• Virginia gun safety bills head to Democratic governor for signature

    (CNN) — A group of gun safety bills in Virginia are headed to the governor’s desk for his signature after passing the state General Assembly in recent days, the last hurdle in a series of legislative steps needed to finalize the measures into law. The bills, part of a bundle of policies known as the “Governor’s […]

  • West Texas shooter failed background check after being adjudicated ‘a mental defective,’ sources say

    The West Texas man who killed seven people and wounded 25 in a shooting rampage failed a background check during an attempted firearm purchase in 2014 because he had earlier been adjudicated “a mental defective” and temporarily committed to an institution, three law enforcement sources told CNN on Wednesday. Seth Ator, 36, had been committed to an […]

  • Dayton shooter had cocaine in his system, coroner says

    The man who opened fire on a crowded bar district in Dayton, Ohio, had drugs in his system, the county coroner said. Cocaine, Xanax and alcohol were found in Connor Betts’ blood during the autopsy, Montgomery County Coroner Kent Harshbarger said at a press conference Thursday. Armed with a .223-caliber high-capacity rifle, Betts opened fire on August […]

  • Bill Clinton urges lawmakers to reinstate ban on assault weapons

    Former President Bill Clinton implored lawmakers to take swift action on legislation banning so-called assault weapons in an op-ed published in Time on Thursday, writing that Americans “have talked, tweeted and delayed long enough.” Clinton’s appeal for gun control comes after mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, killed more than 30 people this past weekend, and as […]

  • Florida governor signs bill allowing more armed teachers

    More Florida teachers will be eligible to carry guns in the classroom under a bill Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed Wednesday that immediately implements recommendations from a commission formed after a mass shooting at a high school in Parkland. DeSantis signed the bill in private and didn’t issue a statement afterward. But he previously made […]

  • Cory Booker Proposes National License for All Gun Owners

    Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker is proposing that all gun owners be licensed by the federal government, a process that would include an interview and safety training. National licensing is one of more than a dozen specific proposals in a sweeping gun control agenda the U.S. senator from New Jersey released on Monday. It’s his […]

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