President Biden’s executive order includes increasing the number of background checks to buy guns. Biden signed the order following a series of shootings around the U.S.
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Classes remain suspended at Michigan State University through the weekend as authorities probe the motive of the 43-year-old gunman, Anthony McRae.
Rittenhouse faces life in prison if the jury doesn’t accept his self-defense claim.
The president emphasized that between the mass killings in Atlanta massage businesses and the Colorado grocery store shooting last month, there were more than 850 additional shootings that killed 250 and injured 500 in the U.S.
The killings followed a mass shooting at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, last week that left 10 dead. A week before that, six Asian women were among eight people killed at three Atlanta-area spas.
The renewed push is the latest effort by Democrats – and some Republicans – who have repeatedly tried, and failed, to pass tougher gun control laws since the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam opted not to endorse the incumbent Mark Herring, who was embroiled in scandal when a picture emerged of him wearing blackface while he was in college.
To accommodate an expected large crowd at its meeting Monday, the Board of Supervisors has moved its meeting to Rockbridge County High School.
Former Associate Justice John Paul Stevens said the NRA has blocked legislative efforts for constructive gun control.
The bill would raise the minimum age to 21 for buying guns and allow teachers to be armed.