Gun Control

Trump: '8-year assault' on Second Amendment is over

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> On the eve of his 100th day in office, President Donald Trump used a speech at the National Rifle Association to help renew his standing among a conservative base that's wary after watching the President reverse course on a series of campaign promises.<p>Trump declared that an …

NRA

Trump to NRA: ‘Eight-Year Assault’ on Gun Rights Is Over

President Donald Trump promised guns rights advocates gathered in Atlanta on Friday that he'd come through for them as they did for him during the 2016 campaign.<p>"The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end," Trump told the members of the National Rifle …

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Chris Murphy Ignores Donald Trump's NRA Speech, Remembers Victims Of Gun Violence Instead

Murphy is an outspoken critic of gun violence.<p>Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), an outspoken critic of gun violence since the Sandy Hook massacre took place in his home state, ignored President Donald Trump’s remarks to the National Rifle Association on Friday.<p>Instead of listening to the president, …

Guns

Trump reassures US gun owners

<b>Wearing a red tie, Donald Trump stood at a podium in front of an Atlanta auditorium full of gun lovers.</b><p>"You are my friends," he told them.<p>"The eight-year assault on your Second Amendment freedoms has come to a crashing end," he said.<p>A woman in the back of the auditorium shouted: "Thank you." A …

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Facing a pro-gun government, anti-gun movement feels defiant

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump, a favorite of the National Rifle Association, has custody of the Oval Office. The Republican-controlled Congress already has ditched one Obama-era rule to tighten access to guns. And an emboldened NRA has much more ambitious plans afoot for easing state and national …

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A Russian Ministry Rep Stonewalls When Grilled By Katie Couric On Alleged Murder Of Gay Men In Chechnya

Over the last few weeks, there have been reports out of the Russian republic of Chechnya of gay men being brutally beaten, arrested, tortured, and in some cases, even murdered by authorities in the region. The notoriously conservative Chechnya has always been unforgiving for anyone who identifies …

Russia

Trump talks to NRA in Atlanta as Georgia debates guns on college campuses

ATLANTA – The NRA kicks off its annual meeting in Atlanta at a time Georgia is in the middle of two hot debates — one over who will represent the state’s 6th Congressional District, and another on whether Republican Gov. Nathan Deal should sign a bill allowing registered gun owners to carry …

NRA

NRA CEO rant blasts 'participation trophies' and millennials

National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre stopped just short of telling young whippersnappers to get off his lawn on Friday, blasting young …

Wayne LaPierre

Trump's Immigration Crackdown Has Silenced Domestic Violence Victims - Vice

Denver saw a dramatic spike in reports of domestic violence last year, but city officials had to drop four cases in late January and early February because the victims were too afraid to testify. As undocumented immigrants, they worried if they came to court, Immigration and Customs Enforcement …

Immigration

Trump Criticizes '8-Year Assault' On Gun Rights At National Rifle Association

President Trump speaks to the National Rifle Association, the gun rights group that strongly backed him in the 2016 campaign. NPR takes a look at what is on his agenda when it comes to gun rights.

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Trump, Reagan and the NRA's radical agenda

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> On Friday, Donald Trump is due to become the first president since Ronald Reagan in 1983 to address the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association. If Trump's speech in Atlanta registers a fraction of the impact of Reagan's, it will mark another milestone in this Indian summer …

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More black women are learning to use guns: 'this is a movement, and it starts now'

African American women organizing shooting classes are finding a surge of interest – and many say it comes down to feeling less safe in the era of Trump<p>It was a modest setting for the launch of a movement: 10 African American women sat on folding metal chairs lining the edges of a small, …

Women's News

At NRA Meeting, Trump Warns of Challengers in 2020

On his 99th day in office, President Donald Trump looked ahead to the next presidential race, warning supporters that a swarm of Democrats would be coming for him in 2020, and took aim at one potential rival in particular.<p>“I have a feeling that in the next election, you’re going to be swamped with …

Gun Rights

Weaponized Drones: Connecticut Bill Would Allow Police to Use Lethal Force From Above

Imagine this scenario: A terror suspect is holding hostages in a public space. A police-operated drone with a camera swoops in to assess the situation and determines he is armed and dangerous.<p>The man is coaxed to surrender by a SWAT team, but his posturing suggests he is about to shoot. As a final …

