Seaside, California Teacher Dennis Alexander Accidentally Shot Gun in Classroom, Injured Student

A Seaside, California teacher accidentally discharged a gun in a classroom during a demonstration about firearm safety. Under California law, teachers are not permitted to carry firearms into classrooms, even if they possess a concealed carry permit. #BREAKING A Seaside High School student was injured when his teacher accidentally fired a gun into a classroom ceiling. … Continued

What Gun Control Laws Can We Pass to End Mass Shootings?

The Parkland high school shooting that left 17 people dead last week has reignited the decades-long debate over gun control in the United States. Despite what most supporters of the Second Amendment proclaim, research shows that comprehensive gun laws can prevent shootings.

STUDY: White Men See Guns As a Means of Empowerment in Times of Economic Uncertainty

Study finds white men are often empowered by guns when faced with loss of economic status. This subset of gun owners has a different set of values and policy beliefs worth further study, including tendencies towards insurrectionism.

The House GOP Just Voted To Gut a Key Obama Gun Rule

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives has voted 235-180 to undo a regulation put in place by former President Barack Obama that had directed the Social Security Administration to update the FBI’s national instant background check database with the names of disability recipients with severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia and severe anxiety. Greg Giroux, a … Continued

Supreme Court: Domestic Abusers Can Lose Their Gun Ownership Rights

[DIGEST: NPR, Washington Post] On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled domestic abusers convicted of misdemeanors can be barred from owning firearms. The vote was 6-2, with three liberal justices joined by three conservatives. In recent days, the case, Voisine v. United States, had attracted significant attention amid turmoil in Congress over stricter gun control measures. … Continued

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