gun control

Why The $73 Million Sandy Hook Settlement Won’t Prompt A Flood Of Lawsuits Against Gun-Makers
The Sandy Hook settlement leaves unanswered the scope of the federal immunity shield, which thwarted all prior attempts to hold gun manufacturers responsible for the criminal misuse of their weapons.
SCOTUS Taking Up 2nd Amendment Case Could Mean Cuts To Broad Swaths Of Gun Regulation
The fact that the Court may soon strike down a regulation on the public carry of weapons will have deep political significance.
State GOPers Craft Wild Gambits To Wriggle Out Of Fed Gun Control Measures
Some GOPers Look To Use State-Sanctioned Militias To Circumvent New Federal Gun Laws
BOULDER, CO - MARCH 22: U.S. Representative Joe Neguse (D-CO) addresses the media after a gunman opened fire at a King Sooper's grocery store, killing ten people, including one police officer, on March 23, 2021 in Boulder, Colorado. (Photo by Chet Strange/Getty Images)
Where Things Stand: Militias And Other Right-Wing Groups Get Particularly Worked Up About Red Flag Laws Prime Badge
This is your TPM afternoon briefing.

After back-to-back mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder in the past week, gun reform advocates are once again hoping to see an expansion of red flag laws, which allow authorities to confiscate guns from individuals deemed to be particularly dangerous. They’re one of the few gun control measures that some members of the pro-gun lobby will get behind due to their case-by-case enforcement.

Read More

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, on U.S. policy in a changing Middle East. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)
Chicago Mayoral Candidate Lori Lightfoot addresses the crowd at her election night party as she leads in the polls, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, in Chicago. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times
RICHMOND, VA - FEBRUARY 7:Protesters walk in front of the Virginia State Capitol February 07, 2019 in Richmond, VA. The top three Democrats in the Virginia legislature, Virginia’s Gov. Ralph Northam, Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and Attorney General Mark R. Herring are plagued by scandals and facing calls to resign. (Photo by Katherine Frey/The Washington Post)
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporters:
Newswriters:
Director of Audience:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: