Gun Laws

Reports on gun sales often follow a tragedy that forces a national debate about gun ownership. When figures are up, they’re interpreted as successful political efforts by pro-gun organizations. When they’re down, the opposite is true. But sometimes results reported are askew or incomplete. They miss the larger patterns that exist or outright misrepresent the
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Delaware’s largest city last week rejected a plan to create a sex offender-like registry for those who have committed gun crimes. The measure, Ordinance 17-023, would have required all gun offenders living in the city limits to report to the Wilmington Police Department and add their information to a registry kept by the agency under
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Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn introduced a bipartisan bill to fix the federal background check system Thursday, less than three weeks after a former airman gunned down 26 people at a church in Cornyn’s home state. (Sen. John Cornyn/Facebook) A bipartisan group of senators introduced a proposal Thursday to fix the federal background check system
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Gov. Rick Snyder warned that he hasn’t changed his position on legislation barring the open carry of handguns in gun-free zones in exchange for lifting the prohibition on concealed carry. (Photo: Paul Sancya/AP) Michigan’s Republican Governor cautioned legislation that passed the state Senate last week to expand concealed carry rights in gun free zones is
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Michigan State Sen. Mike Shirkey, R-Clarklake, speaks on the Senate floor in this file photo from Nov. 2016. (Photo: Mike Shirkey’s office) Lawmakers in The Wolverine State on Wednesday approved bills to allow concealed carry in schools, protect the gun rights of foster parents and allow teenagers to get carry permits. The five-pack of bills
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Congressman Mike Thompson, D-Calf., says his bill supports the Second Amendment and is aimed at keeping guns from criminals. (Photo: Politico) A bill introduced in the House last week aims to expand background check to cover firearm sales at gun shows, over the Internet or in classified ads. The measure, H.R.4240, has 39 lawmakers supporting
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Federal background checks tripled last month in the nation’s capitol after city officials said they wouldn’t appeal a circuit court ruling on its concealed carry law. Some 217 Washington, D.C. residents submitted applications to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System in October. More than two-thirds sought concealed handgun licenses, according to federal data, compared
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered flags to be flown at half staff through Thursday in honor of those who died in the “horrific shooting.” (Photo: KSAT) Twenty-six people were killed and another 20 injured during a Sunday morning church service in Sutherland Springs, Texas, in what is being described as the largest mass shooting in
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Long gun sales spiked in October, the same month as the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. (Photo: Associated Press) Long gun sales hit an annual high last month after the Las Vegas shooting sparked new debates about gun control and stoked fears about personal safety across the country. Dealers processed more than 480,000
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The bill would add definitions of bump stocks and trigger cranks to Massachusetts state law, directing a ban on both (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com) A joint conference committee of the Commonwealth’s legislature on Thursday forwarded a ban on bump stocks and trigger cranks to Republican Gov. Charlie Baker. The language, part of H.4008, an appropriation bill,
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https://giffords.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/RLM_01717_GiffordsPac_Only_Radio_Rev.mp3 President Obama talks guns in an ad aired by the Giffords group in support of Democrat candidate Ralph Northam in Virginia’s gubernatorial race. The one-minute ad takes on Republican Ed Gillespie’s endorsement from the National Rifle Association and paints Northam as the candidate for governor who will take on the gun rights group. “The
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Pennsylvania Republican Ryan Costello is sponsoring a bill that would encourage states to add more of their domestic violence abusers to the federal database of prohibited firearms possessors. (Photo: VISTA) A bipartisan effort to increase domestic violence reporting to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System would trim federal grant opportunities to states that don’t
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