Guns, Politics, Legislation, and the Courts

 

Malloy signs bills requiring gun removal after restraining order requirement http://www.courant.com/politics/hc-malloy-bills-signed-0601-20160531-story.html

The compromises that got one State’s Republicans to increase gun protections for domestic violence victims https://www.thetrace.org/2016/06/connecticut-domestic-violence-gun-law-republican/

Brown: Frustration fuels Rep. Kelly’s tears over gun violence http://chicago.suntimes.com/politics/brown-frustration-fuels-kellys-tears-gun-violence/

Gun Control Advocates report more than $2.1million in contributions (This short NPR report discusses the Maine effort to get background checks on the ballot.  Interestinghttp://news.mpbn.net/post/gun-control-advocates-report-more-21-million-contributions#stream/0

GOP lawmaker proposes allowing guns on Capitol grounds http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/282403-gop-lawmaker-proposes-allowing-guns-on-capitol-grounds

A bad law gives an ironic break to gun thieves (About a serious problem stemming from Proposition 47 in California)  http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/editorials/article81758122.html

In a tight Senate race, gun reform groups tried targeted strikes. The NRA waged all-out war. https://www.thetrace.org/2016/06/kay-hagan-nra-north-carolina-senate-race/

The Easiest States to buy a gun (Eye opening information) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-easiest-states-to-buy-a-gun_us_5735cfa8e4b08f96c182dc38

How gun violence preventions finally became a winning political platform http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/280058-how-gun-violence-prevention-finally-became-a-winning-political

Trump and Clinton on guns: two visions on race, justice, and policing in the US (the push for gun control has become a major issue in the campaignhttp://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/may/21/trump-clinton-gun-control-policies-race-policing

Senate backs Wolk’s firearms violence research bill http://www.dailyrepublic.com/news/solanocounty/senate-backs-wolks-firearm-violence-research-bill/

NRA facing member backlash over Trump endorsement http://www.politico.com/story/2016/05/nra-donald-trump-endorsement-backlash-223442?cmpid=sf

By endorsing Trump early, NRA elevates political priorities above rank and file concerns https://www.thetrace.org/2016/05/nra-donald-trump-endorsement-wayne-lapierre/

The NRA’s new campaign math: pour more money into fewer races, defeat Democrats at any cost https://www.thetrace.org/2016/05/nra-election-campaign-spending/

State Attorneys General want the CDC to study gun violence (signed by 14 States Attorneys Generals) https://cbsboston.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/ltr-to-congress-on-cdc-gun-violence-research.pdf?platform=hootsuite

This will be an historic (and terrifying) election for gun control http://www.thenation.com/article/this-will-be-a-historic-and-terrifying-election-for-gun-control/

Obama makes move on ‘Smart Guns’ http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/278157-obama-makes-move-on-smart-guns

Gabby Giffords comes to Illinois to promote gun dealer legislation http://abc7chicago.com/news/gabby-giffords-comes-to-illinois-to-promote-gun-dealer-legislation/1313642/

Georgia governor vetoes campus carry bill http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/03/health/georgia-campus-carry-bill/

As States expand gun rights, police object http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/04/us/as-states-expand-gun-rights-police-join-opposition.html?emc=edit_tnt_20160503&eml_thmb=1&nlid=64714431&tntemail0=y&_r=0

‘I’m a Republican lawmaker in the deep South.  These are the gun laws I can support.(A place to start) https://www.thetrace.org/2016/05/senator-larry-martin-south-carolina-permitless-carry/

Why some gun rights advocates aren’t sold on Donald Trump https://www.thetrace.org/2016/05/gun-rights-advocates-not-sold-donald-trump-second-amendment/

St. Louis leaders “livid” over move to expand gun rights http://fox2now.com/2016/05/10/st-louis-leaders-livid-over-move-to-expand-gun-rights/

Gun stores finally won approval to keep digital records without first asking permission https://www.thetrace.org/2016/05/atf-gun-stores-electronic-record-keeping/

Arizona passes novel plan to reject expanded background check laws (especially aimed at ballot-driven expansions sponsored by Everytownhttp://www.guns.com/2016/05/09/arizona-passes-novel-plan-to-reject-expanded-background-check-laws/

