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note    July 17, 2016 Report

 

Guns and Politics, Legislation

Will Dallas ambush push Republicans to act on gun control legislation? (NPR interview with Rep. John Lewis. 4 min.) http://www.npr.org/2016/07/10/485432441/will-dallas-ambush-push-republicans-toward-gun-control-legislation

John Lewis and the House Democrats must keep up the anti-NRA fight http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/07/11/john-lewis-and-house-dems-must-keep-up-the-anti-nra-fight.html

Clyburn, House Democrats vow to continue gun control fight after 7 week recess http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article89756172.html

Sen. Chuck Schumer on the push for gun legislation: ‘Our greatest enemy is apathy’ http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7438321/sen-chuck-schumer-gun-legislation-apathy

Murphy starts new campaign fund to help gun control candidates http://ctmirror.org/2016/07/14/murphy-starts-new-campaign-fund-to-help-gun-control-candidates/

What are Mike Pence’s views on gun control? He has an “A” rating from the NRA https://www.romper.com/p/what-are-mike-pences-views-on-gun-control-he-has-a-from-the-nra-14355

Texas Sens. Cornyn and Cruz filed bill to punish those who kill  police “Back the Blue Act” http://www.kiiitv.com/story/32442193/cornyn-back-the-blue-act-targets-cop-killers

Guns and Society

Whatever happened to Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun crusade? (A good analysis of where the movement stands) 

Man shoots off his own penis while taking selfies with a gun (The last paragraph required me to post this one on our newshttps://thevalleyreport.com/2016/03/14/man-shoots-off-his-own-penis-taking-selfies-with-gun/

Dallas doctor says treating wounded cops ‘doesn’t mean that I do not fear’ them http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/porn-bad-guns-good_us_5783eeeae4b0c590f7ea7a31

Dallas shooting and open carry laws loom over Cleveland convention plans http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/12/us/politics/guns-rnc-cleveland.html?_r=0

Cartoon: Open carry, closed mind 

No tennis balls near the GOP Conventions. But guns are okay: Washington Post opinion (Open carry facts included) 

Shootings bloody a rite of summer in black neighborhoods (The danger of cookouts.  Good graphic, toohttps://www.thetrace.org/2016/07/gun-violence-black-neighborhoods-cookouts-turn-deadly/

NYC’s largest pension fund to divest from gun retailers http://www.politico.com/states/new-york/city-hall/story/2016/07/nycers-votes-to-divest-pension-holdings-from-gun-retailers-103830

Forget new gun laws. Here’s what could really keep people from shooting each other (A Texas police detective has some good informationhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/07/14/forget-new-gun-laws-heres-what-could-really-keep-people-from-shooting-each-other/

Another $30 million in CDC Injury Prevention Grants, and not a penny for gun violence research https://www.thetrace.org/2016/07/cdc-injury-prevention-grants-not-a-penny-for-gun-violence/

CDC needs to break silence on gun violence, say African American health officials http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/13/health/cdc-gun-research-black-health-leaders/index.html

5 Graphics that make you see America’s unrelenting gun problems in new ways (We should use some of these graphics!!) https://www.thetrace.org/2016/07/5-graphics-show-america-unrelenting-gun-violence-problem/

Peterson: U.S. gun violence ‘astonishing’ to member of Parliament http://www.eastbaytimes.com/breaking-news/ci_30137514/peterson-u-s-gun-violence-astonishing-member-parliament

The Gun Industry, the NRA

US government releases proposed guidelines for smart guns (open for public input until September!https://www.engadget.com/2016/07/15/us-government-releases-proposed-guidelines-for-smart-guns/

NRA’s internal split over Phanldo Castile https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/07/09/the-nras-internal-revolt-over-philando-castile/?utm_term=.5cd5e9105941

A week of violence does nothing to soften the NRA’s message http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-silence-and-violence-of-the-n-r-a

Sen. Chris Murphy takes apart the NRA’s “Good guy with a gun” lie http://mediamatters.org/video/2016/07/13/sen-chris-murphy-takes-apart-nra-s-good-guy-gun-lie/211541

5 arguments against gun control and why they are wrong http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-defilippis-hughes-gun-myths-debunked-20160708-snap-story.html

Gun maker stocks sliding, Democrats propose legislation to curb assault rifle tragedies https://www.thestreet.com/story/13637251/1/gun-maker-stocks-sliding-democrats-propose-act-to-curb-assault-rifle-tragedies.html

For gun makers in Springfield, it’s just another job (another perspective!) https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/07/18/for-gun-makers-springfield-just-another-job/WoVVGXJzTPlYI9zEdduD4N/story.html

 

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July 4, 2016 Report

Guns and Society

AR=2016: A congressgun (Cartoon)
Gays against guns: How the LGBT community is rallying for gun control http://www.vogue.com/13451637/lgbt-community-gun-control-after-orlando-attack/

Anger is the shared fuel of mass shooters and everyday murderers.https://www.thetrace.org/2016/06/angry-mass-shooter-profile-gun-violence-prevention/

Suburban gun shop to raffle AR-15 to benefit Orlando victims http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Suburban-Gun-Shop-Raffling-AR-15-to-Benefit-Shooting-Victims-384949151.html?partner=xfinity1

Inside Steve Levitan’s TV Showrunner gun summit http://www.indiewire.com/2016/06/modern-family-co-creator-gun-summit-steve-levitan-tv-writers-everytown-1201701192/

Minor league team defends allowing open carry firearms at ballpark (a business promotion night) http://www.foxsports.com/buzzer/story/minor-league-team-battle-creek-bombers-defends-open-carry-firearms-night-062816

944 Lost Guns (Shocking!) http://extras.mercurynews.com/policeguns/

Toddlers have shot more people in the US than Muslim terrorists in 2016 https://mic.com/articles/142348/in-2016-toddlers-have-killed-more-people-in-the-us-than-muslim-terrorists-have#.vrDRlD9

Guns and Politics, Legislation

Will Democrats finally win on gun sales being less ambitious? http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/congress/article86074382.html

16 moments that led Democrats to stop playing scared on guns (interesting to follow the progression in the Democrats approachhttps://www.thetrace.org/2016/06/democrats-vs-nra-gun-fight/

For these House members who staged the sit-in, gun violence is deeply personal https://www.thetrace.org/2016/06/democratic-sit-in-house-members-gun-violence-personal-stories/

The first major post-Orlando gun control showdown is happening in Missouri right now https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/06/27/the-first-major-post-orlando-gun-control-showdown-is-happening-in-missouri-right-now/

A disturbing trend in State gun laws after a mass shooting (good analysis of actions taken in Stateshttp://thinkprogress.org/justice/2016/06/27/3792482/state-gun-laws-after-mass-shootings/

Gun control wall, bolstered by Republicans, shows a crack http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/30/us/politics/gun-control-republicans-congress.html?&_r=0

These members of Congress used campaign funds to by guns http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/congress-buys-guns_us_5774285ae4b0cc0fa1365c00?section=

Republicans block Democrats from mentioning the gun violence sit-in in official business http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/movie-theater-attorneys-want-colorado-shooting-victims-pay-700k-legal-n601936

House set to vote on gun measure next week http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/house-gun_us_57754ed5e4b0bd4b0b13dbfe?section=

House Democrats will oppose GOP gun bill http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/01/politics/guns-house-democrats-republicans/
NRA ad supporting Donald Trump appears to be filmed inside the National Cemetery despite restrictions http://abcnews.go.com/US/nra-ad-supporting-donald-trump-appears-filmed-inside/story?id=40227403

Gun control advocates are planning to target three vulnerable pro-gun Senators http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2016/06/30/3794312/everytown-senate-races/

Why they didn’t show up to sit in. (11 members of the Democratic caucus didn’t participate in the sit in) http://www.rollcall.com/news/hawkings/11-democrats-didnt-show-sit

Trump delegates: We’re bringing guns to Cleveland http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/07/pennsylvania-gop-delegates-plan-bring-guns-cleveland

House to vote on NRA backed gun measure http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/286263-house-to-vote-on-nra-backed-gun-measure

‘Irrelevant’: DeLeon dismisses Newsom’s gun control measure http://www.nbclosangeles.com/on-air/as-seen-on/De-Leon-Dismisses-Newsom-Gun-Control-Measure–385381181.html

The Gun Industry and the NRA

See how much money the NRA has spent on Congressional Races near you (This tool shows that the NRA has spent $23,557 on Jeff Denham, but only $199 opposing McNearney) https://www.thetrace.org/2016/06/nra-spending-tracker-congress-members/?platform=hootsuite

Guns and the Courts, Crime

Movie theater attorneys want Colorado shooting victims to pay $700K in legal fees http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/movie-theater-attorneys-want-colorado-shooting-victims-pay-700k-legal-n601936

Supreme Court breakfast table:Our legislators could learn a lot from the Court about common sense and guns

Machine guns are not protected by the Second Amendment, Appeals Court rules (meant to be impossible to work!) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/machine-guns-second-amendment-ruling_us_57769b2ee4b09b4c43c03f30?section=

