Gun Laws

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan holds that requiring gun owners to lock up their firearms will make the area safer. (Photo: Durkan’s office) Leaders in Washington’s largest city are moving forward with a plan to mandate safe gun storage and penalize those who fail to report lost or stolen guns. On Wednesday, the Seattle City Council’s
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Gun industry groups insist microstamping mandate is impossible to accomplish in actual field conditions, turning the requirement into a ban on semi-auto handgun sales. (Photo: UCDavis) California’s high court on Thursday sided with the state in a long-running case brought by firearms industry groups who say the state’s microstamping requirement is unattainable. The case, challenging
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An ATF Houston industry operations investigator works with licensed gun dealers to assist with regulatory compliance (Photo: ATF) Legislation introduced by House Democrats this month reboots a pair of failed past bills into one combined new effort to increase regulations on gun shops. The measure, entitled the Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act, is advertised by
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Carney signed the proposal into law this week before a crowd of gun control advocates. (Photo: Delaware Governor’s office) Democratic Gov. John Carney on Wednesday signed legislation to set up a framework to temporarily void the gun rights of those thought to be dangerous in The First State. The bill, HB 222, enables a family
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U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith wants to make sure that federal dollars don’t go for state gun registries. (Photo: Hyde-Smith’s office) A Mississippi Republican introduced a measure Tuesday that would make it illegal for the federal government to help bankroll state gun registries. The Gun-owner Registration Information Protection, or GRIP Act, would extend the current prohibition
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Slide Fire Solutions SSAR-15 MOD bump stock. (Photo: Slide Fire Solutions/Facebook) Federal regulators will close the public comment period on a pending bump stock ban this week. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives proposed the new rule in March, potentially classifying the devices as “machine guns” under the National Firearms Act and the
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Cuomo and fellow Democrats made a strong last-ditch effort to advance so-called “red flag” legislation past the Republican-controlled Senate, without success. (Photo: Cuomo’s office) Despite a last-minute bus-borne campaign to push the gun seizure bill over the finish line, New York lawmakers closed shop without the measure passing the Senate. The proposal, A.11148, aimed to
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Patrons ice skating below the famous “Bean” sculpture in Chicago’s Millennium Park on a cold Dec. 5, 2015. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com) British sculptor Anish Kapoor filed suit against the National Rifle Association for using imagery of his famous “Cloud Gate” sculpture located in Chicago’s Millennium Park in a controversial recruitment video. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday
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Gun ownership spiked worldwide over the last decade, according to the most recent Small Arms Survey. Civilian-held legal and illegal firearms increased 32 percent to 857 million in 2017, according to researchers. American gun ownership far outpaced the remaining 229 counties and territories included in the list, accounting for more than 45 percent of the
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The parking lot behind the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, S.C. in June 2015. (Photo: Stephen B. Morton/AP) A federal judge on Tuesday closed a series of consolidated cases against the Justice Department and FBI over a failed background check that helped arm a white supremacist who killed nine in a mass
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The bump stock attached to an AR rifle. (Photo: Eve Flanigan/Guns.com) Texas-based Slide Fire says the financial institution that processed transactions for its online store is holding “hostage” more than $1.6 million in an effort to force the gun accessory maker into a less favorable business agreement. By withholding the funds, Utah-based Merrick Bank Corporation
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The Clark County Board resolution passed last week argues a number of proposed gun control bills backed by state lawmakers violate people’s constitutional rights. (Photo: Clark County Court Reporter’s office) The County Board of Clark County in southeastern Illinois on Friday passed a resolution to oppose a long list of pending gun control bills and
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