GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION IN THE NEWS

March 7, 2019

Los Angeles Times: Santa Fe, unlike Parkland, says the issue behind the latest school shooting isn’t guns

Students and teachers returning to Santa Fe High School on Saturday to claim belongings left behind during the evacuation had to be escorted by police: The school was still a crime scene, cordoned off with yellow police tape.

March 7, 2019

Huff Post: California Moves To Let Schools, Co-workers ‘Red Flag’ Dangerous Gun Owners

As they inspect the nation’s gun stores, federal investigators regularly find violations of the law, ranging from minor record-keeping errors to illegal sales of firearms.

March 7, 2019

Florida Sun-Sentinel: 'We're not being represented:' Minority voices strive to be heard after Parkland

Now, a determined band of minority teenagers from Broward and Miami-Dade counties are plotting a summer of action.

March 7, 2019

Teen Vogue: The Lipstick Lobby Releases New Lipstick to Support Gun Control

A bold lip already makes a statement. Why not have it be a statement about gun control?

March 7, 2019

AP: Abbott's school safety plan includes few gun restrictions

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday called for schools to have more armed personnel and said they should put greater focus on spotting student mental health problems but he proposed only a few small restrictions on guns following a shooting at a high school near Houston that left 10 people dead.

March 7, 2019

Wall Street Journal: Parkland Students Prepare for Graduation With Eye on Gun Control

As the graduating class of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School prepares to don cap and gown this Sunday and close out a year that marked them indelibly, many members are plotting how to keep their nascent movement alive and passing the baton to younger peers who can fill their stead.

March 7, 2019

Mic: Team Enough, a youth-led gun reform coalition, wants to take the 2018 midterms by storm

After the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 students and faculty members dead and catalyzed a national conversation about gun reform, Omari Allen took a flight down to Parkland, Florida.

March 7, 2019

NY Times: Guns Are Sold Illegally, A.T.F. Is Lenient on Punishment

As they inspect the nation’s gun stores, federal investigators regularly find violations of the law, ranging from minor record-keeping errors to illegal sales of firearms.

March 7, 2019

CNN: Silent forms of protest make bold statements at Parkland graduation

Silver and burgundy are the official colors of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. But members of the school community used the color orange and other symbols to make statements without raising their voices at Sunday's graduation.

March 7, 2019

McClatchy: To stop gun violence, Texas Republicans turn to gun lobby group based in Newtown

In the wake of two deadly Texas shootings, the state’s Republican leaders are turning to an unlikely source for solutions: The gun lobby.

March 7, 2019

Washington Post: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos stirs confusion, faces criticism over gun remarks

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is under attack after telling Congress that a safety commission formed following a February shooting at a Florida school would not examine the role firearms play in school violence.

March 7, 2019

Tennessean: Old Crow Medicine Show's Ketch Secor on guns: 'Enough is enough, Tennessee

Sitting just a few feet from a young woman who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, country music star Ketch Secor spoke out about guns in the state where he finds his fame.

March 7, 2019

The Hill: Protesters stage ‘die in’ in front of Capitol on anniversary of Pulse shooting

Activists from across the country staged die-in demonstrations on Tuesday, including on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as part of a nationwide campaign to protest gun violence and call for comprehensive gun reforms.

March 7, 2019

Florida Sun-Sentinel: Ted Deutch, other Democrats want crackdown on ‘illegal and reckless’ gun dealers

trio of Democratic members of Congress introduced legislation Tuesday aimed at cracking down on “bad actor” gun dealers who provide the overwhelming majority of weapons used in crime.

March 7, 2019

USA Today: Judge temporarily blocks assault weapons ban in Chicago suburb of Deerfield

An Illinois judge has temporarily blocked the Chicago suburb Deerfield from implementing an assault weapons ban that the village passed in the aftermath of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting that left 17 dead.

March 7, 2019

The Trace: Bank Withheld $1.6 Million From Top Bump Stock Maker After Las Vegas Shooting

In a lawsuit, Slide Fire accuses Merrick Bank of holding its money "hostage." The financial institution says it had to hedge its risk.

March 7, 2019

Chicago Sun-Times: Parkland students, Chance the Rapper to speak at anti-violence rally

Ogugua Odume is usually a regular at the Friday night rallies held at St. Sabina Church, but Friday, a week after her godson was shot to death, she felt it even more important to show up.

