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Ban on 3D-Printed Gun Instructions Will Remain

A federal judge extended the ban on Monday

(Newser) - A federal judge in Seattle on Monday extended his previous ruling that barred uploading instructions for making 3D-printed guns to the Internet, the Hill reports. The existing ban instituted last month was set to expire on Tuesday,per Reuters . Now, the restriction will be in place until the case is... More »

Country Singer at Vegas Show Faults NRA

Eric Church: Nevada massacre 'wrecked' him, NRA lobbying ensures continued gun violence

(Newser) - For Eric Church, the year he left his 30s was rough. "Forty sucked," he said of his birthday last spring, which was followed by a life-threatening blood clot in his chest, emergency surgery to get rid of it, and then, a few months later, the massacre in Las... More »

GOP Candidate: I Had to Shoot My 'Insane' Mom

Pro-gun Arizona Senate candidate Bobby Wilson shared the story

(Newser) - A Republican Arizona state Senate candidate has shocked gun control advocates by sharing details about shooting and killing his mother in apparent self-defense more than 50 years ago. Bobby Wilson, who is running to represent a southern Arizona district, tells the AP that he's not trying to hide anything.... More »

2-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shoots Self After Finding Gun

It happened Saturday in Fresno, California

(Newser) - A California toddler has died after authorities say he accidentally shot himself. The tragedy occurred in a Fresno neighborhood, where police arrived to a call Saturday. Per ABC 30 , police said the boy's parent was not at home at the time, but that two adults were. Police said they... More »

She Reached for a Cart, Got Shot With Her Own Gun

Walmart shopper had the weapon in a holster at her side, police say

(Newser) - Police in Tennessee say a woman was injured when a gun she carried into a Walmart fired a shot after falling from its holster and hitting the floor. Lexington police Capt. Jeff Middleton says the woman walked into the store with the gun in the holster at her side. He... More »

March for Our Lives Group Makes Big Announcement

60-day bus tour kicks off June 15 to register young voters and promote gun law reform

(Newser) - Some of the most high-profile Parkland survivors hinted over the weekend at something big coming down the pike, and that news has just dropped. Axios reports the March for Our Lives activist group, which includes Marjorie Stoneman Douglas students David Hogg, Emma Gonzalez, and Jaclyn Corin, will be conducting a... More »

Jimmy Fallon Surprises Grads in Parkland, Florida

The late night host told the shooting survivors 'don't let anything stop you'

(Newser) - The senior class from the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people in February received diplomas Sunday and heard from commencement speaker Jimmy Fallon , who urged graduates to move forward and "don't let anything stop you." Four families were to receive diplomas for loved ones... More »

Obama Official Says Keep Kids Home to Fight Guns

Arne Duncan was US Secretary of Education under President Obama

(Newser) - An official from the Obama administration has suggested parents nationwide force Congress to act on gun control by keeping their kids home from school. Arne Duncan, a former US Secretary of Education, made the statement in a tweet on Friday after 10 people were gunned down in an east Texas... More »

Houston Police Chief: 'We Need to Start Using the Ballot Box'

But Ollie North doesn't see it quite the same way

(Newser) - With another 10 lives stolen this week at a Texas school, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo argued in favor of "gun sense" on Face the Nation. "Let me tell you, people at the state level and the federal level in too many places in our country are not... More »

Victims' Dad Says Australian Shooter Planned Attack

Aaron Cockman said his father-in-law, Peter Miles, didn't simply ‘snap'

(Newser) - The Australian grandfather who's believed to have gunned down his wife, daughter and grandchildren "didn't snap," according to the grieving father of the slain kids. He was "thinking this through for a long time," Aaron Cockman said, per BBC . Peter Miles, 61, reportedly killed... More »

10-Year-Old Stands Outside Her School Alone. This Is Why

Delilah Matrese wanted to take a stand

(Newser) - Delilah Matrese wanted to protest, but apparently no one would join her. The 10-year-old student at Hamilton Elementary in Carlisle, Penn., wasn't able to attend the last school walkout demanding gun control—the one involving 2,500 schools around the US —"so she begged us to let... More »

On Columbine Anniversary, a Walkout, a Shooting

1 injured in Florida as students nationwide protest gun violence

(Newser) - A day already painful for gun control activists became even more so Friday when the 19th anniversary of the Columbine school massacre coincided with a shooting at a high school in Florida. One student at Ocala's Forest High School suffered a non-life-threatening injury; the suspected shooter, identified as a... More »

Vermont's New Gun Restrictions Are a Big Deal. Here's Why

'I think it sends a signal that the cultural shift ... is huge in Vermont'

(Newser) - Vermont on Wednesday raised the age to buy firearms, banned high-capacity magazines, and made it easier to take guns from people who pose a threat—the first significant gun ownership restrictions in state history, signed into law by the Republican governor. It's a remarkable turnaround for the largely rural... More »

South Carolina Bill Would Allow Secession From US

This time the issue is gun rights

(Newser) - South Carolina wants to have the option of seceding from the US—again—if it feels the government does anything that goes against the Second Amendment. The Hill reports three Republican legislators in South Carolina introduced a bill Thursday that would let the state debate secession specifically "if the... More »

NY Ratchets Up Gun Control

Those convicted of domestic violence will have to turn over all firearms, not just handguns

(Newser) - New York has banned convicted domestic abusers from possessing any sort of weapon, reports CNN . The legislation, which handily passed on Saturday, eliminates a loophole in which domestic abusers were only required to surrender their handguns after a conviction, notes WKBW . "New York is once again leading the way... More »

Ted Nugent: Parkland Kids 'Have No Soul'

Defends NRA, says that 'level of ignorance goes beyond stupidity'

(Newser) - Even as Laura Ingraham was hemorrhaging advertisers for criticizing Parkland survivors, Ted Nugent was pulling no punches on the "mushy brained children," saying their attacks on "the good law-abiding families of America" is "deep in the category of soulless. These poor children ... it hurts me to... More »

Santorum: Parkland Survivors Don't Need to Learn CPR

Santorum walks back post-March for Our Lives comment

(Newser) - A radiologist in Florida called it "gobsmackingly uninformed" and a trauma surgeon at Johns Hopkins said it's "not effective in this situation," and on Wednesday Rick Santorum walked it back, Business Insider reports. Having watched hundreds of thousands of people march in support of gun control... More »

Retired Justice's 6 Words of Advice for Student Protesters

'Get rid of the Second Amendment'

(Newser) - Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens is the latest prominent figure to applaud student protesters calling for action on gun control. But in an op-ed published Tuesday in the New York Times , he says they should raise their demands to include—constitutional defenders, prepare yourself—a "repeal of... More »

Fake Viral GIF Goes After Parkland Survivor

Depicts Emma Gonzalez tearing up the Constitution, but it never happened

(Newser) - A GIF creating an uproar on social media shows a Parkland survivor ripping up the US Constitution—but the scene never happened. Emma Gonzalez, an 18-year-old leader of the students calling for gun control , was photographed for Teen Vogue tearing up a shooting target. Someone edited the magazine's image... More »

Doctors Slam Santorum's 'Unconscionable' Remarks

He suggested students learn CPR instead of joining anti-gun violence rallies

(Newser) - Former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum thinks students should learn CPR instead of "looking to someone else to solve their problem" by protesting gun violence—and a lot of doctors think Santorum should get a clue. His remarks were slammed by numerous medical professionals on social media, many of... More »

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