US nears 100,000 pandemic deaths: Does Trump feel your pain?
Now there is another, a still-growing American casualty list that has exceeded deaths from the Vietnam and Korean wars combined. Actual deaths from COVID-19 are almost certainly higher than the numbers show, an undercount to be corrected in time. It is well beyond what he told people to expect even as his public-health authorities started bracing the country in early April for at least 100,000 deaths. Unlike his emotional vice president, Joe Biden, Obama practiced his own kind of social distancing, to the point of aloofness. This, too, is not Trump's way.
Suit filed over Sandy Hook-inspired law limiting gun rounds
Gun rights supporters are suing Connecticut officials over part of a 2013 state gun control law passed after the Sandy Hook school shooting, saying it unconstitutionally bans people from loading more than 10 rounds of ammunition into their firearms. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)HARTFORD, Conn. – Gun rights supporters are suing Connecticut officials over part of a 2013 state gun control law passed after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, saying it unconstitutionally bans people from loading more than 10 rounds of ammunition into their firearms. The laws included a ban on ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 bullets. Gun control supporters say the law can save lives by limiting how many bullets a shooter can fire before having to reload. But gun rights supporters say that magazines that hold more than 10 rounds are considered standard and that many firearms are not available with magazines that hold fewer than 10 rounds.
School shooting victim’s dad named to Florida school board
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The father of a student slain in Florida's 2018 high school massacre is being appointed to the state Board of Education. Ron DeSantis announced Tuesday that he has appointed Ryan Petty to the board that oversees education policy in the state. Petty’s 14-year-old daughter Alaina was one of 17 people killed in the Feb. 14, 2018, shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Petty ran for the Broward County school board in 2018, six months after the shooting, but lost to an incumbent. His appointment must be approved by the state Senate and is for a four-year term.