HISTORY

Strengthening Gun Control

A new bipartisan bill sets out to make sure criminal histories of prohibited gun buyers are accurately reported to the FBI.

A new bipartisan bill in the senate is aimed to strengthens background checks by ensuring a person’s criminal history is uploaded to the FBI. The bill requires federal agencies and states to produce plans for submitting those records. It also penalizes ones that fail to report that information. The bill is Washington’s response to the Texas church shooting, after the…

New Orleans begins controversial removal of Confederate statues

NEW ORLEANS, L.A. (WFXB) – It’s been nearly 152 years since the American Civil War ended, but some states, including Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia, commemorate the Confederacy today on what they call ‘Confederate Memorial Day.’ But in neighboring state Louisiana, in the wee hours of this Monday morning, workers began removing the first of four prominent Confederate monuments, the latest…