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Gun laws in Georgia have officially resulted in ATL's annual Midtown Music Festival at Piedmont Park being cancelled for safety reasons.

A 20-year-old New York mom was shot in the head at point-blank range while pushing her three-month-old in a stroller on the Upper East Side.

Teachers packing heat alongside lunch may soon be the norm in Ohio thanks to a new firearms law signed by Gov. Mike DeWine.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A wave of police killings of young black men in 2014 prompted 24 states to quickly pass some type of law enforcement reform, but many declined to address the most glaring issue: police use of force. Six years later, only about a third of states have passed laws on the question. […]

In the aftermath of yet another shooting, Reverend Al Sharpton is concerned that “there has been no real move to expiate some federal gun legislation,” he says. We have seen Walmart make moves to stop selling ammunition, tighten up who they sell guns to and no longer allowing people to carry in their store, but […]

Right about now we’re all focused on fighting for gun control. The conversations in Washington surrounding this issue have been about background checks and mental health checks. While Reverend Al Sharpton appreciates those conversations, he says “we’ve got to keep our eye on the prize.” We need to talk about banning assault riffles and magazines, […]

Conversations around gun control have been being had all across the country. Roland says, “we’ve had more mass shootings this year than we’ve had days of the year.” Like many of us, Roland wants to know if we’re ever going to see any gun control. His guest, Shannon Watts, works with an organization called “Moms […]

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Lawmakers in gun-loving Texas have quietly gone around the National Rifle Association by slipping language into a massive spending bill that would fund a $1 million public safety campaign on gun storage. The last-minute move late Sunday sets up a political test rarely seen in Texas for Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, […]

An Israeli company has developed a bulletproof backpack and soon it’ll be available in the US. The backpack is available with single panels which offers neck to waist protection or double which both sides of the torso. According to the company the backpack comes with instructions. DL finds it interesting and disturbing that we would rather […]

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump says tougher gun laws would not have prevented a mass shooting at a south Texas church, arguing that more restrictions might have led to more casualties. Trump spoke at a news conference in South Korea Tuesday where he was asked about “extreme vetting” for gun purchases. Trump […]

The deadly shootings in Las Vegas have again brought to light the issue of gun control in America. The Congressional Black Caucus has pushed for better laws on this issue for a long time. Congresswoman Lisa Blunt of Rochester, NY believes that now is the time for real gun control and to pass stricter gun control laws. […]