A private seller from Pensacola, Florida, is offering to trade an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle for a jet ski or a riding lawn mower. Another in Huntsville, Alabama, will barter ammunition and magazines for an iPad Mini.
Vinson & Elkins LLP is closing its Shanghai office later this year and will consolidate the China practice in its existing Beijing and Hong Kong offices, according to a firm memo by Chairman Mark Kelly.
Gabrielle Giffords received a Profile in Courage award this weekend at the John F. Kennedy Library in Boston. The award is fitting, though she is displaying a different kind of courage than was celebrated by the late president in his 1957 best-selling book.
Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords said “the time is now” for Congress to take action on guns as shooting victims, lawmakers and gun-rights advocates came face-to-face for the first time since the Dec. 14 killings in Newtown, Connecticut.
Gabrielle Giffords, the former Democratic congresswoman from Tucson, Arizona, who was shot in the head at a 2011 constituent event, returned to the Safeway Inc. store where she was wounded and urged lawmakers to “be courageous” and “support background checks.”
Jefferson County , Alabama, already on the brink of bankruptcy, faces another emergency after a tornado ripped through the state’s most populous county, destroying 1,000 homes and killing at least 30 people.
The only vote so far in this Congress on gun restrictions would impose tougher penalties for firearms trafficking, a measure that wouldn’t have prevented the Dec. 14 shootings at a Connecticut elementary school.
Steve and Amber Mostyn, wealthy Texas trial attorneys, said today that they are giving $1 million to help start the gun-control advocacy group formed by former Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly.