News of the Week:

Smith & Wesson CEO says gun legislation that we filed forced a move away from Springfield

This spring, we worked with our legislative partners to file a bill to prohibit the manufacture of assault weapons for civilian use in Massachusetts. The Commonwealth already prohibits the sale of these weapons in our state and the bill was intended to stop the export of these weapons of war to other states. Now Smith and Wesson is leaving the state and citing our bill as the reason. Smith and Wesson reports that a substantial operation will stay in Springfield, including the forge, machine shop and revolver assembly, but the company’s semiautomatic rifles and semiautomatic pistols will be made in Tennessee.

Read more: Stop Handgun Violence statement on Smith & Wesson’s HQ move to Tennessee and the Act to Prevent Mass Shooting bill.

Texas Judge ruled right-wing conspiracist and Infowars founder liable.

Alex Jones loses two lawsuits stemming from his false claims that the Sandy Hook school shooting was a “giant hoax.” In his ruling, the judge said Mr Jones had repeatedly failed to hand over legal documents and evidence to the court to support his claims about the attack.