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New Zealand Massacre Prompts Calls for Texas Gun Control

There are calls in the US to follow New Zealand's lead, and ban semi-automatic weapons. The Prime Minister of the Pacific island nation took a stance after 50 people were massacred in two mosques last week.


What's really keeping the US from adopting new gun laws like New Zealand's

New Zealand's quick ban on "military-style semiautomatic weapons" announced Thursday drew a stark contrast to the years of stymied gun-control debates in the United States. Despite an alarming number of mass shootings across the country over the last several years, gun legislation remains rare at th


Gun control advocates return to State Capitol to celebrate 2nd 'March for our Lives'

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Gun Control advocates returned to the State Capitol on Saturday, March 24 to celebrate the 2nd "March for our Lives." The turnout was much smaller than last year, but organizers said, if that's how you judge their cause, you're missing their impact.


Colorado Senate Advances Gun Control Bill After More Than 9 Hours Of Debate

Democrats in the Colorado Senate advanced a gun control bill late Friday evening despite fierce opposition from Republicans. The extreme risk protection order bill would allow police to take away someone’s firearm if a judge determines they pose a significant risk to themselves or others.


Second Parkland Student Appears To Die By Suicide, Police Say

PARKLAND, FL — Days after a Parkland shooting survivor took her own life, a second student appears to have died by suicide. Coral Springs police confirmed to Patch that officers were called Saturday night and found a youth dead at the scene who was a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.


How a sign-language interpreter became a symbol of New Zealand’s inclusive response to the Christchurch terror attack

Just before New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern began to speak from behind a lectern in the capital of Wellington on Thursday, a young man positioned himself beside her. Ardern was there to announce that New Zealand would ban semiautomatic weapons, assault rifles and high-capacity magazines —


New Zealand Banned All Assault Weapons. Could That Work in America?

Less than a week after a gunman allegedly murdered 50 worshippers inside two New Zealand mosques, the nation’s prime minister announced a sweeping, nation-wide ban on assault weapons. The measure was met with swift praise in the U.S. among gun reform advocates, who have long been pleading for simila


Kirsten Gillibrand Formally Announces Presidential Run Outside Trump Hotel

NEW YORK ― Addressing hundreds of supporters in the shadow of the Trump International Hotel in midtown Manhattan, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) formally announced her campaign for president of the United States.


Students Rally for Gun Control at Rhode Island State House

Young people have rallied at the Rhode Island state house in support of gun-control measures. More than 100 people attended the event on Saturday, one year after the massive March for Our Lives rallies were held in Washington D.C. and cities across the country.


Daily Bulletin: Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting Survivors Are Raising Money for New Zealand Mosque Victims

Good morning, Bulletin readers. Today we bring you updates on the fight for gun safety in courthouses, statehouses, and on the streets of Miami, where a group of men are going without food to bring attention to the loss of life in their communities. Plus, an ocean-spanning fundraiser meant to show t


Poll: Majority of Americans Favor Stricter Gun Laws

A majority of Americans favor stricter gun laws, and most believe places of worship and schools have become less safe over the last two decades, according to a new poll conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.


Shooting victim dies after showing up at fire station on northeast side

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) -- A shooting victim who showed up at a northeast side fire station Sunday afternoon has died. Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were called to Indianapolis Fire Department Station 24, 5520 E. 38th St., around 5:30 p.m. Sunday.


A 19-year-old dies by suicide one year after surviving the Parkland school shooting

Sydney Aiello, a survivor of the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., killed herself last weekend, according to family members and friends cited in news reports. Aiello, 19, was a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last year when a gunman killed 17 students and school staff. One of her fri


Gun rights groups try last-ditch move to stop Trump ban on rapid-fire bump stocks

WASHINGTON — Owners of bump stocks — attachments that allow rifles to be fired rapidly — are hoping a federal appeals court will relieve them of the legal duty to destroy the devices by Monday.


Illinois “Omnibus” Gun Control Bill Set To Drop: 1000% FOID fee hike, shorten FOID term, felonies…

Are you ready? The anti-gun folks in the Illinois General Assembly have come out with the Aurora Gun Omnibus "Pro-Gun" Safety bill. You like the title? It's pro-gun! Who can be opposed to pro-gun safety, right?


Rep. Steve Scalise: Democrats using gun restrictions to 'control' Americans

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise said Thursday that Democrats are pushing for gun restrictions to “control every aspect of people’s lives.”. “When you hear liberals in Washington talking about gun control, it’s much less about guns and much more about control,” the Louisiana Republican said during


About 2,000 rally at Oregon Capitol in support of gun rights

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - About 2,000 people rallied at Oregon's Capitol to show their support of the Second Amendment and opposition to legislation they say would restrict gun rights.


Lawman says he won’t enforce gun control laws

Sheriff Mike Lewis of Wicomico County Maryland is no stranger to winning attention with bold talk. Local critics accused him of overkill when he sent a military assault vehicle 145 miles north to Baltimore during riots there in 2015.


Saturday's letters: Gun control, teachers unions, national parks

Just days after the mass shooting at two mosques in New Zealand, the prime minister announced there would be changes in the country’s gun laws. On Thursday, she announced that she and the Cabinet had agreed to a ban on military-style semi-automatic weapons, assault rifles and high-capacity magazines


Thousands of New Zealanders join Muslims in Friday prayers a week after mass shooting

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — It has been a week since a gunman spouting anti-immigrant hate stormed into two mosques in Christchurch, killing 50 people and transforming New Zealand. The funerals have only just started.