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At least seven people were shot during a protest in Louisville. As a police precinct burned in Minneapolis during the third night of demonstrations sparked by the death of George Floyd, hundreds gathered in Louisville, Kentucky, to protest the police shooting of Breonna Taylor during a no-knock raid in March. Bullets flew as a group of demonstrators surrounded a police cruiser, leaving two people seriously injured. City officials say no officers discharged their weapons, but are still investigating.
A pawn shop owner was arrested over a fatal shooting during this week’s protests in Minnesota. The man was charged with murder after allegedly killing a man outside his store. During the same demonstrations, armed civilians have stood guard outside local businesses. Two men wielding assault-style rifles refused to give their names to a Minnesota Reformer reporter but indicated that they supported the demonstration against police brutality. “If there were more of us, we could stop the looting,” one said. President Trump threatened violent responses to property damage. Twitter flagged the incendiary Friday morning tweet for violating its standards. George Floyd had urged kids to put down guns. In the the undated clip, he lamented the toll gun violence is taking on black youth: “Our young are clearly lost, man, clearly lost, man. I don’t even know what to say anymore.”
Chicago Police making gun arrests have been confronted by residents. In separate incidents on Tuesday and Wednesday, a group threw bottles at officers taking an 18-year-old into custody near the site of a drive-by shooting and tried to pull a man out of a police car after officers saw him try to dispose of a firearm. Chicago has had its own protests over Floyd’s death, leading the city’s new police superintendent to issue a statement in which he acknowledges that the Minneapolis officers’ actions “tarnish[ed] the badge nationwide, including here.”
NEW from THE TRACE: With abuse victims trapped at home, Detroit moves restraining order system online. Three days before its courthouses closed to stop the spread of coronavirus, Wayne County, Michigan, accelerated a plan to offer digital personal protection order applications. The move was born out of the need to help victims sheltering in place with their abusers — but advocates say it could be a model for making it easier for people to seek court protection from domestic violence when lockdown orders lift. Read the story from The Trace’s Jennifer Mascia and Outlier Media’s Katlyn Alo, in partnership with Detroit Free Press.
Gun owners ask for new hearing in landmark Remington settlement. For more than a decade, Remington Arms has faced allegations that its popular Model 700 rifle can fire without pulling the trigger. In 2014, under the terms of a class action settlement, the gunmaker recalled 7.5 million rifles and offered to repair them for free. But according to a CNBC report last month, several gun owners who had their rifles repaired say they were still malfunctioning. Now, two Model 700 owners are asking a federal judge to convene a hearing to revisit the settlement. ICYMI: In 2018, Trace contributor Casey Parks profiled a Mississippi man who helped convict his older son for shooting his younger son with a Remington Model 700 rifle — and later came to believe that the gun fired on its own.
A Trump rule will obscure the donors to political nonprofits, including the NRA. Tax-exempt groups registered as 501(c)(4) organizations won’t have to provide the IRS with the names and addresses of those who give more than $5,000 under Trump administration rules finalized this week. “It’s another nail in the coffin of disclosure,” an official with the left-leaning Public Citizen told CNN. The change will affect groups across the political spectrum.
Soldier stops potential mass shooter near Kansas Army base. A man firing randomly at cars on a bridge near Fort Leavenworth was stopped when a soldier rammed him with his car. The local police chief said the actions likely saved “countless lives.” One person, also a soldier, was wounded in the shooting. In Indianapolis, someone fired into a mosque on a Muslim holy day. A worshipper was shot at in the incident at the Masjid-E-Noor mosque on Sunday, which marked the end of Ramadan. “Just to realize this happened on Eid, the holiest day in the Muslim calendar is just disheartening,” said a local advocate. Only about a half-dozen people were in attendance because of COVID-19 occupancy limits, which may have saved lives, the mosque’s leaders said.
50 percent of voters rate gun violence as a “big problem,” after the healthcare system (51 percent) and a corrupt political establishment (58 percent), according to a new Hill-HarrisX poll. [The Hill]