Drones

In brewing fight over guns, visions of ‘shootouts in Times Square’

The gun lobby helped elect Donald Trump to the White House. Now it is looking to the new U.S. President to achieve a long-sought goal: making it easier to carry concealed weapons nationwide.<p>The looming legislative clash will reopen one of the most divisive subjects in American politics, pitting …

Gun Rights

Jay Dickey's Complicated Legacy Is A Lesson For Politicians And Scientists Alike

The author of the infamous amendment limiting federal funding for gun violence research died April 20.<p>To a generation of researchers, the name “Jay Dickey” was synonymous with frustration.<p>For over 20 years, legislation authored by Dickey ― a former U.S. representative from Arkansas, and a …

Guns

Sorry, Georgia gun owners. The NRA has been playing you.

<i>While you were hunting, the NRA has been using your dues to defend armed abusers and disparage Georgia’s heroes.</i><p>Tomorrow, the National Rifle …

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Gun Violence Will Continue If Congress Continues To Sit On Its Hands

In the face of these acts of gun violence, our inaction has made us complicit.<p>Of all the chilling moments in Jason Fagone’s recent piece, “What Bullets Do to Bodies,” there is one that particularly hits home. Dr. Amy Goldberg, a surgeon and trauma chief at Temple University in Philadelphia, remarks …

Guns

Provocative ad uses bulletproof posters to challenge gun-control law

A provocative advertisement is taking aim at federal gun laws with bulletproof posters.<p>The advertisement, published Thursday morning by gun-control advocacy group Americans for Responsible Solutions, shows people interacting with posters in three cities — New York City, Chicago, and Washington, …

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Ogilvy Made Bulletproof Ads to Protest Lax Gun Laws, and Put One in Front of the White House

As President Trump prepares to address the annual NRA convention in Atlanta this week, Americans and their representatives in Congress stand at an …

Guns

10 states allow guns on college campuses and 16 more are considering it

As high-school seniors recently admitted to college start to think about furnishing their dorm rooms, they'll soon learn there are some fairly universal items they will need to avoid.<p>Items that pose a risk of hazard to students, like toasters, space heaters, and even Christmas trees, are frequently …

College & University

On same day Obama visits Chicago, city marks another depressing gun violence milestone

On the same day that former President Barack Obama visited Chicago to give his first public remarks since leaving office, the nation’s third-largest city passed yet another depressing milestone because of gun violence.<p>Obama visited his adopted hometown earlier this week where he hosted a panel …

Guns

My Son Was Shot In The Head By A Stray Bullet. This Is Why Sensible Gun Laws Matter.

I hope that by letting the world see who Dre was, and now is, we can help show our leaders why sensible gun laws matter.<p>On February 1, 2014, a single bullet changed everything for my family. It was a very atypical winter day in Indianapolis. The sun was shining like it hadn’t all winter long. I …

Concealed Carry

Appeals court bans Cleveland gun registry, regulations

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A Cleveland gun offender registry and several gun regulations passed by city council in 2015 are unconstitutional, a three-judge …

Second Amendment

N.J. agrees to lift stun gun ban after lawsuit

Gun rights group wins lawsuit overturning ban on civilian stun gun sales.TRENTON -- New Jersey's attorney general has formally agreed to lift the …

Second Amendment

New SA energy laws go into effect

New laws designed to give South Australia more control over its energy network, a key element of the state government's power plan, are now in …

Marijuana

500 people get duplicate tax refund checks, can keep only 1

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Five hundred Rhode Island residents have received duplicate tax refund checks totaling $364,000.<p>A state official says human error is to blame.<p>The checks were sent in a group of refunds mailed Friday. The checks people received are identical, but only one of the two checks …

Taxes

Editorials from around New York

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers:<p>(New York) Daily News on Haitian nationals who have been permitted to …

Guns

Poll: 67 percent of gun owners say NRA 'overtaken by lobbyists'

With the NRA preparing to hold its annual convention this week in Atlanta, complete with a planned address from President Donald Trump, a new poll commissioned by an anti-gun-violence PAC found that less than 50 percent of gun owners polled believe the NRA represents their interests.<p>Sixty-seven …

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Most murders occurred in 5 percent of counties, says study

The murder rate may be rising in some U.S. cities, but slayings are still a localized phenomenon, with most U.S. counties not seeing a single murder …

Justice