Tag: Firearms

My Son Was Dead. Did I Feel Better Holding a Gun?

In 1992, my son was killed in a school shooting in Massachusetts, a random victim of a disturbed fellow college student who’d purchased a semiautomatic rifle at a local gun shop and smuggled it onto campus. College officials had been warned that this student had a gun, but they didn’t […]

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Thousand Oaks and Our Peculiarly American Affliction

It has become my habit to check social media when I first wake up, a consequence of this modern age. I wasn’t sleeping well, so this morning I checked my phone around 5 a.m., expecting to see continued analysis of the midterm elections and maybe a charming news item about […]

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If this creepy PSA doesn’t make gun owners lock up their weapons at home, nothing will

The effort aims to be a platform that all sides around the gun issue can rally around. “This really came from a desire to fundamentally change the landscape with regards to gun violence prevention,” says Hunter. “A lot of Americans are feeling we’re at a stalemate in this conversation. There are staunch sides — one says […]

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Lawyers in Sandy Hook Lawsuit Spar Over Meaning of an Online Broadcast

In April 2017, according to court documents, Mr. Jones aired a clip of Ms. De La Rosa’s interview with Anderson Cooper of CNN after the shooting. Mr. Jones notes that when Mr. Cooper turns his head, “his nose disappears repeatedly because the green screen isn’t set right,” implying that the interview was not filmed near […]

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A Push for 3-D Weapons by One of the World’s ‘Most Dangerous People’

Born in Little Rock, Ark., Mr. Wilson and his family moved to Cabot, Ark., when he was in the first grade. At Cabot High School, Mr. Wilson was elected student body president. He attended the University of Central Arkansas, where he majored in English, and studied abroad in China for a semester. After graduating in […]

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N.R.A. Joins Questioning of Florida Sheriff in ‘Stand Your Ground’ Case

“It’s very rare that the N.R.A. and the Republican lawmakers who drafted and passed Stand Your Ground tell a sheriff that his version of Stand Your Ground is not applicable in this case,” Benjamin L. Crump, an attorney for Mr. McGlockton’s family, told The New York Times in an interview on Tuesday. “Michael Drejka should […]

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A Rush to Block Downloadable Plans for 3-D Printed Guns

Gun control proponents and state officials are racing the clock to try to block blueprints to make guns from 3-D printers from going online Wednesday. The varied efforts, in courthouses and legislatures, are aimed at Defense Distributed, a Texas-based nonprofit organization that won permission last month from the State Department to post schematics for homemade […]

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Newly legal 3D-printed gun blueprints targeted by state lawsuits

Hot on the heels of the effective legalization of 3D models used to print firearm components, 21 states have filed a joint lawsuit against the federal government, alleging not only that decision is dangerous but also that it’s illegal for a number of reasons. But the lawsuit may backfire via the so-called Streisand Effect, further […]

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U.S. states sue Trump administration over lift of 3-D printable guns ban

States are suing the Trump administration in hopes of halting the release of 3-D printable gun blueprints, like the one used to print this Liberator pistol.Image: Robert MacPherson/AFP/Getty Images By Matt Binder2018-07-30 22:24:18 UTC Just days before the blueprints for 3-D printable guns get released to the public, several U.S. states have jointly filed a […]

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Google bans crypto miners, ‘repetitive content,’ and more from the Play Store

Google regularly updates its Play Store developer policies; the last time it happened, fake ID apps were banned from being submitted by developers. The guidelines have once again been changed, and several more categories of applications are now banned. First, applications that “appeal to children but contain adult themes” are no longer allowed. This is […]

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Toronto Shooting Shakes City Amid a Rash of Violence

TORONTO — The shots rang out, one by one and in bursts. Diners at the outdoor tables of the packed bars and restaurants along the Danforth, the main drag of one of Toronto’s hottest neighborhoods, dived for cover. In the end, two people were killed, including a 10-year-old girl, and 13 were wounded. The shooting […]

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Maria Butina Loved Guns, Trump and Russia. It Was a Cover, Prosecutors Say.

Mr. Torshin also was familiar with Mr. Trump, telling Bloomberg last year that he had known Mr. Trump for five years and had enjoyed a jovial exchange at an N.R.A. convention in 2015 in Nashville. Both Mr. Torshin and Ms. Butina are life members of the organization. Despite being limited to short-term visas for her […]

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The Trump Administration Caves on Plastic Guns

A rare event occurred on Capitol Hill at the end of 2013: Republicans and Democrats agreed on a sensible, if modest, measure to continue regulating guns made from plastic. Now the Trump administration seems to be taking aim at even that. The Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988, first signed into law by Ronald Reagan and […]

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3D printed guns are now legal… What’s next?

Jon Stokes Contributor More posts by this contributor How President Trump could abuse big data and the surveillance state How Intel missed the iPhone revolution On Tuesday, July 10, the DOJ announced a landmark settlement with Austin-based Defense Distributed, a controversial startup led by a young, charismatic anarchist whom Wired once named one of the […]

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‘Downloadable Gun’ Clears a Legal Obstacle, and Activists Are Alarmed

Learning to make a so-called ghost gun — an untraceable, unregistered firearm without a serial number — could soon become much easier. The United States last month agreed to allow a Texas man to distribute online instruction manuals for a pistol that could be made by anyone with access to a 3-D printer. The man, […]

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Dancing F.B.I. Agent Facing Assault Charge Can Carry Gun Again, Judge Rules

An F.B.I. agent facing a felony charge after the authorities said his gun went off and injured a bystander, after the off-duty agent did a back handspring at a Colorado club last month, can carry his gun again, a county judge said Tuesday. During a court appearance, David Goddard, a lawyer for the agent, Chase […]

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U.S. Judge Lambastes F.B.I. Over Dylann Roof’s Gun Purchase

The examiner, Judge Gergel wrote, ended up stumbling over inaccurate information because of clerical errors, had to send a series of faxes and “made no effort” to contact the law enforcement agency that arrested Mr. Roof, despite being told which agency it was. It was common, the judge wrote, “to make a single fax inquiry […]

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9 Minutes of Terror, 12 Months of Recovery: Inside the Republican Baseball Team’s Return

This spring, Mr. Batson had a combat veteran accompany him to a shooting range, thinking it might help soften his perception of guns again. Whenever he watches TV reports of mass shootings now, Mr. Batson said, he pictures himself trapped in the scene he sees onscreen. He recalls how helpless — how slow — he […]

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Suicide Is Increasingly Common in the U.S.

The analysis found that slightly more than half of people who had committed suicide did not have any known mental health condition. But other problems — such as the loss of a relationship, financial setbacks, substance abuse and eviction — were common precursors, both among those who had a mental health diagnosis and those who […]

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When Guns Are Sold Illegally, A.T.F. Is Lenient on Punishment

“We operated in the idea that we’re not in the business of putting people out of business,” said Earl Kleckley, a former director of industry operations in the A.T.F.’s Los Angeles field office. “We have put people out of business, but that was a situation where these business entities had more than one bite of […]

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Raheem Sterling’s Gun Tattoo Fuels U.K. Tabloid Outrage

LONDON — He has said he has the kind of face that people just don’t like — “the ‘I don’t like face’” — and, in the past few days, quite a few people have tried to prove him right in what seems a peculiarly British cocktail of race, envy and, of course, tabloid newspapers. Raheem […]

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