gun violence

Rick Bowmer / AP

It’s been one year since the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada — the deadliest shooting in modern American history. Bump stocks, which allow guns to fire hundreds of rounds per minute, were used in that shooting. A ban on those enhancements took effect Monday in Connecticut.

Gov. Malloy Signs Bump Stock Ban Into Law

May 31, 2018
Rick Bowmer / AP

Governor Dannel Malloy signed a bill into law today banning bump stocks in Connecticut.

Don Pollard / Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Governor Cuomo has signed a bill that would temporarily take away guns from people accused of domestic violence. The legislation closes a loophole in state law in order to ensure domestic abusers are required to surrender all firearms, not just handguns.

John Minchillo / AP

The parents of two children who died in the 2012 Newtown school shooting are suing Alex Jones for defamation. Jones is a right-wing talk show host and conspiracy theorist who has claimed the shooting didn’t happen. The defamation lawsuits were filed late Monday in Texas, the home state of Jones' media company, Infowars.

The plaintiffs are Neil Heslin, the father of Jesse Lewis, and Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa, the parents of Noah Pozner. Jesse and Noah were among the 20 students and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School who died in the shooting.

Christian Carter / WSHU

High school students on Long Island and in Connecticut walked out of their classes today in solidarity with students around the country in a nationwide call for legislative action to end gun violence in schools.

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