Why Silencers Aren’t Golden

The NRA is lobbying for a bill that would loosen access to gun silencers. But there’s more at stake here than meets the ear, argues TCR’s legal columnist.

Baseball Shooting Provokes Sharply Different Gun Views

Gun control backers say the incident showed that guns with high firepower are too accessible. Gun rights supporters said it demonstrated why having guns in public would help people defend themselves against such attacks. “If this had happened in Georgia, (the shooter) wouldn’t have gotten too far,” said Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA), who was on the baseball field.

Trump Tweeted On London Knives, not Orlando Gun

Criminologist James Alan Fox speculates that the president didn’t discuss the Orlando workplace killings because 77 percent of multiple homicide incidents in the U.S. since 2000 were committed with a firearm. Of murder victims in England and Wales between April 2004 and March 2015, 37 percent were stabbed to death while only seven percent suffered fatal gunshot wounds.

Is the ATF’s System to Warn Gun Dealers of Break-Ins Working?

An investigation by The Trace reveals most dealers located near a recent burglary did not recall being contacted under ATF’s recently established automated “fflAlert” system. The ATF says it is still modifying the system to “increase its effectiveness.”