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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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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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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Post Politics Now: Biden to put spotlight on new gun safety law at White House event

Post Politics Now: Biden to put spotlight on new gun safety law at White House event

This post was originally published on this siteThe president is hosting survivors and family members of victims from mulitiple high-profile mass shootings to mark a new law that includes the most significant gun restrictions enacted by Congress in decades.

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The Senate passes a gun control bill and sends it to the House

The Senate passes a gun control bill and sends it to the House

This post was originally published on this siteThe Senate passed the first major gun legislation in nearly three decades. It would incentivize states to pass red flag laws and expand background checks for 18 to 21-year-olds, among other measures.

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