Are Gun Stores Essential During a Pandemic? Depends on Where You Live

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued guidance that deems firearms stores essential services, but state and local governments have drawn different conclusions on whether gun stores should remain open.

Teachers Unions Urge End of Active-Shooter Drills that Can Traumatize Students

In a new report, two teachers unions and a gun-control group recommend that schools stop using active-shooter drills—or at least revise them—amid fears the exercises are terrifying and damaging to students.

States Sue Trump Administration Over 3D-Printed Gun Regulations

The state attorneys general say they fear making online designs to create “ghost guns” more accessible will lead to violence.

'The Mayor Can Set The Tone': How City Leaders Respond to Mass Shootings

Mayors who have seen their cities go through mass shootings discuss how to recover from—and whether it's possible to prepare for—tragedy.

Kansas City Sues Gunmaker and Others Over Alleged Firearm Trafficking

The lawsuit by the Missouri city is the first one a municipality has filed against the gun industry in over 10 years, officials say.

How One Election May Have Shifted the Bar for Gun Control

After winning control of the Virginia statehouse, Democrats in 2020 are poised to pass gun control measures. It’s already set up a battle with local leaders in conservative parts of the state.

With ‘Outlier’ 2nd Amendment Case, Supreme Court Could Raise Bar for Gun Laws

The New York City case gives the court a chance to tighten the standards that lower courts use to decide whether firearms regulations are constitutional.

Deaths Attributed to Those With Concealed Carry Permits Tracked in New Report

Researchers found 1,335 deaths in the past twelve years, spread across 40 states.

People With Mental Illnesses Aren’t More Violent. Why Do People Believe They Are?

A new study found that over the past two decades support grew for forced treatment of people with mental health issues, even if they don’t need it.

Cities Defend State Law that Prohibits People from Carrying Guns While Drunk

Six cities in Ohio filed a legal brief supporting a state law that makes it illegal for anyone to use a gun when intoxicated in response to claims that the policy is unconstitutional.

NRA Files Lawsuit Against San Francisco after City Supervisors Label It a Terror Group

STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Seattle takes up crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women … North Dakota abortion language law blocked by judge … Missouri deep in red on jail payments to counties.

Red Flag Laws Spur Debate Over Due Process

Some critics say the increasingly popular gun laws are unconstitutional.

Ohio Governor Wants to Fix 'Flaw' in Gun Background Check Reporting

Under Gov. Mike DeWine's proposal, state law enforcement agencies would be required to report open warrants and domestic violence convictions to federal authorities for inclusion in the gun background check system.

Success of Red Flag Laws Might Depend on Mental Health Teams

Few local police forces are trained to prevent would-be shooters from acting.

Don’t Ban Assault Weapons—Tax Them

COMMENTARY | A solution from the founding era might work again today.

A Mayor Proposes That Gun Owners Carry Insurance For Their Weapons

The proposal from San Jose, California Mayor Sam Liccardo veers into complicated terrain, where past efforts have failed.

At Annual Summit, State Republicans Balk at New Gun Control Laws

Advocates renew cry for checks on guns after Texas and Ohio shootings.

Could a National Buy Back Program Reduce Gun Violence in America?

COMMENTARY | Gun control policies may someday restrict new gun sales. But what impact can they have when Americans already own millions of guns?

'Do Something!': Republican-led States Grapple with Responses to Mass Shootings

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said he’d be open to discussing gun control proposals, while Texas Gov. Greg Abbott emphasized the need to address mental health issues.

Want Ammo? Be Prepared For A Background Check

California is the first state in the nation to require anyone buying ammunition to go through a background check at the time of each purchase.

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