June 7, 2022 -
Daniel Defense is the Georgia-based company that manufactured the AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle used in the massacre that left 19 schoolchildren and two teachers dead in Uvalde, Texas. The private company is a major federal contractor, inking its latest deal to provide arms for the U.S. Marshals Service 10 days after the Uvalde shooting. It's also been a generous contributor to Republican candidates and a pro-gun political action committee.
June 3, 2022 -
The recent National Rifle Association convention in Houston took place just days after a gunman with an AR-15-style rifle killed 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school in the Texas city of Uvalde. Some politicians scheduled to address the gathering canceled even before the shooting, some canceled afterwards — and some showed up anyway.
December 18, 2019 -
Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis' appointments have transformed the Florida Supreme Court, which will soon review nine constitutional amendments — including a $15 minimum wage — that were proposed by citizens.
August 13, 2019 -
The recent massacre at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, is just one of many incidents of gun violence that have taken place at the company's stores, which sell guns and allow customers to carry them inside. Concerned for their own and their customers' safety, Walmart workers want the company to change its firearm policies.
March 24, 2016 -
North Carolina landed in the national spotlight this week when the legislature convened a special session to overturn a Charlotte LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance and threw in a ban on local minimum-wage rules. The controversial move is part of a broader trend of state pre-emption of progressive local policies.
December 10, 2015 -
Twenty-two out of the South's 26 U.S. senators voted against two gun-safety measures the day after last week's massacre in San Bernardino, California. All but one Southern senator voting "nay" received direct campaign donations from the National Rifle Association, benefited from outside political spending by the NRA, or both.
June 26, 2015 -
The shooting deaths of nine African-American churchgoers by a white supremacist in Charleston, South Carolina is the latest mass killing to focus attention on lax U.S. gun laws. South Carolina, like many states in the South, has a high rate of gun violence.