Author: Sarah Okeson

Sarah Okeson is correspondent for DCReport, reporting on the environment, gun control and the COVID pandemic. She is a former staff reporter for the Springfield News-Leader, Joplin Global and Florida Today ; and her work has also been featured by Salon, Miami Herald, Washington Times, Barons and more.

President Joe Biden announced plans Monday to regulate ghost guns which get their nickname because they don’t have serial numbers; they are untraceable. The rule also would apply to guns made with parts from 3D-printers. Serial marks would be stamped on the guns so they can be traced, and background checks would be mandatory before people can buy them. The guns are often sold as kits to be assembled. Almost 24,000 suspected ghost guns were found by police at potential crime scenes from 2016 to 2020, including 325 homicides or attempted homicides. “If you buy a couch you have…

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Even the NRA Won’t Support the Radical Republican Law that Instructs Cops to Ignore Federal Regulations The U.S. Department of Justice is suing Missouri and two of its top officials, saying the state is endangering public safety with a new law that purports to nullify federal gun laws. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Kansas City, asks a judge to declare the state’s Second Amendment Preservation Act invalid and order Missouri not to enforce it. “This act impedes criminal law enforcement operations in Missouri,” said Attorney General Merrick Garland. Missouri Gov. Michael Parson, a former sheriff, signed the law…

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