gun control

Alabama Legislature: What Passed and Failed on the Last Day

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers on Monday concluded the 2021 legislative session. Here is a look at the key developments on the session’s final day: WHAT BECAME LAW: MEDICAL MARIJUANA Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed legislation creating a medical marijuana program in Alabama. The new law would allow people with one of 16 qualifying medical conditions— including cancer, a terminal…

President Biden Announces Executive Actions on Gun Control

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci) In President Joe Biden’s first notable gun control measures, he has announced executive actions aimed at addressing what the White House calls a “gun violence public health epidemic.” In his actions announced Thursday, Biden is tightening regulations for “ghost guns” – homemade firearms that usually are assembled from parts without serial numbers – and tightening regulations on…

Civil Rights Activist, Rep. John Lewis, Leads Democrats on Gun Control

Rep. John Lewis, who shed blood in Selma, Alabama, for civil rights, sat shoulder to shoulder with fellow Democrats on the House floor as the leader of an extraordinary protest demanding votes on gun control. Instead of grainy black-and-white photos, color selfies with colleagues went out on social media and Periscope transmitted live video images around the world. Instead of…