Prosecutors Admit Error in Charges Against Russian Spy

Federal prosecutors said yesterday they have misunderstood text messages sent by a Russian national that indicated that she traded romantic relationships for access to a major U.S. gun rights organization. The case is likely to stand notwithstanding, but the error still threatens to undermine the picture of an international spy operation the U.S. government has […]

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Russia Calls U.S. Treatment of Detained Russian Borderline Torture

Russia has characterized the U.S. government’s treatment of a Russian citizen who has been detained by the FBI as bordering on torture. Twenty-nine-year-old Russian citizen Maria Butina was arrested in July, accused of being a Russian spy and of trying to influence U.S. politics. “We grow more worried about the situation with Maria Butina, a […]

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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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The Massachusetts Education Board Voted Unanimously Against Arming Teachers in Classrooms

A school board in Massachusetts has voted against arming teachers in the classroom as a response to shootings on school campuses. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, an eleven-member board, voted unanimously against a proposal to arm teachers in Massachusetts schools, arguing it could make schools “less safe.” The resolution has no legal or […]

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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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Clarifying Language Allows CDC to Research Gun Violence After 20-Year Ban

The $1.3 trillion spending signed bill into law this week by President Trump includes language that clarifies a long-standing law barring the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from conducting research on gun violence. The so-called Dickey amendment, named after the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Jay Dickey (R-AR) stated that “none of the funds made available […]

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Citibank Moves to Restrict its Clients from Certain Gun-Sale Activity

Citibank has announced that it will request its clients observe certain gun control measures in order to become clients, or partner with the bank. The regulations will apply only to new customers. Citibank will require new retail clients to not sell firearms to anyone who hasn’t passed a background check, restrict firearm sales to anyone […]

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Armed High School Officer Shoots and Kills Attacker After Gunman Shoots Two Students

A high school resource officer shot and killed a gunman at Great Mills High School in Great Mills, Maryland this morning after the gunman shot two fellow students with a handgun. The attacker, Austin Wyatt Rollins shot a fellow classmate, a 16-year-old female shortly before classes started this morning at 8 a.m. He then shot […]

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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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Thousands of Students Across the Nation Stage Walkout in Commemoration of One-Month Anniversary of Shooting in Parkland, FL

Students across the nation walked out of class yesterday demanding action on the part of lawmakers in Washington D.C., and in state capitals, to stem the tide of gun violence on school campuses across the country. A 17-minute walkout began at 10 a.m. in each time zone across the country, a tribute to the seventeen […]

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