Sandyy Hook weapons case denied http://www.darientimes.com/67840/motions-to-stay-in-sandy-hook-weapons-case-denied/

SC man who shot and ‘slow-cooked  ‘two men out on bail thanks to stand-your-ground law http://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/sc-man-who-shot-and-slow-cooked-intruders-out-on-bail-thanks-to-stand-your-ground-law/

Judge finds Planned Parenthood shooting suspect unfit for trial http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/12/us/judge-declares-planned-parenthood-suspect-unfit-for-trial.html?_r=0

House conservatives lose battle to block domestic violence law (Connecticut) http://ctmirror.org/2016/04/28/house-conservatives-lose-battle-to-block-domestic-violence-law/

Lt. Gov. Newsom says he has enough signatures for gun safety initiative http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-sac-newsom-gun-initiative-20160428-story.html?platform=hootsuite

Missouri House votes to drop permit requirement for concealed guns http://www.ky3.com/content/news/missouri-house-concealed-carry-gun-no-permit-377177931.html

Gun deaths in your district. What have your elected representatives done? (It actually will find our district and show the records of our elected officials!) http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2015/dec/14/gun-control-laws-congress-shooting-deaths-nra-lobby-campaign-donations#29-01

Bill introduced to prohibit sex offenders from owning guns http://www.guns.com/2016/04/14/bill-introduced-to-prohibit-sex-offenders-from-owning-guns/

California’s proposed gun laws won’t change our culture of violence, but they will make us safer (Good information on proposed legislationhttp://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-adv-california-guns-20160422-story.html

Two pro-gun Republican governors can sign campus carry into law. What’s stopping them? http://www.thetrace.org/2016/04/conflicted-governors-decide-campus-carry-bills-georgia-tennessee/

NBA’s Thunder among groups opposing two Oklahoma gun bills http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/nbas-thunder-groups-opposing-oklahoma-gun-bills-38540751

Gun bill would help public challenge fFBI background checks (refers to appeals about failed background checkshttp://thehill.com/regulation/276876-fbi-background-checks-targeted-by-new-gun-bill

Tougher gun laws advance in State legislature (California news from KQED) http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2016/04/19/tougher-gun-laws-advance-in-state-legislature

Tennessee Gun Rights law shields firearms from international treaties http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2016/04/20/new-tennessee-gun-law-shields-firearms-from-international-law/

Why a Republican Senator who pushed for Federal gun reform was spared a primary challenge (Sen. Pat Toomey) http://www.thetrace.org/2016/04/republican-senator-pat-toomey-gun-control-bill/

Should Congress require a hearing for gun violence after each moment of silence for victims? (interesting idea by a frustrated LA Congressmanhttps://www.brennancenter.org/analysis/crime-2015-final-analysis

Justice may be pressured to recuse himself in Maine gun-rights case (had been a member of Mayors against Illegal Gunshttp://www.pressherald.com/2016/04/20/justice-may-be-pressured-to-recuse-himself-in-maine-gun-rights-case/

Aurora theater shooting trial cost taxpayers at least $3 million (not including the cost of the public defender’s officehttp://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_29786313/aurora-theater-shooting-trial-cost-at-least-3

Rand Paul wants to allow every airline pilot to carry a gun https://news.vice.com/article/rand-paul-wants-to-every-airline-pilot-to-carry-a-firearm

Gun provisions snag bipartisan mental health bill http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/276052-gun-provisions-snag-mental-health-reform-bill

Clinton keeps hammering Sanders for his gun votes. Here’s what the beef is about.http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/276052-gun-provisions-snag-mental-health-reform-bill

Let’s end gun safety hypocrisy and pass the ATF Enforcement Act https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/lets-end-gun-safety-hypocrisy-with-the-atf-enforcement-act/2016/04/11/2769c910-fffe-11e5-b823-707c79ce3504_story.html

Trump-loving ‘Alt Right’ turns to guns to provoke and offend http://www.thetrace.org/2016/04/trump-alt-right-guns-milo-yiannopoulos/