March 7, 2019

Philadelphia Inquirer: Gunmen ID'd in Trenton arts festival shooting that left 1 dead, 22 injured

Amid escalating tensions, police were shutting down the Art All Night event in Trenton when at least two men began firing.

March 7, 2019

Today Show: Why parents should always ask about guns: One mom's story

In the middle of the night on Dec. 30, 2011, I received a call that my son, Noah, 13, who was sleeping over at a friend's house, was in trouble.

March 7, 2019

Vox: America’s love for guns, in one chart

New data shows the US leads the world in civilian gun ownership. By a lot.

March 7, 2019

AP: Corporate America increasingly avoids gun-industry business

With Gary Ramey’s fledgling gun-making business taking off in retail stores, he decided to start offering one of his handguns for sale on his website.

March 7, 2019

NPR: A Historic Court Ruling On Guns, Ten Years Later

Ten years ago this week, the Supreme Court handed down its landmark decision in District of Columbia v. Heller.

March 7, 2019

Annapolis Patch: Annapolis Shooting: 5 Murder Counts Filed In Capital Gazette Case

Suspect charged in murders had waged years-long harassment campaign against newspaper; former editor feared he would "blow us all away."

March 7, 2019

The Washington Post: Youth group issues report card on where members of Congress stand on gun-control legislation

A group that engages young people on gun-violence issues is releasing a report card that assesses whether members of Congress are co-sponsoring gun-control bills.

March 7, 2019

Bustle: How To Protest Gun Violence After the Annapolis Shooting & Make Your Voice Heard

On Thursday, a mass shooting in Annapolis brought Americans yet another chapter in a tragically familiar narrative, as police confirmed the death of five staffers at local paper The Capital Gazette.

March 7, 2019

San Francisco Chronicle: ATF records show how 6 Northern California gun shops ran afoul of the law

The owner of High Bridge Arms didn’t publicly offer a reason for shuttering San Francisco’s last gun shop in late 2015, but the move was widely viewed as a symbol of political defeat.

March 7, 2019

McClatchy: Russia investigators likely got access to NRA's tax filings, secret donors

For months, the National Rifle Association has had a stock answer to queries about an investigation into whether Russian money was funneled to the gun rights group to aid Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

March 7, 2019

Mother Jones: Teens Aren’t Giving Democrats a Pass on Gun Control Legislation

Fifteen-year-old Eden Hebron had never lobbied Congress before last Thursday—and before February 14, when three of her classmates were murdered in her classroom at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, she’d never really shared her political opinions at all.

March 7, 2019

AP: Anti-violence protesters shut down part of Chicago freeway

Thousands of anti-violence protesters marched along a Chicago interstate on Saturday, shutting down traffic to draw attention to the gun violence that’s claimed hundreds of lives in some of the city’s poorest neighborhoods and pressure public officials to do more to stop it.

March 7, 2019

Think Progress: The NRA is ‘salivating’ over Trump’s next Supreme Court pick

A more conservative Court almost certainly will take up -- and probably strike down -- laws restricting gun use.

March 7, 2019

Reason: Judge Kavanaugh and the Second Amendment

No nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court has had such a detailed record on Second Amendment as does Brett Kavanaugh.

March 7, 2019

The Trace: FBI to Add Major Law Enforcement Database to Gun Background Check System

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is planning a major addition to the gun background check system, years after examiners’ failure to locate critical information allowed a white supremacist to buy the gun he used to murder nine people in a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina.

March 7, 2019

Bustle: Brett Kavanaugh's Stance On Gun Control Is A-OK By NRA Standards

Immediately after Donald Trump revealed his pick to replace Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court, the National Rifle Association applauded his nomination. And that instant approval of Brett Kavanaugh's stance on gun control speaks volumes.

March 7, 2019

Mother Jones: Here’s How Kavanaugh Could Deal a Big Blow to Gun Control

President Donald Trump’s selection of Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the Supreme Court has been met with concern in a variety of progressive advocacy circles, but one group’s condemnation has been particularly swift and forceful: proponents of gun control.

March 7, 2019

Politico: House GOP appropriators block funding for gun violence research

House Republican appropriators Wednesday rejected a proposal to designate millions of dollars for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for gun violence research, voting 32-20 to keep the language out of a fiscal 2019 spending bill.

March 7, 2019

Mother Jones: Inside the Gun Control Movement’s Push to Derail Brett Kavanaugh

When Donald Trump announced his selection of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, gun rights’ groups were quick to celebrate the president’s pick.

