PARTISANS IN GUN DEBATE GRAPPLE FOR COMMON GROUND AFTER LAS VEGAS SHOOTING

PARTISANS IN GUN DEBATE GRAPPLE FOR COMMON GROUND AFTER LAS VEGAS SHOOTING

Once again, America faces an all-too-familiar narrative. A lone gunman, perhaps overcome by rage or insanity — or a toxic mixture of both — has murdered dozens of innocent people with the sort of rapid-firing weapons designed for military combat.

And once again, America also faces an all-too-familiar dilemma: What can be done to stop this bloodshed?

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BROOKLYN LEADERS WANT NYPD TO PUT LOCK ON GLOCK TO STOP FLOW OF ILLEGAL GUNS

BROOKLYN LEADERS WANT NYPD TO PUT LOCK ON GLOCK TO STOP FLOW OF ILLEGAL GUNS

Church leaders and parishioners packed the St Paul Community Baptist Church in East New York Thursday night not only to gather and pray but also as a call to action. The religious network East Brooklyn Congregations made a list of demands for their invited guest, Police Commissioner James O’Neil.

“We want guns out of our communities,” said Rev. Steven Carter of East Brooklyn Congregations.

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TO BUILD A SMART GUN, YOU NEED TO BUILD A SMART GUN MARKET 

TO BUILD A SMART GUN, YOU NEED TO BUILD A SMART GUN MARKET

Updated | At the investor meeting for Sturm, Ruger & Co. on Tuesday in Greensboro, North Carolina, the gun-maker’s CEO, Michael Fifer, highlighted some of its future projects: “fun guns,” “cool guns” and “takedown products.”

The words safety and smart gun never came up, according to Donna Weinberger, an activist with the gun safety group Do Not Stand Idly By. Weinberger was part of a group with two clergy members who were lent four shares of the company’s stock, allowing them to attend the meeting, with the intention of asking Fifer why the company hasn’t moved more aggressively on what the group sees as a massive, untapped market: high-tech guns for military and law enforcement that have built-in safety features.

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WHITE HOUSE WANTS TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT TO USE ‘SMART GUNS’ 

WHITE HOUSE WANTS TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT TO USE ‘SMART GUNS’

The White House issued a set of recommendations Friday aimed at curbing the illegal use of firearms by making it easier for federal, state and local agencies to purchase “smart guns” that would function only in the hands of specified users.

The measures include a proposed rule that would allow the Social Security Administration to report beneficiaries with mental health problems to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System.

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