Connecticut Senator not happy with Bernie Sander’s view on Sandy Hook lawsuit http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chris-murphy-bernie-sanders-gun-manufacturers_us_5703e496e4b083f5c608f35d

Concerns over phone-gun lookalikes prompt Minnesota legislation http://www.wday.com/news/minnesota/4004803-concerns-over-phone-gun-lookalikes-prompt-minnesota-legislation

There’s now a pro-gun petition trolling the Democratic National Convention http://www.thetrace.org/2016/04/pro-gun-petition-trolling-democratic-national-convention/

Bill to video gun buyers, add restrictions for shop owners pulled (Pulled or postponed? AB 2459 addressedhttp://www.guns.com/2016/04/06/bill-to-video-all-gun-sales-add-restrictions-to-shops-pulled/

Court says Missouri woman can sue gun store over murder weapon sold to mentally ill woman http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article70061837.html

Lawsuits against gun dealers almost never make it to trial.  This one will. http://www.thetrace.org/2016/04/smith-wesson-downgraded-gun-sales-drop/

Take away a felon’s guns permit? Courts rarely send notification. (Georgia) http://www.myajc.com/news/news/local/take-away-a-felons-gun-permit-courts-rarely-send-n/nqzdK/

Toomey ads push expanded background checks on gun sales

The Ghost vote: Giving a voice to those who lost theirs to gun violence http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-barrett/ghostvote-giving-a-voice-_b_9540610.html

Insanity:12,000 Republicans sign petition to allow guns into National convention in Cleveland http://occupydemocrats.com/2016/03/25/insanity-12000-republicans-sign-petition-allow-guns-national-convention-cleveland/

Although thousands petition to allow guns at the Republican National Convention, Secret Service is not convinced http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/republican-convention-guns-petition_us_56f70018e4b014d3fe234d28

McAuliffe vetoes bills loosening gun restrictions (Virginia. A governor doing his jobhttp://wric.com/2016/03/25/mcauliffe-vetoes-bills-loosening-gun-restrictions/

Maverick GOP Senator shoots down pro-gun bills (Florida.  An interesting article) http://www.business2community.com/brandviews/avvo/maverick-gop-senator-shoots-pro-gun-bill-01495756#oKrjI5bswHCOqtog.97

Why is the United States such a gun happy society?  It’s time to find out. (A LA Times editorial in support of Wolk’s bill.) http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/na-ed-gun-violence-research-20160329-story.html

Enough already! States do what they can to stem gun violence (A thorough analysishttp://www.progressive.org/news/2016/03/188625/enough-already-states-do-what-they-can-stem-gun-violence

Northern Mariana Islands rush to restrict gun access (Interesting!) http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-35925505

Trump wants to remind white people that gun violence is a black problem http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-gun-violence-black-problem_us_56fd7a72e4b0a06d58053e40

Don’t believe the NRA’s hype about President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dont-believe-the-nra-hype-about-president-obamas-supreme-court-nominee/2016/03/25/037f8772-f1d7-11e5-85a6-2132cf446d0a_story.html

Read the letter the NRA’s top outside lawyer wrote in support of Merrick Garland http://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/merrick-garland-nra-lawyer-charles-cooper/

McConnell: No Supreme Court Justice until the NRA approves of the nominee http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2016/03/20/3761908/mcconnell-no-new-supreme-court-justice-until-the-nra-approves-of-the-nominee/

Gun Owners of America say John Kasich is a wolf in sheep’s clothing (‘The NRA is more forgiving than we are’ Larry Pratt) http://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/gun-owners-of-america-john-kasich-nra/

Parents jeer gun law that allows Dad to open carry at school 

The Pittsburgh suburb where gunmen attacked a family cookout was one of dozens forced to scrap it firearms rules (The power of threatened suits as a result of state legislationhttp://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/the-pittsburg-suburb-where-gunmen-attacked-a-family-cookout-was-one-of-dozens-forced-to-scrap-its-firearms-rules/

Bill defeated in Tennessee that would have held adult gun owners responsible is loaded guns left accessible to children http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/government/state/bill-to-keep-guns-from-kids-stalls-in-house-committee-2ea53e4b-dd53-789d-e053-0100007f02a5-373084101.html

