14-Year-Old Inventor Creates Wall to Protect Students from School Shootings

Fourteen-year-old Audrey Larson has a list of inventions to her credit, including glow-in-the-dark pajamas and a device that pets your dog. This year however she’s focused her ingenuity on a much more serious issue: school shootings. Larson, a resident of Connecticut, was looking for an idea to submit to the Connecticut Invention Convention. Discussions with […]

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NRA Sues New York State, Claims its Very Existence is at Stake

The National Rifle Association, the nation’s foremost gun-advocacy organization has filed a lawsuit against the state of New York for practices it says, is causing it irreparable harm. The actions are “a blatant attack on the First Amendment rights of our organization,” NRA attorney William Brewer told The Hill magazine. As a result of New […]

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Former Senator Santorum: Kids Should Learn CPR, Stop Bullying Instead of Protesting for Stricter Gun Laws

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum criticized protesters who took part in the March For Our Lives demonstration for gun control for not taking enough personal action to solve the problem of gun violence. “How about kids instead of looking to someone else to solve their problem, do something about maybe taking CPR classes or trying […]

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Former Supreme Court Justice Stevens: “Repeal the Second Amendment”

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, in an op-ed in the New York Times this morning, called for the repeal of the Second Amendment of the Constitution. “Rarely in my lifetime have I seen the type of civic engagement schoolchildren and their supporters demonstrated in Washington and other major cities throughout the country this […]

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Gun Control Stalls in Congress

Despite calls from students, parents and lawmakers, gun control has stalled in Congress.  We discuss the week’s events surrounding the debate in this episode.   http://media.blubrry.com/itn/p/content.blubrry.com/itn/Gun_Control_Stalls_in_Congress.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

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Sen. Richard Blumenthal Hints at Major Gun-Control Push by Capitol Hill Democrats in Late Spring Through the Election

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said today that Democrats will be making a major push on gun control this spring and warned lawmakers in Congress that they planned to make it a major issue in the upcoming elections. “We’re going to push for it to happen this spring, at the end of spring, before the summer.  […]

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Submits Notice to Ban the Gun Accessory Known as the Bump Stock

The Department of Justice has submitted a notice to the Office of Management and Budget to expand the definition of “machinegun” to include any gun outfitted with “bump stocks.”  President Trump had pledged to make the accessory illegal in the wake of the deadly high school shooting in Parkland, FL, last month that killed seventeen […]

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Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduces Bill to Toughen Background Check Denial Laws

Senators Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Chris Coons (D-DE) have introduced a bill that requires federal authorities to notify local law enforcement when someone prohibited from purchasing a firearm attempts to do so.  The NICS Denial Notification Act would alert state officials whenever an individual is denied purchasing a firearm. The National Instant Criminal Background Check […]

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