Reactions to US Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade Abortion Monument

WASHINGTON, June 24 (Reuters) – Public figures from across the political spectrum reacted Friday to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision recognizing a woman’s constitutional right to abortion. and was legalized across the country. read more PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN IN LIVE ANNOUNCEMENT: ‚ÄúToday, the United States Supreme Court … Read more

US Senate approves gun safety bill as Supreme Court rejects small arms limits

WASHINGTON, June 23 (Reuters) – A bipartisan package of modest gun security measures passed by the U.S. Senate late Thursday, even as the Supreme Court broadly expanded gun rights by ruling that Americans have a constitutional right to carry guns in public for self defense. The landmark court ruling and Senate action on gun safety … Read more

Arms Reform Agreement Reached in Senate with Major Republican Support

Biden praises deal as step in the right direction Deal follows Texas school massacre, Buffalo shootings WASHINGTON, June 12 (Reuters) – In a potential breakthrough toward the first major new U.S. gun law in decades, a bipartisan group of senators announced an agreement on Sunday on a framework for a firearms safety bill with enough … Read more

Tens of thousands protest gun violence in Washington, in the US

WASHINGTON, June 11 (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of protesters descended on Washington and at hundreds of rallies across the United States on Saturday to demand that lawmakers pass legislation aimed at reducing gun violence after last month’s massacre at a Texas elementary school. In the nation’s capital, organizers of March for Our Lives (MFOL) … Read more

Six dead in Philadelphia and Tennessee in recent US mass shootings

June 5 (Reuters) – Mass shootings in Pennsylvania and Tennessee have left at least six people dead and more than 25 injured, police said Sunday in the latest gun violence incident in the US following recent massacres in Texas, New York and Oklahoma. Several gunmen opened fire shortly before midnight on Saturday in Philadelphia’s busy … Read more

Protests at NRA convention in Texas, but speakers reject new gun laws

HOUSTON, May 27 (Reuters) – Protesters carrying signs and crosses with pictures of victims of the Texas elementary school shooting protested outside the National Rifle Association annual convention in Houston on Friday, as the gun lobby came under pressure after The massacre. The turnout was muted and speakers and featured musical acts stayed away as … Read more

Texas school shooting: Police ‘wrong’ for waiting to storm gunman as students pleaded for help

UVALDE, Texas, May 27 (Reuters) – Frenzied children called at least half a dozen times from a massacre in Texas classrooms, begging police to intervene as some 20 officers nearly killed a dozen hours in the hallway before going in and killing the gunman, authorities said Friday. According to Colonel Steven McCraw, director of the … Read more

Oklahoma governor signs strictest abortion ban in US

May 25 (Reuters) – Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt on Wednesday signed the strictest abortion ban in the United States, a law that bans abortions of conception and allows private individuals to sue those who help women terminate their pregnancies. “I promised Oklahomans that as governor, I would sign every bit of pro-life legislation that came … Read more

Gunmakers lose challenge to New York law allowing industry lawsuits

May 25 (Reuters) – A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit by a group of gun makers, distributors and retailers challenging the constitutionality of a New York law that allows the state and people affected by gun violence to sue the industry. U.S. District Judge Mae D’Agostino in Albany rejected a request from the … Read more

Oklahoma lawmakers pass almost complete abortion ban

May 19 (Reuters) – Lawmakers in Oklahoma on Thursday gave their final approval to a bill that would ban nearly all abortions and allow citizens to sue anyone who helps women terminate a pregnancy. The bill would go into effect immediately upon signature by Republican Governor Kevin Stitt, making it the most restrictive abortion ban … Read more