After repeatedly declining to shield LGBT workers from dismissal over sexual orientation, the state legislature will consider a bill that makes it unlawful to fire employees who store firearms in their cars on company property.
+16 Since December 10th
Incidents of gun violence in America so far this year
from the Gun Violence Archive
Kansas politicians declared federal gun laws void within their state’s borders. With the Constitution on its side, the federal government inevitably begged to differ.
The ‘Pizzagate’ Gunman Had a Criminal Record. Here’s Why We Think He Was Still Able to Legally Buy Firearms.
Cleared for ownership despite a checkered history, Edgar Welch may have broken one gun law: He lacked a license for the .38-caliber pistol found in his possession.
Doubling up on patrols and donning body armor, cops are taking precautions that could complicate crime prevention and community relations.
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott claims that Monday's knife attack at Ohio State University could have been prevented if guns were allowed on campus. In August, Texas enacted a policy allowing anyone 21 and over to carry concealed handguns at public universities, so long as they had a permit to do so. "It's instances like this where kids on campus could have guns, where they could have been able to respond initially," Abbott said.
Surviving victims of the December 2015 mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., are fighting with insurers and the county government to get support for ongoing treatment. Because the massacre was a workplace attack, victims must rely on workers’ compensation plans for coverage of medical and mental health care. Workers compensation plans are usually designed for everyday injuries like slips and falls, not those incurred during mass shootings, which often necessitate complicated surgery and psychiatric treatment.
An Arkansas state lawmaker said on Tuesday he will introduce legislation that would require college campuses to allow the carrying of concealed weapons. On Monday, a man armed with a knife injured eight students at the University of Ohio. Arkansas passed legislation in 2013 allowing college staff to carry concealed guns, so long as they had a permit to do so. But citing an opt-out clause, not a single Arkansas university adopted the policy.
Burglars rammed a vehicle through the glass facade of a Tampa Bay, Fla., gun store early Tuesday, carrying out a heist that resulted in the theft of more than 40 firearms. As many as a dozen burglars swiped handguns, shotguns, and rifles from inside Tampa Arms Company in Hillsborough County. It was at least the third time that a gun store had been burglarized in the Tampa Bay area in the last 13 months.
Police are recovering greater numbers of high-caliber firearms from crime scenes — a trend experts say could be driving up lethality rates.
I’m a Chaplain in Milwaukee. The Shooting Death of a 5-Year-Old Girl Changed My Ministry, and My Life.
"I used to serve a congregation, and now I work at crime scenes.”
Thieves Are Stealing More and More Guns in St. Louis. One Official Wants to Force Owners to Better Secure Their Weapons.
Nearly 850 firearms were stolen in the city last year, and those are just the ones police know about.
As more states weigh relaxing gun restrictions on college campuses, one study refutes assertions that policies banning firearms invite mass shootings — and concludes that armed civilians are unlikely to stop attacks.
The holiday shopping bonanza defied expectations of a post-election slowdown.
One victim was celebrating his 25th birthday on Bourbon Street. Another was a 2-month-old child fatally shot by her father in an Alaska hotel room.
In a city with a homicide rate higher than Chicago’s, residents say they feel left behind. “We have lost just about everything,” says one.
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Scott Meltzer says the group tells members they are 'crusaders’ fighting a corrupt elite class to make America great again.
New rule clears way for open and concealed carry at military posts, recruiting centers, and other Department of Defense facilities.
A new paper argues that current policies can leave family members and friends unclear about how to legally remove a firearm from an individual in crisis.
Guns Are Stolen in America Up to Once Every Minute. Owners Who Leave Their Weapons in Cars Make It Easy for Thieves.
Police data shows thefts of firearms from vehicles are rising in many large cities. One gun swiped from a truck in Atlanta was used in three crimes, including a murder.
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As violent crime rates drop, fear, savvy marketing, and NRA-backed laws have given pistols an extreme makeover.