U.S. House passes ban on assault weapons after spate of gun violence
With the 217-213 vote, the bill will head to the evenly divided Senate, but it’s unlikely to advance there.
U.S. House panel advances assault weapons ban on party-line vote
U.S. Rep. Madeleine Dean, D-4th District, slammed Republicans for refusing to address the fact that there are thousands of victims of mass shootings.
The AR-15 is for mass killing — ban it | Opinion
Gun control legislation without control of the deadly AR-15 would just be words on paper.
Ban assault weapons. Every last damn one of them. The answer is staring us in the face | John L. Micek
What do we now? Where do we go next? We know the answer. Now legislators need to summon the courage to finally act.
Beto O’Rourke’s inconvenient truth: Bans on assault weapons work | John L. Micek
So hang on for a second, what if Beto O’Rourke was right? The former Texas congressman enraged the right, and netted himself something that sounded an awful lot like a death threat, when he vowed to ban, and apparently confiscate, AR-15s and other assault weapons favored by mass shooters. “Hell, yes, we’re going to take […]
Did the assault weapons ban reduce mass shootings? Just look at the data | Opinion
By John A. Tures Former Vice President Joe Biden recently penned a New York Times column calling for the assault weapons ban to be reinstated. Critics argue that the ban did nothing to stop crime, gun violence, or mass shootings. In this column, I don’t just examine the evidence — I let you do so, […]