The Rothman Report

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News Summaries – The Rothman Report is created by Sue Rothman,  one of the founding members of Cleveland School Remembers.The report focuses on issues related to Gun Safety.

 

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July 26, 2017 Report

Guns and Society

Gun Legislation and Regulation, Politics

Gun Research and Statistics

The NRA, the Gun Lobby and the Gun Industry

May 26, 2017 Report

 

Guns and Society

Clinicians should play role in preventing firearms injuries (Pediatrician wrote article for Pediatric Annals) http://www.healio.com/family-medicine/pediatrics/news/online/%7Bac390ff8-5d9f-493c-aa4f-79151882621c%7D/clinicians-should-play-role-in-preventing-firearm-injuries

Ik want a policy to protect myself  — from suicide (What if I could put myself on a no buy list?)  Interesting Thought! https://www.vox.com/first-person/2017/5/9/15532390/gun-violence-suicide

Gun safety organization taps book professionals for new advocacy group https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/people/article/73630-gun-safety-org-recruits-authors-for-support.html

What bullets do to bodies; if only we witnessed the horror that trauma surgeons see every day http://highline.huffingtonpost.com/articles/en/gun-violence/

As nationwide gangs fracture, bullets fly in New York  (Interesting. Because Blood leaders have been locked up by Federal authorities nationwide, Bloods are killing Bloodshttps://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/15/nyregion/bronx-gang-violence-murders.html?_r=2

He was paralyzed in a shooting, but she still wanted to marry him.  Now that future is gone. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/he-was-paralyzed-in-a-shooting-but-she-still-wanted-to-marry-him-now-that-future-is-gone/2017/05/18/461839f4-3bb3-11e7-8854-21f359183e8c_story.html?utm_term=.ae08b5669107

Trump’s new FBI director will inherit a gun-background system marred by missing records and manpower shortages. (3 challenges the NICS still faces https://www.thetrace.org/2017/05/trump-new-fbi-director-flawed-gun-background-check-system/

No questions asked: 5 one-way flights with a gun – just like Esteban Santiago (An important read and  http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/fort-lauderdale-hollywood-airport-shooting/fl-hyde-gun-trip-airlines-20170518-story.html

I shot a gun for the first time.  Here’s what it taught me https://medium.com/@_CSGV/i-shot-a-gun-for-the-first-time-heres-what-it-taught-me-c9d35689b779

5 Things you need to know about guns and suicide https://medium.com/@EFSGV/five-things-you-need-to-know-about-guns-and-suicide-472b6d6b9138

Jeff Sessions says renewing the war on drugs will also reduce violent crime.  Experts aren’t so sure. https://www.thetrace.org/2017/05/jeff-sessions-war-on-drugs-crime/

American guns drive the migrant crisis that Trump wants to fix with a wall (Interesting.  A cycle: guns from th US make violence in Central American,bringing refugee migrants to US) https://www.thetrace.org/2017/05/gun-trafficking-central-america-immigrant-crisis-trump-wall/

Pediatric firearm-related injuries in the United States (About 20,000 kids and teens are taken to the ER for firearm related injuries each year!) 

I’m scared: 6 year old makes plea to end gun violence. (This video has gone viral!http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/23/us/boy-violence-speech-video-trnd/

From States United to Prevent Gun Violence:

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Guns and Crime and the Courts

Ohio court uphold backpack search that led to bullets, gun http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article149901182.html

D.C. police say gun seizures up as detectives focus on gun suppliers (This two year old unit focuses on distributers rather than users) https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/dc-police-say-gun-seizures-up-as-detectives-focus-on-drug-suppliers/2017/05/10/0edb0102-356d-11e7-b412-62beef8121f7_story.html?utm_term=.e8151099d751

7 members of the Baltimore Gun Trace Task fForce arrested on Racketeering charges, leading to dropped charges in their “tainted” cases https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/charges-dropped-in-nearly-50-cases-after-indictment-of-baltimore-police-officers/2017/05/11/960ce1e8-3664-11e7-b4ee-434b6d506b37_story.html?utm_term=.a60075a729f3

A look inside the watch list Chicago police tried to keep secret http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/what-gets-people-on-watch-list-chicago-police-fought-to-keep-secret-watchdogs/

Lawsuit: New Jersey Attorney General says gun maker sold defective guns to police.  Now that gun maker has just won a massive contract to outfit the Army https://www.thetrace.org/2017/05/gunmaker-sig-sauer-sold-defective-guns-police/

The Gun Industry and the NRA

ATF is shutting down businesses that are hawking silencers disguised as cleaning tools https://www.thetrace.org/2017/05/solvent-trap-atf-silencer-suppressor/

NRA files 2nd law suit challenging state gun laws, this time targeting ban on high capacity magazines http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-nra-files-second-lawsuit-challenging-1495148824-htmlstory.html

San Francisco forces onlinegun suppliers to agree to halt sale of high capacity kits http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/SF-forces-gun-suppliers-to-agree-to-halt-sale-of-11150073.php

Montana gun manufacturers take aim at global markets http://mtpr.org/post/montana-gun-manufacturers-take-aim-global-markets

People have stopped buying guns since Trump took office http://nypost.com/2017/05/14/people-have-stopped-buying-guns-since-trump-took-office/

Oregon firearms dealer gets two years for selling to a felon. https://carbajal.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-carbajal-introduces-bicameral-legislation-reduce-gun-violence

Guns and Legislation

The Real Chaos of Campus Carry Laws https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/05/the-real-chaos-of-campus-gun-laws/525762/

New comprehensive national database advances gun policy research (database lists state firearms laws and looks for trends) https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/bumc-ncn051717.php

What America is doing about guns in 2017 http://www.newsweek.com/state-gun-bills-you-never-knew-existed-609611

California DOJ releases new assault weapon rules after threat of legal action by 2nd Amendment groups http://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article151548137.html

Leahy (and Collins) reintroduce bipartisan legilation to combat firearms traficking https://vtdigger.org/2017/05/19/leahy-reintroduces-bipartisan-legislation-combat-firearms-trafficking/

States rejecting bills intended to keep guns away from kids https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/05/24/states-rejecting-bills-intended-keep-guns-away-kids/102019946/

California Congressman introduces bill model after California’s Gun Violence Restraining order in U.S. House.  Diane Feinstein will introduce it in the Senate. https://carbajal.house.gov/media/press-releases/rep-carbajal-introduces-bicameral-legislation-reduce-gun-violence

Guns and Research, Statistics

When states have strong gun laws, they also have fewer fatal police shootings http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-gun-laws-police-shootings-20170518-story.html

Bonus Section: Missouri Under the Gun

The Trace partnered with journalism students in Missouri to study gun violence there after the legislators overcame a veto by the governor.   This is a multi-part series at looks at a state that now has permitless carry and “stand your ground laws”. https://www.thetrace.org/missouri-under-the-gun/

 

note May 15, 2017 Report

 

Guns and Legislation

Iowa poised to approve controversial guns rights measure

10 Years after Virginia Tech, it’s easier than ever to buy a gun

Bans on high capacity magazines, not assault weapons, most likely to limit mass shooting carnage

Louisiana lawmakers reject effort to allow concealed guns without permits (Nice to have some good news from that part of the country)

Guns and Domestic Violence

Once every 16 hours, an American woman is fatallly shot by a current or former romantic partner

Guns and Crime

When the driver who just cut you off also has a gun

Richmond, California has reduced its homicides, but still has one of the worst homicide clearance rates

Virginia Tech, 10 years later: Different path 5 families of victims have taken in response to their grief, frustrations, and anger

The wrenching story of the road to recovery of a 10 year old gunshot victim and the ripple effects on his family and friends

Wash. governor signs gun background check notification bill (An interesting law. Does California have this law already?)

Guns and the Courts

Remington rifle settlement in question as gun owners appeal

Guns and Research, Statistics

These gun owners are at the highest risk of having their firearms stolen

Guns and Society

After Virginia Tech:A decade of mass shootings, an increasingly polarized gun debate. What has changed and what hasn’t A good summary

ATF warns Southern California law enforcement officers may be illegally selling guns

Railroad says it’s taken steps to thwart gun thieves (Had you thought of this business or others besides gun stores that could institute measure to decrease thefts?)

The Gun Industry and the NRA

The ATF struggles to oversee gun stores.  This State wants to put its own system in place  (Does California have more regulations than the ATF’s for gun stores?)

Mother’s heartbreaking story shines light on Florida gun thefts (Also deals with the ATF and gun stores nationwide.  Good graph. I had trouble with videos, but the story can be read).

Lead exposure at shooting ranges a ‘significant and unmanaged/ health risk, study finds (See the article below to learn about California’s law that phases out use of lead by 2019)

The California law that has three stages to phase out lead in ammunition.  We are in stage 2 now

Death of Bearing Arms editor and gun-rights activist Bob Owens has been ruled a suicide (Gun ownership is safe and a right!)

noteFeb. 8, 2017 Report

Guns and Society

Doomsday prep for the super rich (Includes gun hoarding and forming of militias in the event of the breakdown of civilization)  http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/01/30/doomsday-prep-for-the-super-rich

On patrol with Chicago’s last violence interrupters (Interesting.  Shows the impact of loss of funding on outreach programs)  https://www.thetrace.org/2017/02/chicago-homicides-cure-violence-interrupters/

 Guns and Crime, the Courts

How Chicago PD’s top tech officer is betting on sensors and smartphones to help curb shootings (Interesting because Stockton uses ShotSpotter.  Is Stockton taking this next step?)  https://www.thetrace.org/2017/01/chicago-homicide-rate-shotspotter-curb-shootings/

Illinois concealed carry rules survive suit by gun owners. Supreme Court refuses to hear case http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/illinois-concealed-carry-rules-survive-suits-by-gun-owners/

FBI seeking submachine gun stolen from agent’s car in East Bay  http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/FBI-looking-for-submachine-gun-stolen-from-10873040.php

Court: Pennsylvania law used to seize man’s gun doesn’t exist (Guns taken after road rage incident, but returned now.http://www.phillyvoice.com/court-pennsylvania-law-used-to-seize-mans-gun-doesnt-exist/

Guns and Politics, Legislation

California gun owners are already subverting the state’s expanded assault weapon ban (Important knowledge for us to have), https://www.thetrace.org/2017/01/california-gun-owners-assault-weapons-ban-bullet-button/

Trump’s promised crackdown on gun crimes is coming into focus https://www.thetrace.org/2017/01/donald-trump-gun-crime-crackdown-jeff-sessions/

Congress to challenge gun ban for some mentally impaired http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/25/congress-challenge-gun-ban-people-deemed-financially-incompetent/97032888/

