Tag: gun control

Florida Stopped Doing Gun Permit Checks For 13 Months [VIDEO]

For more than a year, Florida failed to do national background checks that could have disqualified people from gaining a permit to carry a concealed weapon. The lapse was revealed in an internal report on Friday and it happened during a time period when there was a large surge in the number of people seeking…

Dimitrios Pagourtzis Identified as Santa Fe High School Shooter

Dimitrios Pagourtzis, the suspected gunman who opened fire at a Texas high school on Friday morning, apparently posted photos of neo-Nazi iconography online, before allegedly killing at least 8 people.  The suspect is a 17-year-old male student at Santa Fe High School and has been taken into custody. Explosive devices were left inside the school…

March For Our Lives Rallies Assemble Nationwide

Student-led March for Our Lives rallies are scheduled in Washington and cities across the United States on Saturday. About 500,000 people are expected to gather in the capital alone, and some 700 additional protests for stricter gun laws are listed on the march website. Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where…

Gun Bill Passes Florida House, Heads To Gov. Rick Scott’s Desk

On Wednesday, the Florida House passed the state’s first gun restrictions in three decades, voting 67-50 after debating for nearly eight hours. Under the bill, which cleared the Senate 20-18 earlier this week, a person must be at least 21 years old to buy a gun, and wait three days before obtaining the weapon. The…

Trump: Armed Teachers Must Go on the ‘Offensive’ Against School Shooters

President Trump attempted to dismiss “fake news” reports that he wants to arm U.S. teachers to fight back against school shooters this morning—but then immediately went on to double-down on his claims that a well-armed team of teachers would deter school shooters. On Wednesday, Trump met survivors of the Florida shooting where 17 people died…

Florida School Shooting Survivors Announce ‘March For Our Lives’

Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting on Wednesday, on Sunday announced “March for Our Lives,” a demonstration for new gun control legislation scheduled for Saturday, March 24, in Washington, D.C., and cities around the country. “People are saying that it’s not time…

Watch Stephen Colbert Talks Gun Control [VIDEO]

Stephen Colbert told the audience “We all have jobs to do,” “I’m doing my job right now and I’ve got these cameras here to prove it. After the attacks in Orlando, I thought, maybe the government might do their job and pass any kind of law. Even a fig leaf to justify their existence.” “They…

[VIDEO] Last Week Tonight With John Oliver on NRA & Gun Control

John Oliver lambastes lawmakers for continuing to block gun research as the bodies pile up Describing the NRA as “like PETA, but for guns, and effective,” Oliver explained how the gun organization keeps lawmakers in line, not only through contributions, but by effectively organizing their members to inundate their congressmen with phone calls demanding they…

Sen. Chris Murphy Ended His 15-Hour Filibuster [VIDEO]

Sen. Chris Murphy ended his nearly 15-hour filibuster early Thursday after GOP leaders allegedly agreed to allow votes on two potential gun-control bills. Murphy said he felt satisfied with the compromise, after vowing to stand and speak “until we get some signal, some sign that we can come together.” The two measures that will be…

Pro-Gun Activist Jamie Gilt Shot By Her 4-Year-Old Son

A pro-gun activist has been accidentally shot in the back by her four-year-old son. Just hours earlier Jamie Gilt, 31, had boasted about how her child had been taking part in firearm safety training. Gilt had previously written on Facebook in response to a debate on gun ownership: “All of ours her children know how…

Clinton, Sanders Disagree Over Gun Control [VIDEO]

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders faced off in the fourth debate on Sunday, with the former secretary of state accusing the Vermont senator of being weak on gun control. “He voted to let guns go on Amtrak (trains), guns go into national parks. He voted against doing research to figure out how…

Pres. Obama In Town Hall: I’m Not Taking Your Guns [VIDEO]

President Obama promises that he is not coming to take your guns away. The president spoke to a room full of constituents from across the political spectrum during a live town hall meeting Thursday night, moderate by Anderson Cooper and broadcasted on CNN. Obama: What I think Mark is getting to is, like I said…

