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Obama focusing on condolences, not gun laws, in Oregon visit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is bringing words of comfort and sympathy to grieving families of victims of the shooting rampage in Roseburg, Oregon. Eight community college students and a teacher were killed before the gunman fatally shot himself in front of his victims after he was wounded by police.

Americans Strongly Favor Equal Applications of the Law Over Religious Freedom Accommodations

A recent nationwide poll conducted by political scientists from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky shows that by a wide margin, Americans strongly favor equal treatment under the law over respecting individual religious beliefs when the two come into conflict. Show More Summary

Chicago gun laws not as strict as GOP candidates claim

The mass shooting at an Oregon community college last week thrust the debate over the nation's gun laws to the center of the presidential race. At least some of the Republicans who are running have pointed to Chicago as proof that gun control does not work.The city has a reputation for having some...

There's No Correlation Between Gun Laws and Homicide Rates

In the wake of the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, there's been a lot of talk about America's gun laws and ways to prevent mass...

Student Opportunities in Employee Benefits Law

Katie Kennedy (John Marshall--Chicago) and Israel Goldowitz (Pension Ben. Guar. Corp.), members of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel (ACEBC) Law Student Outreach Committee have written to tell us of a couple of exciting opportunities for law students to...

How to Change the Gun Debate

In the wake of the horrific shooting at Umpqua Community College, Americans are once again wondering why such incidents don't lead to new gun laws. One reason, of course, is the National Rifle Association. Yet the source of the NRA's influence is often mistakenly believed to be its money and lobbyists. Show More Summary

Oregon attorney general visits town shaken by college massacre

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Oregon's top law enforcement officer paid a visit to the grief-stricken town of Roseburg on Tuesday to meet with authorities investigating last week's massacre on a community college campus where a gunman killed his professor and eight classmates. Show More Summary

This Photo Is Going Viral but the White House Has No Response

After last week’s awful shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, President Obama took to the stage to criticize America’s gun-control laws. There were a couple of things he failed to mention in his speech, including offering up...Show More Summary

What different countries say about assisted dying

Assisted dying: What does the law in different countries say? By Penney Lewis Professor of law, King’s College London 6 October 2015 From the section World California has become the fifth US state to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives with a doctor’s supervision. What does the law say in different states […]

Father of Oregon Shooter Slams Lawmakers’ Inability to Restrict Gun Access

Ian Mercer, the father of the Oregon shooter who killed nine people at Umpqua Community College last Thursday, roundly rebuked weak gun laws in the US while urging legislators to change them in an interview with CNN on Saturday.

Oregon Shooter Ranted About Lack of Girlfriend

The gunman who killed nine people at an Oregon community college said in writings he left behind that everyone else was "crazy" and ranted about not having a girlfriend, a law enforcement official says. The official—who is familiar with the ongoing investigation but wasn't authorized to speak publicly—also...

The Latest: Obama to visit Oregon shooting victims' families

President Barack Obama will travel to Oregon this week to visit privately with families of the victims of last week's shooting at a community college. Obama has renewed his call for stricter gun laws following the shooting and has expressed...Show More Summary

Oregon Shooter’s Mother Was a Gun Hoarder, Feared Confiscation

Mother was a supporter of Open Carry laws that allow citizens to carry weapons without having to conceal them. More details have emerged about Chris Harper-Mercer, who went on a shooting spree at a community college in Oregon before being killed himself. Show More Summary

Father of Umpqua Community College Shooter Says Gun Laws Must Change

3 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

“Even people that believe in the right to bear arms, what right do you have to take someone’s life?”

Watch Robert Kennedy Push Gun Control In Same Town As Recent Mass Shooting

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Forty-seven years before 10 people were shot and killed at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon, presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy pushed for stricter gun laws while campaigning in the town. The footage of that...Show More Summary

“This Is What Voter ID Laws Looks Like When They Hit Real People”

Think Progress: Wisconsin once again has to defend its voter ID law in federal court, this time responding to a challenge to the law’s exclusion of veterans’ IDs, technical college IDs, and out-of-state drivers’ licenses. Staff attorney Sean Young with … Continue reading ?

John Oliver Has Had It With People Who Only Care About Mental Health When It Distracts From Gun Laws

3 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

In the wake of any tragedy like the shooting at a community college in Oregon last week, politicians and pundits of all political stripes come out in force to talk about how best to avoid another tragedy in the future. However, whenShow More Summary

Abbreviated pundit round-up: Gun laws; Planned Parenthood fights back; new smog law not tough enough

E.J. Dionne Jr. at The Washington Post writes—The conservative evasion on guns: President Obama spoke some of the most important words of his tenure last week in response to the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. “This is something we should politicize,” the president said. “It is relevant to our common life together, to the body politic.” [...]Show More Summary

Professor Criticizes Gun-free Zones After Oregon Community College Shooting

William A. Jacobson, a Cornell School of Law professor, criticized gun-free zones in a USA Today article published on Sunday. Jacobson said that gun-free zones are only effective at keeping armed, good intentioned people from entering them. Show More Summary

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