The Gun Industry, NRA and Gun Lobby

NRA seeks swift confirmation of Interior Secretary Nominee (Hearings have been halted; NRA wants to undo Obama’s ban on lead ammunition) https://www.nraila.org/articles/20170124/nra-seeks-swift-confirmation-of-interior-secretary-nominee

Massachusetts gun rights group has filed a suit challenging the assault weapon ban 

Gun stores hear a bold pitch at top firearms trade show: suicide prevention (Not as effective as California’s new law, but a hopeful sign of cooperation?  What is your reaction?) https://www.thetrace.org/2017/01/suicide-prevention-nssf-shot-show-project-2025/

The NRA wants to suppress one of guns’ most important safety features https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-nra-wants-to-suppress-one-of-guns-most-important-safety-features/2017/01/22/5a7140fc-dcd7-11e6-ad42-f3375f271c9c_story.html?utm_term=.9663bad063c3

NRA ratchets up pressure to confirm Sessions (says vote will help determine letter gradehttp://www.politico.com/story/2017/01/nra-jeff-sessions-confirm-234179

In Trump’s America, nothing is off the table for the NRA (Discussion about which might prevail and which will meet resistance)  https://www.thetrace.org/2017/02/donald-trump-nra-radical-policy-goals/

Gun maker CEO: Fewer people are buying ammunition after the election because Hillary Clinton didn’t win (Businesses stocked up before election in anticipation of huge surge) http://www.businessinsider.com/gunmaker-ceo-people-are-buying-less-gun-ammunition-2017-2

Guns and Research, Statistics

Less than a month into this year, gun deaths surpass 1000. Last year, this time, 767 had been killed by guns (check out this sitehttp://www.gunviolencearchive.org/

Alcohol abuse is a major predictor of gun crime (Major new study by Wintemute at UCDhttps://www.thetrace.org/2017/02/gun-owners-alcohol-abuse-crime/

 

noteJan. 11, 2017 Report

Guns and Politics and Legislation

The short history of every time Congress tried, and failed, to prevent a mass shooting http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/congress-guns-mass-shootings_us_5850547be4b04c8e2bb258a3

Toomey pledges to renew bipartisan gun-sales bill  http://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/tri_state/pennsylvania/toomey-pledges-to-renew-bipartisan-gun-sales-bill/article_5356bf56-e595-50a0-bb56-3eead4b44bee.html

Gun control advocates struggle for a path forward on fourth anniversary of Sandy Hook http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/gun-control-advocates-struggle-progress-4-years-newtown-article-1.2911892

Christie signs bill limiting gun access for domestic violence offenders (He vetoed a similar bill last year when running for President)

Local Sheriff taking issue with new gun requirements (Refuses to enforce NY SAFE act) http://cbs6albany.com/news/local/local-sheriff-taking-issue-with-new-gun-requirement

Records cast doubt on Jeff Sessions boast regarding Federal gun prosecutions https://www.thetrace.org/2017/01/jeff-sessions-prosecutions-gun-crime/

Parkville Republican lawmaker says he’ll lend guns to Missouri Capitol visitors. (A protest to installation of metal detectors prohibiting carrying guns therehttp://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article126082379.html

Guns and Crime, the Courts

Court OKs application of California gun waiting period  http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/12/14/court-oks-application-of-california-gun-waiting-period/

Guns and Research, Statistics

People who commit gun crimes are likely to have been shot before, new study finds https://www.thetrace.org/2016/12/people-who-commit-gun-crime-shot-before-violent-behavior-statistics/

Gun Violence is one of the least researched major killers in the US, study finds (Study reported in the Journal of American MedicalAssociation)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gun-violence-health-crisis_us_586d6868e4b0c4be0af2bea8

Want to fix gun violence in America?  Go local. (A MUST READ analysis of the gun violence clustering) https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2017/jan/09/special-report-fixing-gun-violence-in-america

Guns and Society

Guns and health: a controversy that continues (Interesting that this article comes out of  Georgia)  http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/associated_press/news/national/guns-and-health-a-controversy-that-continues/article_8b988b2e-c2d1-11e6-ae96-bf347b124c4c.html

Chicago isn’t even close to being the gun violence capital of the United States https://www.thetrace.org/2016/10/chicago-gun-violence-per-capita-rate/

Why mentally ill people are allowed to buy guns — or keep the ones they have (A good article about the patchwork legal situation)  https://www.thetrace.org/2017/01/why-mentally-ill-have-guns-legally-background-checks/

How to prevent gun deaths? Where experts and the public agree (Julie sent me this good article) http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/01/10/upshot/How-to-Prevent-Gun-Deaths-The-Views-of-Experts-and-the-Public.html?_r=2

Looking at an artist’s portraits of the Charleston shooting victims (Do we have anyone local who can do this?)  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/arts/design/charleston-church-shooting-victims-artist.html?smid=nytcore-ipad-share&smprod=nytcore-ipad&_r=0

TSA fond a record number of firearms in carry-on luggage last year. But that’s not necessarily making us any safer http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/firearms-luggage-tsa_us_58793ad9e4b0b3c7a7b14e0e?3ynqxgvi

5 dead, but hundreds more suffering (Wow!  This article needs to be quoted widely.E.g. “A full 99% of Americans know someone who has been shot…”) 

