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FBI investigates whether Russia banker used NRA to fund Trump campaign – report

Banker with links to Putin faces questions over whether he funneled money through NRA, amid scrutiny over gun rights group's Russia ties Donald Trump shakes hands with the National Rifle Association executive Wayne LaPierre last year. Photograph: Curtis Compton/AP The FBI is investigating whether

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-01-18 20:42:48

Democrats Advance with State Gun Control After NRA Retreats from Bump Stock Fight

Democrats seized the moment for state-level gun control after the NRA retreated from the fight over new bump stock regulations. The retreat has provided safe passage for lawmakers who would otherwise be constrained to stand by the NRA for fear of political fallout. The Hill reports that state-level

BREITBART - 2018-01-18 15:33:49

Gun control advocates see opportunities in states

Advocates of stricter restrictions on gun ownership believe they can notch new wins in state legislatures across the country this year, after Republicans in some states signaled they would be willing to break with the National Rifle Association to support some new rules. Advocates pointed to Massa

THE HILL - 2018-01-18 11:02:22

Don't Blame Mental Illness for Mass Shootings; Blame Men

The year 2017 brought the deadliest mass shooting in modern history to the United States, which has become home to more gun massacres than any other country in the world. The response offered by many of our political leaders, both Democrat and Republican, has been to focus on the role of mental illn

POLITICO - 2018-01-17 11:50:00

Kennedy targets gun violence in Illinois governor campaign

Few people running for public office have been more personally affected by gun violence than Chris Kennedy, who was a child when his father and uncle, Sen. Robert Kennedy and President John F. Kennedy, were assassinated. Now the 54-year-old Democrat has made the issue a centerpiece of his campaign


Virginia's new governor takes veiled shots at Trump

(CNN)Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam took some veiled shots at President Donald Trump as he was sworn in as the 73rd governor of the commonwealth Saturday, telling a crowd gathered in Richmond, "You don't have to be loud to lead." "It can be hard to find our way in a time when there's so much shouting


A Philadelphia mom became a global gun rights icon - and she's pushing the GOP into unfamiliar territory

A concealed carry holster is displayed for sale at the Guntoberfest gun show in Oaks, PennsylvaniaThomson ReutersSingle mother Shaneen Allen has become the face of concealed carry gun rights at the federal level, and has argued for it as a civil rights issue.Republican lawmakers, usually in favor of


Left vs. Right: State pols set to battle over voter rights, guns and unions

New year, new fights. As state legislatures across the country prepare to go into session, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are primed to tackle - and clash over - specific solutions to new problems and old troubles that haven't been dealt with. Progressive legislators are focused on legali


Episode 817: The Gun Man : Planet Money

Cody Wilson makes gun-making machines. Depending whom you ask, he's either one of the most dangerous people in the world, or a hero of the first amendment. Cody's never sold a gun. He's never killed anyone. And, to his knowledge, none of the guns he's made have ever killed anyone. So, how did Cody W


'Dignitaries' trampled evidence after Sandy Hook massacre, state police say

The report concludes the state police response was "handled effectively" It also highlights flaws such as potential crime scene contamination


Connecticut police to release report on Sandy Hook massacre: media

(Reuters) - The Connecticut State Police are set to release a report on Friday analyzing their response to the 2012 Sandy Hook gun massacre of 26 young children and educators at Newtown elementary school, the Hartford Courant reported. The report will detail state police response to the attack on S


The truth about those 7 words 'banned' at the CDC

A document obtained by CNN does not show words banned at the CDC Instead, it suggests wording to improve chances of getting funding


Planned shift on gun exports kicks up storm

Hill Photo Illustration/Garrett Evans The Trump administration's expected plan to transfer the licensing of gun exports from the State Department to the Commerce Department has Democratic lawmakers and foreign policy advocates readying for a fight. The proposal under review by the White House Offic


Larry Keane: Another Reminder-Gun Control Doesn't Prevent Crime

There is no correlation between gun ownership and gun crime, a new analysis once again confirmed. In an opinion piece published in the Washington Examiner, author David Freddoso looked at the latest FBI crime data and compared it to one estimate of gun ownership rates. What he found is a lack of cor


U.S. Needs More 'Idiot Control,' Not Gun Control, Kennedy Says

Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., could be the lone opponent to a bill aimed at strengthening enforcement of national background check system policies. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo) Sen. John Kennedy took a stand against bureaucratic incompetence in the name of the Second Amendment on Tuesday. "I d


U.S. biggest source of illegal foreign guns in Brazil: report

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The United States is the largest source of guns entering Brazil that end up in the hands of armed bandits and drug traffickers, according to a Brazilian Federal Police report seen by Reuters. Roughly 1,500 guns originated in the United States out of a study of more than 10,000


Proposed Bans On Ivory Sales Halted By Interest Groups

A push to enact state bans on elephant ivory sales has brought together unlikely partners in opposition - antiques collectors and the National Rifle Association. A New York State Environmental Conservation officer salutes as an ivory sculpture rolls into a crusher. The state is one of six that have


Boy found dead in Arizona elementary school bathroom

PHOENIX - A 14-year-old boy was found dead by deputies with an apparent gunshot wound Tuesday in an southern Arizona elementary school bathroom. About 9:22 a.m., sheriff's deputies received a report of an active shooter at Coronado Elementary, between the towns of Sierra Vista and Hereford near the


Washington Law Targeting Domestic Abusers Yields Report Of 71 Attempted Gun Buys

A new gun law in Washington state that lets domestic violence survivors find out if their abusers illegally attempt to buy a gun is detailing the number of failed background checks, with officials reporting 1,231 denied applications - including 71 by people who are named in active protective orders.


Virginia Democrats seek Medicaid expansion, tighter gun laws in 2018 legislative agenda

Democratic leaders in Virginia outlined an agenda for the 2018 legislative session in Richmond that will test the resolve of the GOP and aims to push Virginia in a more liberal direction. Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Gov.-elect Ralph Northam, who is set to be sworn in on Saturday, vowed to push to expan