Gun Laws

The Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos talking on the phone. (Photo: DeVos/Twitter) Congressional democrats asked Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to clarify her position on using federal grant money set aside for low-income students to arm teachers. Tuesday’s letter, signed by more than 160 lawmakers, makes clear that federal law prohibits the Education Department from using
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“The very purpose for which the private defendants seek to release this technical data is to arm every citizen outside of the government’s traditional control mechanisms of licenses, serial numbers, and registration,” said U.S. District Judge Robert Lasnik this week, extended a temporary ban he ordered late last month. (Photo: DefDist) A federal judge in
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New York Gov.Andrew M.Cuomo speaking at the Great Meadow Correctional Facility in Comstock, Aug 9. (Photo: Mike Groll/Cuomo’s office) The American Civil Liberties Union is siding with the National Rifle Association in the gun rights group’s fight with Gov. Andrew Cuomo over insurance regulation in the state. Arguing that an effort to bar any nonprofit
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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, podium, applauded the decision on Wednesday, saying it protected the county’s home rule powers without affecting gun rights. (Photo: Toni Preckwinkle/Twitter) A mandatory tax on firearms and ammo sold over the counter in Cook County, Illinois has withstood a legal challenge. The $25 per gun and up to 5-cents
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“With laws enacted today, responsible gun owners’ FOID cards remain active while ISP processes renewals,” said Rauner after signing HB 4855 last week. (Photo: Rauner’s office) Moves to allow a grace period on gun card expirations and make more safety options available for hunters were signed into law by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner over the
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Bicameral moves in Sacramento last week saw over a half-dozen measures aimed at increasing gun regulations move forward in the state legislature. In all, eight bills were advanced by the respective Senate and Assembly appropriations committees that would add new requirements to concealed carry licenses, expand the use of lifetime gun bans, make it easier
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A judge has rebuffed a group of college professors seeking to overturn Georgia’s campus carry protections. (Photo: University of Georgia/Instagram) A Superior Court judge has sided with the state in a lawsuit brought by a group of Georgia university professors seeking to suspend the state’s campus carry practices. Fulton County Judge Kimberly Esmond Adams last
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