CNN To Host Obama Town Hall On Gun Control Thursday [VIDEO]

President Obama will join CNN’s Anderson Cooper Thursday for an exclusive one-hour live town hall on gun control at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, in hopes of mounting a final pitch to the public. Obama will sit down with Cooper at 8 p.m. ET for the event, titled “Guns in America.” The event’s timing…

Pres. Obama to Take Unilateral Action on US Gun Violence [VIDEO]

President Obama has said he will take unilateral action to tackle the problem of gun violence in the US. In his first weekly address of 2016, Mr Obama said he would meet Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss actions he could take. He said he was using his executive powers as president because the US…

John Oliver Talks Mental Health, Gun Control [VIDEO]

John Oliver explains how our national system of treating mental health works, or more often than not, how it doesn’t. “Perhaps the clearest sign of how little we want to talk about mental health is that one of the only times it’s brought up is, as we’ve seen yet again this week, in the aftermath…

WDBJ-TV Victim’s Father to Fight for Gun Laws [VIDEO]

Andy Parker, the father of the WDBJ-TV reporter who was shot and killed during a live broadcast Wednesday morning along with a cameraman, vowed to fight for stricter gun legislation that closes loopholes and ensures background checks. Parker told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly he would make it his “mission in life” to make sure “crazy…

Amy Schumer & Cousin Sen. Chuck Schumer Talks Gun Control [VIDEO]

Amy Schumer and her cousin, Sen. Chuck Schumer, are teaming up for a good cause: to end gun violence. The comedienne and her politician cousin are calling for tighter gun laws in the wake of a mass shooting in a movie theater in Louisiana. The theater had been playing her hit comedy, Trainwreck, when three…

Gabrielle Giffords Calls For Patience On Third Anniversary Of Shooting

Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.), a gunshot survivor and gun control advocate, called for patience on gun reform in a column published in The New York Times on Wednesday. In the op-ed, printed on the third anniversary of the assault that left six of her constituents dead and Giffords in critical condition, the former representative…

Poll: Only Politicians And The Media Care About Gun Control And Immigration

Judging from the tone of the conversation in the media and inside the Beltway surrounding efforts to enact comprehensive immigration reform and stricter gun laws, one could be forgiven for assuming that either of these issues were legislative priority for Americans. Multiple polls have confirmed, however, that they are not. The latest, a Gallup poll,…

Poll: Floridians Favor More Gun Control, Hillary Clinton For President In 2016

Florida voters support universal background checks for gun purchases, other gun control laws and Hillary Clinton for president in 2016, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday. The poll found that 91 percent of Florida voters support universal background checks for gun purchases. “The idea of requiring background checks on those who want to…

Father Of Slain Sandy Hook Child Pleads For Gun Control

The cold-blooded murder of 20 first graders in Newtown, Conn., sent a chill through every home in America and changed, as nothing else could, the national debate over gun violence. Today, the Senate heard testimony on a bill that would ban assault weapons, including the AR-15, the gun that was used at Sandy Hook Elementary…

NRA Enemies List – NRA Scrubs ‘Anti-Gun’ Enemy List From Website, But A Version Still Exists – VIDEO & FULL LIST

In the days leading up to President Obama’s State of the Union address, the National Rifle Association appears to have tucked away its controversial enemies list in a hard-to-reach corner of its website. The NRA posted a list of more than 500 people and organizations considered “anti-gun” on Sept. 17, 2012. In recent days, the…

10 Things To Know For Today – AP

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. BLIZZARD THREATENS NORTHEAST Up to 2 feet of snow is feared and residents from Pennsylvania to Maine are rushing to stock up on food, shovels and other supplies. Airlines have canceled thousands of flights. 2. SEARCH FOR…

Poll Shows Pa. Voters Want Stricter Gun-Control Measures

Should gun-control laws in Pennsylvania be stricter? A poll released this morning of voters in the Keystone State show they overwhelmingly say yes. The gun-control laws need to be stronger, 57 percent said in the latest Quinnipiac University poll of 1,221 Pennsylvanians who are registered to vote. Four percent said the laws need to be…