Gun Laws

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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California Democrat Rep. Mike Thompson, chairman of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, pictured center, wants to encourage states to get tougher about gun regulations related to mental health issues. (Photo: Congressman Mike Thompson/Facebook) A new bill introduced last week aims to strengthen the federal government’s ability to keep guns out of the wrong
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Councilman Curtis Jones, Jr, introduced the stun gun repeal in June after communications with attorneys from a gun rights group (Photo: Jared Piper/Phl Council) In a unanimous vote by the Philadelphia City Council on Thursday, Pennsylvania’s largest city approved language for a new ordinance lifting a general 40-year-old ban on electronic weapons. The adopted measure,
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Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance. (Photo: Getty Images) Manhattan’s top prosecutor has come out in support of a federal proposal to ban bump fire stocks, devices that allow semi-automatic weapons to simulate full-auto fire. District Attorney Cy Vance announced the decision in a letter sent from his group Prosecutors Against Gun Violence, endorsing legislation introduced
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Tucson is asking Arizona lawmakers to consider a statewide prohibition on controversial bump stocks after the city attorney cautioned they can’t legally pass their own local ban. The city, fresh from a loss at the hands of the Arizona Supreme Court over state gun preemption laws, wanted to move on a citywide bump stock ban,
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Patrons waiting outside classrooms during the NRA Carry Guard expo in Milwaukee in August. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com) New York regulators launched an investigation into the National Rifle Association’s role in the self-defense insurance program that bears its name. The probe by the state’s Department of Financial Services will focus on whether the gun lobby is
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