Supreme Court cites Second Amendment in stun gun decision, says State court misapplied Heller 

Is Merrick Garland anti-gun? ‘It’s impossible to tell’ http://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/is-merrick-garland-anti-gun-impossible-to-tell/

Federal Appeals Court rejects challenge to Colorado gun control laws https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-court-rejects-challenge-colorado-gun-control-laws-224134696.html

48 more bikers indicted in Waco shootout that left 7 dead http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/indictments-48-bikers-waco-melee-37879895

Ted Cruz’ no compromise stance on guns http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/10/politics/ted-cruz-guns/index.html

The Pittsburgh suburb where gunmen attacked a family cookout was one of dozens forced to scrap its firearms rules http://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/the-pittsburg-suburb-where-gunmen-attacked-a-family-cookout-was-one-of-dozens-forced-to-scrap-its-firearms-rules/

Gun advocates already slammed Merrick Garland over two pivotal cases https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/refuse-to-be-a-victim-and-more-lessons-for-women-from-the-nra

Gun measure push by Lt. Governor receiving resistance from Fresno law enforcement leaders http://abc30.com/politics/gun-measure-push-by-lt-governor-receiving-resistance-from-fresno-law-enforcement-leaders/1247434/

CA bill seeks to lead nation in gun violence research (Welk’s bill passed a key Senate hearing yesterday) http://www.kcra.com/news/ca-bill-aims-to-lead-nation-in-gun-violence-research/38557314

Owning an assault weapon is no longer a fundamental right — for now http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/assault-weapons-maryland_us_56d9ed4ce4b0000de4048c82

Donald Trump:”Great Honor” to be endorsed by Sandy Hook truther  http://mediamatters.org/research/2016/03/08/donald-trump-great-honor-to-be-endorsed-by-sand/209076

Lawmakers kill 5 bills aimed at repealing some Colorado gun laws http://kdvr.com/2016/03/07/lawmakers-consider-proposals-that-would-repeal-some-restrictions-on-existing-gun-laws/#

In Hillary Clinton’s landslide South Carolina win, an asterisk on gun control (Interesting nuanced attitudes in a gun culture state)

SF supervisor wants all guns locked up when they are at home

Lawmaker wants ATF gun trace data open for use in lawsuits (Blumenthal introduces bill to repeal Tiahrt amendment)

‘MaKayla’s Law’ could prevent child gun violence (hope in Tennessee)

Justice Thomas broke his ten year silence to complain that domestic abusers can’t have guns

Domestic abusers take their fight to own guns to the Supreme Court

Battle rages over Florida law limiting doctors’ gun speech

St. Louis judge gives 60 year sentence for gun possession (Nearly 10 times the sentence recommended by the prosecutor! Sending a message!)

Four big gun rights questions the Supreme Court may have to sort out

Loretta Lynch urges top lawyers to strengthen gun background check system

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/loretta-lynch-gun-background-check_us_56cc8920e4b0ec6725e3fc8f

Ex-California State Senator Leland Yee, gun control champion, heading to prison for weapons trafficking

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/02/25/ex-calif-state-sen-leeland-yee-gun-control-champion-heading-to-prison-for-weapons-trafficking/

Violent felon gets back his gun rights, then fatally shoots a police officer . More than 25 States have statutes for allowing some criminals to own firearms again

http://www.thetrace.org/2016/02/fargo-police-shooting-felon-gun-rights/

Iowa Lawmakers approve bill that would allow kids to have handguns

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/iowa-kids-handguns_us_56ce4af9e4b0bf0dab30cae7

Parents could be held liable for leaving loaded gun with young kids

http://www.parentherald.com/articles/23895/20160228/parents-could-be-held-liable-for-leaving-loaded-gun-with-young-kids.htm

New Florida law bans backyard gun ranges.

