S.F. Sues Gun Suppliers Over High-Capacity Magazines

The suit appears to be the opening of a protracted legal fight over California gun-control measures, which are among the nation’s most restrictive. The National Rifle Association and the California Rifle & Pistol Association are expected to file a lawsuit next week challenging the laws.

Fight Over Guns in Schools Returns to D.C., States

Betsy DeVos, new U.S. Secretary of Education, suggested that schools might need guns to protect children from grizzly bear attacks, President Trump has criticized the Gun-Free School Zones Act and at least one member of Congress has proposed to scale it back. Nine states are considering bills to allow more guns into K-12 schools.

House Votes to Block Rule on Guns, Mentally Ill

The vote would block the Social Security Administration from sending records of 75,000 people with severe mental disabilities to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System. The National Rifle Association says it would infringe Second Amendment rights.

Alcohol Abuse Linked to Gun Crimes in New Study

“Alcohol was a more important predictor of future violence than prior violence was,” says researcher Garen Wintemute. His study examined the criminal records of more than 4,000 gun owners in California who purchased a handgun from a licensed firearm dealer in 1977

Sessions on Gun Cases: Bring More to Federal Courts

Academic research casts doubt on a link between increasing federal prosecutions and decreasing homicide rates. “I don’t think there is good evidence on the effectiveness of the kinds of things that Senator Sessions is recommending,” said Daniel Nagin, a criminologist at Carnegie Mellon University.