Politics & 2nd Amendment

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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Former Vice President Joe Biden addressed Wilmington’s “epidemic of gun violence” during a speech at at the University of Delaware Monday. Biden gave the speech during the public-private Vision Coalition’s 10th annual education conference at the University of Delaware, where several hundred people gathered to share ideas on how to improve public education and health
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Wisconsin senators could approve a bill removing groundhogs, or woodchucks, from the state’s protected species list. The animals are known to damage gardens, home foundations, sidewalks and roads. (Photo: National Geographic) Wisconsin senators have scheduled a vote this week on a proposal removing groundhogs from the state’s protected species list — leaving residents to deal
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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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Dominic Capone, actor and producer of the famous Capone bloodline and Staci Richter photographed in Lockport, Illinois. Dominic sports a Ruger SP101 .357 revolver. Staci sports a Walther PK in .380. (Photo: Ben Philippi) Unlike his great uncle, Dominic Capone of the famous Capone bloodline pursued a successful career in television and film. He also
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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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Jonathan Ware was find hiding in a trash can after one day on the run. (Photo: Jonesboro Police Department) After just one day on the run, a wanted fugitive is back in police custody thanks, in part, to an armed homeowner in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Johnathan Ware, 31, was found hiding in the homeowner’s trash can
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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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