[T]he overwhelming majority of gun sales already require a background check. Anyone who buys a gun from a licensed dealer -- whether in person or online, in a store or at a gun show -- must be cleared by the FBI before the weapon is delivered. Every year the federal government conducts more than 25 million such background checks. The only time the requirement doesn't apply is when someone acquires a gun locally from a private individual, such as a friend or relative. That's the so-called "gun show loophole," which has nothing to do with gun shows and isn't a loophole, since it doesn't apply to anyone in the business of selling guns. read more
The front-runner -- the front-runner! -- is septuagenarian gaffe machine Joe Biden, who started running for president in the Eighties and never finished higher than "candidacy withdrawn," with a career delegate total matching John Blutarsky's grade-point average, i.e., zero point zero. The summer's "momentum" challenger is California Sen. Kamala Harris, who spent all year sinking in polls but surged when she hit Biden with "I don't think you're a racist ... but ..." on national TV. read more
A mass shooting has devastated a New York City community, after a gunman opened fire during a park party, killing one person and injuring up to a dozen more. read more
The transgender debate in women's sport has reignited after New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard won two gold medals at the recent Pacific Games, being accused of "robbing" fellow competitors of victory. Hubbard, 41, was born as Gavin before transitioning in her 30s, and picked up double gold in the women's over-87kg (192lbs) category at the Samoa 2019 games over the weekend. The New Zealander claimed the overall title on 268kg, ahead of Samoans Feagaiga Stowers on 261kg and Iuniana Sipai on 255kg.
[U.S. Women's National Soccer Team] now turn their focus back to a more serious matter. A gender discrimination lawsuit, filed before the tournament, demands pay equal to that of their male counterparts. read more