Former officer Michael Slager sentenced to 20 years for murder of Walter Scott

  • Sentence on ex-South Carolina officer unusually severe for police shooting
  • Slager shot black motorist in back five times in 2015 after traffic stop

A white former South Carolina police officer was sentenced to 20 years in prison by a federal judge on Thursday for the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist, an unusually severe sentence for a police shooting.

The judge had earlier ruled that Michael Slager, who shot and killed Walter Scott after a traffic ...

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Congress votes to substantially weaken gun laws in the wake of deadly mass shootings

The House of Representatives passed legislation on Wednesday, in a vote of 231 to 198, that would allow gun owners with concealed weapons permits to carry their weapons across state lines.

This is the first major piece of gun legislation passed by Congress since a gunman opened fire, killing 58 people at a Las Vegas country music festival in October. Barely one month later, on November 5, a lone gunman killed 26 people at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, leaving 20 others inju...

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Congress votes to substantially weaken gun laws in the wake of deadly mass shootings

The House of Representatives passed legislation on Wednesday, in a vote of 231 to 198, that would allow gun owners with concealed weapons permits to carry their weapons across state lines.

This is the first major piece of gun legislation passed by Congress since a gunman opened fire, killing 58 people at a Las Vegas country music festival in October. Barely one month later, on November 5, a lone gunman killed 26 people at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, leaving 20 others inju...

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NJ IMPACT: Gabby Giffords on House Vote to Approve Concealed Carry Reciprocity

GIFFORDS ON CONGRESS: “I’m angry that when this country is begging for courage from our leaders, they are responding with cowardice” 

WASHINGTON DC — Today, gun violence prevention advocates from Giffords, who co-founded her gun violence prevention organization with her husband, Captain Mark Kelly, denounced the House for voting to approve the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. The legislation can now be taken up f...

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CO IMPACT: Gabby Giffords on House Vote to Approve Concealed Carry Reciprocity

GIFFORDS ON CONGRESS: “I’m angry that when this country is begging for courage from our leaders, they are responding with cowardice” 

WASHINGTON DC — Today, gun violence prevention advocates from Giffords, who co-founded her gun violence prevention organization with her husband, Captain Mark Kelly, denounced the House for voting to approve the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. The legislation can now be taken up f...

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VA IMPACT: Gabby Giffords on House Vote to Approve Concealed Carry Reciprocity   

GIFFORDS ON CONGRESS: “I’m angry that when this country is begging for courage from our leaders, they are responding with cowardice” 

December 6, 2017 — Today, gun violence prevention advocates from Giffords, who co-founded her gun violence prevention organization with her husband, Captain Mark Kelly, denounced the House for voting to approve the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. The legislation can now be taken ...

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NY IMPACT: Gabby Giffords on House Vote to Approve Concealed Carry Reciprocity

GIFFORDS ON CONGRESS: “I’m angry that when this country is begging for courage from our leaders, they are responding with cowardice” 

WASHINGTON DC — Today, gun violence prevention advocates from Giffords, who co-founded her gun violence prevention organization with her husband, Captain Mark Kelly, denounced the House for voting to approve the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. The legislation can now be taken up ...

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