Gun rights activists say they won’t follow California’s new laws http://www.newsy.com/videos/gun-rights-activists-say-they-won-t-follow-california-s-new-laws/

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June 25, 2016 Report

 

Guns and Society

Inside the Bloomberg-backed gun-control group’s effort to defeat the NRA (This article focuses on the Survivor Network)  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/06/20/everytowns-survivors-network-stands-on-the-front-lines-of-the-gun-control-battle/

This Bronx educator reminds us why good teachers are simply the best. (An Art Educatorhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/beyond-the-classroom_us_5769c680e4b0c0252e77a38f?section=

Warriors coach Steve Kerr on gun control: “Our government is insane” (Worth reading.  Maybe, coming from him, it might reach a different audience) 

How many people have been shot near you this year? (Interactive)

https://www.thetrace.org/2015/12/gun-deaths-interactive-map-2015/?platform=hootsuite

Amy Schumer releases deleted gun sketch (Watch this!!!)  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/amy-schumer-deleted-gun-control-sketch_us_576d0b53e4b017b379f592ec?ir=Entertainment

An open letter to Congress from the music industry http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/amy-schumer-deleted-gun-control-sketch_us_576d0b53e4b017b379f592ec?ir=Entertainment

Guns and Politics, Legislation

What will it take for the Senate to Pass Gun Control?  Even if the Democrats take over control of the Senate, it’s unlikely. http://www.politico.com/story/2016/06/senate-gun-control-224624

House Democrats end their sit-in protest over gun reform http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/house-democrats-end-their-sit-in-protest-over-gun-reform_us_576c1760e4b0aa4dc3d4b28f?section=

Lt. Gov. Newsome’s gun control initiative qualifies for the November ballot http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-pol-cal-newsom-guns-snap-story.html?platform=hootsuite

Unlike Congress, Hawaii takes action on gun control http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hawaii-gun-laws_us_576c94b3e4b0dbb1bbba1e39?section=

Senate stalls on last standing gun bill. (A compromise bill by Susan Collins. ( 8 Republicans crossed party lines to keep it from being tabledhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mcconnell-table-gun-bill-vote_us_576c0154e4b0b489bb0c95e1?section=

Don’t ‘expose’ Marco Rubio to talk with gun control advocate, senior advisor tells staff (Gabby Giffords had wanted to talk to himhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/marco-rubio-gun-violence-mark-kelly_us_576d7977e4b0f1683239772b?section=

Gun violence problem will follow Paul Ryan back to Wisconsin http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/paul-ryan-gun-violence_us_576d4070e4b0dbb1bbba40bd?section=

Hawaii becomes first state to place gun owners on FBI database http://nr.news-republic.com/Web/ArticleWeb.aspx?regionid=1&articleid=67346750

The day the NRA’s gun dam began to break http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/06/23/the-day-the-nra-s-gun-dam-began-to-crack.html?via=twitter_page

Here’s why so many Florida lawmakers are afraid to cross the NRA https://www.thetrace.org/2016/06/nra-florida-no-tighter-gun-laws-orlando-shooting/?platform=hootsuite

Stricter gun controls are now inevitable (This is hopeful!)  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/harlan-green/stricter-gun-controls-are_b_10664702.html

 

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June 10, 2016 Report

Guns and Society

These 9 States have the most abnormally high gun death rates in America https://www.thetrace.org/2016/05/gun-death-distinctive-cause-of-death-cdc/?platform=hootsuite

How extreme beliefs, not mental illness, may fuel mass shooters https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/2016/05/25/how-extreme-beliefs-not-mental-illness-often-fuel-mass-shooters/

Activists are sending a powerful message about gun violence with this yearbook http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/yearbook-new-yorkers-gun-violence_us_57574537e4b01270c77357b2

Juveniles account for 10 percent of murders, police says (About Miami, but worth looking at, especially the way the graphic is presentedhttp://www.local10.com/news/crime/juveniles-account-for-10-percent-of-murders-police-says

With more shootings on the rise in Toronto and Edmondton, more guns are being seized at the border (Story about gun smuggling across the US-Canada borderhttp://globalnews.ca/news/2743764/with-shootings-on-the-rise-in-toronto-and-edmonton-more-guns-are-being-seized-at-the-border/

Media coverage of mentally ill exaggerates their role in gun violence https://www.thetrace.org/2016/06/media-coverage-mentally-ill-exaggerates-role-gun-violence/

Suicide prevention: gun laws, depression meds and other methods vary in success http://www.medicaldaily.com/suicide-prevention-gun-laws-depression-meds-388997

The Gun Industry, the NRA

What the gun industry thinks women want http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2016/05/23/3780897/nra-meeting-women/

NRA tells parents to keep guns in kids’ rooms for safety

The NRA has been making the same slippery slope argument since 1934 (Good history lesson) https://www.thetrace.org/2016/06/national-firearms-act-nra-gun-lobby/

Kalashnikov, maker of the AK-47, looks to rebrand http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/07/business/international/kalashnikov-russia-rifle-rebrand-restructure.html?_r=0

The NRA is talking tough on crime again, bipartisan prison sentencing reform be damned (By raising fears that prison reform will put criminals out on the street, raising fearhttps://www.thetrace.org/2016/06/nra-mandatory-minimum-sentencing-reform/

Guns and Politics, Legislation

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/

Guns and Crime and the Courts

Why the Supreme Court won’t impact gun rights (A good analysis about why Heller doesn’t matter)

Federal Court Shoots down concealed carry in California http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/federal-court-shoots-down-concealed-carry-in-california_us_5759b5a4e4b0ced23ca75d48


 

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 May 30, 2016 Report

Guns and Society

Siblings create Maine camp for kids surviving loved one’s suicide (What a great idea!  I wonder if kids from across the US are aware of this) https://bangordailynews.com/2016/05/14/news/state/siblings-create-maine-camp-for-kids-surviving-a-loved-ones-suicide/

A drumbeat of multiple shootings, but America isn’t listening (A thorough NY Times analysis) http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/23/us/americas-overlooked-gun-violence.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

George Zimmerman gun sells for $250.000 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/george-zimmerman-gun-auction_us_573fb7abe4b00e09e89f2834

George Zimmerman explains his rationale for auctioning pistol that killed Trayvon Martin (to defeat Hillary Clinton, to support officers killed by Black Lives Matters) http://abcnews.go.com/US/george-zimmerman-explains-rationale-auctioning-pistol-killed-trayvon/story?id=39330161

Primed to fight the government: A fast-growing movement armed with guns and the Constitution sees a dire threat to liberty http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2016/05/21/armed-with-guns-and-constitutions-the-patriot-movement-sees-america-under-threat/?post_id=726621550_10153636332101551#_=_

One City, two Americas: Portraits from NRA weekend in Louisville https://www.thetrace.org/2016/05/nra-convention-louisville-portraits/

There’s nothing stopping doctors from speaking to their patients about guns. But they rarely do. (Wintemute is at the center of this issue)

https://www.thetrace.org/2016/05/doctors-and-guns-garen-wintemute/

Ex-cop’s gun stolen twice before it surfaced in deadly shooting with police: officials http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-chicago-police-shooting-gun-update-met-2-20160521-story.html

Guns and Crime, Justice

These Black parents were charged when toddlers shot themselves — but these White parents weren’t https://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/these-black-parents-were-charged-when-toddlers-shot-themselves-but-these-white-parents-werent/

Attorneys: Man didn’t break law carrying gun into school stadium http://www.kake.com/home/headlines/Attorneys-Man-didnt-break-law-carrying-gun-into-school-stadium-379879601.html

Hawaii could be first state to put gun owners in Federal data base http://www.startribune.com/hawaii-could-be-first-to-put-gun-owners-in-federal-database/380604061/?platform=hootsuite

Justice Department seeking death penalty in Charleston church massacre case http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/05/24/justice-dept-seeking-death-penalty-in-charleston-church-massacre-case.html

Guns and Legislation, Politics

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 campaign) http://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/

Guns and the Gun Industry, NRA

Texarkana company’s custom-designed firearms turn heads (You MUST see these) http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/Texarkana-company-s-custom-designed-firearms-turn-7939812.php?cmpid=email-mobile

America may be getting ready for a smarter kind of gun (Interesting and informative) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/smart-gun-technology_us_573b278fe4b08f96c1842065

Sacramento at center of untraceable ‘ghost’ gun surge  http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2016/05/16/sacramento-at-center-of-untraceable-ghost-gun-surge/

Gun control advocates pray for NRA members: “They too are children of God”  http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/may/21/nra-meeting-gun-control-advocates-everytown

The NRA wants ex-felons to have guns, but not voting rights http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2016/05/22/3780685/nra-wants-ex-felons-guns-not-voting-rights/

NRA convention:dwindling membership, desperate rhetoric http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-greenwald/nra-convention-dwindling_b_10107208.html


 

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May 13, 2016 Report

Guns and Society

How Gun Violence changed my life forever http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kim-parker-russell/how-gun-violence-changed-my-life-forever_b_9779684.html

