Less than a week after John Russell Houser allegedly opened fire inside a Grand Theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), called on their colleagues to join together and pass more regulations on gun shows.
On July 25, an escort in Charleston, West Virginia, shot and killed Neal Falls, a man she met via a website and whom she claims was determined to kill her from the moment she answered the door. Police now believe the man may be linked to as many as six deaths in the last 14 months.
On July 28 the Los Angeles City Council voted to limit ammunition magazine size to the same 10-round capacity Elliot Rodger used in his 2014 Santa Barbara attack.
On July 27 The Washington Post surveyed the political landscape post-Lafayette and said gun control is going nowhere–mainly because Americans do not want it. They want more guns instead.
During a recent appearance on Newsmax TV, Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz said the Second Amendment is an “absurd thing” in our constitution and that our legal framework needs to be adjusted “to create a presumption against gun ownership instead of a presumption in favor of gun ownership.”
On the night of July 26, concealed carry permit holder Patrick Ewing drew his gun and shot Thomas McCary, who allegedly shot at Ewing. McCary reportedly then stood with a gun in each hand, shooting at Ewing’s sister and her one-year-old baby, as well.
During the July 26 airing of Meet the Press, Bernie Sanders listed background checks, barring criminals from owning guns, and barring the mentally ill from owning guns, as being among the laws he wants to promote as a Democrat presidential hopeful.
On July 24, personnel from the Manchester, Tennessee, police department and other city employees delivered “approx 300″ sandbags to the city’s Army recruitment center that were used to line the bottom third of their front windows to stop potential incoming rounds.
With claims that alleged Lafayette gunman John Russell Houser was committed to a mental institution in Georgia gaining steam, Carroll County Probate Judge Betty Cason is making it clear she never ordered him committed.
As the trial for Bryant Brewer got underway on July 27, Cook County Assistant State’s Attorney Brian Sexton said Brewer was “proud he gunned down an officer” in 2010, when he allegedly killed Chicago Police Officer Thor Soderberg.
On July 24, The Seattle Times ran a column highlighting the surging gun violence in Seattle and suggested the sound of gunfire has become so commonplace in the city that it is now considered “mere background noise.”
In the wake of the Lafayette theater attack, Democrat presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is calling for Congress to expand background checks to every sale so that all gun purchasers must pass the same check alleged gunman John Russell Houser passed for his handgun.
After years of female demand for guns changing the way the firearm manufacturers make and market their products, gun stores are now indicating that senior buyers are becoming more and more prevalent.
During a July 26 appearance on CBS News’ Face the Nation, Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) acknowledged that alleged Lafayette gunman Joe Russell Houser did not do “anything wrong” in the way he acquired his firearm.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) is reporting that gun production has more than doubled during the Obama presidency, increasing “140 percent.”
On July 24, Gabby Giffords’s husband Mark Kelly was questioned about the Lafayette theater attack, and after admitting all the facts were not yet known, he pushed for background checks and other gun controls.
Sheriff Arpaio did this last week after an Army Terrorism Liason Officer reported “a noticeable increase in surveillance and the photographing of an [Army Reserve] facility.” Sheriff Arpaio was asked to send marked vehicles and posse volunteers to aid in protection until the “threat level of our soldiers declines.”
On July 24, U.S. District Judge Murray Snow refused to recuse himself from a “racial-profiling” case against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is conducting his own investigation of the judge.
Light heavyweight boxing champion Sergey Kovalev knocked out challenger Nadjib Mohammedi in the third round on Saturday night. He did so wearing the trunks emblazoned with Tulammo logo.
When Obama spoke to BBC last week he stressed his frustration over not being able to secure more gun control and suggested that the guns outweigh terrorism as a threat to Americans’ safety.
On July 24, the day after John Russell Houser allegedly used a handgun to kill two people in Lafayette, Louisiana, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley called on Congress to ban “the sale of assault weapons” and “[establish] a national gun registry.”
On Friday, the Pentagon asked that armed citizens stop showing up at recruiting centers to stand guard for the unarmed military personnel inside.
On Monday, the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP will rally to oppose legislation which protects “historical monuments and memorials.” The NCAAP opposes the legislation because it would include Civil War — and therefore, Confederate — monuments and memorials among those protected.
On July 24, the day after John Russell Houser allegedly killed two people in a Louisiana Grand Theatre, Pitch Perfect’s Rebel Wilson took to Twitter to announce that America needs to institute an Australian-like gun ban.
On July 24, California Attorney General Kamala Harris (D) announced she will investigate whether the Center for American Progress broke any laws in videoing Planned Parenthood’s (PP) Dr. Deborah Nucatola. On the video, Nucatola discussed PP’s sales of baby livers and the practice of “partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts” to those who want them.