U.S. Bought Almost 20 Million Guns Last Year — Second-Highest Year On Record

Topline Americans bought about 19.9 million firearms last year, down 12.5% from 2020, according to one industry estimate — but 2021 was still the industry’s second-busiest year on record, as politics and public health continue to drive interest in owning guns. A customer tries out a Remington 1911 with a silencer at Blue Ridge Arsenal…

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Democrats quietly explore barring Trump from office over Jan. 6 

In the year since the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, a handful of Democrats, constitutional scholars and pro-democracy advocates have been quietly exploring how a post-Civil War amendment to the Constitution might be used to disqualify former President TrumpDonald TrumpPelosi on eve of Jan. 6: Capitol rioters ‘lost’ bid to stop peaceful transfer of…

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Seattle police carried out improper Proud Boys misinformation effort during 2020 protests, watchdog finds

Seattle police officers improperly carried out a misinformation effort that described possibly armed Proud Boys descending on a racial justice protest in the summer of 2020, according to a report from a police watchdog agency released Wednesday.The report from the Office of Police Accountability found one officer abused the “law enforcement discretion afforded to him”…

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