Tag: Mass Shootings

“Thoughts and Prayers” do not solve the gun violence epidemic. (Op-Ed)

“Thoughts and Prayers” do not solve the gun violence epidemic. (Op-Ed)

Americans have been bombarded by news segments detailing gruesome, hideous mass shootings to the point where offering “Thoughts and Prayers” feels like the anticipated, copy-paste response to victims and their families. The phrase has lost its original meaning; no longer does it provide comfort and a sense of community. How can it be a heartfelt […]

New York is Raising Age to Buy Semi-Automatic Rifles to 21

New York is Raising Age to Buy Semi-Automatic Rifles to 21

Among the recent increase in mass shootings, New York’s legislature passed a bill on Thursday to ban anyone under the age of 21 from purchasing—or possessing—a semiautomatic rifle. This law would also introduce a licensing requirement. The legislation to raise the age limit passed the Senate with 43-20 votes and the Assembly 102-47, and it is now waiting for Gov. Kathy Hochul’s signature. This law represents a huge change to the New York firearm laws passed days after Buffalo’s tragic shooting at the hands of an 18-year-old.

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