Mass Shooter Prosecution Act would allow mass shootings to be prosecuted as terrorism

Mass Shooter Prosecution Act would allow mass shootings to be prosecuted as terrorism

This post was originally published on this siteRep. Seth Moulton (D-MA6) Indisputably, mass shooters who survive their attack should be prosecuted; nobody argues that. But should they be prosecuted for terrorism specifically? Context Currently, federal law defines “domestic terrorism” as an act “dangerous to human life,” which violated either a federal...

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Uvalde parents and advocates will rally in Austin to up the age for AR-15 purchases

Uvalde parents and advocates will rally in Austin to up the age for AR-15 purchases

This post was originally published on this site Gun safety advocates in Texas are demanding that Gov. Greg Abbott raise the age for purchasing AR-15-style rifles from 18 to 21. Abbott could put the issue to a vote by calling a special session. (Image credit: Jose Luis Magana/AP)

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House panel subpoenas gun manufacturer of weapon used in Highland Park

House panel subpoenas gun manufacturer of weapon used in Highland Park

This post was originally published on this siteThe subpoena comes after Smith & Wesson did not provide documents and testimony to the House Oversight Committee.

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Uvalde school board pushes Greg Abbott for special legislative session to increase legal age for purchasing assault rifles

Uvalde school board pushes Greg Abbott for special legislative session to increase legal age for purchasing assault rifles

This post was originally published on this site The Uvalde school board is formally urging Gov. Greg Abbott to call state lawmakers back to Austin so they can raise the legal age to buy assault rifles from 18 to 21, more than two months after a gunman used such a...

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Post Politics Now: House to pass bill ensuring access to contraception; Biden to talk guns

Post Politics Now: House to pass bill ensuring access to contraception; Biden to talk guns

This post was originally published on this siteIn Washington, the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot will hold a prime-time hearing, and the contempt trial of Stephen K. Bannon continues.

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House Judiciary to hold hearing on assault weapons ban. Here’s what we know about the bill

House Judiciary to hold hearing on assault weapons ban. Here’s what we know about the bill

This post was originally published on this siteThe legislation to ban assault weapons, first introduced in March 2021, came under consideration by the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday.     

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Five takeaways from the House committee report on the Uvalde shooting

Five takeaways from the House committee report on the Uvalde shooting

This post was originally published on this site By Texas Tribune Staff, The Texas Tribune July 17, 2022 A report released Sunday by a special committee of the Texas House provides the most thorough account yet of the May 24 Uvalde school shooting and the failures of law enforcement and...

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Congress wants more red-flag laws. But GOP states, gun groups resist.

Congress wants more red-flag laws. But GOP states, gun groups resist.

This post was originally published on this siteAs President Biden pushes for more state red-flag laws, GOP and gun-rights groups prepare to push back in state legislatures.

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Texas’ law on gun background checks plagued by critical omissions of minors’ mental health records

Texas’ law on gun background checks plagued by critical omissions of minors’ mental health records

This post was originally published on this site By Jeremy Schwartz and Kiah Collier, The Texas Tribune and ProPublica July 13, 2022 In the spring of 2009, Elliott Naishtat persuaded his colleagues in the Texas Legislature to pass a bill that he believed would require the state to report court-ordered...

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Highland Park survivors to rally at U.S. Capitol, push for gun control legislation

Highland Park survivors to rally at U.S. Capitol, push for gun control legislation

This post was originally published on this siteAbout 1,000 people are expected at a gun control rally outside the U.S. Capitol after the Fourth of July mass shooting in Highland Park     

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