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2016/02/24/scott-signs-backyard-gun-range-eight-other-bills/

Senator Durbin cosponsors bipartisan legislation to combat gun trafficking and straw purchasing http://enewspf.com/2016/02/11/senator-durbin-cosponsors-bipartisan-legislation-to-combat-gun-trafficking-and-straw-purchasing/

A California State Senator is proposing legislation to create a gun violence research center at the University of California (Let’s watch SB1006) 

House Republicans stop Honda gun violence research legislation (Federal level) https://honda.house.gov/news/press-releases/house-republicans-stop-honda-gun-violence-research-legislation

Background checks and mental health records (After the “Market Report” is a NPR bit about the 6 states not submitting mental health records.  Listen) http://www.marketplace.org/2016/02/02/world/gun-background-checks-and-mental-health-records-0

Murphy candid on mental health reform (Notice the other provisions some lawmakers are trying to insert in this billhttp://yaledailynews.com/blog/2016/02/15/murphy-candid-on-mental-health-reform/

Police groups issues support for NICS Denial Notification Act (H.R. 4320) http://www.guns.com/2016/02/13/nfop-issues-letter-of-support-for-nics-denial-notification-act/

The making of Obama’s gun plan: political calculus and false starts limited options for tougher action http://www.thetrace.org/2016/02/obama-executive-actions-timeline-manchin-toomey/

These charts show why the NRA will be playing defense in 2016’s tightese congressional races http://www.thetrace.org/2016/02/nra-endorsement-2016-congressional-races/

Scalia’s gun rights legacy is likely to stand, no matter who replaces him.  It also leaves proponents of regulation plenty of room to pursue their agenda http://www.thetrace.org/2016/02/antonin-scalia-legacy-gun-rights/

Prosecutor group advocates stricter laws, more gun surrenders http://www.guns.com/2016/02/18/prosecutor-group-advocates-stricter-laws-more-gun-surrenders/

ATF rarely busts unlicensed gun sellers. Obama’s new plan isn’t going to change that http://www.thetrace.org/2016/02/atf-unlicensed-gun-dealers-obama-executive-actions/

The rise of the sagebrush sheriffs (rural sheriffs who see themselves as protectors of the constitution against government encroachment) https://www.hcn.org/issues/48.2/the-rise-of-the-sagebrush-sheriffs

How Donald Trump used ‘gun free zones’ to score populist cred http://www.thetrace.org/2016/02/donald-trump-gun-free-zones/

The gun industry’s trade association has launched efforts in a handful of US statehouses seeking to restrict discrimination by financial institutions http://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2016-02-08/legislatures-consider-special-protections-for-gun-industry

New Jersey gun legislation, passed with no dissenting votes from either party in both houses, vetoed by Christie 

Bill would strip legal immunity from the gun industry http://www.thenation.com/article/this-bill-would-strip-legal-immunity-from-the-gun-industry/

San Francisco passes law requiring gun owner to lock up weapons in vehicles (includes information about # of guns stolen from cars)

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2016/02/03/san-francisco-passes-law-requiring-gun-owners-to-lock-up-weapons-in-vehicles/

Rand Paul’s failed Presidential bid robbed radical gun group of its moment in the spotlight http://www.thetrace.org/2016/02/rand-paul-failed-presidential-campaign-nagr/

Vt. Lawmaker proposes requiring gun owners to register guns with insurance companies http://watchdog.org/255602/report-guns-to-insurance-companies/

Voters in these 6 States may get to set their own gun laws this year http://www.thetrace.org/2016/02/gun-ballot-initiatives-2016/

25 States will let you carry a concealed gun without making sure you know how to shoot one http://www.thetrace.org/2016/02/live-fire-training-not-mandatory-concealed-carry-permits/

John Howard on 20 years of gun control (Maybe the US can learn from the Australian experience) http://www.msn.com/en-au/news/australia/john-howard-on-20-years-of-gun-control/ar-BBp2qPl

Lawmakers seeking mandatory insurance for gun owners in 4 states (from a site Guns.com that I usually don’t read, but was cited in the Trace newsletterhttp://www.guns.com/2016/02/01/lawmakers-seek-mandatory-insurance-from-gun-owners-in-4-states/

People have a ‘fundamental right’ to own assault weapons, court rules http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/assault-weapons-constitutional-protection_us_56b38ec7e4b08069c7a65c21

