Gun Laws

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords. (Photo: Giffords) National gun control organizations still use the former presidential candidate and secretary of state to garner attention for events and fundraisers. Hillary Clinton, who received the quick public endorsement from both Everytown and Giffords during her failed 2016 bid for the
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Massachusetts treasurer supported state lawmakers in filing a bill to divest the state’s public pension fund from companies that earn through firearm and ammunition sales. The measure would ensure state money managers — the Pension Reserves Investment Management Board — sell, redeem, divest or withdraw funds invested in companies that generate 15 percent or more
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The Tommy Gun Warehouse in Greely, Pa sold Kahr’s first Thompson AR-15 rifle to Don Quick, the acting chief of police for Milford PD, last December. (Photo: TGW) The company, known primarily for its line of compact handguns, has been quietly selling their initial Thompson-branded AR-15s from their Tommy Gun Warehouse outlet in Pennsylvania. The
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Wyoming’s Republican Gov. Matt Mead decided not to veto a pending Stand Your Ground bill, but rather to allow the measure to become law without his signature. (Photo: Wyoming Governor’s office) Republican Gov. Matt Mead chose not to veto a measure expanding protections in cases where defensive force may be used and allowed the bill
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Gov. Tom Wolf was joined by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale at Penn Wynne Elementary School in Montgomery County March 15 to announce the creation of a School Safety Task Force that brings together government officials, statewide education organizations, law enforcement, community members, school officials, teachers, parents, and students to talk to about ways to improve
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As the Justice Department moves to regulate bump stocks like machine guns, it’s also proposing to shorten the wait time to transfer such items. For “combating violent crime,” the Justice Department proposed increasing the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ budget in Fiscal Year 2019 by $13.2 million “to ensure timely execution of National
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Jay Gonzalez, a Democrat looking to become the Commonwealth’s next governor, wants to end the production of “assault weapons” in Massachusetts (Photo: Jay4Ma.com) A Democrat aiming to kick Republican Gov. Charlie Baker out of office wants big name gun manufacturers in Massachusetts barred from making popular semi-auto firearms. Jay Gonzalez, a former state Secretary of
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Acting Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Thomas Brandon (left), Acting Deputy FBI Director David Bowdich and U.S. Secret Service’s National Threat Assessment Center head Lina Alathari are sworn in before testifying to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) A panel of senators grilled
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The Remington Outdoor Company booth during SHOT Show in Las Vegas. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com) Remington Outdoor Company updated a restructuring support agreement with lenders this week, putting the gun giant days away from filing for bankruptcy protections. In Monday’s agreement, Remington laid out a timeline that set March 18 as the deadline to file a
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In 2016 Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey expanded the state’s “assault weapon” ban through a reinterpretation, which brought a legal challenge from FFLs and a firearm industry trade group. (Photo: Healey’s office) A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a move by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey to dismiss a lawsuit against her arbitrary expansion of
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Kroger has 2,700 stores in 34 states and their magazine racks may no longer carry gun publications. (Photo: Kroger) One of the largest supermarket chains in the country is reportedly telling magazine distributors they will not carry a list of popular gun magazines moving forward. Jim Shepherd with The Outdoor Wire reports that 57 specific
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The nation’s top law enforcement official said this week the Department of Justice will prioritize school safety and better enforce existing gun laws. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the steps Monday, just hours after the White House revealed a four-pronged prevention plan for school violence. “We are increasing the number of school resource officers, improving
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Patrick J. Charles knows more about the Second Amendment than most. After spending a decade pouring over microreels filled with evidence of the founders’ contentious drafting of the Constitution, the U.S. Air Force senior historian and legal scholar penned three books parsing out the context behind the nation’s conception of gun ownership. In his latest
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Patrick J. Charles knows more about the Second Amendment than most. After spending a decade pouring over microreels filled with evidence of the founders’ contentious drafting of the Constitution, the U.S. Air Force senior historian and legal scholar penned three books parsing out the context behind the nation’s conception of gun ownership. In his latest
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