David Hogg on ending gun violence, building a movement and his future in activism
David Hogg, co-founder of March For Our Lives, is pictured at Tufts on Sept. 19.(Courtesy Alonso Nichols / Tufts University) David Hogg, a gun control activist who survived the 2018 Parkland school shooting, visited Tufts on Sept. 19 in the first installation of this year’s Tisch College Alan and Susan Solomont Distinguished Speaker Series. At the event, Hogg discussed his path to civic engagement, the importance of putting pressure on the government and the steps that young people can take in order to support the gun control movement.
TSA Reports “Dangerous Trend” As the Number of Guns Found in Carry-On Bags at Florida Airports Is Skyrocketing
A report from the Transport Security Administration published on September 22 has highlighted a "dangerous trend" being witnessed in Florida - the number of loaded handguns being found in carry-on luggage at Florida's airports is increasing drastically this year and will reach record numbers in 2022.
Friday in Portland: Oregonians to vote on gun control measure in November, OHS reduces cat adoption fees
(Spencer Platt/Getty Images) (PORTLAND, Ore.) Hello Portlanders! It's Friday, Sept. 16 - Here's your daily round up of all the news happening in the City of Roses. 1. Oregonians will vote on gun control measure in November elections.
Sandy Hook Parents Want Jury To Send A Message In The Alex Jones Defamation Case
Neil Heslin, the father of murdered 6 year old Jesse Lewis testifies in court.Reuters/ Mega. The latest trial has begun for Alex Jones over his conspiracy theory that the Sandy Hook massacre was a complete hoax. Christopher Mattei, a lawyer representing Sandy Hook families that sued Alex Jones, asked the jury on Tuesday to "send a message" to the public with its decision in the trial, which is taking place in Waterbury, Connecticut. The proceedings will determine how much money the parents will receive in this case, as stated on the CNN website.
Uvdale shooting victim's parent denounces Abbott for saying Texas can't ban adults under 21 from purchasing guns
A parent of one of the victims who died at the Robb Elementary school shooting has slammed Governor Abbott for saying that it's not possible to raise the age to buy assault weapons.
Local gun shop uses fear to increase sales.
Biden’s ban on sale of AR-15s is coming! Get them while you can Sign(by matthew woodruff) “Biden’s ban on sale of AR-15s is coming! Get them while you can!” That statement is screamed to travelers on a roadside sign on HWY 441 in Alachua County, Fl.
New Legislation Would Hit Assault Weapon Manufacturers With 20% Tax
Under new proposed federal legislation, assault weapon manufacturers would be hit with a 20% tax. Following a three-month-long government investigation into the gun manufacturing industry after a rash of shooting incidents this year -- including the now-infamous Uvalde, TX school shooting and a mall shooting incident in Greenwood, IN -- House Oversight Committee Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) is introducing two new pieces of legislation.
Florida Republican Matt Gaetz Is Sponsoring a Bill To Prevent the IRS From Getting Ammunition for Their Guns
Matt GaetzGage Skidmore, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons. It has emerged that Florida's Republican Representative Matt Gaetz is sponsoring a bill that seeks to prevent government agents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from being able to get ammunition for their guns. The bill in question is HR 268 - the 'Disarm the IRS Act'. Some might describe it as frivolous but it is apparently intended as a means of preventing government overreach into the lives of private citizens.
Florida Sheriff Announces That Deputies In Schools To Be Armed with Large Rifles and Wear Tactical Gear To Protect Kids
"Prepared to win the battle to protect our children and teachers" On August 9, Sheriff Wayne Ivey of Brevard County Sheriff's Office posted a video message to Facebook in which he shared plans to keep kids and teachers safe in school when the next academic year begins. Most notable in the plans were that deputies posted in schools won't just be there as an armed deterrent but rather, they'll be equipped with large rifles and wearing tactical gear.
Denver pays federal attorneys to prosecute gun cases
(Denver, Colo.) Following Aurora’s lead, Denver approved Monday paying for four Special Assistant United States Attorneys to prosecute illegal firearm possession cases. The council agreed Monday to take $154,400 from the general fund to fund the unbudgeted positions through the end of this year, or for four months. The council signed an agreement last month with the U.S. Attorney’s Office to fund the positions for two years. The positions will cost $463,200 for a full year. The salaries will be added to the 2023 and 2024 budgets, according to city documents.
Democrat Stacey Abrams Blames Governor Kemp for Gun Control Concerns That Forced Cancellation of Music Midtown Festival
Organizers of Atlanta's Music Midtown Festival cancelled the event on August 1, primarily due to safety concerns arising from whether they could implement a local ban on guns from the festival site.
Georgia Music Festival Cancelled Due to Fears That Music Fans Would Bring Guns to the Event
Organizers of Atlanta's Music Midtown Festival took to Twitter on August 1 with an announcement that the event would be cancelled for 2022. In a year when many live music events were finally held once again after the global pandemic forced many events to be cancelled in 2020 and 2021, the news comes as a disappointment to Georgian music fans who had tickets.
Relying On A "Good Guy With A Gun" Is a Terrible Policy [Opinion]
Can we drop the sweaty “good guy with a gun” fantasy already?. A protestor holds a sign at a recent rally.Getty Images. It clearly didn’t work in Uvalde, where unspeakable horror was met with cowardice.
Gun Deaths in the US
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more Americans died as a result of gun injuries in 2020 than in any other year. The states with the largest number of gun-related deaths, including suicides and murders, were Mississippi, Louisiana, Wyoming, Missouri, and Alabama.
Georgia School District Approves Policy Allowing Non-Police Personnel To Carry Guns on School Property and School Buses
On July 16 it was reported that a Georgia school district has enacted a policy under state laws to allow non-police personnel to carry guns on school property, including in school buildings, in safety-zones and on school buses.
Las Vegas: Nightmarish scene as reports of an 'Active Shooter' on the strip.
At about 10:00pm on July 16, 2022, reports started to surface of an active shooter on the Las Vegas Strip. Turned out to be a false alarm. Many social media users posted video of the panic and chaos that ensued as individuals were fleeing the area, running around and seeking safety and shelter. Some users tweeted that they were locked in elevators or sheltered in restaurants behind locked doors.
The Case for Gun Ownership? Homeowner Repels Armed Intruders From His Home After Firing His Rifle – 2 Arrested So Far
The debate around gun ownership is an emotive topic, and one that's often debated following events in the world. Advocates for constitutional rights applaud statements like those made by Florida's Governor Ron DeSantis when he promised to pass constitutional carry of handguns within the state before the end of his term as governor. They believe that citizens should have the right to defend themselves and their property.
Opinion: You Can Help Stop the Gunmen
Photo by krakenimages on UnsplashPhoto by krakenimages on Unsplash. The photos and headlines about a mass shooting attract the public's attention. Some people feel drawn to the excitement. Others read and feel better knowing that law enforcement’s at the scene. Some readers are just curious; others gather information in an effort to protect themselves from a possible future attack.
Governor Newsom Signs Law Allowing Victims of Gun Crime To Sue Gun Manufacturers – Can It Possibly Be Enforced?
On July 12, California's Governor Gavin Newsom took to Twitter to announce that he has signed a new law for California - one that will allow victims of gun violence to sue the manufacturers of the weapons used against them.