Obama to make ‘smart gun’ push (This article shows some of the forces aligned against this) politico.com/story/2016/04/obama-smart-gun-technology-222574

Child gun deaths are not ‘accidents’ (Washington Post editorial) https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/child-gun-deaths-are-not-accidents/2016/04/29/63a4d7ac-0d6f-11e6-a6b6-2e6de3695b0e_story.html

Why the NRA hates smart guns (The author argues against the development of smart guns.  Good to know what their arguments are.) http://techcrunch.com/2016/04/30/why-the-nra-hates-smart-guns/

Toddlers have shot at least 23 people this year. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/05/01/toddlers-have-shot-at-least-23-people-this-year/

How the NRA is making bank off of urban gun violence (This is about “Making a Killing”) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chicago-nra-gun-violence_us_57292f57e4b0bc9cb045133c

The online gun market: the new frontier in the gun control debate (Results of report summarized) http://journalistsresource.org/studies/government/criminal-justice/the-online-gun-market-a-new-frontier-in-the-gun-control-debate

Private FBI briefing shows crime rates up in more than 40 cities, with murder rates up in many (FBI chief puts blame on less aggressive policing) http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/12/us/comey-ferguson-effect-police-videos-fbi.html?_r=1

Shoot to thrill: Photographs from the LA gun club (Photographer focused on the targets) http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/apr/27/shoot-to-thrill-photographs-from-the-la-gun-club?CMP=edit_2221

NRA’s Ted Nugent promotes fake video of Hillary Clinton being shot http://mediamatters.org/blog/2016/05/10/nra-s-ted-nugent-promotes-fake-video-hillary-clinton-being-shot/210338

Guns and Legislation, Politics, Regulations

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 Everytown) http://www.guns.com/2016/05/09/arizona-passes-novel-plan-to-reject-expanded-background-check-laws/

Guns and the Courts

Motions to stay in Sandy 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

Guns and Research

Guns are killing people and it’s not the “bad guys” getting killed: more NRA propaganda exposed! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marvin-meadors/another-nra-myth-exposed-_b_9792082.html

Harvard researchers uncover what happens with US gun laws after mass shootings (not what you might think) http://qz.com/681683/harvard-researchers-uncover-what-happens-with-gun-us-laws-after-mass-shootings/

 


 

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April 30, 2016 Report

Guns and Society

Gun ranges produce thousands of tons of toxic pollution every year http://www.thetrace.org/2016/04/gun-range-toxic-lead-pollution/?platform=hootsuite

Emmanuel AME Church to host hundreds of people impacted by gun violence (in Charleston) http://www.postandcourier.com/20160415/160419555/emanuel-ame-church-to-host-hundreds-of-people-impacted-by-gun-violence

How to talk to your children about gun safety http://time.com/4282444/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-gun-safety/?xid=tcoshare

The day I told my father to shoot himself (The scars of growing up in a house full of guns) http://narrative.ly/the-day-i-told-my-father-to-shoot-himself/

When Fourth grade problems include gunfire http://www.thetrace.org/2016/04/philadelphia-fourth-graders-cope-gun-violence-poetry/

These haunting poems by fourth graders reveal the toll of gun violence on young lives (same teacher as above, but the students’ writing is displayed here) https://www.thetrace.org/2016/04/poems-gun-violence-philadelphia-elementary-school-students/?platform=hootsuite

14 Mass shootings in 10 days: The staggering state of gun violence in America http://www.gq.com/story/gun-violence-and-mass-shootings-in-america

Hollywood becomes increasingly vocal in the fight against gun violence http://variety.com/2016/biz/features/hollywood-more-vocal-against-gun-violence-1201760166/

‘Inside Amy Schumer’ takes on gun violence in exclusive preview http://www.ew.com/article/2016/04/28/inside-amy-schumer-gun-show-spoof-video

SC Featured: The NY Rens’ anti-gun violence movement (POWERFUL video!) http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=15312015

A School Security expert on why giving guards AR 15s is not the best way to protect students https://www.thetrace.org/2016/04/school-security-expert-giving-guards-ar-15s-ineffective/

Guns and the Courts

Fighting back for their gunned-down children (about the Sandy Hook parents’ lawsuit) http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/23/opinion/fighting-back-for-their-gunned-down-children.html?ref=international&_r=2

How an NRA lobbyist fought to kill a lawsuit over lead pollution http://www.thetrace.org/2016/04/how-legendary-nra-lobbyist-marion-hammer-killed-toxic-lead-lawsuit-florida/?platform=hootsuite

Guns and Research

Think gun violence in America is bad? A new study suggests it’s even worse than we think http://www.ew.com/article/2016/04/28/inside-amy-schumer-gun-show-spoof-video

This may be the best way to measure gun violence in America (using data from ShotSpotter to study gun violence tells us much more then studying fatalities only) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2016/04/23/this-may-be-the-best-way-to-measure-gun-violence-in-america/

Guns and Legislation, Politics

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


 

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April 22, 2016 Report

 

Guns and Society

Mississippi now allows guns in churches http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mississippi-guns-churches_us_5711741de4b0018f9cba289d

Watch this trailer for ‘Under the Gun’ (Perhaps we should have a watch party) https://www.facebook.com/underthegundoc/videos/502944196556074/?fref=nf

Websitehttp://underthegunmovie.com/

Taco truck shooting showed up on facebook, posted by Moms Demand Action  http://www.kcra.com/news/local-news/news-stockton/dissatisfied-customer-opens-fire-on-taco-truck-stockton-police-say/38966396

Watch a powerful short film that takes viewers to everyday places changed forever by mass shootings http://www.thetrace.org/2016/04/speaking-is-difficult-film-mass-shootings/

As children are gunned down, a tragic trend emerges: superhero funerals  (Listen to the audio clip.  It’s short, but sobering) http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article72384267.html

Two year old fatally shoots himself with gun found in his mother’s purse, police say (Some information about the frequency of this problem and lack of statistics) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/04/21/two-year-old-fatally-shoots-himself-with-gun-found-in-mothers-purse-police-say/

The Rumble and the Reversal: A two part series about the University of Chicago’s change of heart about building a trauma center in the part of Chicago that needs it the most (Good in-depth look at the reson for the reversal) http://www.chicagobusiness.com/section/trauma-protest

Guns and Legislation, Politics

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 legislation) http://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 checks) http://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 Congressman) https://www.brennancenter.org/analysis/crime-2015-final-analysis

Guns and Research, Statistics

There was a 31 per cent increase in rate of child firearm deaths in Wisconsin from 2008 to 2014 http://www.wccf.org/publication/child-death-toll-wisconsin-children-killed-guns/

Chicago, Washington and Baltimore accounted for more than half of the national increase in homicides between 2014 and 2015 https://www.brennancenter.org/analysis/crime-2015-final-analysis

Guns and the Courts

Justice may be pressured to recuse himself in Maine gun-rights case (had been a member of Mayors against Illegal Guns) http://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 office) http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_29786313/aurora-theater-shooting-trial-cost-at-least-3

 


 

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Guns and Society

‘I lost part of my soul’: The mothers who lost their children to gun violence http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/apr/07/mothers-children-gun-violence-victims-ali-smith-photography?CMP=fb_us

Suicide is ‘forgotten’ in the campus carry debate http://www.thetrace.org/2016/04/campus-carry-debate-suicide-risks/

Julianne Moore makes an emotional plea for gun control: ‘I don’t ever want to explain another Newtown to my kids’ http://www.people.com/article/julianne-moore-gun-control-essay-lenny-newsletter-newtown

Coach of the New Orleans Saints calls for gun legislation http://www.wesh.com/video/veuer/coach-of-the-new-orleans-saints-calls-for-gun-legislation/38986424

Doctor who treated Sandy Hook victims rides 400 miles from Newtown to DC to demand stricter gun control http://www.wesh.com/video/veuer/coach-of-the-new-orleans-saints-calls-for-gun-legislation/38986424

“I am an assistant high school principal in New Orleans.  My students shouldn’t have to keep burying their friends.” http://www.thetrace.org/2016/04/new-orleans-educator-losing-students-gun-violence/

“Embedded” podcast on NPR investigates the Cossack’s assertion that it is not a “gang”. (About the biker shootout in Waco last year. Scroll down to “The Bikers” on the website). http://www.npr.org/podcasts/510311/embedded

Wear Orange Day is June 2 (We need to spread the word! http://wearorange.org/

Guns and Research

Nation’s experts on Gun Violence Prevention to meet in Chicago April 16-17 http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/04/prweb13332677.htm

The program for the above meeting (It looks like a continuing education course.  Very interesting topics) http://nmcgv.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/printed-program.pdf

Nevada women more likely than others to be killed in domestic violence-related shooting, study shows http://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/homicides/nevada-women-more-likely-others-be-killed-domestic-violence-related-shooting-study

Guns and Legislation,Politics

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

The Gun Industry, NRA

Beretta is moving its manufacturing plant from Maryland to Tennessee (Guess why?) http://money.cnn.com/2016/04/12/news/companies/beretta-gun-factory-tennessee/

Gun trade group NSSF  promotes guns via their economic impact http://www.nssfblog.com/firearms-industry-economic-impact-rises-158-since-2008/

 

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Guns and Society

In West, region of guns and suicide, outreach to curb deaths http://www.apnewsarchive.com/2016/The-worst-U-S-suicide-rates-are-in-seven-Western-states-with-high-gun-ownership-levels-a-new-outreach-effort-is-asking-firearm-sellers-and-owners-to-help-reduce-these-deaths/id-e3117d693d6b46dbb3d5190a980ccdef

Two Florida teens arrested after posing with gun at high school on Snapchat video (Principal says they never posed a threat) http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/fla-teens-busted-posing-gun-hs-snapchat-article-1.2582541

Armed anti-Muslim racists tried to terrorize a Mosque and got a big surprise (story is good, even though the source is partisan) http://occupydemocrats.com/2016/04/03/armed-anti-muslim-racists-tried-terrorize-mosque-got-big-surprise/

Do you own a gun?  Why your kid’s doctor needs to know https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/do-you-own-a-gun-why-your-kids-doctor-needs-to-know/2016/04/01/4f60400c-e6f9-11e5-bc08-3e03a5b41910_story.html

The truth about suicide and guns http://www.bradycampaign.org/the-truth-about-suicide-guns

Newtown teacher charged with bringing a gun to school http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-newtown-teacher-gun-arrest-20160406-story.html

Right to bear arms: When the Chronicle gave guns to subscribers http://www.sfchronicle.com/oursf/article/Write-to-bear-arms-When-the-Chronicle-gave-guns-6866711.php

Guns and Politics, Legislation

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/

Guns and Research

Former CDC Leaders say agency could do a lot more to research gun violence http://www.thetrace.org/2016/04/cdc-gun-violence-research-dickey-amendment/

141 Medical groups urge Congress to restore funding for gun violence research http://www.thetrace.org/2016/04/cdc-gun-violence-research-ban-doctors-for-america/

NIH is finding ways to tip-toe around Congress’ restrictions on gun violence research (A contrast with the CDChttp://www.thetrace.org/2016/04/nih-gun-violence-research-congress/

Guns and the Courts

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/

The Gun Industry

Sinking gun stocks have Wall Street wondering if epic sales boom is ending http://www.thetrace.org/2016/04/smith-wesson-downgraded-gun-sales-drop/

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Guns and Society

Kids have brought more than 185 guns into America’s schools since the start of the academic year http://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/american-kids-guns-in-schools/

NRA draws fire for new versions of children’s fairy tales http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/nra-draws-fire-for-new-versions-of-childrens-fairy-tales/

Man fires gun in mall parking lot to end struggle between a mentally challenged man and his caregiver (Gunman was an unrelated vigilane)  http://www.journalnow.com/news/crime/police-man-fires-gun-at-hanes-mall-to-end-struggle/article_d6ef2bec-2db3-51a8-bde5-606c3fbd474f.html

Chicago teen in anti-violence video critically wounded in shooting http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chicago-zarriel-trotter_us_56f89dd0e4b0143a9b488a1b

A Chicago woman lost 23 loved ones to gun violence.  She wants to see their faces. (A gripping, must -read story! It has a short video also.) http://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/chicago-woman-loses-23-loved-ones-gun-violence/

In their own words: Five Texans on their relationship with guns.http://www.texasmonthly.com/list/in-their-own-words/

Dan Gross: Why gun violence can’t be our new normal http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_gross_why_gun_violence_can_t_be_our_new_normal

Dealer likely thwarted mass shooting by refusing sale:Sheriff ttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dealer-likely-thwarted-mass-shooting_us_56fbc159e4b0a06d58040fe9

Three women are killed every day by their partners.  Here are 59 ideas on how to stop the violence. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-to-stop-domestic-violence-murder_us_56eeb745e4b09bf44a9d85f6

Another Sandy Hook playground is desecrated, and a Connecticut woman springs into action (A ‘must read’ story) http://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/sandy-hook-memorial-playground-vandalism/

People speaking out against gun violence keep getting shot.  Here’s the ugly math that explains the phenomenon http://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/anti-gun-violence-activists-shooting-victims/

Andrew Bird partners with Everytown for Gun Safety. A portion of ticket sales will go to organization. http://pitchfork.com/news/64492-andrew-bird-partners-with-gun-safety-initiative/

Parents worry open classroom layout of SF school leaves students vulnerable.  They may be redesigned.http://www.sfexaminer.com/parents-worry-open-classroom-layout-sf-school-leaves-students-vulnerable/

Guns and Politics, Legislation

Toomey ads push expanded background checks on gun sales http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/03/toomey_ads_push_expanded_backg.html

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 job) http://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 analysis) http://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

The Gun Industry

Sinister double-barrelled gun designed to look exactly like SMARTPHONE (This is scary!!)http://www.mirror.co.uk/tech/sinister-double-barreled-gun-designed-7627204

Another article about the smartphone shaped gun with more details http://www.lawyerherald.com/articles/40682/20160329/us-company-ideal-conceal-to-sell-gun-disguised-as-smartphone.htm

Gun shop owners run into regulatory silencer (California.  Now a court case.) http://www.wsj.com/articles/gun-shop-owners-run-into-a-regulatory-silencer-1458943235

Sccy stops lifetime theft warranty in bow to ATF.  (Apparently a large number were used in crimes, suggesting that they were bought to “lose” to those in crimes, so new ones could be received) http://www.guns.com/2016/03/29/sccy-pulls-theft-warranty-uses-batfe-stats-as-reason/

Guns and the Courts

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/

 

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Guns and Society

Gun violence 2016: Increased number of weapons confiscated in New York Schools, Report says http://www.ibtimes.com/gun-violence-2016-increased-number-weapons-confiscated-new-york-schools-report-says-2339380

‘The Good Wife’ brilliantly takes aim at gun sellers in last episode ashable.com/2016/03/20/good-wife-shoot-recap/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-ent-link%23_Rz8wdpd7rqI#OBjE5AyrdmqK

Hudson man texts sons to get them out of their home before murder-suicide http://www.cleveland.com/akron/index.ssf/2016/03/hudson_man_texted_sons_to_meet.html

He killed a pregnant mom — but he still gets a gun http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/03/21/he-killed-a-pregnant-mom-but-he-still-gets-a-gun.html

Uncle who provided gun gets 100 years in Chicago shootings http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/22/us/uncle-who-provided-gun-gets-100-years-in-chicago-shootings.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

A top Virginia Republican is peddling self-defense insurance to fearful gun owners http://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/a-top-virginia-republican-is-peddling-self-defense-insurance-to-fearful-gun-owners/

What it sounds like when a family learns their 2-year-old is dead from a gunshot http://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/what-it-sounds-like-to-learn-child-is-dead-accidental-gunshot/

Authorities want to charge mom shot by her 4 year old son http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/authorities-want-charge-mom-shot-her-own-4-year-old-n543731

After Wilkinsburg, 3 caskets for 4 victims (Such a heavy cost.  The nation doesn’t grieve equally for all mass murders, does it?) http://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/wilkinsburg-mass-shooting-funeral/

Guns and Politics, Legislation

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 http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2016/03/parents_question_gun_laws_that.html

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 legislation) 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/

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

Guns and Crime, Courts

Supreme Court cites Second Amendment in stun gun decision, says State court misapplied Heller http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/ruling_upholding_stun_gun_ban_ignored_second_amendment_precedent_supreme_co?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=navigation&utm_campaign=navbar

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

Guns and Research, Statistics

The myth of the rise of female gun ownership http://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/female-gun-ownership-debunked/

Study argues three gun laws to reduce national firearm mortality rates http://dailyfreepress.com/2016/03/15/study-argues-three-gun-laws-to-reduce-national-firearm-mortality-rates/

Gun Industry

Gun Manufacturers need to lead change, not just follow the law (An excellent article, albeit from an industry outsider) https://hbr.org/2016/03/gun-manufacturers-need-to-lead-change-not-just-follow-the-law

 

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March 18, 2016 Report

Guns and Politics, Legislation

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

Guns and Research, Statistics

In US gun control, not all laws are equal: study http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-3486749/In-US-gun-control-not-laws-equal-study.html

Why this gun control study might be too good to be true  (Hemenway and Webster’s concerns are highlighted) https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/03/10/why-this-gun-control-study-might-be-too-good-to-be-true/

Guns and Society

The Dunblane massacre 20 years on: How Britain rewrote its gun laws – and the challenge it faces now http://theconversation.com/dunblane-massacre-20-years-on-how-britain-rewrote-its-gun-laws-and-the-challenge-it-faces-now-55896

Selling guns on Facebook a problem even Facebook can’t solve http://www.forbes.com/sites/mattdrange/2016/03/10/gun-sales-thrive-on-facebook-despite-recent-ban/#49a8bb965214

Guns and America  (CBS Sunday Morning program) http://www.cbsnews.com/sunday-morning/show-notes/

Bullet holes – a new song by Jodi Height (words are great!  Listen) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBdk86BzjvE&feature=youtu.be

So, America this is how other countries do gun control http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/mar/15/so-america-this-is-how-you-do-gun-control?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

I survived a mass shooting (Long lasting effects in this YouTube video) 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/

One poll worker who was threatened with a gun tells her story http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2016/03/15/3760639/ohio-poll-worker-gun/

Police: two students try to get gun, other weapons for attack planned at Newberg HS (Oregon) http://katu.com/news/local/police-2-students-try-to-get-gun-other-weapons-for-planned-attack-at-newberg-hs

Father says he tried to sound the alarm before ex-wife killed their 5 year old son dvr.com/2016/03/11/boys-father-says-he-tried-to-sound-alarm-before-ex-wife-killed-their-5-year-old/

‘Refuse to be a Victim’ and more lessons for women from the NRA (review of an NRA course for women, and what it neglects) https://broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/refuse-to-be-a-victim-and-more-lessons-for-women-from-the-nra

Gifford’s group joins with legal center to combat gun violence (The merger was announced also by the Law Center) http://tucson.com/news/local/giffords-group-joins-with-legal-center-to-combat-gun-violence/article_c4fa7586-c3c4-5e26-b888-34722ba3ccfe.html

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/03/16/gabrielle-giffords-gun-control-group-merges-calif-group/81825608/

Report shines light on Nevada’s online gun market (How many of these make their way into California?) http://kunr.org/post/report-shines-light-nevada-s-online-gun-market#stream/0

Media conservative threatens anti-Trump activists: ‘Our side has guns’ http://www.alan.com/2016/03/17/conservative-author-threatens-anti-trump-protesters-our-side-has-guns/#

Colorado middle school teaches students gun safety http://www.9news.com/news/education/colorado-middle-school-teaches-students-gun-safety/85861942

The Gun Industry

Concealed carriers have made a tiny pistol with a sketchy past a big seller for gun makers http://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/380-pistol-big-seller-for-gun-manufacturers/

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March 10, 2016 Report

Guns and the Courts

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

Guns and Society

How heavily armed is your state? http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/most-heavily-armed-states-in-america/13/?ftag=ACQ449302a&vndid=1845235006&ttag=cbsn-fb-1038&nan_pid=1845235006

Gun control: What works, what doesn’t, and what remains open for debate https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/03/07/gun-control-what-works-what-doesnt-and-what-remains-open-for-debate/?hpid=hp_no-name_hp-in-the-news:page/in-the-news

Keeping children safe in a gun-friendlly home (This story raises questions about how to best educate gun owners about safety options)  http://www.wcnc.com/money/consumer/keeping-kids-safe-in-a-gun-friendly-home/74216190

Nancy Reagan’s gun reform legacy http://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/nancy-reagan-gun-control-legacy/

Are looser gun laws changing the social fabric of Missouri?  (Very interesting analysis that could apply elsewhere alsohttp://www.rawstory.com/2016/03/are-looser-gun-laws-changing-the-social-fabric-of-missouri/

13 Students from a small historically Black university in Florida have been shot in the last 12 months (the last paragraph says the most) http://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/bethune-cookman-university-students-florida-shootings/

“my 4 year old gets jacked up to target shoot”, mom brags hours before he shoots her https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/03/09/my-4-year-old-gets-jacked-up-to-target-shoot-gun-loving-mom-brags-hours-before-her-little-boy-shoots-her/

There have been 23 mass shootings in the last 20 days. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/03/09/my-4-year-old-gets-jacked-up-to-target-shoot-gun-loving-mom-brags-hours-before-her-little-boy-shoots-her/

Open carry leader: Obama’s Austin visit during SXSW gun rally could ‘get interesting’ http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/2016/03/open-carry-leader-obama-visit-during-sxsw-gun-rally-could-get-interesting.html/?hootPostID=693af437bff9c62a922c8ff56d9b01b1

When kids shoot their parents: An American tradition http://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/jamie-gilt-accidental-shooting-history/

Guns and Research and Statistics

Targeting the tragedy of kids and guns with better data http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-alcorn-kids-and-guns-20160307-story.html

Rare gun store inspections cast doubt on government tallies on lost and stolen guns (ATF needs more money to be able to do more inspections!) http://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/missing-guns-ffl-arkansas/

A new study solidifies the link between guns and suicide http://www.thetrace.org/2016/03/bethune-cookman-university-students-florida-shootings/

Death threats, harassment, intimidation: The occupational hazards of being a gun violence researcher (Interestingly, the harassment comes from both sides of the issue) http://www.thetrace.org/2015/11/gun-violence-research-threats-harassment/

The Gun Industry

The Gun Industry’s plan to make it easier to buy a silencer http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gun-silencers_us_56ded642e4b03a405679bc2e

Guns and Politics, Legislation

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/#

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March 3, 2016 Report

Guns and Society

A shooting victim who refuses to let a massacre define her

Sandy Hook teacher reveals how she kept her students safe during fatal shooting.

Three Sudanese immigrants shot “execution style” in Indiana. (Came here from war zone to find peace and security)

Ex-girlfriend of Kansas workplace shooter pawned murder weapon multiple times. Charged with knowingly transferring guns to a felon; faces ten years in prison

For high crime neighborhoods, a class in gunshot first aid

Gun memorial (WOW!)

There are 7 states with official guns. But only one scares the hell out of me. (Add this to your knowledge bank)

How the NRA is “Making a Killing” off women (Watch the trailer in the bottom of the article.  It suggests signing up for a viewing party.)

Police officers are killed dealing with domestic violence and other problems we ignore (Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence posted this)

Guns and Politics, Legislation

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)

Guns and the Courts

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

Guns and Research, Statistics

A huge international study of gun control finds strong evidence that it actually works

Handgun restrictions appear to cut suicide rates

Freebies may be the key to safe storage of guns (Controversial, and not enough research?)

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February 26, 2016 Report

The Gun Industry

Marketing guns to children

Can established gunmakers help smart guns in uphill push?  http://www.guns.com/2016/02/27/can-established-gunmakers-help-smart-guns-in-uphill-push-video/

Want to hack a smart gun?  You’ll need a giant magnet, says industry pioneer  http://www.thetrace.org/2016/02/hack-smart-gun-pioneer-ernst-mauch/

Smart guns: Could fingerprint technology solve America’s shooting deaths?

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/feb/24/personalized-smart-guns-biometric-access-fingerprints-gun-control

 

Guns and Society

What mother who watched her twelve-year-old kill himself wants you to know

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/02/19/mother-son-suicide/80638306/

Is Trader Joe’s banning guns from all of its stores? (No…)  http://www.inquisitr.com/2812882/is-trader-joes-banning-guns-from-all-its-stores/

Gun Control group Everytown finds allies in young women

http://nytlive.nytimes.com/womenintheworld/2016/02/20/gun-control-group-everytown-finds-allies-in-young-women/

This idea could prevent campus rape, and maybe even stop mass shootings, too (moving video)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/masculinity-campus-rape_us_56c60c86e4b0b40245c960ea

America’s gun problem explained in 18 charts

http://www.vox.com/2015/10/3/9444417/gun-violence-united-states-america

Why this Georgia business owner requires all his employees to carry guns

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/georgia-business-owner-gun-requirement_us_56cdd622e4b0928f5a6de858

The heartbreak of raising a son when mass shootings are the new normal

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/chase-mielke/a-killer-a-father-and-a-s_b_9327254.html

When hate crimes and guns mix: what five years of Federal data show

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/02/24/when-hate-crimes-and-guns-mix/

New campus gun laws have some University of Texas professors rethinking their curriculum (Difficult to allow free exchange of ideas on sensitive subjects!)

http://mashable.com/2016/02/23/texas-professors-gun-laws/#joOzcCbSsGqV

Hollywood A-Listers to protest guns at the Oscars; ‘I’m wearing the victim of gun violence’

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/02/28/hollywood-a-listers-to-protest-guns-at-the-oscars-i-m-wearing-the-victim-of-gun-violence.html?source=TDB&via=FB_Page

Guns, Crime and the Law

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/

 Guns, Legislation, and Politics

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/


 

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February 19, 2016 Report

 

Guns and Society

This is not a love story http://testkitchen.huffingtonpost.com/this-is-not-a-love-story/

A fighting chance to survive a gunshot (Looks like a good program) http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20160211_A_fighting_chance_to_survive_a_gunshot.html#sBGjAPKReRVFCFxG.01

It’s time to talk about what guns have to do with dating. It’s more than you might realize.http://www.cosmopolitan.com/politics/a52999/guns-and-relationships/

A wall memorializing victims of gun violence would stretch 2 1/2 miles (by Jackie Speier) http://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/A-wall-memorializing-victims-of-gun-violence-6830636.php

Gun, drug, car deaths loom large in US longevity gap: Study (Compares US life expectancy to other developed nations) http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/national/gun-drug-car-deaths-loom-large-in-us-longevity-gap-study/68131049

San Francisco smart gun symposium attracting leading issue proponents and developers http://www.biometricupdate.com/201602/san-francisco-smart-gun-symposium-attracting-leading-issue-proponents-and-developers