Gillibrand pushing legislation to fight gun trafficking between states (Listen to the NPR short on this legislationhttp://wrvo.org/post/gillibrand-pushing-legislation-fight-gun-trafficking-between-states#stream/0

Gun show organizers are set to give President Obama’s Executive Actions their most public test http://www.thetrace.org/2016/01/gun-show-obama-executive-action/

A guide to the 2016 Presidential candidates’ records on gun control and the Second Amendment  (Interesting and scary) http://www.thetrace.org/2016/01/presidential-candidates-views-guns-2016/

For 2016 Republicans, there’s not much to debate on gun laws http://www.thetrace.org/2016/01/republican-candidates-gun-reform-2016/

Christie kills New Jersey ‘Smart Gun’ legislation with a veto  http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/01/15/1469696/-Cartoon-Obama-control?detail=email

Veterans should lead the push for more secure gun laws (Interesting perspective) 

At Senate Gun Hearing, Democrats and Republicans see wildly different things in President Obama’s Executive Actions (Read this. Unbelievable, but probably to be expected!http://www.thetrace.org/2016/01/senate-hearing-obama-executive-actions-guns/

FBI Official: ‘Perfect storm’ imperiling gun background checks  (Look at the video.  It summarizes the serious problem)  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2016/01/19/fbi-guns-background-checks/78752774/

Guns are Beyond Obama’s Reach http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/nicole-hemmer/articles/2016-01-12/meaningful-action-on-gun-control-is-beyond-the-presidents-reach

A history of gun control policy in Washington (Very good interactive chart showing major events and legislationhttp://blogs.rollcall.com/white-house/a-history-of-gun-control-policy-in-washington/?dcz=

Bernie Sanders’ position on gun industry immunity ignores how the firearms market actually works http://www.thetrace.org/2016/01/bernie-sanders-firearms-market/

Gun dealers must report stolen weapons, feds say http://thehill.com/regulation/265408-gun-dealers-must-report-stolen-weapons-feds-say

The NRA is taking credit for the background check system it tried to sink http://www.thetrace.org/2016/01/nra-background-check-system-brady-bill-wayne-lapierre/

Oakland Gun Control Laws move forward (This should be of interest to other cities)

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/SevenDays/archives/2015/12/16/oakland-gun-control-laws-move-forward

2015 Gun Law State Scorecard:Why we grade the states. (from the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violencehttp://smartgunlaws.org/2015-gun-law-state-scorecard/

It’s getting harder to deny that strong gun laws have an effect on gun violence (This article examines the Law Center study plus more) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/state-gun-law-grades_5673118ae4b0648fe302a1a2

How a proud gun owner became the ‘enemy number 1’ of the NRA http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2015/12/19/3733630/nra-nevada-race/

How the bullet button inventor lets California’s assault weapon owners blast away without breaking the law http://www.thetrace.org/2015/12/san-bernardino-shooting-bullet-button/

The ‘Miracle Program’ that actually reduces gun violence (This should make Stockton residents feel goodhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/miracle-program-reduces-gun-violence_56649f58e4b072e9d1c68813

Judge upholds Seattle’s ‘gun violence tax’, dismisses NRA suit https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/judge-upholds-seattle-gun-violence-tax-dismisses-nra-suit/2015/12/22/d23b2e74-a90f-11e5-b596-113f59ee069a_story.html

Connecticut to ban gun sales to those on the Federal terrorism list

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/11/nyregion/connecticut-to-ban-gun-sales-to-those-on-federal-terrorism-lists.html?_r=0

Why Democrats are going small on gun control  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/12/11/why-democrats-are-playing-gun-control-small-ball-with-the-no-fly-list/

Ex-Congressman behind the ban on fFederal gun violence research explains his big regrets http://www.thetrace.org/2015/12/cdc-gun-violence-research-ban-jay-dickey/

House Democrats hijack House floor for gun vote  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/democrats-vote-terrorist-watch-list-guns_5669dbd4e4b009377b244ba4

States expanded gun rights after Sandy Hook (We should know the details, even though they are not comfortable) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gun-rights-sandy-hook_566d8643e4b0fccee16ee327