 

noteDec. 12, 2016 Report

Guns and Crime, the Courts

Most guns used in N.Y. crimes are from out of State: Study http://kfgo.com/news/articles/2016/oct/25/most-guns-used-in-ny-crimes-are-from-out-of-state-report/

The vital information missing from NY State’s unprecedented gun trafficking report https://www.thetrace.org/2016/10/new-york-gun-trafficking-report-atf-tiahrt-amendments/

U.S. Seeks death for Charleston shooting suspect. Victims’ families prefer mercy. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/26/us/death-penalty-dylann-roof-charleston.html?_r=0

Teen shot and killed months after he spoke out against gun violence (in Oakland) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/oakland-gun-violence-treyvon-godfrey_us_583ef4e2e4b0c33c8e133abf

One state’s symbolic gun law rights has two men in very real legal trouble (The law made federal agents illegal if they enforced federal law that contradicted state lawhttps://www.thetrace.org/2016/12/kansas-second-amendment-protection-act-silencers/

Sandy Hook hoaxer arrested for threatening parent of dead child http://miami.cbslocal.com/2016/12/07/feds-sandy-hook-hoaxer-threatens-parent-of-dead-child/

Guns and Legislation, Politics

What we know about the gun rights records of Trump’s Supreme Court picks https://www.thetrace.org/2016/11/donald-trump-supreme-court-picks/

Ohio wants to give gun owners more Civil Rights protections than gay workers https://www.thetrace.org/2016/12/ohio-gun-owners-civil-rights-protections-lgbt-employees/

Jaffe Report: Unrestricted gun ownership in DC would be a disaster (Read about Rubio’s proposed lawhttp://www.nbcwashington.com/blogs/first-read-dmv/Jaffe-Report-Unrestricted-Gun-Ownership-in-DC-Would-Be-Disaster-405514375.html

Ohio showdown on campus carry (Ohio has emerged as the next battleground on this issue) https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/12/09/ohio-site-next-showdown-over-campus-carry

Guns and Society

Deep anxiety was a fact of life in violent North Milwaukee long before the election (This portrait of a part of this urban area might help understand our city) https://www.thetrace.org/2016/11/milwaukee-homicide-rate-gun-violence/

This sociologist spent a decade studying the NRA — and saw how it paved the way for Trump https://www.thetrace.org/2016/11/nra-donald-trump-gun-crusaders-scott-meltzer/

Why gunshot victims have reason to like the Affordable Care Act http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/28/health/obamacare-gunshots-medicaid.html?_r=0

Can hypothermia save gunshot victims? http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/11/28/can-hypothermia-save-gunshot-victims

America’s obsession with powerful is giving criminals deadlier tools (Very educational articlehttps://www.thetrace.org/2016/12/americas-obsession-powerful-handguns-rising-gunshot-lethality/

Gun control advocates have found a deep-pocketed ally in big law (BIG NEWS!!!!http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/07/business/dealbook/gun-control-big-law-firms.html?_r=4

When onus falls on gun sellers, national concealed carry is ‘frightening’ (An NPR interview looking into the law firm coalition’s targets [above article] only 4 min. longhttp://spokanepublicradio.org/post/when-onus-falls-gun-sellers-national-concealed-carry-frightening

While people and drugs come North, guns pour South into Mexico (not common knowledge) https://www.texastribune.org/2016/12/07/gun-running-bsp-part-4/

\The NRA was waging war on facts long before the ‘fake news’ boom (Well documented historyhttps://www.thetrace.org/2016/12/nra-conspiracy-theory-fake-news-boom/

Impact of Chicago’s violence on girls in toughest neighborhoods is often overlooked (revealing in-depth study is applicable to other urban areas) http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-girls-violence-chicago-met-20161210-story.html

Guns and Research, Statistics

The latest research on rampage shootings shows gunmen rarely target gun-free zones https://www.thetrace.org/2016/11/gun-free-zones-campus-carry-research/

Study shows school shootings are less likely in states with background checks, more spent on mental health, education and higher urban populations http://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/early/2016/11/11/injuryprev-2016-042162.full

New CDC data understate accidental shooting of kids (Reason given) http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2016/12/09/new-cdc-data-understate-accidental-shooting-deaths-kids/95209084/

 

noteOct. 27, 2016 Report

Guns and Legislation, Politics

Gun control group releases new Question 1 ad (This is for the Nevada background check loophole closer. Worth watching the ad)  http://www.guns.com/2016/09/26/nevadans-for-background-checks-fires-back-at-nra-with-new-question-1-ads/

Gov. Brown signs bills to curb gun thefts from police cars, speed up confiscation of firearms from felons http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-sac-essential-politics-updates-gov-brown-signs-bills-to-curb-gun-1474918520-htmlstory.html

California police chiefs come out against gun control ballot measure http://www.guns.com/2016/09/26/california-police-chiefs-come-out-against-gun-control-ballot-measure/

Grass roots for gun control (Going directly to the people with ballot measures) https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/grass-roots-for-gun-control/2016/10/09/2ffbf876-8b24-11e6-bff0-d53f592f176e_story.html?utm_term=.f47238b5d358

Polls have backers of gun safety ballot initiatives eyeing a clean sweep (The NRA is investing heavily only in Nevada) https://www.thetrace.org/2016/10/gun-ballot-initiative-referendum-washington-nevada-maine/

Maine’s booming private gun market at heart of ballot question http://www.pressherald.com/2016/10/09/maines-vibrant-private-gun-sales-market-at-heart-of-ballot-question/