6 proven policies for reducing crime and violence without gun control http://www.vox.com/2016/2/15/10981274/crime-violence-policies-guns

Women aren’t drinking the gun industry’s kool aid http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-weisser/women-and-guns_b_9239024.html?utm_content=bufferc991f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

NRA board is embroiled in another uproar, this one co-starring Glenn Beck http://www.thetrace.org/2016/02/glenn-beck-grover-norquist-nra-uproar/

Columbine Shooter’s Mother interviewed on NPR’s “Fresh Air” (A 43 minute interview, but very interesting) http://www.thetrace.org/2016/02/glenn-beck-grover-norquist-nra-uproar/

Guns and Legislation/Politics

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) http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/90ded625c9fe41bd8ab1b24a0da41409/CA–Gun-Violence-Research

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 bill) http://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/

Guns and the Courts

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/

Guns and Law Enforcement

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

Guns and Comedy/Satire

Oregon considers wall to keep out angry white men (Andy Bprowitz) http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/oregon-considers-wall-to-keep-out-angry-white-men

The Gun Industry

Welcome to the future of gun control (Hopeful) http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2016/02/smart-guns-mossberg-igun-venture-capital-conway

 

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February 14, 2016 Report

Guns and Research

Gun deaths by state political leanings (This is amazing!! Click on the link on the bottom of each page.  The last page is the “punchline”) https://www.crowdpac.com/blog/gun-deaths

You’re 25 times more likely to be shot to death in America than any other developed nation

The numbers on arming students show that the risks outweigh the benefits http://www.thetrace.org/2015/11/campus-carry-self-defense-accidental-shootings-research/

Guns and Society

Gun owners pressure NRA over Ted Nugent’s Anti-Semitic Rant (I am proud to count these people as part of my culture!)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/nra-ted-nugent-anti-semitic_us_56ba39f1e4b0c3c5504f06c8

Ted Nugent digs in

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2016/02/10/gun-rights-advocates-urge-nra-to-remove-ted-nugent-from-board-over-anti-semitic-outburst/

Three very American reasons we’re so unhealthy

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/02/09/three-very-american-reasons-why-were-still-so-unhealthy/?wpmm=1&wpisrc=nl_wonk

Every 16 hours, an American woman is fatally shot by a current or former romantic partner

http://www.thetrace.org/2016/02/woman-shot-killed-frequency-domestic-violence/?utm_content=buffere96b4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Is it really easier to buy a gun than it is to vote (Yes, in some states) http://www.refinery29.com/2016/01/101169/state-laws-gun-control-voter-id

Florida man shoots puppies; puppy shoots back (Deserves a comment, but I can’t come up with one)

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/02/10/1482864/-Florida-Man-Shoots-Puppies-Puppy-Shoots-Back?detail=email

Some lawmakers think abuse victims need easier access to guns.  This survivor thinks they’re dead wrong

http://www.thetrace.org/2016/02/domestic-violence-survivor-gun-access/

Women and guns (A very detailed article, made up of many different articles, looking at the issue in many contexts. A must read.) http://www.marieclaire.com/politics/a18016/women-and-guns/#

He uses his gun to threaten and torture me. He is my boyfriend.(This subject needs to be more widely discussed) http://www.cosmopolitan.com/politics/news/a53380/he-uses-his-gun-to-threaten-and-torture-me-hes-my-boyfriend/

Guns and Legislation/Politics

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

 

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February 5, 2016 Report

Gun and Legislation/Politics

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/

Guns and Research/Statistics/Polls

Access to safer guns is favored by most in US, poll finds http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-safer-guns-favored-by-most-20160121-story.html

Study: 1 in 11 in Nevada shopping for guns online can’t legally possess one (How many of these come across the border to California?)  http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/nevada/study-one-11-shopping-guns-online-nevada-cant-legally-possess-one

2016 States most dependent on the gun industry https://wallethub.com/edu/states-most-dependent-on-the-gun-industry/18719/

Guns and Society

Facebook to block private gun sales http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/facebook-private-gun-sales_us_56abef66e4b00b033aaf3a29

US gun traders rush to set up new sites after Facebook firearms ban http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-guns-facebook-idUSKCN0VC2UM

Sundance Films takes on mass shootings and guns in America http://poststar.com/ap/entertainment/sundance-films-take-on-mass-shootings-and-guns-in-america/article_bce98f0a-f850-55d7-a14c-eef433054082.html

Under the Gun review – gun control polemic hits its target . (Sundance film.  Too bad we can’t show it here somehowhttp://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/jan/25/under-the-gun-review-gun-control-polemic-hits-its-target

1300 SC churches use worship time Sunday to stand against gun violence http://abcnews4.com/news/local/1300-sc-churches-use-worship-time-sunday-to-stand-against-gun-violence

Carnage and Cravenness: Gun Violence in America (well written bloghttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-north-patterson/carnage-and-cravenness-gu_b_9018380.html

Corporate America’s Turn Toward Gun Safety http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shannon-watts/corporate-americas-turn-t_b_9160438.html

Warriors’ Kerr thanks Obama for his work on gun control (During the Warriors visit to the White Househttp://www.mercurynews.com/warriors/ci_29476585/warriors-kerr-thanks-obama-work-gun-control

The danger of unsecured guns (Does California have these laws for securing guns and restricting sale of guns without “integrated mechanical safety devise”?)

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/editorial/bs-ed-gun-safety-20160202-story.html

Guns and the Courts

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

 

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January 22, 2016 Report

Guns and Society

Gun Culture and the American Nightmare of Violence  http://billmoyers.com/story/gun-culture-and-the-american-nightmare-of-violence/

Gunfight or Flee: New Study finds no advantage to using a firearm in self-defense situations http://www.thetrace.org/2015/07/defensive-gun-use-armed-with-reason-hemenway/

“Little Red Riding Hood (has a gun)”: the NRA re-invents a fairy tale for children http://mediamatters.org/blog/2016/01/14/little-red-riding-hood-has-a-gun-the-nra-reinve/207968

The bravery in the N,B,A,’s push against gun violence

ASU student Jiang Yue’s road rage killing sparks gun debate—- in China http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/asu-student-jiang-yue-s-road-rage-killing-sparks-china-n499331

The pernicious myth of the good guy with a gun  (Here’s why it’s wrong)  http://www.psmag.com/politics-and-law/the-pernicious-myth-of-the-good-guy-with-a-gun

Bloomberg QuickTake: Guns in America (an overview) http://www.bloombergview.com/quicktake/americans-and-their-guns

Guns and Research/Statistics/Polls

Instead of arguing about guns on twitter, Neil deGrasse Tyson just laid out the numbers http://www.upworthy.com/instead-of-arguing-about-guns-on-twitter-neil-degrasse-tyson-just-laid-out-the-numbers

Gunfight or Flee: New Study finds no advantage to using a firearm in self-defense situations http://www.thetrace.org/2015/07/defensive-gun-use-armed-with-reason-hemenway/

Gun deaths now outpacing traffic deaths in 21 states, and counting http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/guns-deaths-car-deaths_56991b31e4b0ce4964242c47

List of 21 states in this article http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/guns-deaths-car-deaths_56991b31e4b0ce4964242c47

Guns and the Gun Industry

The gun lobby maddeningly prevents the development of safer, childproof weapons  https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-gun-lobby-maddeningly-prevents-development-of-safer-childproof-weapons/2016/01/14/ac60e132-b975-11e5-99f3-184bc379b12d_story.html

Buoyant gun industry sees enemies everywhere http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-01-20/buoyant-gun-industry-sees-enemies-everywhere

Guns and Legislation/Politics

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 and Comedy/Satire

Obama control http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/01/15/1469696/-Cartoon-Obama-control?detail=email


 

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January 15, 2016 Report

Guns and Society

NRA activist’s surprising stance on Obama’s action  http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2016/01/09/lone-survivor-marcus-luttrell-obama-executive-action-guns.cnn

‘Empty seats’ fill social media as families remember loved ones lost to gun violence https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/01/12/empty-seats-fill-social-media-as-families-remember-loved-ones-lost-to-gun-violence/

#EmptySeat: The heartbreaking state of the Union hashtag about gun violence http://www.vox.com/2016/1/11/10750360/state-of-the-union-gun-violence

How gun control advocates are getting around the gun lobby (This sounds like the way Cleveland School Remembers is trying to achieve change) http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/how-gun-control-advocates-are-getting-around-the-gun-lobby-20160112

Gun Control around the World: A Primer (Very, very interesting) http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2016/01/worldwide-gun-control-policy/423711/

John Fogerty:’Run through the Jungle’ is a plea for gun control (Creedance Clearwater Revival song from the ’70s) http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/john-fogerty-run-through-the-jungle-is-plea-for-gun-control-20160112

The worst kind of kind of gun accident: When parents shoot their own children (So heartbreaking) http://fusion.net/story/255194/when-parents-kill-their-children-by-accident/

Right wing caravan to DC in doubt after co-founder killed his fellow ‘patriot’ in drunken gun fight  http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/01/13/1469320/-Right-wing-caravan-to-DC-in-doubt-after-co-founder-killed-his-fellow-patriot-in-drunken-gun-fight?detail=email

