Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Wednesday he wouldn’t “settle for half measures” — a reference to red flag laws that allow for the temporary removal of firearms from those deemed a risk — if his Republican colleagues don’t also support mandatory background checks on gun purchases nationwide. “We Democrats are not going to settle for […]
Case in point: The former “Chelsea” host and best-selling author proposed a way to get Republicans to pass stricter gun regulations while calling out their ongoing desire to control women’s bodies.“We need to start naming guns after women, that way Republicans will try and regulate them,” Handler posted to her social media accounts.
The mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, this past weekend have once again revived calls for red flag laws to keep firearms out of the hands of those who could pose a threat to themselves or others. At least 31 people were killed during the weekend’s shootings, and both President Donald Trump and […]
The Time’s Up and Me Too movements bagged major wins in New York on Wednesday when state lawmakers passed bills empowering survivors of rape and victims of workplace sexual harassment to seek justice. The bills were passed on the last day of New York’s legislative session. Actress and activist Mira Sorvino celebrated the new legislation, […]
Dozens of state and local prosecutors released a statement Friday vowing not to enforce extreme anti-abortion restrictions recently passed in their states.“As elected prosecutors with charging discretion, we choose not to prosecute individuals pursuant to these deeply concerning laws,” reads the statement issued by Fair and Just Prosecution, an advocacy group whose members include local prosecutors.The […]
ATLANTA (AP) — New state abortion laws likely to become bogged down in legal challenges face another potential obstacle: prosecutors who refuse to enforce them. The Associated Press reached out to nearly two dozen district attorneys across seven states, and several said they would not file criminal charges against doctors who violate the laws. Even […]
Anti-abortion activists and legislators are coming for Roe v. Wade, and as of this week, they are inching ever closer. On Tuesday night, the (nearly all-male) Alabama Senate voted to advance a draconian near-total abortion ban, without exceptions for rape or incest, which now heads to Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R). If Ivey signs the […]