Stalled Effort to Ban ‘Bump Stocks’ Illustrates Challenge of Changing State Gun Laws

The largely unsuccessful push to ban bump stocks, the device the Las Vegas shooter used to maximize casualties, is a cautionary tale for those who think the killing of 17 at a high school in Florida might finally prompt states to enact tougher gun laws. Read More

Changeable Speed Limits

A growing number of states are using changeable speed limits when there is stop-and-go traffic or inclement weather, but some critics view them as speed traps. Read More

Overdose Deaths

Drug overdose deaths declined in 14 states during the 12 months ending July 2017, according to new provisional death certificate data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Read More
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