gunsafety

Michigan man accidentally shoots himself in the leg with gun he purchased during coronavirus panic

Michigan man accidentally shoots himself in the leg with gun he purchased during coronavirus panic

Stupid decisions lead to stupid outcomes. A Michigan man accidentally shot himself in the leg with a gun he says he purchased to protect himself during the COVID-19 pandemic chaos. The man was
Local GOP chair shows up armed outside Virginia lawmaker's house to show 'we know where you live'

Local GOP chair shows up armed outside Virginia lawmaker's house to show 'we know where you live'

One of the rights the National Rifle Association has boosted in the last decade is the notion that individual gun ownership cannot be limited because gun owners may at some point have a patriotic duty
Trump snubs Parkland family in school safety event at White House

Trump snubs Parkland family in school safety event at White House

Impeached president Donald Trump is hosting families of the victims of the 2018 gun massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre at the White House on Monday, part of an announcement of
Sen. Warren hits an absolute home run on gun control during debate

Sen. Warren hits an absolute home run on gun control during debate

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been getting the short end of the stick during Friday’s Democratic debate in New Hampshire. It’s almost like former Vice President Biden came in third and not behind Warren
The 2019 Virginia legislative election has positive consequences for gun safety

The 2019 Virginia legislative election has positive consequences for gun safety

Last fall, voters in Virginia told pollsters in poll after poll that gun safety was their top issue. That played out in the election, in which Democrats took full control of the state's government.
On anniversary of her shooting, Gabby Giffords has a message for Mitch McConnell: Act or you're out

On anniversary of her shooting, Gabby Giffords has a message for Mitch McConnell: Act or you're out

Nine years ago today, Rep. Gabby Giffords was shot in the head at a constituent meet-and-greet held in a supermarket parking lot in Casas Adobes, Arizona. She was gravely injured, ending her
As Florida's red flag law aims to separate troubled children from guns, much more needs doing

As Florida's red flag law aims to separate troubled children from guns, much more needs doing

Journalists Megan O'Matz and Brittany Wallman have published an excellently reported piece in the South Florida Sun Sentinel on the more than 100 Florida children who have had cases filed against them
Pawn shop worker saves falling infant while distracted mom shops for shotguns

Pawn shop worker saves falling infant while distracted mom shops for shotguns

Video from a security camera inside of the Family Pawn Shop in Hurricane, Utah, has been making the rounds for cringe-inducing reasons. The video shows two women looking at a rifle that’s resting on a
McConnell reportedly told Pelosi 'I'm not going to do anything Trump doesn't want me to do'

McConnell reportedly told Pelosi 'I'm not going to do anything Trump doesn't want me to do'

This secondhand anecdote from Capitol Hill has a resounding ring of truth:x In a closed-door meeting of House Democrats, @SpeakerPelosi said @senatemajldr told her recently, “I’m not going
Suburban voters in Virginia defeated the NRA this fall. Next stop: Texas

Suburban voters in Virginia defeated the NRA this fall. Next stop: Texas

Voters in Virginia this year told pollsters again and again that their top issue was gun safety. They voted on it, and the NRA—headquartered in Virginia—lost big—as did the Republicans that ran the
Another school shooting, another bogus argument from Republicans for not acting: Impeachment

Another school shooting, another bogus argument from Republicans for not acting: Impeachment

At the very moment news broke Thursday of a school shooting in Santa Clarita, California, Sen. Chris Murphy was on the Senate floor making a motion to force a vote on universal background checks for
Moscow Mitch, self-declared 'Grim Reaper' of legislation, tries trolling Democrats as obstructors

Moscow Mitch, self-declared 'Grim Reaper' of legislation, tries trolling Democrats as obstructors

For the last 225 days, Senate Majority Leader Moscow Mitch McConnell has refused to bring the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) passed by the House to the Senate floor. The only
Even Republican voters want background checks on gun purchases

Even Republican voters want background checks on gun purchases

The November Daily Kos/Civiqs poll has just come out, covering a wide range of topics. But, with another school shooting breaking as this diary is being written, the question over the next 24 hours
New Daily Kos/Civiqs poll: Most Americans concerned about foreign interference in 2020 elections

New Daily Kos/Civiqs poll: Most Americans concerned about foreign interference in 2020 elections

The best antidote to hot takes is hard data, and the November Daily Kos/Civiqs poll is here with your cure. This month’s survey of 1,560 registered voters was conducted online from Nov. 9-13 and
NRA drops lawsuit, accepts branding as a ‘domestic terrorist organization’ by San Francisco

NRA drops lawsuit, accepts branding as a ‘domestic terrorist organization’ by San Francisco

On Thursday, the National Rifle Association dismissed their lawsuit against the city of San Francisco for branding the Second Amendment cult a “domestic terrorist organization.” NRA officials said
Michigan Republicans advance ‘dangerous,’ ‘negligent’ gun laws out of committee

Michigan Republicans advance ‘dangerous,’ ‘negligent’ gun laws out of committee

Last week, Republican state representatives passed a package of “dangerous” and “negligent” laws out of committee that, among other things, would allow untrained civilians to carry concealed firearms
Dick's Sporting Goods CEO: McConnell doesn't have 'guts' to pass gun safety bills

Dick's Sporting Goods CEO: McConnell doesn't have 'guts' to pass gun safety bills

Campaign ActionEd Stack, CEO of Dick's Sporting Goods, can speak from a position of authority when he calls Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a coward on guns. The Parkland shooting was a
Man calls police for wellness check on black neighbor's home, white cop shoots and kills her instead

Man calls police for wellness check on black neighbor's home, white cop shoots and kills her instead

A Fort Worth woman was shot and killed in her own home early Saturday by one of the police officers sent to do a wellness check on her residence. This is the seventh shooting of a civilian by the
Oklahoma caregiver accidentally shot by patient's yellow Labrador puppy

Oklahoma caregiver accidentally shot by patient's yellow Labrador puppy

A 7-month-old yellow Labrador retriever named Molly accidentally shot a passenger in her owner’s car on Oct. 3 in Oklahoma. NBC affiliate KFOR reports that 44-year-old Tina Springer was in the
Democrat Robin Kelly: American people think McConnell 'doesn't give a damn' about gun violence

Democrat Robin Kelly: American people think McConnell 'doesn't give a damn' about gun violence

Moscow Mitch McConnell has done his best to blow off the mounting evidence that the entire Trump regime is a criminal enterprise populated by venal conspiracy theorists, but mostly has been keeping a