Governors offer Democrats aggressive reply on guns, abortion
As President Joe Biden runs up against the limits of what he can do on abortion, gun control and other issues, some in his party want more fire and boldness than his acknowledgement of their frustration and calls imploring people to vote in November.
New York governor: State to limit where guns can be carried
New York will ban people from carrying firearms into many places of business unless the owners put up a sign explicitly saying guns are welcome, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Wednesday. The Democrat said she and legislative leaders have agreed on the broad strokes of a gun control bill that is poised to pass as soon as Thursday, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the state's handgun licensing law. Previously, it was hard to get an unrestricted handgun license unless you worked in law enforcement or security.news.yahoo.com
New body armor rules in NY miss vest worn by Buffalo killer
New York’s new law barring sales of bullet-resistant vests to most civilians doesn't cover the type of armor worn by the gunman who killed 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket, a gap that could limit its effectiveness in deterring future military-style assaults. During the May 14 attack, Payton Gendron wore a steel-plated vest, an armor strong enough to stop a handgun round fired by a store security guard who tried to halt Gendron's rampage. A law hastily enacted by state lawmakers after the attack restricts sales of vests defined as “bullet-resistant soft body armor.”news.yahoo.com
Buffalo shooter let some people see plans just before attack
Shortly before police say he opened fire, the white gunman accused of killing 10 Black people at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket allowed a small group of people to see his long-simmering plans for the attack, which he had been chronicling for months in a private, online diary.
10 fatally shot at Buffalo supermarket as police call it a hate crime, interview accused shooter’s parents; ‘This was pure evil’
Federal agents interviewed the parents of the teenager accused of shooting and killing 10 people at a Buffalo supermarket and served multiple search warrants.chicagotribune.com
Energy-thirsty Bitcoin miners seek ways to dump fossil fuels
With the cryptocurrency industry under increasing pressure to rein in the environmental impact of the massive amounts of electricity it uses to power computers verifying transactions, some companies mining bitcoin are looking to switch to renewable energy.