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DOJ issues action that punishes people who lie to purchase a gun

Jeff Sessions
Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Photo: Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The DOJ on Monday issued additional actions "in support of President Trump’s plan to prevent violence in schools." Most notably, AG Jeff Sessions announced "lie-and-try" laws that will urge prosecutors to bring additional charges against people who illegally claim they can buy a gun and try to get around the background check system.

One possible issue, per NBC News: "Prosecutions of what is known as the crime of "lie and try" in the past have been rare, averaging about 30 cases a year, because they are difficult to prove and considered low priorities."

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D.C.'s March for our Lives: "The voters are coming"

Protestor at D.C.'s March for our Lives.
Protestor at D.C.'s March for our Lives. Photo: Axios' Stef Kight.

D.C.'s March for our Lives event is expected to see more than half a million participants.

Why it matters: While D.C. is the primary march, there are hundreds of others around the world and across the country. Led by students, the march is "to demand that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address" gun issues, per the organization's mission statement.

Mike Allen 7 hours ago
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How Trump created a new era of high risk

Illustration: Lazaro Gamio / Axios

On Jan. 26, just over a year into his presidency, President Trump had a president's dream: peace and prosperity. The Dow Jones industrial average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all hit record highs.

Where it stands: Since then, Trump has injected multiple new risks into the system.