Gun Laws

Florida State Sen. Bill Galvano, the Republican sponsor of SB 7026, has described the package as a compromise bill. (Photo: FL Senate) As at least one gun rights group promises a lawsuit should the bill become law, Republicans in the Florida Senate continue to repel efforts to install an “assault weapon” ban. The multi-tiered bill,
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Smith & Wesson leadership aren’t expecting much financial impact from changing gun policies at big box retailers like Dick’s Sporting Goods. (Photo: Smith & Wesson/Facebook) Smith & Wesson’s parent company told investors last week policy changes from Dick’s Sporting Goods won’t impact its bottom line much. American Outdoor Brands Chief Executive Officer James Debney said
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A Dicks sporting goods store. (Photo: northwestern.edu) As part of the aftereffects of the big box sporting goods retailer’s policy shift on gun sales, reports are that at least two 20-year-old employees have resigned over the matter. Alex DeGarmo and Griffin Mccullar posted their professed resignation letters on social media last week, garnering over 80,000
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NRA head lobbyist Chris Cox, left, President Trump and NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre posing during the group’s 2017 meeting in Atlanta. (Photo: NRA-ILA) National Rifle Association leaders reacted with calm this week after President Trump expressed support for gun control measures — like “take the guns first, go through due process second” — that put
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L.L.Bean’s flagship store in Freeport, Maine, is the company’s only store that sells guns. (Photo: L.L.Bean/Facebook) Outdoor retailer L.L.Bean announced that it will no longer sell guns or ammunition to patrons under the age of 21, making it the fourth retailer to alter its policies since last month’s deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida. “In
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Georgia lawmakers passed the tax bill, which cuts $5.7 billion in personal and business income tax, overwhelmingly 44-10 on March 1. (Photo: Casey Cagle/Twitter) Georgia lawmakers excluded Delta — the state’s largest private employer — from a tax bill that passed Thursday because the airline cut business ties to the National Rifle Association. In the
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The grocery chain announced Thursday it will stop selling firearms to customer under 21 at its Fred Meyer locations. (Photo: Kroger/Facebook) Kroger announced Thursday it will ban gun sales to customers under age 21 at its Fred Meyer locations. The grocery chain joins a growing list of retailers — including Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart
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President Donald Trump said this week law enforcement should take guns away from potentially dangerous individuals and worry about due process rights later. The president’s comments came during an exchange with Vice President Mike Pence in a televised meeting with lawmakers at the White House Wednesday. Pence said some states, including his own Indiana, have
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Senate Democrats were able to force a vote on a series of gun control bills in the Republican-controlled chamber but didn’t have enough supporters to see them pass. (Photo: nysenate.gov) With a razor-thin majority, New York Senate Republicans on Wednesday were able to reject a host of partisan measures pushed by Democrats as “common sense”
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Gun groups reacted with disappointment and disgust this week after Dick’s Sporting Goods announced new policies banning firearm sales to customers under 21 and discontinuing its inventory of assault-style rifles. Dick’s Chief Executive Officer Edward Stack made the declaration Wednesday during an interview with ABC’s Good Morning America. The retailer will drop high capacity magazines and bump
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U.S. President Donald Trump holds a discussion about school shootings with state governors from around the country at the White House in Washington, U.S. February 26, 2018. (Photo: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) President Donald Trump reiterated this week his commitment to regulating bump stocks, even if Congress doesn’t share his feelings. “I’m writing that out myself,” he
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The Remington sign at the company’s booth during SHOT Show 2018 in Las Vegas. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com) Federal appellate judges appeared resistant to arguments for overturning last year’s $12.5 million class action settlement agreement over Remington Arms’ infamous Model 700 trigger design, a recording of the Feb. 14 hearing shows. Representing two class members, attorney
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Govs. Andrew Cuomo, Dannel Malloy, Phil Murphy, and Gina Raimondo have entered into an agreement to combine regional gun control efforts. (Photo: Composite from official portraits) A quartet of Democratic governors known for favoring increased regulations on firearms formed “States for Gun Safety” this week with an aim towards cooperating on gun control efforts. Govs.
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Florida Sen. Marco Rubio stood alone in his defense of gun rights during a CNN Townhall hosted Wednesday night, criticizing the shortsightedness of restrictive laws banning “assault weapons.” Rubio appeared on stage at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida — less than a 20 minutes drive from Parkland, where a 19-year-old former student gunned down 17
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