In a filing, Ackerman McQueen had suggested that testimony by the NRA leader contradicted the gun group’s legal claims.
News and notes on guns in America
In the latest incident, two people were killed and three others wounded at a high school in Southern California.
Advocates believe the city is primed for a more effective approach to shootings. Now, they are waiting to see whether the new administration will deliver.
“The need for protection still exists, whether you can legally carry or not,” says one expert.
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Most Shooters Go Free in Chicago’s Most Violent Neighborhoods — While Police Make Non-Stop Drug Arrests
An analysis of city data finds disparities in how the police pursue criminal offenses between white and non-white neighborhoods. “They’ll get a person for marijuana before they’ll get a person for murder.”
‘Everything That You’re Feeling Is Okay’
Las Vegas's death investigators witnessed the atrocities of the Route 91 shooting, then had to grapple with the difficult task of healing themselves.
The Art of Surviving
Isolated by their gunshot injuries, members of a resilient New York City artists’ collective are forging new identities through poetry, music, and design.
The city has made strides in treating the invisible scars that shootings leave, but big shortfalls remain. “While Chicago may be doing pretty well, it’s relative to a nation that isn’t adequately addressing the mental health of children.”
When the Supreme Court declined to take up the case, it allowed the legal battle to play out in Connecticut. There are potentially huge implications for the gun industry, which is currently shielded from most legal claims.
A unique support group offers a space for families to lean on each other and advocate for more rehabilitation. “One mistake or going along with the wrong group … doesn’t mean that you are a terrible person or that you can’t change.”
“We know that wherever there is homelessness and housing insecurity, there is violence. So I think anybody who is concerned about crime in a city like Chicago should look at homelessness as a contributing factor.”
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