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Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) looked on as Texas Governor Greg Abbott spoke during a press conference at Uvalde High School on May 25, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas.

From unlocked doors to social media surveillance, Republican ideas on shootings raise eyebrows

Most Republican lawmakers say there’s one line they won’t cross: adding any significant hurdles to access weapons in a nation that has more guns than people.

People gathered at a memorial for the shooting victims outside of Tops market in Buffalo, New York, on May 20.

Republicans block domestic terrorism bill after shootings in Buffalo, Uvalde

Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked action on a bill aimed at strengthening the federal government’s efforts to combat domestic terrorism, rejecting a measure put forward by Democrats after a racist massacre in which a gunman motivated by white supremacist ideology killed 10 Black people in a Buffalo, New York, supermarket.

President Biden spoke about the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, from the White House, in Washington, on Tuesday.

Biden to console families in Uvalde, press for action

The White House said the Bidens would “grieve with the community that lost 21 lives in the horrific” shooting at Robb Elementary School.

Former president Donald Trump.

Trump loses appeal, must testify in New York civil probe

A four-judge panel in the appellate division of the state’s trial court upheld a February ruling enforcing subpoenas for Donald Trump and his two eldest children to give deposition testimony in Attorney General Letitia James’ probe.

Newly disclosed documents on classified directives describe when the president may activate wartime powers for national security emergencies. Public knowledge of what was put into those emergency powers has been limited until now.

Secret emergency orders may include focus on Internet, files show

Several of the files show that the George W. Bush-era effort partly focused on a law that permits the president to take over or shut down communications networks in wartime.

Republican Representative Tony Gonzales, center, accompanied by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., left, and House Republican Conference chair Representative Elise Stefanik, right, spoke at a news conference on the steps of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, July 29, 2021.

Uvalde’s congressman dodges gun-control questions on CBS after shooting

A day after a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at a Texas elementary school, the Republican congressman representing the district said it was not time for policy debates. Instead, he argued that Americans needed to be united and that love should bring people together. But host Gayle King, who had asked Gonzales whether he was rethinking his votes against two gun-control measures, pushed back.

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to the Senate chamber at the Capitol on Wednesday, a day after an 18-year-old gunman opened fire at a Texas elementary school.

After the latest mass shooting, it’s time for an uncomfortable silence from Democrats

Instead of Democrats trying (and failing) to pass laws controlling guns, it could very well be worth turning the tables on the GOP with one simple question: Republicans, what’s your plan?

Mourners attend a prayer vigil in Houston for victims of the school shooting that left at least 19 children dead in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

A timeline of failed attempts to address US gun violence

For more than a decade, as mass shooting has followed mass shooting in the United States, Democrats in Congress have proposed gun restrictions to try to prevent the next tragedy, hoping that the fresh outrage and anguish of another massacre would finally yield some consensus.