For some Aurora theater jurors, the trial began after the verdict (Struggles the jurists are experiencing now) http://www.aurorasentinel.com/news/for-some-theater-shooting-jurors-trial-began-after-verdict/

Guns and Comedy/Satire

Cartoon: United States of Militiadom http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/01/08/1466826/-Cartoon-United-States-of-Militiadom?detail=email

Guns and Polls, Research

A Partisan Culture, not a Gun Culture (some interesting information) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/margie-omero/a-partisan-culture-not-a_b_8962236.html

San Bernardino shooting: Majority of voters favor tighter gun control, poll shows (Field Poll – California) http://www.pe.com/articles/percent-791517-gun-voters.html

Majority of voters support next president supporting tighter gun laws :poll (A number of revealing polls. Watch the video, too) http://www.aol.com/article/2016/01/13/majority-of-americans-support-next-president-pushing-tighter-gun-laws/21296546/

The gap between gun deaths in the US and other advanced nations is getting wider, study finds http://www.thetrace.org/2016/01/bernie-sanders-firearms-market/

Guns and Legislation/Regulations/Politics/

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 legislation) http://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/


 

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January 8, 2016 Report

 

Guns and Society

Gunmen seize Federal building in Oregon (Are these law abiding citizens with guns? Patriots? Believers in the Constitution?http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/oregon-militia-federal-building_568959dfe4b06fa688829f2c

O’Reilly challenges the NRA to be reasonable (He surprised me!)  http://mediamatters.org/video/2016/01/05/oreilly-challenges-the-nra-to-be-reasonable-and/207784

What gun violence looks like (I can’t find words to describe this) http://www.cincinnati.com/story/news/2016/01/02/what-gun-violence-looks-like/77581258/

More than 100 Celebrities Thank President Obama for new gun control measures (the list is included) http://www.people.com/article/barack-obama-gun-control-stars

President Obama’s NY Times OpEd contribution: Guns are our shared responsibility http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/08/opinion/president-barack-obama-guns-are-our-shared-responsibility.html?_r=0

Obama said a majority of gun owners would support his new restrictions. He was right. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/01/08/obama-said-gun-owners-would-support-his-new-restrictions-he-was-right/?postshare=8831452279801232&tid=ss_fb

Joshua DuBois: What the President secretly did at Sandy Hook Elementary School (No wonder he cries when he thinks of the children and their families!) http://voxpopulisphere.com/2015/12/11/10733/

Watch Colin Goddard being interviewed just before town hall about the significance of the Executive Orders https://www.facebook.com/cnn/videos/10154361589971509/?theater

Facebook remains a haven for unregulated gun sales despite public pressure https://www.facebook.com/cnn/videos/10154361589971509/?theater

Trevor Noah’s segment on Obama and gun control is a turning point for his Daily Show career http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/videos/a41024/trevor-noah-obama-tears-guns/

The Gun Industry

DeBlasio asks Police Pension Fund to divest from gunmakers http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/city-hall/2016/01/8587278/de-blasio-asks-police-pension-fund-divest-gunmakers

Guns and Legislation/Politics Texas businesses adapt to open carry law (Interesting NPR interview) http://www.npr.org/2016/01/02/461770093/texas-businesses-adapt-to-open-carry-law

Obama plans curbs on guns https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/01/01/obama-to-impose-new-gun-control-curbs-next-week/

Obama to participate in Town Hall on guns http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/obama-town-hall-guns_568938b1e4b0b958f65be825

Obama’s anti-gun actions give new momentum to survivors http://www.ebony.com/news-views/obamas-anti-gun-violence-actions-gives-new-momentum-to-survivors-333#axzz3wZn2dsy9

A Daily Show video makes a good point. https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10153821737926800

Gunmen seize Federal building in Oregon (Are these law abiding citizens with guns? Patriots? Believers in the Constitution?http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/oregon-militia-federal-building_568959dfe4b06fa688829f2c

The gun violence victims who attended President Obama’s speech in 1graphic ttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/01/05/the-gun-violence-victims-who-attended-president-obamas-speech-in-1-graphic/

Donald Trump’s radical new proposal on guns https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2016/01/08/donald-trumps-radical-new-proposal-on-guns/?tid=pm_pop_b

NRA top lobbyist on declining to meet with President Obama:”So what are we going to talk about? Basketball?” http://mediamatters.org/video/2016/01/07/nra-top-lobbyist-on-declining-to-meet-with-obam/207850

Guns and Comedy/Satire

Poll: A majority of Republicans would rather be shot by a gun than agree with Obama

 

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Guns and Legislation/Politics

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

Guns and the Courts

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

Guns and Society

MSNBC host to Rick Santorum: What are you doing about ‘white men with guns’? http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2015/12/21/3734185/msnbc-hosts-expose-santorums-hypocrisy-on-muslims-what-are-you-doing-about-white-men-with-guns/?ncid=edlinkushpmg00000079

How to talk to your uncle about gun violence http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-kasbeer/how-to-talk-your-uncle-gun-violence_b_8853940.html

Gun deaths and motor vehicle deaths converge https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/12/17/guns-are-now-killing-as-many-people-as-cars-in-the-u-s/?tid=pm_pop_b

Houston restaurants struggle with open carry law http://www.houstonpress.com/restaurants/houston-restaurants-struggle-with-open-carry-law-updated-8008694

John Piper:Why I disagree with Jerry Falwell Jr. on Christians and guns https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2015/12/23/john-piper-why-i-disagree-with-jerry-falwell-jr-on-christians-and-guns/

Gun Owners of America: An introduction to the Country’s Most Controversial Gun Group http://www.thetrace.org/2015/12/gun-owners-of-america-larry-pratt/

Guns and Statistics

15 Statistics that tell the story of gun violence this year http://www.thetrace.org/2015/12/gun-violence-stats-2015/

Gun Comedy/Satire

Cartoon:  Thank Goodness for Goodguy with a Gun http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2015/12/24/1463089/-Cartoon-Thank-goodness-for-Goodguy-With-A-Gun?detail=emailj

Americans Opposed to Being Shot Seek Representation in Washington (Borowitz Report) http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/americans-opposed-to-being-shot-seek-representation-in-washington

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Guns and Legislation/Politics

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

Guns and Society

What kind of person calls a mass shooting a hoax? ( A gripping and disturbing articlehttp://www.thetrace.org/2015/12/sandy-hook-mass-shooting-hoaxers/

Florida university could terminate professor who denied Sandy Hook massacre took place (We’ll know in ten dayshttp://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-sandy-hook-professor-james-tracy-termination-20151216-story.html

Guns and History (by Gary Hart, ret. US Senatorhttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/gary-hart/guns-and-history_b_8744534.htm

Instagram account shows how common gun violence is across the US (check out the instagram  account @someplace_elsehttp://www.businessinsider.com/this-instagram-shows-locations-of-gun-crime-2015-12

65,000 teddy bears and one man to sort the world’s grief (Cleveland School staff will identify with this) http://www.thetrace.org/2015/12/sandy-hook-shooting-donations/

A child is shot to death every other day in the US http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gun-deaths-children_566f1e4ee4b0e292150ec036

A gun culture Christmas http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2015/12/11/1457696/-Cartoon-A-gun-culture-Christmas?detail=email

;Most Americans no longer support an assault weapon ban http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/assault-weapons-ban-poll_56715c23e4b0dfd4bcbff62e

Will I risk going to Star Wars opening night? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-rosenthal/will-i-risk-going-to-star-wars-opening-night_b_8815014.html

Cops ask armed citizens to fight terrorists. What could go wrong? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sheriffs-urge-citizen-to-arm-themselves_56707bede4b0fccee1705256

Just how many guns do Americans own? (Mike the Gun Guy) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mike-weisser/gun-ownership_b_8817414.html

Ohio editor: I was fired after inquiring about rejected anti-NRA editorial http://mediamatters.org/blog/2015/12/16/ohio-editor-i-was-fired-after-inquiring-about-r/207550

Don’t blame mental illness for gun violence http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/16/opinion/dont-blame-mental-illness-for-gun-violence.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region&region=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region&_r=1


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December 10, 2015 Report:

Guns and Society

San Bernardino: Who’s to blame for the “United States of Hate?” http://www.newsweek.com/san-bernardino-mass-murder-and-americas-sunni-shiite-wars-401099?source=email-story?source=email

Our shared blame for the shooting in San Bernardino  

NY Times runs page 1 editorial: End the gun epidemic in America  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/05/opinion/end-the-gun-epidemic-in-america.html

NY Times story about its editorial  http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/05/us/gun-debate-yields-page-1-editorial.html?_r=0

The case for banning assault weapons http://www.huffingtonpost.com/josh-sugarmann/the-case-for-banning-assa_b_8758806.html

The 97 percent solution to gun violence in America http://www.huffingtonpost.com/todd-r-miller/the-97-solution-to-gun-vi_b_8741260.html

Watch: Celebs join President Obama in end to gun violence video http://www.huffingtonpost.com/todd-r-miller/the-97-solution-to-gun-vi_b_8741260.html