March 7, 2019

New York Times: ‘Downloadable Gun’ Clears a Legal Obstacle, and Activists Are Alarmed

Learning to make a so-called ghost gun — an untraceable, unregistered firearm without a serial number — could soon become much easier.

March 7, 2019

The Trace: The Mystery Firm That Has Become the NRA’s Top Election Consultant

Since 2014, the gun rights group has paid more than $60 million to a little known contractor for ads in must-win political races. Did it break campaign finance laws in the process?

March 7, 2019

Tampa Bay Times: Ex-supervisor in Adam Putnam’s gun-license unit warned of ‘gross misconduct,’ sued and got $30,000 settlement

In a 2013 whistle-blower lawsuit, the ex-employee said she was threatened with retaliation for saying workers were deficient in processing licensing applications and asserting that her bosses told her she "worked for the NRA."

March 7, 2019

Los Angeles Times: Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's Supreme Court pick, could have a major impact on gun laws, rejecting assault-weapon bans

With the addition of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the Supreme Court could have a conservative majority to strike down bans on semi-automatic weapons in California and other liberal states and to decree that law-abiding Americans have a right to carry a gun in public.

March 7, 2019

Bloomberg: Russian Accused of Infiltrating NRA on Mission From Kremlin

U.S. authorities accused a Russian national of trying to establish a back channel to American politicians during the last election cycle, announcing the charges just hours after President Donald Trump accepted Russian President Vladimir Putin’s assurance his country hadn’t interfered.

March 7, 2019

Los Angeles Times: Assault weapon registrations in California are up 43% under new law

Californians have applied to register 68,848 additional assault weapons in the last 11 months to comply with a state law enacted following the 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino. The 2016 law bans sales of semi-automatic assault rifles equipped with “bullet buttons,” which have detachable magazines that enable quick replacement of ammunition, and requires old ones to be registered with the California Department of Justice by the end of June.

March 7, 2019

CNN: Americans can legally download 3-D printed guns starting next month

Gun-rights activists have reached a settlement with the government that will allow them to post 3-D printable gun plans online starting August 1. The settlement ends a multi-year legal battle that started when Cody Wilson, who describes himself as a post-left anarchist, posted plans for a 3-D printed handgun he called "The Liberator" in 2013.

March 7, 2019

The Seattle Times: NRA, others sue Seattle over gun-storage law

The National Rifle Association, Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation and two Seattle residents are suing Seattle over the city’s new gun-safety law. Earlier this month, Seattle’s City Council passed an ordinance that requires gun owners to lock up their guns. Mayor Jenny Durkan signed the legislation Wednesday, with the law to take effect 180 days later. The legislation came at a time of heightened national concern around gun safety and mass shootings.

March 7, 2019

Associated Press: Cuomo, lawmakers urge Senate to block Kavanaugh over guns

Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have joined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in calling on the U.S. Senate to reject Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh because of his expansive interpretation of gun rights and the Second Amendment. Cuomo, a Democrat, said Saturday that Kavanaugh’s past opinions show that he believes it is a constitutional right to carry “even the most dangerous assault weapons.”

March 7, 2019

Independent: Trump administration allows Americans to print 3D guns beginning next month

Beginning on 1 August, Americans can download a blueprint for and print, 3-D guns thanks, in part, to a court ruling and a settlement by Donald Trump’s State Department. Last month, the agency agreed to settle a multi-year legal battle with Texan Cody Wilson, who claimed in a lawsuit the government infringed on his right to free speech for posting the programming code online to print a 3D gun. He was ordered to take it down for violating US export laws.

March 7, 2019

Associated Press: Georgia GOP’s choice for governor sets up historic contest

Georgia Republicans have chosen Brian Kemp to face Democrat Stacey Abrams for governor in a November matchup that will test history and highlight the widening gulf between the two major parties in style and substance in the era of President Donald Trump. Kemp, a two-term secretary of state, trounced longtime Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle in a runoff Tuesday after campaigning as a “politically incorrect conservative” in a bruising race marked by hard-line rhetoric on guns, immigration, and government spending. He credited Trump’s endorsement for sealing his victory, and the president tweeted his congratulations Wednesday.

