The National Rifle Association lobby has met an unlikely yet effective opponent in the halls of Congress — a teenage lobbyist who’s urging lawmakers to fund gun violence prevention research. At 19, Charlie Mirsky is among the youngest registered lobbyists on Capitol Hill, but lawmakers credit him with helping push a background checks bill through the House earlier this year. Mirsky was good friends with several students who attended Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida and was part of the group that founded March for Our Lives. [Politico]
Topping the news: Utahns experiencing homelessness have reported they lack information about the new shelters being built to replace The Road Home in downtown Salt Lake City.