By Benjamin Wermund from POLITICO Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has scrapped plans to give away a “Texas-made shotgun“ after a gunman used a shotgun in a Friday rampage that left 10 dead in a high school near Houston. A spokesman for Abbott, a Republican, said Monday [...]
from CNN Fred Guttenberg, who lost his daughter, Jaime Guttenberg, in the Parkland school shooting, speaks about the NRA's intimidation tactics during a Senate hearing on gun violence.
By Matt Dixon from POLITICO TALLAHASSEE — In Florida, a state with some of the nation’s worst mass shootings in recent years, nearly 20 percent of mental health records are entered late into a background check database, a long-running problem state law enforcement officials now acknowledge [...]
By Carla Herreria, Source: Huffington Post On a day when hundreds of thousands of people marched in support of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting survivors, one senator took time to tell those students he does not support their cause. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said in [...]
By Chauncey DeVega from The Trial Lawyer Magazine Have you heard of Blaze Bernstein? What about Buckley Kuhn-Fricker and Scott Fricker? Do Casey Jordan Marquez and Francisco Fernandez sound like familiar names? The answer is almost certainly no. Those are a few names drawn from the [...]
By Thom Hartmann, from The Trial Lawyer Magazine As the school shooting in Parkland, Florida has shown, what was considered insanely corrupt political behavior 40 years ago is now normal. And you can thank right-wingers on the Supreme Court. Back in 1982, the late novelist Robert [...]
By Richard Eskow from The Trial Lawyer “Childhood,” said the poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, “is the kingdom where nobody dies.” In this country, childhood is something we no longer value. Seventeen people are dead at a high school in Broward County, Florida. The shooter [...]