Skimm This: Gun Control Bills, Big Tech Investigations, and Volfefe

It’s September 9th. Today, we Skimm’d This: 

  • Congress is back from summer recess, and one topic that’s top of mind is gun control. We’ll connect the dots on which proposals are up for debate, and what the likelihood is of any of them becoming law.

  • State Attorneys General from across the country are teaming up to investigate big tech companies. We’ll tell you why.

  • Some Bahamians are trying to seek refuge in the US after Hurricane Dorian, but yesterday dozens were told to disembark from a ship that was supposed to take them to Florida. 

  • And finally: JP Morgan is trying to make sense of President Trump’s Twitter feed

theSkimm: Congress is back to work after summer vacation. One big issue lawmakers could tackle? Gun control. It’s been a couple of decades since the last meaningful gun reform was passed, but some lawmakers think it’s time to dive back into the issue after a series of mass shootings last month. Meanwhile: state attorneys general in 48 states, plus DC and Puerto Rico, are launching investigations into Google’s advertising practices. Also on today’s show: Bahamians evacuating after Hurricane Dorian face issues getting to the US, and ‘covfefe’ gets the Wall Street treatment. 

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