Texas Shooting Intensifies Calls for Gun Restrictions

In the wake of the latest mass shooting, Democrats are pleading with President Trump and congressional Republicans to tighten gun restrictions, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is remaining noncommittal about bringing new gun safety legislation to a vote.

Federal Court Upholds Chicago Assault Weapons Ban

Thursday’s unanimous, 17-page decision describes the previous Highland Park ruling as guiding precedent for states within the 7th Circuit that includes Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana, saying, “We have stated repeatedly, and recently, that, absent a compelling reason, we will not overturn circuit precedent.”

LDS Bans Lethal Weapons on Church Grounds

The change was revealed in an update to a handbook sent electronically to local church leaders over the weekend. Lethal weapons include a number of possible items including guns. There have been several gun incidents on church property in recent years.