March 7, 2019

San Antonio Express News: After Santa Fe school shooting, Texas unlikely to expand weak red-flag gun law

The school shooting at Santa Fe High School that left 10 people dead sparked new interest in Texas laws designed to protect victims of domestic violence and keep guns away from their abusers, setting up a showdown over firearms restrictions in the 2019 Legislative session.

March 7, 2019

The Hill: Anti-gun violence groups file to halt online posting of 3D-printed gun plans

Three prominent anti-gun violence groups filed a motion early Wednesday to block a settlement that would allow for plans for 3D printed firearms to be posted online. The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Everytown for Gun Safety and Giffords Law Center jointly filed in U.S. District Court in Texas an emergency motion to intervene and an emergency motion for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in the case.

March 7, 2019

Reuters: Democratic candidates embrace gun control despite political risks

Aftab Pureval, a Democrat seeking to unseat a Republican congressman in Ohio, knows the political risks in calling for gun restrictions – and taking on the powerful National Rifle Association, which has spent more than $115,000 supporting his opponent over the years. But after a spate of school shootings, including February’s massacre at a high school in Parkland, Florida, Pureval believes voters in the Republican-leaning district have had enough of congressional inaction.

March 7, 2019

NBC: Harley Rouda: 3D-printed guns are coming to America unless Congress acts. But the NRA doesn't want them to.

It took a federal judge and a temporary injunction on Tuesday night but, at least until next Thursday, it's not yet legal for anyone with access to a 3D printer, the correct materials and enough patience for a YouTube tutorial to print any kind of guns from the comfort of their own home. The last minute court ruling comes on the heels of a settlement between Trump's State Department — which had initially called the gun blueprints a violation of U.S. export law — and the Texas-based nonprofit Defense Distributed, which legally permits the latter to re-release the plans. In truth, probably only Congress, which declined to do so on Tuesday, can stop 3D-printed plastic guns from becoming a reality in America.

March 7, 2019

Washington Post: Democrat makes gun control a central theme in key House race

On the sixth anniversary of a shooting at a movie theater here that left a dozen dead and 70 more injured, a new memorial was dedicated to the victims. Jason Crow recalled the July 20 ceremony in an interview at his campaign headquarters six miles down the road. The Democratic nominee against Rep. Mike Coffman (R) has made tough new gun laws a central issue in one of the highest profile House races of 2018, a key test of the issue’s potency.

March 7, 2019

USA Today: 2018 midterms: Four state primaries Tuesday will measure GOP vulnerability, Democratic tensions

Kansas isn’t known as a swing state. But in 2018, Democrats hope to turn this ruby-red state at least a little bit blue – and political experts say that’s not far-fetched. Kansas voters could play a pivotal role in determining which party controls the U.S. House come November. This week’s primaries in two closely watched House races will go a long way toward clarifying just how competitive Kansas Democrats will be this fall.

March 7, 2019

USA Today: New York is targeting an NRA insurance program aimed at concealed-carry permit holders

New York's Democratic governor is hoping an effort to end a National Rifle Association insurance policy will damage the group's finances — and he is urging other states to follow. Gov. Andrew Cuomo in recent days has ramped up his criticism of the NRA after it filed legal papers to try to overturn his state's decision earlier this year to end the NRA's insurance program called Carry Guard.

March 7, 2019

Wall Street Journal: The Democratic Party’s New Litmus Test: Gun Control

Candidates for the 2018 House midterms are pushing a muscular firearms-regulation agenda, a wholesale repositioning after the party for a generation avoided new limits.

March 7, 2019

Houston Chronicle: Democrat Beto O’Rourke woos rural Texans in GOP strongholds, ignoring party playbook

Beto O'Rourke likes to tell the story of a campaign stop in Archer City, a highway junction of about 1,750 souls on the north central plains that was portrayed as a dying Texas town in "The Last Picture Show." On his way to a town hall at Murn's cafe, O'Rourke says a local approached him with a picture of his dad posing with Lyndon Johnson in 1948. As far as anyone could recall, LBJ's stop — he landed in a helicopter in front of the courthouse — was the last time a Democratic Senate candidate had campaigned there.

March 7, 2019

TIME: The Era of the Swing Justice Is Over. Here's How Democrats May Adapt

When Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement in June, Avery Gardiner began saying “No, no, no” at her desk so loudly that she interrupted a meeting in a conference room next door. The co-president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence knew then that Kennedy, who has historically been a swing vote for the Court — occasionally siding with liberals on a few key cases — would likely be replaced by a more consistent and stalwart conservative. Although Kennedy joined with the conservative majority on pro-gun rights decisions, the Court has passed up every opportunity to hear a Second Amendment case since 2010. Gardiner and other liberals worry that could change without Kennedy’s moderating presence on the court.

