When Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement in June, Avery Gardiner began saying “No, no, no” at her desk so loudly that she interrupted a meeting in a conference room next door.
“It was immediately obvious that Justice Kennedy’s retirement was a terrible development for those of us who care about gun violence prevention,” she said.
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The Trump Administration’s proposed rule changes on certain firearms export controls and the emergence of 3-D printed and “ghost” guns have united domestic and international organizations and law enforcement officials concerned with arms proliferation like never before.
Almost uniquely American, a killer has gone many years killing many thousands, predominantly children. The blame, like the solution, has remained unfocused and dispersed, masquerading under vacuous terms that do not bravely serve to fight this national epidemic.
Today, the family of murdered 21-year-old Bryan Galliher filed suit against Cabela’s in Wayne County, OH. Bryan was shot and killed in August 2016 by a violent convicted felon with a “black powder” gun he had purchased from Cabela’s in violation of Ohio state law.
Despite a federal court ordering blueprints for 3D-printed guns to be removed from the Internet, a group of extremist activists have taken it upon themselves to post the instructions for anyone - no matter how dangerous - to download for free. The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence sharply criticized the group for putting innocent lives in danger for their own self-serving goals.