K2 Intelligence work featured in Everytown for Gun Safety report (click on the link to see the report and other information to bolster the efforts to pas I-597)) https://www.k2intelligence.com/en/media/mentions/k2s-work-featured-in-everytown-for-gun-safety-report

Amazingly, there is no Federal law against gun trafficking http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/10/gun-trafficking-law-maloney-kenneth-thompson

RELEASE: CAP report fins strong link between Louisiana weak gun laws and a high rate of gun violence (CAP= Center for American Progress)

Guns and Crime, the Courts

This machine could prevent gun violence – if only the cops used it https://www.themarshallproject.org/2016/10/06/this-machine-could-prevent-gun-violence-if-only-cops-used-it?ref=hp-2-122#.57vahyjbz

A mother is shot dead on a playground and a sea of witnesses goes silent (An in-depth NY Times article about the difficulty of fighting crime and finding killers in the projects) http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/07/nyregion/bronx-new-york-murder-mother-playground.html?_r=0

What the new ruling in the Sandy Hook lawsuit actually means https://www.thetrace.org/2016/04/what-sandy-hook-bushmaster-lawsuit-means/

Guns and Society

The next Presidential debate will be held a few miles from America’s deadliest neighborhoods https://www.thetrace.org/2016/10/presidential-debate-st-louis-gun-violence/

Covered in fake blood, seniors protest gun violence http://www.ocregister.com/articles/gun-731530-walters-blood.html

USAC leaders work to increase gun control advocacy among students http://dailybruin.com/2016/10/13/usac-leaders-work-to-increase-gun-control-advocacy-among-students/

Accidental shootings of minors rekindle safety debate (good audio report) http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2016/10/13/accidental-shootings-minors-rekindle-safety-debate/91975440/

Too many Americans are ignoring the most obvious cause of the shooting epidemic, British journalist says (Worth reading) https://www.thetrace.org/2016/10/gary-younge-gun-violence-book/

How a Chicago EMT with three lives slipped through the state’s gun regulations (A case for fingerprinting for gun purchasing or permits) http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-emt-new-life-gun-law-20161012-story.html

Gun violence poses a substantial risk to the LGBT community according to this white paper http://fenwayhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/Gun-Violence-and-LGBT-Health.pdf

Hunky string quartet ‘Well String’  calls for gun control in Green Day mash-up WATCH (really fine.  I’d like to see them come here) http://www.towleroad.com/2016/10/well-strung-gun-control/

noteSept. 25 , 2016 Report

Guns and Legislation, Politics

Gun control group releases new Question 1 ad (This is for the Nevada background check loophole closer. Worth watching the ad)  http://www.guns.com/2016/09/26/nevadans-for-background-checks-fires-back-at-nra-with-new-question-1-ads/

Gov. Brown signs bills to curb gun thefts from police cars, speed up confiscation of firearms from felons http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-sac-essential-politics-updates-gov-brown-signs-bills-to-curb-gun-1474918520-htmlstory.html

California police chiefs come out against gun control ballot measure http://www.guns.com/2016/09/26/california-police-chiefs-come-out-against-gun-control-ballot-measure/

Grass roots for gun control (Going directly to the people with ballot measures) https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/grass-roots-for-gun-control/2016/10/09/2ffbf876-8b24-11e6-bff0-d53f592f176e_story.html?utm_term=.f47238b5d358

Polls have backers of gun safety ballot initiatives eyeing a clean sweep (The NRA is investing heavily only in Nevada) https://www.thetrace.org/2016/10/gun-ballot-initiative-referendum-washington-nevada-maine/

Maine’s booming private gun market at heart of ballot question http://www.pressherald.com/2016/10/09/maines-vibrant-private-gun-sales-market-at-heart-of-ballot-question/

K2 Intelligence work featured in Everytown for Gun Safety report (click on the link to see the report and other information to bolster the efforts to pas I-597)) https://www.k2intelligence.com/en/media/mentions/k2s-work-featured-in-everytown-for-gun-safety-report

Amazingly, there is no Federal law against gun trafficking http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/10/gun-trafficking-law-maloney-kenneth-thompson

RELEASE: CAP report fins strong link between Louisiana weak gun laws and a high rate of gun violence (CAP= Center for American Progress) https://www.americanprogress.org/press/release/2016/10/12/145858/release-cap-report-finds-strong-link-between-louisianas-weak-gun-laws-and-a-high-rates-of-gun-violence/

Guns and Crime, the Courts

This machine could prevent gun violence – if only the cops used it https://www.themarshallproject.org/2016/10/06/this-machine-could-prevent-gun-violence-if-only-cops-used-it?ref=hp-2-122#.57vahyjbz

A mother is shot dead on a playground and a sea of witnesses goes silent (An in-depth NY Times article about the difficulty of fighting crime and finding killers in the projects) http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/07/nyregion/bronx-new-york-murder-mother-playground.html?_r=0

What the new ruling in the Sandy Hook lawsuit actually means https://www.thetrace.org/2016/04/what-sandy-hook-bushmaster-lawsuit-means/

Guns and Society

The next Presidential debate will be held a few miles from America’s deadliest neighborhoods https://www.thetrace.org/2016/10/presidential-debate-st-louis-gun-violence/

Covered in fake blood, seniors protest gun violence http://www.ocregister.com/articles/gun-731530-walters-blood.html