March 7, 2019

The Hill: Sessions vows to prosecute makers of 'undetectable' 3D printed guns

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday pledged that the Justice Department will "vigorously enforce" laws against "plastic firearms that are undetectable," despite its opposition to a number of states trying to stop the publication of blueprints for 3D printed guns online. "We will not stand for the evasion, especially the flaunting, of current law and will take action to ensure that individuals who violate the law by making plastic firearms and rendering them undetectable, will be prosecuted to the fullest extent," Sessions said in a statement.

March 7, 2019

The New York Times: Sessions vows to prosecute makers of 'undetectable' 3D printed guns

The Education Department is considering whether to allow states to use federal funding to purchase guns for educators, according to multiple people with knowledge of the plan. Such a move appears to be unprecedented, reversing a longstanding position taken by the federal government that it should not pay to outfit schools with weapons. And it would also undermine efforts by Congress to restrict the use of federal funding on guns. As recently as March, Congress passed a school safety bill that allocated $50 million a year to local school districts, but expressly prohibited the use of the money for firearms.

March 7, 2019

Roll Call: Democrats on DeVos Gun Proposal: ‘A Fountain of Bad Ideas’

Democrats are slamming Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos over a report that the Department of Education is considering allowing states to use federal dollars to purchase guns for schools. The New York Times reported Thursday that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos have the discretion to approve state or local plans to purchase guns for teachers.

March 7, 2019

Washington Post: Federal judge blocks publication of 3-D printed gun blueprints

A federal judge on Monday blocked a Texas-based company from making digital blueprints for 3-D printed firearms publicly available online.

March 7, 2019

Education Week: Student Activists, Teachers Unions Plan Youth Summit on Gun Violence

A group of students from communities affected by gun violence will team up with two national teachers' unions and gun control advocacy organizations to hold a youth summit in Washington, D.C.

March 7, 2019

Fortune: Levi Strauss CEO: Why Business Leaders Need to Take a Stand on Gun Violence

In November 2016, I wrote an open letter requesting that gun owners not bring firearms into our stores, offices, or facilities, even in states where it’s permitted by law. This was following an incident in one of our stores in which a customer accidentally shot and injured himself while trying on a pair of jeans. While that was bad, it could have been worse: The bullet could have killed him, another customer, or one of our employees.

March 7, 2019

Mother Jones: Meet the Parkland Survivor Who Testified Against Kavanaugh

The final day of Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing is dedicated to witnesses speaking about his qualifications for the bench. Among the 13 people Democrats have called upon to testify against him is a survivor of the February shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, who condemned Kavanaugh’s record on guns and asked the senators to consider how his confirmation might affect those affected by gun violence.

March 7, 2019

Fast Company: Can the anti-gun-violence movement outraise–and outspend–the NRA?

The National Rifle Association pours piles of money into elections. The NRA and its affiliates spent more than $50 million supporting seven Republicans and running attack ads against Democrats during the 2016 election cycle alone. Spending that kind of cash has yielded impressive results–the gun rights group supported Donald Trump and six Republican Senate candidates in 2016; six of those candidates won their races.

March 7, 2019

Washington Post: Lying to buy a gun? Don’t worry about the feds.

If you lied to buy a firearm, fear not the feds. Your chances of being prosecuted by the Justice Department for falsifying information to illegally buy a gun are almost zero.

March 7, 2019

Washington Post: Democrats tout evidence of ‘illegal coordination’ between NRA and Montana GOP Senate nominee

The Republican nominee for Montana’s contested Senate seat, Matt Rosendale, is facing accusations that he improperly coordinated with the National Rifle Association on an ad buy after a leaked audio recording was published Thursday by the Daily Beast. Rosendale’s campaign and the NRA’s lobbying arm, the Institute for Legislative Action, deny any improper activity. They say that the audio reveals only Rosendale discussing an endorsement in his race against Sen. Jon Tester (D) and not any campaign ads.

March 7, 2019

The Hill: Warriors coach fundraising for gun control Brady PAC

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is fundraising for the gun control Brady PAC to help get candidates "who will reject the gun lobby" elected in November's midterm elections.

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