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After a 20-year wait, it's unclear if a controversial state law requiring gun stores to carry smart guns will finally take effect.
Highlighting the problem is important. It’s also important to think about how we make things better.
The injunction is unlikely to prevent the ATF from enforcing the rule nationally after a grace period that ended May 31.
We’ll dive into the people, policies, and programs grappling with America’s gun violence problem.
In the past decade, nearly two dozen states have repealed laws requiring a permit to carry concealed handguns.
The legislation was prompted by a 2022 investigation by The Trace and VICE News.
The governor of Tennessee lost a friend to a shooting, joining the majority of Americans who have been affected by gun violence. He responded by signing an executive order.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission doesn’t have the authority.
It’s more about the transformation of the American political landscape than the president himself.
The president's new directive largely aims to enforce the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act and encourage more background checks.
Without exact figures, it’s difficult to separate fact from fiction.
“What kind of a message does it send?”
Last month's sweeping law is garnering pushback for its assault weapons ban. But reform advocates have their own concerns about the state's long-term approach.
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Breaking down the weapon seized in connection with the deadly mass shooting at a California dance hall.
Laws to expand the technology's use have passed in three states and the District of Columbia. But some are questioning its effectiveness.