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Schumer laughs out loud on Senate floor at Cruz’ gun registry conspiracy theory

During a Wednesday debate on the Senate floor, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) could be heard laughing out loud after Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (R) claimed that expanded gun background checks was part of a “push for a federal registry.” After Cruz said that he objected to a bipartisan plan to…

Arizona bill forces cities to resell guns turned in at buyback events

A bill passed by Arizona Republicans on Tuesday would force cities and counties to resell — instead of destroy — the firearms turned in to gun buyback programs, potentially allowing the weapons to end up back on the street. In an 18-12 vote along party lines, the state Senate passed…

Georgia teen who shot parents wanted to read Bible, not do chores

Investigators in Columbus, Georgia say that a 15-year-old boy shot his parents because they asked him to do chores when he wanted to look up a Bible verse for a friend who wanted to be “saved.” In a court hearing on Monday, Detective Amanda Hogan explained that the teen felt…

Republican support of expanded background checks collapses in Senate

The U.S. Senate will not include expanded background checks in its new gun safety bill Wednesday. According to NBC News, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) warned that the measure does not have enough votes in the Senate to pass. “We will not get the votes today,” he said, explaining that certain…

Oregon 9-year-old killed by security guard practicing holstering weapon

Authorities in Oregon are considering whether to charge an off-duty security guard who accidentally shot and killed his girlfriend’s 9-year-old daughter while practicing drawing his weapon. Oregon City police spokesperson Lt. Jim Band said that 32-year-old Joseph Wade Wolters was at home on Sunday prepping for his new job as…

Free fried chicken is latest in trend of restaurant offers to gun-toting customers

A Louisiana fried chicken joint has joined a trend of restaurants across the country offering free food or discounts to customers who agree to bring their guns to dinner — but is it turning off other patrons? Randal Neel, the owner of Chicken Express in Bossier City, told KLVT that…

John Kerry: Fewer foreign students coming to the U.S. because they fear gun violence

Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday said that fewer foreign students are traveling to the United States to study because they fear gun violence. During an interview in Tokyo about recent tensions with North Korea, CNN foreign affairs correspondent Jill Dougherty asked Kerry if other countries had expressed concerns…

Gillibrand rejects David Gregory’s talking points: ‘This is not about the NRA!’

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) corrected NBC host David Gregory on Sunday after he repeated the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) talking points in opposition to expanding gun background checks even though only 10 percent of the country agrees with the lobbying group. During a panel discussion on NBC’s Meet the Press,…

Cornyn opposes ‘symbolic’ background checks so Newtown victims ‘did not die in vain’

Texas Sen. John Cornyn (R) on Sunday said that he opposed a bill to close the so-called gun show loophole and expand background checks to Internet gun sales because only better mental health laws will ensure that the Newtown mass shooting victims “did not die in vain.” “In my meeting…

Rubio: ‘I hope we’ll talk about’ fewer background checks

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) says that he would like to weaken existing gun control laws with any new legislation by decreasing the number of background checks required for people who apply for concealed carry permits in multiple states. During an interview on Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace asked Rubio…

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