Did the city of Miami sponsor a gun buyback program in support of Ukraine? Yes, that's true: The June 18, 2022, event is being used to get guns off the street and also to support Ukraine. Donations are going to the Ukrainian Congress Comm
“U.S. House of Reps. votes 226-194 to criminalize disassembling, cleaning, and re-assembling your gun without a firearm manufacturer’s license, including 8 Republicans!”
Are you six times more like to be killed by a doctor than a gun in the United States? We don't know. The estimates are too scattered to form a conclusion. Official mortality statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (
The proposal falls far short of tougher steps long sought by President Joe Biden and many Democrats.
Did actor Matthew McConaughey tweet that Instagram needs to shut down an account for harassing him because he "wanted to take action against guns"? No, that's not true: The tweet is fake and the account shown for @McConaughey is suspended
New York City Police confirmed that the crowd gathered in Barclays Center in Brooklyn mistook a sound disturbance for an active shooting.
Quick Take Israel has established strict measures in response to armed attacks on its schoolchildren. But social media posts falsely claim there have been “no school shootings in Israel” and use a photo to misleadingly suggest students carr
Readers emailed us to ask if former U.S. President and California Gov. Ronald Reagan once made a statement about carrying loaded weapons in the streets.
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His comments came a day after he traveled to the shattered Texas community of Uvalde.
In some cases shooters got guns legally under current firearms laws, or because of background check lapses.
“There hasn't been a single of these mass shootings that have been purchased at a gun show or on the internet.”
A photo of Ukrainian forces taken during a training simulation has been used to push the narrative that the war is staged.
“50% of the guns sold in Texas, because of the loopholes, do not pass through a background check.”
A tweet shared in the aftermath of a deadly school shooting in Uvalde, Texas read, "Guns are banned at the NRA convention in Texas this weekend when Trump speaks. Let that sink in."
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer swiftly set in motion a pair of firearms background-check bills in response to the school massacre in Texas.
The 2015 tweet resurfaced in the wake of a deadly mass shooting at a Texas elementary school nearly seven years later.
Some states ban guns at the polls. More may join them
The Georgia governor hopeful launched her “Paint Georgia Taylor Red Bus Tour” in February 2022.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday pledged to empower private citizens to enforce a ban on the manufacture and sale of assault weapons in the state.
Is a photo of actor Alec Baldwin wearing a T-shirt that reads, "Guns Don't Kill People Alec Baldwin Kills People," real? No, that's not true: This photo has been digitally altered. The text on the T-shirt was taken from the merchandise we
A viral Facebook post specifically credited Eastwood for a quote that did not belong to the famous actor.
Did Oklahoma gunshot victims wind up having to wait to be seen at the hospital because there were too many people who had overdosed on the horse worming medication ivermectin? No, that's not true: Reports in various outlets painted a high
Was Gloria Steinem the author of a comparison between abortions and buying guns? No, that's not true: Although Steinem posted such a comparison on social media, she noted that she was not the author of the message. The claim appeared in a
President Donald Trump claimed on Fox News that there were no guns in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. During an on-air conversation with Trump on July 11, “Sunday Morning Futures” host Maria Bartiromo twice broached
A man described by authorities as the leader of a group of four people was arrested with more than a dozen weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition at a Denver hotel near events planned for the upcoming Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
An Associated Press investigation has found that at least 1,900 U.S. military firearms were lost or stolen during the 2010s, with some resurfacing in violent crimes.
West Virginia offers free custom hunting rifles and shotguns to people who got their first COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccine-related freebies get more and more creative.
A video from 2020 with a Bengali song 'Khela Hobe' is falsely attributed as TMC supporters celebrating the 2021 election victory.
President Joe Biden opposes the sale of assault weapons, and he supports a mandatory federal registry and a voluntary buyback program for all legally purchased assault weapons. But a video shared on Twitter by Sen. Ted Cruz leaves the false impression
A widely-shared tweet in April 2021 alluded to a striking loophole in U.S. consumer safety regulations.
A trace of the two guns found by investigators at the scene revealed that suspect Brandon Scott Hole, 19, of Indianapolis, legally bought the rifles in July and September of last year,
Two major events are unfolding in Minnesota: the trial of a former police officer charged in the death of George Floyd, and protests over the recent fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright. Both cases involved white police officers and Black men. Many p
Federally licensed dealers (FLDs) are required to undergo criminal background checks but unlicensed sellers are not.
Biden has asked the Department of Justice to draft rules to limit the use of homemade or improvised firearms in the U.S.
The president pushed the envelope with some of the statements he made on guns in the Rose Garden.
Online articles offered their interpretations of Caniglia v. Strom, a case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in March 2021. But what is the case really about?