Bald eagles: scientists decry overturn of ban that would save American emblem

The national bird is threatened by toxic bullets that wind up in the animals it fees, but the Trump administration overturned a rule to stop it His head twisted virtually upside down and his body all but paralyzed, the bald eagle sat on its haunches, talons clenching, while two humans neared to put him in…

The uncomfortable truth about gun rights advocates- sometimes they are right

If commonsense reforms to American handgun laws are to have any chance, thoughtful gun proprietors need to be treated with more respect and split from the fundamentalist leaders of the NRA Staked out next to the parking lot at the National Rifle Associations biggest get-together of the year, I asked NRA members to explain what,…

Is Trump moving to the centre on handguns? Don’t hold your breath

The president seemed ready to take on the NRA but experience should construct us wary of his inconsistency and inability to master detail Donald Trump stunned Washington this week by espousing a series of gun control measures long opposed by the National Rifle Association and most Republicans on Capitol Hill. The predominating question remained how…

Trained to shoot: the Utah teachers taking up firearms in their classrooms

To fight school shootings, Utah permits educators to carry a handgun at school and many are choosing to arm themselves and are taking combat shooting courses as preparation Ryan Ferree, 33, is a keen shooter. If he was able to, he would shoot until the 160 -decibel sound of a gunshot didn’t faze him. He…

fruit cake adornment notionsMarco Rubio: Parkland survivors ‘have done more in five weeks than has been done in 15 years’

Florida senator kudoes students for forcing action on Capitol hill without politicizing Americas gun control debate beyond repair The families of the Parkland shooting victims have done more to legislate gun safety legislation in the five weeks since the 14 February massacre than others have in more than a decade, Florida senator Marco Rubio has…

US mass shootings becoming more frequent aEUR” and more deadly

The shooting in San Bernardino with 14 victims has added to the growing number over the past three decades, but support for gun control has fallen The shooting in San Bernardino with 14 victims has added to the growing number of mass shootings in the US. The San Bernardino sheriffs department confirmed 14 people are…

Obama’s gun control plan is a possibility watered down, but it’s not flat

In the midst of the armed militia in Oregon and gun control advocates exhorting strict reform, Obamas background check proposal absence severity. But a closer looking presents an unprecedented step to restrict access and save lives More than 2,500 miles away from the calm White House east room where Barack Obama will announce his 10…

Tashfeen Malik: who was the ‘shy housewife’ turned San Bernardino killer?

Only a vague sketch of Maliks background has emerged as investigators struggle to discover why she and her husband became radicalised As law enforcement officials begin to piece together what led two California residents to shoot and kill 14 people at a social services centre in San Bernardino, the personal history of the one of…

Why more urban women own guns: self-defense and the second amendment

The image of the American handgun proprietor is changing, a definitive survey demonstrates. Urban American girls explain the change: Women are the prey She only owns a handgun. Shes more likely than male handgun owners to live in an urban area, and less likely to have grown up in a gun-friendly household. And regardless of…