USAC leaders work to increase gun control advocacy among students http://dailybruin.com/2016/10/13/usac-leaders-work-to-increase-gun-control-advocacy-among-students/

Accidental shootings of minors rekindle safety debate (good audio report) http://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2016/10/13/accidental-shootings-minors-rekindle-safety-debate/91975440/

Too many Americans are ignoring the most obvious cause of the shooting epidemic, British journalist says (Worth reading) https://www.thetrace.org/2016/10/gary-younge-gun-violence-book/

How a Chicago EMT with three lives slipped through the state’s gun regulations (A case for fingerprinting for gun purchasing or permits) http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-emt-new-life-gun-law-20161012-story.html

Gun violence poses a substantial risk to the LGBT community according to this white paper http://fenwayhealth.org/wp-content/uploads/Gun-Violence-and-LGBT-Health.pdf

Hunky string quartet ‘Well String’  calls for gun control in Green Day mash-up WATCH (really fine.  I’d like to see them come here) http://www.towleroad.com/2016/10/well-strung-gun-control/

 

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Guns and Society

After break in, gun shop owners seeks alarm law change http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-gun-shop-alarm-911-20160819-story.html

Live by the gun, die by the gun. Marcellus Wiley says ‘shoot first, ask questions later’ mentality nearly cost him everything http://theundefeated.com/features/live-by-the-gun-die-by-the-gun/

TSA is finding more and more guns at airport checkpoints. The agency busts an armed traveler every three hours on average https://www.thetrace.org/2016/08/tsa-seizes-guns-airport-security/

The letter no school administrator wants to write https://www.thetrace.org/2016/08/urban-prep-academy-chicago-gun-violence-victims/

Chicago artists unite to condemn gun violence in their city http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chicago-artists-unite-to-condemn-gun-violence-in-their-city_us_57cec916e4b0e60d31e00595

We must address gun suicides to stop gun violence http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/we-must-address-gun-suicides_us_57dd60b0e4b0071a6e07afb8?section=&

Is it time for a new tactic for gun control legislation? (What do you think of this idea???http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/9/16/1571034/-Is-It-Time-For-A-New-Tactic-For-Gun-Control-Legislation

How many kids live in households that have gun? Study shows safety lessons are rare https://www.romper.com/p/how-many-kids-live-in-households-that-have-guns-new-study-shows-safety-lessons-are-rare-18431

Atlanta Police Department: Hundreds of guns stolen out of cars this year (In response, they are airing public service announcements to educate the public on gun storagehttp://www.cbs46.com/story/33097452/apd-hundreds-of-guns-stolen-from-cars-this-year

A better kind of gun control.  The only kind of gun control we have in the United States is the kind that locks up black people. We need an alternative. (An interesting perspective) https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/09/gun-control-mass-incarceration-drug-war-nra-shooters/

Why this Muslim civil rights lawyer decided to buy a gun http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/muslim-gun-owner-hassan-shibly-islamophobia_us_57e2bfa4e4b08d73b82eefd2?section=&

Anderson .Paak, Willow Smith and more fight gun violence in new photo campaign http://www.vibe.com/2016/09/anderson-paak-willow-smith-gun-vi

Meet America’s gun super-owners – with an average of 17 firearms each (3%of gun owners own 50% of the guns) https://www.thetrace.org/2016/09/gun-super-owners-harvard-survey/

Between 1999 and 2014, 90% of gun deaths in norther Michigan were suicides. Love of guns is a key factor. 

Dispatches from the rap wars (Rappers need to make good on the promises of violence in their music.  Bullet wounds are a ticket to social media successhttp://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/October-2016/Chicago-Gangs/

Why more urban women own guns – Self-defense — and the Second Amendment https://www.thetrace.org/2016/09/female-urban-gun-ownership-harvard-northeastern-university/

The NRA and the Gun Industry

Cities subsidize the National Rifle Association. Is that a good idea? http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article98049682.html

The NRA goes for broke to sink a former ally https://www.thetrace.org/2016/08/nra-election-spending-ted-strickland/

Guns and Crime and the Courts

Teen sentences to 90 days for killing best friend accidentally http://www.wbtv.com/story/32844079/teen-sentenced-to-90-days-for-killing-best-friend-accidentally

Katie Couric and others sued for defamation over gun documentary http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/katie-couric-others-sued-defamation-gun-report_us_57d919cfe4b0fbd4b7bc6be5?section=&

The haunting normalcy of mass shootings (The gun violence film that may never end) 

The documentary film from the article above (14 minutes long, so far; probably to be lengthened in the future…) https://www.shortoftheweek.com/2016/04/14/speaking-is-difficult/

Baltimore detectives, prosecutors forming gun violence-focused team (aimed at repeat offenders) http://foxbaltimore.com/news/local/mosby-davis-announce-creation-of-gun-violence-focused-team-with-detectives-prosecutors

Guns are stolen in America up to one every minute. Owners who leave guns in their cars make it easy for theives. https://www.thetrace.org/2016/09/stolen-guns-cars-trucks-us-atlanta/

Guns stolen from the United States Post Office (USPS has no special procedure for shipping guns and doesn’t track those lost or stolenhttp://wreg.com/2016/09/19/guns-stolen-from-where-you-might-least-expect-the-united-states-post-office/

Guns and Legislation, Politics

Missouri lawmakers: You don’t need a permit, or training or even a background check to carry a concealed weapon http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/missouri-concealed-weapons-voter-id_us_57da2938e4b04a1497b28f6d?section=&