Here’s a list of all  the gun control laws Congress has passed since Newtown http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gun-control-congress_566ec8dce4b011b83a6bc0cd

To Congress:CDC research on guns will save lives http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sanjeev-k-sriram/to-congress-cdc-research-_b_8788850.html

Senators had to cancel a press conference about a mass shooting because of a mass shooting (and therefore kept legislation from being introduced) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/background-checks-gun-sales_566f2981e4b0e292150ec8ed

Supreme Court rejects major 2nd Amendment Case, and Justice Thomas has a fit http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/major-second-amendment-case_56659b12e4b079b2818f2118

Democrats look poised to use gun issue in 2016 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/democrats-gun-ads-dccc_5668c714e4b080eddf56fe0f

Schumer presses gun control bill (Notice the statistics from the GAO, Government Accountability Office, halfway down the article) http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Schumer-presses-gun-control-bill-6687701.php

Mixed record in Sacramento on gun control laws; new calls for further limits (Good KQED analysis) http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/12/09/california-gun-control-laws-jerry-brown-legislature

Taking Note – Gun Control Roll Call: Background Checks and the Terrorism Watch List (Lists of Senators and how they voted) http://takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/12/09/gun-control-roll-call-background-checks-and-the-terrorist-watch-list/?_r=0

Could new California law prevent mass shootings? (NPR audiohttp://www.capradio.org/articles/2015/12/09/could-new-california-law-prevent-mass-shootings

Trying to overturn a gun law (gun industry immunity) http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35001192

Why I caved on guns when I ran for Governor of Texas. I was part of the reason we can’t make progress on this issue.and I regret it every day. By Wendy Davis http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/12/wendy-davis-open-carry-gun-rights-texas-213423

Packing in the Day Care Center  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/30/opinion/packing-guns-in-the-day-care-center.html?_r=0

Rev. Al Sharpton, Spike Lee push to create national gun violence month http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/rev-sharpton-spike-lee-gun-violence-awareness-month-article-1.2450384

What the NRA won’t admit about Virginia’s elections https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/what-the-nra-wont-admit-about-virginias-elections/2015/11/27/bee7e48a-8d3e-11e5-acff-673ae92ddd2b_story.html

Senate Republicans just blocked a bunch of gun control measures. Even one that would have stopped suspected terrorists from purchasing a gun. (The day after San Bermardino!!) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/senate-democrats-gun-control_56608755e4b08e945fee73e5

Judge tosses lawsuit against ‘Muslim-free’ gun store in Florida http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/muslim-free-zone-gun-store-ruling_565d0170e4b079b2818b8dea

Paris attacks prompt focus on gun access in the US http://www.cbsnews.com/news/paris-attacks-spur-gun-control-fight-to-deny-sales-to-suspected-terrorists/

Paul Ryan balks over blocking gun sales to people on terror watch list http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/guns-terror-watch-list_564fec70e4b0258edb31b652

NYPD Commisioner to Congress:’Start getting Serious’ on guns http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/isis-terror/nypd-commissioner-congress-start-getting-serious-guns-n467816

Ancient English legal precedents at heart of US gun control tussle

California’s ballot measure will bypass the NRA on gun control (from the Sac Bee) 

A prohibition of  refugees won’t prevent terror attacks — but gun control might  

NRA and gun nuts block legislation to close loophole letting 2,00 people on the FBI watch list buy arms  

SF supervisor widens proposal on locking guns left in vehicles 

Montini: Why screen refugees but not gun buyers? (This article is from Arizona, but it’s a good question nationally, too) 

Senate Democrats want to know why American toddlers keep shooting people 

Democrats urge Obama to slap stricter safety measures on gun makers http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/obama-gun-safety-executive-action_5643b5a1e4b08cda348754fb

Chris Christie vetoes bill that would have forced domestic abusers to surrender their guns http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chris-christie-vetoes-gun-control-bill_56421c86e4b0411d307297d3

Jackie Speier is a rare politician – one who has survived being shot http://www.thetrace.org/2015/11/jackie-speier-politician-shot-jonestown/