Three years and 90,000 gun deaths since Sandy Hook, appetite for change builds http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/dec/10/us-gun-control-vigil-three-years-and-90000-gun-deaths-since-sandy-hook-appetite-for-change-builds

Open-carry advocates planning a ‘mock shooting’ at the University of Texas during finals week. (Really sensitive people!!!http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/12/09/1458602/-Open-carry-gun-advocates-planning-a-mock-shooting-at-the-University-of-Texas-during-finals-week?detail=email

Six snowballs thrown in the gun control debate. by Adam Gopnik. (Excellent counters to frequent arguments against gun control)  http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/12/wendy-davis-open-carry-gun-rights-texas-213423

Guns and Crime

How the San Bernardino exploited a loophole to legally obtain assai;t-style weapons in California http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/san-bernardino-shooters-assault-rifles-california_5661f892e4b079b2818ea0ac?3s43rf6r

What TV cameras don’t capture: Maps of everyday gun violence in Charleston, Lafayette, and other mass shooting sites http://www.thetrace.org/2015/12/gun-violence-charleston-lafayette-chattanooga/

Guns and the Courts

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

Guns and Legislation/Politics

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 audio) http://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


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December 4, 2015 Report:

 

The Must Read article of the week:

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


 

Guns and Children

The Truth about Kids and Guns (a good resource)  http://www.bradycampaign.org/sites/default/files/Children-and-Guns-Report.pdf

Georgia 6 year old finds gun in couch cushions, fatally shoots herself (important statistics near end of article)  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/11/30/georgia-6-year-old-dead-finds-gun-in-couch-cushion-fatally-shoots-herself/

Guns in Society

Gun threat prompts class cancelation at the University of Chicago  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/university-of-chicago-gun-threat_565bcd68e4b072e9d1c23da7

 

 

New Yorker’s Daily cartoon

Man guns down Waffle House server after she asks him not to smoke inside – – Are you keeping count NRA? (Is this a good guy with a gun?)  http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/11/30/1455474/-Man-guns-down-Waffle-House-server-after-being-told-not-to-smoke-inside-keeping-count-NRA?detail=email

On the trail of guns in Providence (One city’s attempt to track the history and kinds of guns used in crime)  http://www.providencejournal.com/article/20151128/NEWS/151129373

SF gun thefts from vehicles spike alongside car break-ins (People are making it too easy for “bad guys” to get guns) http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/S-F-gun-thefts-from-vehicles-spike-alongside-car-6666110.php

Guns and Legislation and Politics

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

Guns and the Courts

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

Gun Violence Research

The CDC just released a new ‘Gun Violence’ study. http://www.thetrace.org/2015/12/cdc-gun-violence-research-wilmington-suicides/

 


noteNovember 29, 2015 Report:

 

Guns and Society

California’s Armed Prohibited Persons System at work:More than 500 illegal guns seized from California man’s home http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/illegal-guns-seized-from-california-home_564dfee5e4b08c74b734a7e0

Mom whose twin babies were killed has a message about domestic violence you shouldn’t ignore  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mom-twin-babies-killed-message_564ca487e4b06037734be5c2

Bill Mahar goes after open carry ammosexuals https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTpCUAK4ypA&feature=player_embedded

“To hear a mother’s cries…it does something to you”  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/to-hear-a-mothers-cries-it-does-something-to-you_5650dcece4b0879a5b0b4947

Dallas Mayor says he’s more fearful of armed white men than Syrian refugees http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/11/23/3725109/dallas-mayor-syrian-refugees-white-supremacists/

America is ready to end its abusive relationship with the NRA http://www.gq.com/story/american-shootings-nra-gun-lobby?utm_source=hootsuite

Guns in America: for every criminal killed in self-defense, 34 innocent people die 

A Virginia Tech Survivor puts a face on the gun violence prevention movement (Interview with Colin Goddard) http://chronicle.com/article/A-Virginia-Tech-Survivor-Puts/234329

Guns and Legislation/ Politics

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

Guns and the Courts

Ancient English legal precedents at heart of US gun control tussle http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/12006888/Ancient-English-legal-precedents-at-heart-of-US-gun-control-tussle.html


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November 19, 2015 Report:

 

Guns in Society

Unaccounted for:Hundreds of guns lost or stolen from Bay Area police agencies since 2010 (Eye opening investigation

Kids are bringing guns to school on an almost daily basis this academic year 

From 2004 to 2014, almost 2,000 over 2,000 terror suspects legally purchased guns in the United States

As the founders intended: A woman with a foot so tyrannical,  she shot it twice. GunFAIL CLXV  (You don’t need  to read all the stories to get the idea!)  

Assault weapons stolen from Massachusetts Armory 

New poll details the divisions between the NRA and gun owners at large

Is opposing gun limits offshoot of male rage? 

Watch Al-Qaeda spokesman talk about how easy it is to buy guns in America  

Guns and Politics/Legislation

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 

Gun Safety

AR-15 lovers are getting fully automatic thrills with barely legal gadgets

Public health campaign to increase gun safety sought by Ron Wyden and 19 collegues (in Oregon, but a good idea for other states also)  

The Gun Business

Brady Report: The Truth about Gun Dealers in America 


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November 16, 2015 Report:

 

Guns and Legislation

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

Guns and Society  Kids in Texas more likely to get tasered at school than in jail http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/texas-tasers_563a5524e4b0b24aee487be1

T-shirt memorials seek to raise awareness of gun violence (striking. Could it be done in your town?) http://www.voanews.com/content/shirt-memorials-raise-awareness-gun-violence/3056063.html

Guns and Children 

Recent shootings reflect grim reality of child gun deaths (Watch the video.)  http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/recent-shootings-reflect-grim-frequency-child-gun-deaths-n462311

Guns and Women

Armed and Fabulous? Whats fabulous is unarming batterers and abusers (Good research statistics within thishttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/kathryn-laughon/armed-and-fabulous-nra_b_8544586.html

Gun Research

Study finds states with background checks have fewer mass shootings http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/background-checks-mass-shootings_5644aab1e4b045bf3dedebfd

More guns, less money:Harvard’s high profile  http://www.thetrace.org/2015/10/harvard-david-hemenway-gun-research-underfunding/cash-strapped firearm research center

What caused the two decade drop in crime rate? Not “good guys with a gun”  (Reasoned analysis.Bottom line = it’s not more guns, but researchers don’t really know the cause)  http://www.thetrace.org/2015/10/lower-crime-rates-not-caused-by-concealed-carry/

Gun Safety

A gun safety gadget the NRA kinda likes  http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/11/07/a-gun-safety-gadget-the-nra-kinda-likes.html

NJ lawmakers compromise on smart-gun legislation http://www.govtech.com/public-safety/NJ-Lawmakers-Compromise-on-Smart-Gun-Legislation.html

Only 7 Percent of Gun Dealers were inspected last year  http://www.thetrace.org/2015/10/gun-store-atf-inspection/

Guns and Crime

Authorities bust alleged gun trafficking ring for second time this month http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/criminal-justice/2015/10/27/authorities-bust-alleged-gun-trafficking-ring-for-second-time-this-month.html

How gun traffickers get around State laws http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/11/12/us/gun-traffickers-smuggling-state-gun-laws.html?_r=0


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 November 11, 2015 Report:

 

Guns in Society

Crime Reporter spend their nights racing to murder scenes. Sometimes the stories follow them home. Another group impacted by gun violence!  http://www.thetrace.org/2015/11/metro-homicide-reporters-crime-scene/

New York hoopsters team up against gun violence http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/new-york-hoopsters-team-gun-violence-article-1.2430297

Chicago gun violence high despite city’s tough gun laws.  An NPR short program  http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2015/11/10/chicago-gun-violence-laws

The price of normalizing open carry http://www.huffingtonpost.com/josh-horwitz/the-price-of-normalizing_b_8521488.html

Guns and Legislation

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/

Guns and Politics

Democratic candidates picked a big fight with the NRA at their first 2016 debate. 4 things that convince party leaders that gun reform has become a winning issue http://www.thetrace.org/2015/10/democrats-gun-debate-hillary-bernie-nra/

Guns and Crime

FBI foils plot by Chesterfield white supremacists incite race war (targeting black churches and synagogues) Gun purchase involved http://wtvr.com/2015/11/09/fbi-foils-alleged-plot-by-chesterfield-white-supremacists-to-incite-race-war/

Guns and Mental Health

3 charts show the giant disconnect between gun deaths and mental health.  ( With and without suicides in the gun deaths. This is interesting).   http://tucson.com/news/data/three-charts-show-the-giant-disconnect-between-gun-deaths-and/article_f5938a00-8af7-53e9-9602-f10260f52f30.html

Gun Violence Research

Death threats, harassment, intimidation:The occupational hazards of being a gun violence researcher http://www.thetrace.org/2015/11/gun-violence-research-threats-harassment/

The numbers on campus carry show risks outweigh benefits http://www.thetrace.org/2015/11/campus-carry-self-defense-accidental-shootings-research/