Missouri: the ‘Shoot-Me’ State  (Do you want to travel in Missouri?http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/16/opinion/missouri-the-shoot-me-state.html?_r=0

Campus gun policy transparency act introduced in the House http://www.kwch.com/content/news/Campus-Gun-Policy-Transparency-Act-introduced-in-House-394182761.html

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Guns and Legislation, Politics

19 mayors back Mass. AG’s ‘assault weapon’  law expansion (interprets law according to gun actions, not structures) http://www.guns.com/2016/08/12/19-mayors-back-mass-ags-assault-weapon-law-expansion/

Poll: Rubio, Ayotte feeling pressure over guns http://thehill.com/regulation/291131-poll-rubio-ayotte-feeling-pressure-over-guns#.V6zA1xny2lU.twitter

Gun control goes on the ballot (4 States will have measures on the ballot in November) http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/291302-gun-control-goes-on-the-ballot

Voters are ready to punish pro-gun politicians.  There’s only one problem. https://www.thenation.com/article/voters-are-ready-to-punish-pro-gun-politicians-theres-just-one-problem/

‘When it’s someone you know, it puts a face on shootings’:For Assembly speaker, gun control fight is a personal one http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-sac-rendon-guns-20160819-snap-story.html

Trump and Clinton supporters find common ground on background checks for guns. But on other gun policy issues, the gaps keep widening http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-and-clinton-supporters-find-common-ground-on-background-checks-for-guns_us_57c09048e4b04193420f0e05?section=&

The Gun Industry, NRA, gun dealers

The ATF inspected fewer gun dealers last year than at any time in the past decade (6.3% of total. Implications are explored here) https://www.thetrace.org/2016/08/atf-inspected-fewer-gun-dealers-last-year-than-any-time-in-the-past-decade/

Guns and Society

Doctor to patient: Do you have a gun? I cannot understand how my asking this question will help. (A different take on this issue) http://www.wsj.com/articles/doctor-to-patient-do-you-have-a-gun-1470957519

Group plans gun buyback to turn weapons into garden tools (although buybacks are usually not the answer, this is an interesting idea, with good publicity possibilities) http://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/group-plans-gun-buyback-to-turn-weapons-into-garden-tools/4231021/

The forgotten victims of gun violence (Read these three stories.  (How can the community help children whose siblings have been killed and parents are busy mourning?http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/12/health/gun-violence-forgotten-victims/index.html

Cynthia Erivo and Joshua Henry to star in ‘Last Five Years’ benefit (proceeds to go to Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence)

After decades of sewing up children shot accidentally, a surgeon grows frustrated (This is a different doctor than in last week’s news link) http://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/After-decades-of-sewing-up-children-shot-9139716.php

Why NOT to visit America: Travel warnings from foreign countries list Zika, racism, gun violence, and police shootings as reasons to stay away from USA http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3736131/US-travel-warnings-issued-gun-violence-Zika-virus.html

US hurdler uses Olympic platform to address gun violence http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/2016/08/18/us-hurdler-uses-olympic-platform-to-address-gun-violence/88937090/

Alabama couple indicted for manslaughter in accidental shooting death of 2 ;year old boy 

Tom Arnold pens passionate letter for gun control after losing a nephew to suicide http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/tom-arnold-gun-control-essay-nephew-suicide-919835

Urban gun violence, as seen by a Black Second Amendment activist (An interesting perspectivehttps://www.thetrace.org/2016/08/black-guns-matter-urban-violence/

California high school district now accepting applications for concealed carry on campus http://www.kerngoldenempire.com/news/ccw-permit-application-requires-1-million-insurance-coverage

When the United Way’s mission is incompatible with their actions (Auctioning off firearms to fundraise!) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/valerie-plame-wilson/when-united-ways-mission-_b_11627998.html

Taking on the gun lobby at New York Fringe Festival (a play and some music are featured) http://europe.newsweek.com/machine-gun-america-new-york-fringe-festival-492819

University of Texas students start school year with ‘Cocks, not Glocks’ anti-gun protest http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/university-of-texas-carry-dildos-instead-of-guns_us_57bf0342e4b085c1ff27fa3b?section=&

A feel bad story in disguise: Two Florida hospitals won’t bill Orlando Pulse shooting victims (Curious why this is a “feel bad story”/  Read) http://www.thestranger.com/slog/2016/08/25/24516036/a-feel-bad-story-in-disguise-two-florida-hospitals-wont-bill-orlando-pulse-shooting-victims

Guns and the Courts, Crime

This was the deadliest week for mass shootings since Orlando http://www.vice.com/read/16-people-deadliest-week-since-orlando-us-mass-shootings

Texas Attorney General says professors face discipline if they ban guns http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/08/10/texas-attorney-general-says-professors-face-discipline-if-ban-guns.html#

Event spotlights limits on gun torts in mass shootings

http://www.ctlawtribune.com/id=1202765780921/Event-Spotlights-Limits-on-Gun-Torts-in-Mass-Shootings?mcode=0&curindex=0

Sandy Hook truther charged with plotting mass shooting to protect Second Amendment from ‘f*ggots’ http://www.rawstory.com/2016/08/sandy-hook-truther-charged-with-plotting-mass-shooting-to-protect-2nd-amendment-from-fggots/

 

 

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Guns and Legislation, Politics

