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

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

Biden administration cancels $5.8 billion in student loan debt for former Corinthian students

Joseph Cress/Iowa City Press-Citizen/AP Washington CNN — The Department of Education announced Wednesday that it will cancel $5.8 billion in student loan debt for 560,000 borrowers who attended the now-defunct network of for-profit schools known as Corinthian Colleges. The cancellation amounts to the largest one-time discharge ever made by the Department of Education. Some of … 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

Governor Abbott citing Chicago violence was a ‘racist’ deflection, leaders and experts say

CNN — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is facing sharp criticism for citing gun violence in Chicago, New York and Los Angeles when pressed about gun control legislation after an 18-year-old gunman killed 21 people at an elementary school in his state. Abbott, a Republican, suggests that tightening gun laws would not prevent mass shootings because … Read more

Barack Obama returns to the White House for the first time as Democrats look ahead to midterm elections

CNN — When former President Barack Obama walked into the White House on Tuesday, it was his first time in the building since he welcomed then-President-elect Donald Trump for coffee on the morning of Trump’s inauguration. That friendly greeting at the North Portico – including the awkward handoff of a blue Tiffany’s box the Trumps … Read more