Prosecution: Alec Baldwin Violated the Cardinal Rules of Firearm Safety

Prosecutor Erlinda Johnson opened the trial by telling the jury that the case was “simple” and “straightforward”. Mr Baldwin “played make-believe with a real gun” and “violated the cardinal rules of firearms safety,” Ms Johnson argued. “While it was a movie set, it was a real, live workplace for many people,” she said in her […]

A Woman Saved Her Own Life Because She Knew How to Unload a Gun

Brantley Lloyd Tolleson

A woman’s quick thinking and knowledge of how to unload a gun may have saved her life. For background, last week 43-year-old Brantley Lloyd Tolleson was arrested for attempted murder for taking out a handgun, pointing it at the woman and pulling the trigger. Since this case, law enforcement has encouraged women to become familiar with firearms. […]

‘Technologies of Violence’ – Innovation May Save More Lives Than Regulation

Smart Gun

We are heartened that the surgeon general takes seriously the technological nature of gun violence in the U.S. For example, his report notes that we have promoted technological solutions to deal with previous public health crises like smoking and automobile fatalities. The report also points out firearms’ special status compared to other technologies like cars, […]

Progress: Alabama Grocery Stores Now Selling Ammo From Vending Machines

ammo ammunition vending machine American Rounds

Two grocery stores in Alabama currently have an automated vending machine that dispenses ammunition. American Rounds markets an automated ammunition dispenser which uses artificial intelligence technology to verify a buyer’s identification and age through card scanning and facial recognition software. The buyer inserts their photo ID, and the machine conducts a 360-degree scan to match […]

Two Americas: Do You Live in a Gun Transaction Tracking State?

credit card terminal machine

Stephanie Sy: So why do states like California believe this could combat mass killings? Companies already have the names of companies every time there’s a transaction. They already, from what I understand, also have the right to flag that to law enforcement authorities for further investigation. Why is this needed? David Lieb: So some state […]

Happy Independence Day, America

George Washington on horseback

I am apt to believe that [Independence Day] will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance; it ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other, […]

Angela Simmons Deeply Regrets Amplifying Her Beauty With a Gun-Shaped Purse

Angela Simmons purse gun

Angela Simmons is apologizing for her accessory at the 2024 BET Awards, where she sported a bedazzled gun-shaped purse. Following the backlash on social media, the 36-year-old entrepreneur and TV personality, took to Instagram to address the controversy sparked by her fashion statement. “I want to address the recent incident involving the green purse I carried at […]

The Old Gun Control Preference Laundry is Breaking Down

“What smart people are supposed to think” dictates a lot of what’s acceptable. In “elite” circles, it defines what is normalized vs. what is stigmatized. So if you’re interested in normalizing (or stigmatizing) guns, then you need to pay attention to what smart people are told they’re supposed to think. In recent history, for guns […]

Milwaukee Leaders Beg for Reduced ‘Gun Violence’ Ahead of the GOP Convention

Milwaukee Mayor Cavalier Johnson

More people were shot Thursday throughout Milwaukee as the city suffered a second straight day of significant gun violence. Shootings were reported across town just as city and police leaders were discussing strategies to cut down on violence. City leaders acknowledge they’ve made these pleas before, and they’ll continue their efforts no matter the results. […]