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An increase in gun violence poses a political challenge for new Mayor Eric Adams.
Gun reform advocates who supported Biden have been frustrated by the president’s failure to get any significant reform legislation through a Democratic Congress.
In Oxford's home state, Republicans have had a lock on the statehouse for decades, stymieing reforms despite broad public support.
The development comes after an investigation by The Trace and NBC Bay Area found police are violating state law by not logging guns into the database so they can be traced.
If adopted, the rule would require brace owners to apply to the NFA Division, which has long been understaffed and routinely misses its own performance benchmarks.
The Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act, introduced by House Democrats, would make it easier for the ATF to shut down sellers who break federal regulations.
The White House’s multipronged strategy would require the bureau to revoke the licenses of gun dealers found breaking the law, and encourage cities to use pandemic relief funds for community-led violence intervention.
How We Fix This
The Oregon county that encompasses Portland is one of the first local governments to tap the new federal stimulus to reduce shootings.
The historic funding pledge directly ties the costs of gun violence to the country’s economic health.
The Legislature is considering the establishment of a violence prevention effort outside of law enforcement — without challenging gun rights head on.
The mass shooting at King Soopers supermarket has added fuel to efforts to let cities regulate guns.
The House just passed a new version of the law, which funds grants for abuse survivors. Senate Republicans have objected to the gun restrictions added by Democrats.
He pledged to loosen gun restrictions, but his biggest contribution on gun policy was the ban on bump stocks.
The violence in Washington has intensified efforts to make state capitols gun-free.
Several financial firms have cut ties with gun companies, but this unusual move might require them to change tack.