House Speaker Paul D. Ryan said Wednesday that the fastest way to curtail the sale of the kind of bump stock add-on that made last week’s Las Vegas shooting so lethal would be for the administration to act.
A personal injury law firm is now suing the producer of bump stocks — devices that can be fitted to a semi-automatic weapon to simulate fully-automatic fire — over its reported role in the Las Vegas shooting.
The proposed ban on bump stocks not only applies to a wide, vague range of firearm accessories, as Christian Britschgi noted this morning. It also criminalizes mere possession of those accessories, making owners subject to fines and up to five years in prison, even if they acquired the newly prohibited items before the ban was enacted.
The Boy Scouts of America announced on Wednesday that girls will soon be allowed to become Cub Scouts and to earn the coveted rank of Eagle Scout, the organization’s highest honor.
At one Halifax hospital, a man with terminal pancreatic cancer was ignored by doctors for six hours in the hallway of an emergency room and then asked if he could just expire without further efforts being made to resuscitate him.
The Syrian Democratic Forces are entering the final phase of battle for the Islamic State’s capital of Raqqa as the terror group’s caliphate continues to crumble.
Update: Ben Affleck apologized for “acting inappropriately” toward Burton in a post to his Twitter account Wednesday.
Rose McGowan slammed Ben Affleck as a liar Tuesday after he finally broke his silence over the sexual harassment and assault allegations leveled at Harvey Weinstein.
A Utah police officer who was captured on body-cam footage arresting a nurse who refused to draw blood from an unconscious patient was fired on Tuesday.
That’s the message the Oregon Department of Revenue sent Friday when it announced it will pay out $85 million in marijuana taxes for schools, public health, police and local governments by next week.
Delinda Jensen, the owner of the Mother Nature vegan food truck, responded to the Las Vegas shooting with a Facebook post that has led to the (very, very) swift downfall of her business. “Yes I am jaded,” she wrote last Monday afternoon. “Fifty nine meat eaters dead. How many animals will live because of this?” She then responded to herself, writing, “I don’t give a fuck about carnists anymore.”
The Associated Students of Madison (ASM) requested a plaque to be installed near the statue that would recognize Lincoln’s “brutality towards indigenous peoples” for his role in the executions of dozens of Sioux prisoners in December 1862. As The Washington Free Beacon explains, over 260 men were charged in military tribunals for murder and rape of white settlers in Minnesota. However, Lincoln commuted the death sentences down to just 38, though some believe innocent Indians were among those hanged. And there in lies the problem, according to ASM Chair Katrina Morrison.
Transgender students in Grass Lake Community Schools can continue to use the bathroom and locker room of the gender they identify as.
“Is it racially insensitive to bring a watermelon into a fire house?”