On remote islands off the coast of Maine, small bands of residents stay through the long winter. They embrace the emptiness and a frontier sensibility.
Major legislation is often spurred by tragedy. Experts are uncertain about the extent that gun control laws have improved safety and curbed violence.
Charles Whitman opened fire on the
Five states already have laws allowing authorities to temporarily remove guns under a judge’s orders. The Florida school shooting has prompted new debate.
In a rare move, Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas commuted Thomas Barlett
Last week’s school massacre in Florida set the well-worn machinery of
Writers from across the political spectrum on the divisive debate on gun restrictions in the wake of the mass shooting in Florida last week.
Mr. Graham, the evangelist and presidential pastor who died this week, will become the fourth private citizen to lie in honor in the Capitol
His work as one of “Nader’s raiders” helped bring about the Clean Water Act of 1972, and he helped found the advocacy group Clean Water Action.
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The senator has struck an unsteady balance between firmly supporting gun rights and appearing proactive in response to atrocities at home, with mixed results.
The former judge had told young men their charges could be reduced if they performed what he called “community service,” according to the Justice
Experts are divided on how to protect students from violence or whether, for that matter, there is anything that can be done to prevent a determined attacker.