Gun Wars // BLOG

What we’re reading: Week 8

Posted July 17, 2014

By Jessica Boehm

Michael Bloomberg’s not afraid of the NRA (Simon Vozick-Levinson, 7/08, Rolling Stone) In an interview with Rolling Stone, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg talks about the gun lobby and his continued fight to prevent gun violence.

House votes to limit DC from enforcing gun laws (Cristina Marcos, 7/16, The Hill) The House passed a proposal to prohibit federal funding to enforce DC’s handgun ban and other gun laws.

Gabby Giffords touts first-ever Senate hearing on guns and domestic violence (Laura Bassett, 7/16, Huffington Post) At former Congresswoman Giffords urging, the Judiciary committee will conduct a hearing on domestic violence and guns on July 30.

Ex-ASU QB Andrew Walter offers booze, cigars and guns in exchange for campaign donations (Fredreka Schouten, 7/15, USA Today) An Arizona house candidate is hosting an “Evening of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms” to raise money for his campaign.

Six members of Stay Family mourned at Texas funeral (Gabe Gutierrez, Tracy Connor and Deborah Strauss, NBC News) A Houston man is accused of killing six members of his ex-wife’s family. Only a 15-year old girl survived the attack.

Jessica Boehm is a News21 Hearst Fellow.

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