Topic: Guns - Pacific Standard

Topic: Guns

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) lights a candle during a vigil for the victims of the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, in Grand Army Plaza on August 5th, 2019, in Brooklyn. Lawmakers and local advocates called on Congress to enact gun control legislation and encouraged citizens to vote for politicians who would support those measures.

This Congress Has Made More Progress on Early Gun Bills Than Any Other in the Last 10 Years

In the wake of a week of racist, terroristic mass shootings, here's a look at the status of the new firearms bills introduced at the beginning of the year.

President Donald Trump, followed by Vice President Mike Pence, approaches the podium in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House on August 5th, 2019, in Washington, D.C. Trump delivered remarks on the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, over the weekend.

After a Weekend of Deadly Shootings, Republicans Offer Renewed Support for Red Flag Laws

Seventeen states and Washington, D.C., already have such legislation, also known as extreme risk protection order laws, in place.

Gun enthusiasts visit a gun show where thousands of different weapons are displayed for sale on July 10th, 2016, in Fort Worth, Texas.

Domestic Disputes Are More Likely to Turn Deadly in Cities Where Guns Are Easy to Obtain

New research finds a link between intimate-partner homicides and the per-capita number of gun dealers in an urban county.

Guns at a Miami buy-back event.

Firearm Buybacks Could Be Part of a Solution for Gun Violence in the U.S.

The strategy is complicated by the sheer number of guns in American homes—nearly half of the total number of firearms worldwide.

A photo of Elsa Mendoza Marquez, a Mexican schoolteacher who was the mother of two adult children, is displayed at an interfaith vigil for victims of a mass shooting, which left at least 20 people dead, including Marquez, on August 4th, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. At least 26 people were wounded.

A Deadly Weekend in America Renews Attention to Congress' Languishing Gun-Control Bills

Could a weekend of deadly violence in the United States lead to federal gun-law reform?

The flag of the NRA at its headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia.

The NRA's Legal Counsel and Executives Have Been Billing the Non-Profit Millions of Dollars in Fees

Accountants have been attempting to investigate what they believe to be financial mismanagement since 2018, but attempts were thwarted according to a senior employee.

Visitors view gun displays at a National Rifle Association outdoor sports trade show on February 10th, 2017, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Research Finds That Having a Gun in Your Home Can Make Your Household Less Safe

A new study finds that residents of states with higher levels of gun ownership are more likely to be shot to death by a family member or intimate partner.

Gun-reform advocates line Pennsylvania Avenue while attending the March for Our Lives rally on March 24th, 2018, in Washington, D.C.

As the Republican Senate Blocks Reform, States Pass Their Own Gun-Control Laws

Since their governors' offices flipped to Democrat, New Mexico and Nevada have paved the way on gun reform.

Police patrol outside Columbine High School on April 17th, 2019, in Littleton, Colorado, as all Denver-area schools were evacuated and classes canceled after an active threat to the area.

A 'Morbid Fascination' With Columbine High School Might Lead to Its Shuttering

The 20th anniversary of the massacre has prompted an increase in security concerns as devout "Columbiners" flock to the campus.

Semi-automatic rifles are seen for sale in a gun shop in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 4th, 2017.

If You're Diagnosed With Dementia, Should You Lose Your Second Amendment Rights?

When a family member gets diagnosed with dementia, gun-rights advocates have a difficult choice ahead of them.

Firearm instructor Clark Aposhian holds a handgun up as he teaches a concealed-weapons training class to 200 Utah teachers in December of 2012. After the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, 14 state legislatures introduced bills calling to arm school staffs.

Minority Students in Texas Raise Concerns Over a Program Arming Teachers

The state is looking to expand its school marshal program, which allows teachers to carry firearms in case of an active shooter, causing some students to worry about their safety.

Senator Cory Booker greets supporters as he arrives to speak during a campaign event on April 13th, 2019, in Newark, New Jersey.

Cory Booker's Gun Control Plan: An Essential Reading List

Booker's proposal includes a gun licensing program, an assault weapons ban, and more support for victims and communities of gun violence.

Skippy Thomas, a member of the National Rifle Association, takes a selfie with President Donald Trump in the background during the NRA's annual meeting at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on April 26th, 2019.

Viewfinder: Trump Supporters Take Selfies at the National Rifle Association's Annual Meeting

Skippy Thomas, a member of the National Rifle Association, takes a selfie with President Donald Trump in the background during the NRA's annual meeting at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, on April 26th, 2019.

Cars move along a street in the center of the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince.

What Guns Do to Our State of Mind

It is both the technology and the symbolism of a gun that can encourage someone to shoot.

Elderly person old people hands

When Older Americans With Depression and Dementia Have Access to Firearms

A new study finds that older Americans with risk factors for harming themselves or others don't seem to be any less likely to have access to firearms than anyone else their age.

"Students" barricade a door of a classroom to block an "active shooter" during ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate) training at the Harry S. Truman High School in Levittown, Pennsylvania, on November 3rd, 2015.

Are Active Shooter Drills Harming More Than They're Helping?

Some teachers have reported being shot with pellet guns and experiencing ongoing trauma after the drills, yet the effectiveness of the training is unproven.

Semi-automatic rifles are seen for sale in a gun shop in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 4th, 2017.

The Best Gun-Control Laws Target Who Buys Guns, Not What They Buy

New research finds several state-level statutes are linked to homicide rates, including universal background checks.

Guests and members of the public look on during a National Remembrance Service at Waitangi Park on March 29th, 2019, in Wellington, New Zealand. Fifty people were killed, and dozens were injured, in Christchurch on March 15th, when a gunman opened fire at the Al Noor and Linwood Mosques. The attack was the worst mass shooting in New Zealand's history.

Viewfinder: A Remembrance Service for the Christchurch Victims

Guests and members of the public look on during a National Remembrance Service at Waitangi Park on March 29th, 2019, in Wellington, New Zealand.

Wendy Behrend, a school crossing guard who was on duty when a shooter opened fire in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, pays her respects at a memorial one year after the shooting.

Can Congress Pass a Law Disarming People in Crisis?

The Republican-controlled Senate on Tuesday held a hearing about extreme risk protection orders, which are supposed to prevent pre-planned mass violence and firearm suicides.

People visit a cross for Christopher Stone at a memorial for the victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting on May 21st, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas.

To Prevent School Shootings, Texas Legislators Want to Focus on Mental Health

Advocates have raised concerns that this approach can stigmatize people with mental illness as if they're inherently violent.

Students gather at a gun control rally at the U.S. Capitol on March 14th, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Students from area high schools participated in the event to mark the one-year anniversary of a nationwide gun violence walkout protest that was prompted by the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

The Psychological Aftermath of Surviving School Shootings

The recent Parkland student suicides call attention to the long-term effects of school shootings on mental health, academic performance, and economic achievement.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to media during a press conference at New Zealand's parliament on March 21st, 2019, in Wellington, New Zealand. Ardern announced Thursday that New Zealand will ban all military-style semi-automatics and assault rifles.

A Week of Mourning After the Christchurch Shootings (in Photos)

Communities across continents held vigils, protests, moments of silence, and prayer services.

Imam of the attacked Linwood Mosque, Ibrahim Abdul Halim, walks with Father Felimoun El-Baramoussy, priest at St. Michael the Archangel Antiochian Orthodox Church in Dunedin to lay flowers outside the Linwood Mosque on March 18th, 2019, in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Most Terrorist Victims Are Muslim

The Christchurch shooting continues a global pattern: Around the world, the majority of victims of terrorist attacks are Muslim.