America’s struggle with mass shootings has changed how these people live their lives

CNN — Minutes after a gunman killed 10 people in a Boulder, Colorado, grocery store in March 2021, a woman stood in the back of the supermarket where she worked in Denver, about 30 miles away, staring at harrowing images of the scene as she scrolled through her phone. It was bizarre to see photos … Read more

Law enforcement officials: Supreme Court gun ruling will make our jobs harder

CNN — The Supreme Court decision which struck down a New York law placing restrictions on carrying a concealed gun outside the home will have drastic consequences for law enforcement, inhibiting their ability to remove illegal guns from the street and protect the public from shootings, officials said. In the widest expansion of gun rights … Read more

Gun safety bill: Senate will take critical vote to advance bipartisan legislation

CNN — The Senate is poised to take a critical vote on Thursday to advance a major bipartisan gun safety bill toward final passage. The vote is expected to succeed with Republican support, putting the legislation on a path to pass the Senate as soon as this week. The bipartisan gun deal represents the first … Read more

March for Our Lives will hold Saturday rallies amid renewed push for gun control

Washington CNN — March for Our Lives, the student-led movement focused on gun violence prevention, returns to Washington this weekend for a mass demonstration in the wake of recent shootings in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York. The DC march on Saturday afternoon at the Washington Monument is set to feature a slate of speakers … Read more

Matthew McConaughey tells the story of those killed in Uvalde in emotional plea for action on guns

CNN — Actor Matthew McConaughey delivered impassioned and at-times emotional remarks at the White House press briefing on Tuesday, telling the stories of those who died in the elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, and urging more action on gun control. McConaughey spent the opening minutes of the briefing talking about those who died, saying … Read more

Sen. Chris Murphy, Connecticut Democrat, ‘more confident than ever’ Congress can reach deal on gun laws but anxious about failure

CNN — Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy, the lead Democratic negotiator in bipartisan talks on gun control legislation, said Sunday he’s “more confident than ever” lawmakers will be able to get something done to address gun violence across the US, while acknowledging he’s also concerned their efforts could fail. “I’ve never been part of negotiations as … Read more

‘We’re not going back’: Uvalde superintendent reaffirms no students will return to Robb Elementary after massacre

CNN — No students or staff will be returning to Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, the site of a tragic massacre last month, Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District Superintendent Hal Harrell reaffirmed Friday. “We’re not going back to that campus,” Harrell said during a special meeting of the board of trustees, and added he expects … Read more

Biden’s speech: President urges 10 Republican senators to join Democrats on gun-related legislation

CNN — President Joe Biden tried to turn a string of horrific mass shootings into momentum Thursday night, imploring 10 Republican senators to join Democrats on some – any – new gun-related legislation. The speech, which compared dead American children to US casualties in war, came on a night when fellow Democrats on a House … Read more

Uncle of Uvalde victim turns to his faith in wake of deadly school shooting

Uvalde, Texas CNN  —  Adrian Alonzo says he got used to Uvalde schools being in lockdown, usually because of issues related to immigration, in this small town close to the southern border. But he realized that Tuesday’s alert was different when he got a notice that school buses would not be running that day. As … Read more

Trump, other Republicans reject gun reforms at NRA convention that showcases nation’s split

Houston CNN — Former President Donald Trump and other GOP leaders rejected efforts to overhaul gun laws and mocked Democrats and activists calling for change Friday at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention. The gathering this weekend in Houston is taking place 280 miles east of the South Texas town of Uvalde, where 19 children … Read more