Sen. Chris Murphy on practical ways citizens can support gun control and the anger that drove him to lead the filibuster http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7445783/senator-chris-murphy-gun-control-filibuster

Gabby Giffords walks on stage without assistance, addresses DNC to standing ovation http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gabby-giffords-hillary-clinton-gun-control_us_57991fb2e4b0d3568f85cdd6?section=

Guns were a big focus at the Democratic Convention, and that tells you something http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/guns-democratic-national-convention_us_5799653ee4b02d5d5ed454e8?section=

Families of gun violence victims speak out at the DNC http://nypost.com/2016/07/27/mother-of-orlando-nightclub-massacre-victim-speaks-at-dnc/

16 moments that led Democrats to stop playing scared of the NRA https://www.thetrace.org/2016/06/democrats-vs-nra-gun-fight/

How Democrats embraced gun control at their convention. http://time.com/4427616/dnc-guns-control-hillary-clinton-convention/

Democrats reflect on the sit-in protesting gun violence http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/democrats-sit-in-gun-control_us_579bc006e4b0693164c14e05?section=

For Democrats, gun control is no longer a third rail https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/for-democrats-gun-control-is-no-longer-a-third-rail/2016/07/28/5c40b07c-54ef-11e6-b7de-dfe509430c39_story.html?postshare=9181469818393646&tid=ss_tw

Sweden may have the answer to America’s gun problem http://www.vox.com/2016/8/8/12351824/gun-control-sweden-solution

How the raucous right-wing Freedom Caucus fights other Republicans and kills gun compromise https://www.thetrace.org/2016/08/freedom-caucus-defeats-gop-terror-gap-bill/

How Newtown gave Chris Murphy a mission  http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/how-newtown-gave-chris-murphy-a-mission-226777

Some of Trump’s ‘Second Amendment People’ believe they have a right to fight government tyranny with guns https://www.thetrace.org/2016/08/donald-trump-gun-rights-2a-insurrectionist-theory/

Ronald Reagan’s daughter has something to say about  Trump’s Second Amendment comments http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/patti-davis-donald-trump_us_57ac80dde4b0ba7ed23f3673?section=&

Some of Trump’s ‘Second Amendment People’ already believe they have the right to fight government tyranny with guns https://www.thetrace.org/2016/08/donald-trump-gun-rights-2a-insurrectionist-theory/

Guns and Society

The first few members after a shooting are critical.  This program teaches people how to help http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/temple-university-hospital-gun-violence-fighting-chance_us_579a4777e4b01180b5323657?section=

Life after surviving the Seattle Jewish Federation shooting  http://forward.com/scribe/346192/life-after-surviving-the-seattle-jewish-federation-shooting/?attribution=author-article-listing-1-headline

New evidence confirms what gun rights advocates have said for a long time about crime https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/07/27/new-evidence-confirms-what-gun-rights-advocates-have-been-saying-for-a-long-time-about-crime/

Jessica Alba emotionally addresses gun violence at teen awards http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/jessica-alba-emotionally-addresses-gun-violence-teen-awards-n620851

I’ve been a pediatric surgeon for 30 years. i know firsthand what bullets do to kids

CBS Sunday morning videos about gun violence http://www.cbsnews.com/sunday-morning/

Assault rifle camp for kids, courtesy of the American military http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/08/how-the-us-military-is-teaching-kids-to-shoot/494429/

Poll: Young adults support new efforts to curb gun violence http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/article94101657.html

Microsoft changes its toy gun emoji to a revolver just after Apple does the opposite http://www.slashgear.com/microsoft-changes-toy-gun-emoji-to-revolver-just-after-apple-does-opposite-05450865/

The Gun Industry, NRA

NRA’s new testimonial for Trump features man who promoted Sandy Hook conspiracy http://mediamatters.org/blog/2016/07/27/nras-new-testimonial-trump-features-man-who-promoted-sandy-hook-conspiracy/211930

NRA claim that Obama issued another executive gun control order doesn’t hold up https://www.thetrace.org/2016/08/nra-obama-executive-gun-control-order/

Watch: One gun lobbyist tells CNN that bars should limit booze to make it safer to carry guns. “Control the amount of bozze you sell them, but don’t make them sitting ducks” http://www.alternet.org/right-wing/watch-gun-lobbyist-tells-cnn-bars-should-limit-booze-make-it-safer-carry-guns#.V2lOhWLRaY4.facebook

One ally firmly behind Donald Trump: the N.R.A. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/11/us/politics/donald-trump-second-amendment-nra.html?_r=0

Black Rock targeted by gay activists for investing in firearms http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-10/blackrock-targeted-by-gay-activists-for-investing-in-firearms

Guns and the Courts, Crime

John Hinkley, who tried to kill Reagan, to be released http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/28/us/hinckley-who-tried-to-kill-reagan-to-be-released.html?_r=0

Gun group files suit after  legislative lawyer blocked listing of backers of gun control legislation http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-gun-rights-20160806-snap-story.html

Thousands of stolen guns used in crimes in California http://www.nbcsandiego.com/investigations/Thousands-of-Stolen-Guns-In-California-Used-in-Crimes-389352442.html

An illegal gun on the streets is no slam dunk in court https://www.thetrace.org/2016/08/gun-court-nyc-prosecutions/

Defiant California gun owners lash out against sweeping new restrictions (They say they won’t comply) https://www.thetrace.org/2016/08/california-assault-weapons-ban-ar15-compliance/