The latest tragedies have added some new, complex layers to the mix . One of those added layers is the focus on “red flag” laws, also known as “extreme-risk protection orders” or gun violence restraining orders.
“So I think trying to somehow make sense of these killers who clearly have something wrong with them is a disturbing trend,” Boothe said. “And then by the same logic, you would have to lay the Dayton shooting at the feet of Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, which is insane.”
Matters now pending before the justices include a dispute over New York City’s gun transportation regulations, challenges to permitting laws in Massachusetts and New Jersey, and a lawsuit victims of the Sandy Hook massacre brought against gun giant Remington Arms.
Gun Owners of America (GOA), a gun rights organization with more than 2 million members, called on Trump and other lawmakers to reject calls for gun control in the wake of the El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, shootings.
The shooter identified in Sunday’s Dayton, Ohio, attack had a now-suspended Twitter account filled with far-left rhetoric and comments about guns.
The man who police say committed the deadly shooting spree in El Paso, Texas, is believed to have published an anti-immigrant manifesto minutes before the attack.
Twenty people were killed in a shooting in an El Paso, Texas, shopping area Saturday, and at least nine people are dead and 26 injured following a mass shooting Sunday in downtown Dayton, Ohio.
While the Scott administration has announced $1.5 million in security boosts for Vermont’s schoolchildren, none of the funds are for armed guards or staff who could shoot back at an attacker.
Ammunition purchases in California require a background check, according to a state law that took effect Monday.
In a debate filled with statements revealing the Democratic Party’s shift leftward, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders pledged to appoint only pro-abortion justices, raise taxes on the middle class and prohibit so-called assault weapons.
According to a 2013 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which compiled and analyzed various studies involving the defensive use of firearms, Americans use firearms in self-defense between 500,000 and 3 million times annually.