Allegra Kirkland is a New York-based reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked on The Nation’s web team and as the associate managing editor for AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @allegrakirkland.
The Boston Globe on Thursday published an interactive op-ed calling for Congress to reinstate a ban on assault weapons, drawing attention to the hundreds killed in mass shootings since the federal ban expired in 2004.
The family of the ex-Marine who invented the AR-15 rifle, a weapon style that has been used in a number of mass shootings, including last weekend’s massacre in Orlando, Florida, say the inventor never intended it for civilian use.
Hillary Clinton on Tuesday chastised Donald Trump for his “dangerous” policy proposals in the wake of the deadly mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, arguing that none of them actually would have prevented the massacre.
Colorful Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore (R), who is known for her fervent advocacy for gun rights and distrust of federal government agencies, lost her bid to join the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday.