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  • Alarm Over Growing Use of Weapons at Rallies
    by Guardian, via GunPolicy.org on August 27, 2021 at 12:00 am

    A gunfight in Portland, Oregon, last week is intensifying concerns over escalating violence during contentious rallies in the city, as far-right demonstrators and anti-fascist counter-protesters have repeatedly faced off. The Portland police bureau charged a 65-year-old man from Gresham, Oregon, over a gunfight in the city’s downtown during violent clashes on Sunday. Authorities say Dennis Anderson drew a concealed handgun and shot at a group of anti-fascists who were… [Guardian, via GunPolicy.org]

  • Mexico Sues US Gunmakers to Stop Weapons Crossing Border
    by Guardian, via GunPolicy.org on August 4, 2021 at 12:00 am

    The Mexican government has launched legal action against US gunmakers in an unprecedented attempt to halt the flow of guns across the border, where US-made weapons are routinely used in cartel gun-battles, terror attacks on civilians – and increasingly to challenge the state itself. The Mexican government is suing six gunmakers in a Massachusetts court, alleging negligence in their failure to control their distributors and that the illegal market in Mexico “has been… [Guardian, via GunPolicy.org]

  • Pandemic gun violence surge was not linked to rise in gun sales, study finds
    by Guardian, via GunPolicy.org on July 9, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Gun homicides surged across the United States during the coronavirus pandemic, in the same year that Americans bought a record-breaking number of guns. But some of America’s leading gun violence researchers have concluded that what might seem like an obvious cause-and-effect – a surge in gun buying leads to a surge in gun violence – is not supported by the data. Through July of last year, there was no clear association between the increase in firearm purchases and… [Guardian, via GunPolicy.org]

  • New York Defines Illegal Firearms Use as a ‘Public Nuisance’
    by Conversation, via GunPolicy.org on July 7, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Could calling the illegal use of firearms a “public nuisance” bring an end to the gun industry’s immunity from civil lawsuits? New York will soon test that notion. State lawmakers recently amended New York’s public nuisance statute to specifically include marketing and sales practices that contribute to gun crimes. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the bill on July 6, 2021, after declaring gun violence a “disaster emergency.” I’ve been researching lawsuits against the gun… [Conversation, via GunPolicy.org]

  • How Bad is the Rise in US Homicides?
    by Guardian, via GunPolicy.org on June 30, 2021 at 12:00 am

    There’s been a wave of media coverage this summer about an increase in homicides across the United States, with attention often focused on the same political question: will Americans still want to defund or even reform the police if “violent crime” is on the rise? Anxiety about violent crime is often used to win elections. Police and politicians routinely share misleading, out-of-context crime statistics to advance their agendas. Fearmongering about rising crime has… [Guardian, via GunPolicy.org]

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Author: Donald Baker

I am a gun enthusiast from Kentucky. My father introduced me to the joy of collecting and shooting fine firearms. I hold a B.A. in History from the University of Kentucky and an M.B.A. from the University of Louisville. I love to read historical works and watch college sports.

About the author: donaldbaker
I am a gun enthusiast from Kentucky. My father introduced me to the joy of collecting and shooting fine firearms. I hold a B.A. in History from the University of Kentucky and an M.B.A. from the University of Louisville. I love to read historical works and watch college sports.

Author: Donald Baker

I am a gun enthusiast from Kentucky. My father introduced me to the joy of collecting and shooting fine firearms. I hold a B.A. in History from the University of Kentucky and an M.B.A. from the University of Louisville. I love to read historical works and watch college sports.

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