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White House Defends Its Walkback On Gun Law Proposals

White House Defends Its Walkback On Gun Law Proposals

WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) — The White House on Monday defended its piecemeal approach to combating gun violence and insisted President Donald Trump hasn’t entirely abandoned the idea of raising the minimum age for purchasing guns, hours after the President said there was “not much political support” for the initiative. “Right now, the President’s primary focus is on pushing through things that we know have broad bipartisan support,” White House press secre…
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Former NAACP leader faces past domestic violence claims

A former NAACP leader in Washington state is under new scrutiny after he recently launched a video campaign urging men to take a stand against sexual harassment and sexual assault. Phil Tyler, who has in the past been accused of domestic violence, has been exploring a run for political office after stepping down as president of the NAACP chapter in Spokane. Tyler recently enlisted notable men in the community, including the city’s mayor and county sheriff, for the video offering support to sex …
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Video shows officer shooting defendant in Utah courthouse

View More Video Dramatic video released Monday shows a U.S. marshal firing four times at close range at a defendant inside a Utah federal courthouse after he rushed the witness stand, jumped and swung with a pen at a shackled witness who barely backed out of the way. The 24-second footage from the 2014 gang-related racketeering trial was released after a media coalition including The Associated Press argued it was a public record in an important police use-of-force case. The video shows defenda…
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Group urges Ohio school boards to push for safety funding

The Ohio School Boards Association is asking districts to adopt a resolution that calls school violence “an epidemic” and advocates for the government to prioritize and better fund school safety efforts following the deadly shooting in Parkland, Florida, last month. The draft resolution says that students and teachers shouldn’t have to fear injury or death at school, and that districts need help to prevent school violence. School boards that pass the resolution would be urging state and federal…
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The Latest: Trump eyes court cases, rulings on age limits

The Latest on White House proposals on addressing gun violence (all times local): 8 p.m. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is telling state and local officials to make sure they are providing crucial mental health and criminal history information to federal background check systems. Sessions on Monday directed the FBI to identify localities that are not fully reporting information about arrests and mental health records to federal authorities. Such information could prevent someone from purchasing…
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