Tag Archives: Assault rifles

Mass Shootings and Assault Weapons

UPDATE: This post has been updated to include the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting that occurred on October 27th, 2018.  The death toll in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland makes it one of the deadliest gun massacres in U.S. history, and it was the deadliest school shooting since 20 first graders and six educators were gunned

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Remarks from Vanderbilt Gun Policy Discussion

As policy director for The Safe Tennessee Project, I was asked by a public policy class at Vandy to participate in a discussion on gun policy. – In the interest of providing citations for my responses, below are a series of topics from the discussion and my responses (with hyperlinks) as well as additional information that may be helpful to the students.

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Gun lobby and politicians block proposed law to stop suspected terrorists from buying guns in U.S.

Reprinted from Washington Post article: “From 2004 to 2014, over 2,000 terror suspects legally purchased guns in the United States” by Christopher Ingraham on November 16. Given France’s strict gun laws, the terrorists who attacked Paris on Friday may have turned to black market sources for the weapons they used. But in the United States, known and suspected terrorists are allowed

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The Wild West World of Online Gun Exchanges

  Fascinating investigation into online gun exchanges reposted from the gunsenseismything blog When gun violence prevention (GVP) advocates speak about the need for universal background checks and the need to close the gun show loophole, there is always push back from the gun lobby. When those advocates speak about the prevalence and ease of buying guns online, the gun lobby

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