oct 9, 2018

    Trump Calls on Chicago to Embrace Stop-and-Frisk Policing

    President Donald Trump drew an enthusiastic response from a law-and-order crowd Monday, advocating the use of “stop and frisk” policing and saying he has directed the Justice Department to work with local officials in Chicago to stem violence in the nation’s third-largest city.

  • Law enforcement May 20, 2018

    In Aftermath of Santa Fe Shooting, Texas Lt. Gov. Calls for ‘Hardening' of Schools

    Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called Sunday for a “hardening” of the nation’s school buildings in the wake of the attack by a 17-year-old student who killed 10 people at a high school near Houston. Patrick, a Republican, blamed a “culture of violence” and said more needs to be done to keep shooters away from students, such as restricting school...

  • Governor Apr 18, 2018

    Cuomo Orders Voting Rights Restored for All NY Parolees

    New York state is restoring the voting rights of 35,000 parolees under an executive order from Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The governor issued the directive on Wednesday, adding New York to a list of 14 states and the District of Columbia that allow people to vote once they have served their sentence. Cuomo noted that nearly three-fourths of the people…

  • Donald Trump Mar 23, 2018

    Americans' Views on Guns, Gun Control Is Evolving: Polls

    Support for tougher gun control laws is soaring in the United States, according to one new poll, but another found that Americans also increasingly see guns as giving law abiding-citizens a way to protect themselves. A majority of gun owners and half of Republicans favor new laws to address gun violence in the weeks after a Florida school shooting left...

  • CEO Mar 19, 2018

    US Companies Take a Stand, Raise Age to Purchase Guns

    Kroger and L.L. Bean said Thursday they will no longer sell guns to anyone under 21, becoming the third and fourth major retailers this week to put restrictions in place that are stronger than federal laws. The announcements follow those by Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart, emphasizing the pressure companies are facing to take a stand. Kroger, the nation’s largest...

  • Donald Trump Mar 10, 2018

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott Signs School Safety Bill 3 Weeks After Stoneman Shooting

    Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a far-reaching school-safety bill Friday that places new restrictions on guns in the aftermath of a deadly school shooting, cementing his state’s break with the National Rifle Association. The NRA immediately fought back with a lawsuit.

  • NBC Oct 8, 2017

    After Being Shot, Rep. Steve Scalise Still Opposes More Gun Control

    House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who is still recovering from his wounds after a gunman opened fire on Republican members of Congress in June, said on “Meet the Press” Sunday that he still stands behind the unlimited right to bear arms, NBC News reported. “Our Founding Fathers believed strongly in gun rights for citizens,” Scalise, R-La., told host Chuck Todd...

  • driver Sep 28, 2016

    Across US, Police Officers Misuse Confidential Databases

    Police officers across the country misuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business associates, neighbors, journalists and others for reasons unrelated to police work, an Associated Press investigation has found.

  • food Dec 2, 2014

    Anonymous Targets Fort Lauderdale

    The collective group of computer hackers known as “Anonymous” has taken aim at the city of Fort Lauderdale’s website Monday over the ordinance forbidding feeding the homeless outdoors.

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