A portion of the rack displaying various models of semi-automatic sporting rifles is seen at Duke's Sport Shop in New Castle, Pa. on Thursday, March 1, 2018. Gun control was supposed to be the issue of 2018.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Democrat Ben Jealous said Tuesday that if he were elected governor over a popular Republican incumbent he would support broadening a new Maryland gun-control law to restrict firearms access to people found to be a risk to themselves or others. The former NAACP president also said he would stand up to President Donald Trump, whom he believes should be impeached.
After decades of running uphill, the gun-law reform forces may at last be competing on a level political playing field.
The U.S. Constitution's second amendment gives us the “right to bear arms,” but what if having a gun for protection is actually putting you more at risk of harm? A new study finds that a person's chances of being involved in a fatal police shooting is higher in states with the highest rates of gun ownership, compared to those with the lowest. Interested in Gun Control? Add Gun Control as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Gun Control news, video, and analysis from ABC News. The study, from researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Northeastern University found that people were 3.6 times more likely to be involved in fatal police shootings if they lived in the 10 states with the most guns — Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisian, Missouri, Montana, Oklahoma, South Carolina and West Virginia — than if they lived in the five states with the least — Connecticut, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York.
Jamie Lee Curtis struck back at a Fox News article that claimed her advocacy for gun control is hypocritical given her character in the upcoming “Halloween” film uses firearms.
Fred Guttenberg, the father of a student killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, is calling for gun law reform and voter registration ahead of the midterms. Guttenberg also discusses his daughter Jaime.
It's a public service announcement developed by BBDO New York for Sandy Hook Promise, which trains students and adults to spot the signs of potential gun violence. The spot features the newscaster reporting live from another school shooting–except one day before the fictitious event might actually occur. It's one of two gun different gun control campaigns that recently earned awards from D&AD Impact, an advertising industry mark of accomplishment from a British charity that promotes excellence in design and advertising. But each was also remarkably different, highlighting just how creative cause groups are becoming in spreading their message. The second, an awareness raising effort called Price
Jamie's got a gun in the latest "Halloween" reboot. In the 11th installment of the horror film series, Jamie Lee Curtis's character, Laurie Strode, is seen wielding firearms in her quest to kill the film's legendary villain, Michael Myers. At one point, she shoots him as he's standing in front of a window. But Curtis's on-screen actions stand in contrast to her real-life persona as an advocate for gun control -- one of several Hollywood actors who use firearms in their films while preaching against them away from the set. In light of several high-profile mass shootings, Curtis has voiced her support for gun reform legislation. But she's also appeared in films such as "True Lies," "Virus," "Halloween
The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the Democracy Forward Foundation seek to compel the Justice Department and the ATF to comply with Freedom of Information Act requests the plaintiffs made earlier.
House Republican Whip Steve Scalise leaves the House chamber in the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. A senior editor of the left-wing website The Raw Story is facing blowback from conservative Twitter after he said House Majority Whip Steve Scalise deserved a “Darwin Award” for continuing to oppose gun control policies despite almost dying from a mass shooting last summer.
On Saturday, October 6, 2018, Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed by the Senate as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court. After months of a very bitter partisan battle over his nomination, including a national debate over allegations of sexual assault and misconduct made against him, Brett Kavanaugh now has life tenure on the most important court in the country. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford gave public testimony under oath that she is “100%” sure Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school, and Kavanaugh unequivocally denied those allegations, and others from two additional women, in his own explosive, hysterical defense before the Senate Judiciary Committee on September 27. What follows in this fight over the future of the Supreme Court will, in many ways, spell out serious potential consequences for the future of American society as a whole.