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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and former Arizona Congressmember Gabby Giffords partnered to open a new phone bank location in Santa Fe and spoke against gun violence at events across the state.
Since the state’s red flag law went into effect in 2019, just 228 firearm restraining orders have been granted across the state and 21 in Lake County, home to Highland Park. Some believe more training could increase those numbers.
Ohio gubernatorial candidate Nan Whaley has weaponized the anniversary of the 2019 Oregon District mass shooting to highlight Gov. Mike DeWine’s inaction against gun violence. DeWine criticized Whaley’s politicization of the anniversary.
The legislation, which responds to the Supreme Court ruling last month that struck down a New York gun control law, prohibits a person from receiving a license to carry a firearm if there is reliable or credible risk of public safety.
With fatal shootings at historic levels, Mayor Ted Wheeler declared a state of emergency on July 21 and hopes to reduce the violence by 10 percent over the next two years.
In the end, we don’t know what kind of treatment might change the behavior of disturbed young people who believe society is out to get them.
Our mass shootings confuse and dismay international observers. A journalist and scholar explains why Europeans cannot understand our inability to control gun violence and how that makes them uncomfortable with America today.
Shooters have targeted members of particular groups, including Black, Hispanic and gay people. A few may have been motivated by politics as well as bigotry.
It empowers state and local governments, as well as individuals, harmed by gun violence to sue gun manufacturers, distributors and dealers for the violation of new state standards. The law goes into effect July 2023.
The state has loose gun laws with no permit required to carry concealed weapons and relatively modest calls for change are met with harsh pushback. But it’s nothing new; Missouri politics have been replete with firearms for years.
Nineteen states and Washington, D.C., already have laws that allow the confiscation of firearms in certain situations but some experts believe the laws aren’t being used to their full potential.
Just as the court issued a ruling that would allow more people to carry guns in public, state lawmakers have made several proposals to tighten the state’s gun laws. But two of the biggest ones seem unlikely to advance.
While the state has always been an open-carry state, the new law now allows gun owners to carry a firearm without undergoing gun safety training required for a permit. Critics worry the new law will risk public safety.
The state’s Republican Legislature failed to pass several bills on controversial social issues, like concealed carry, anti-vaccine and gay rights, instead opting to pass legislation to fund infrastructure projects.
Mayor Jim Kenney’s proposal has a broad definition of anti violence and would include initiatives to push for police and prison reform and would restore spending to agencies that saw cuts in the pandemic. Some say it’s not enough.