Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer outlined her three-pronged approach to gun reform in what was her fifth State of the State address on Wednesday, saying “The time for only thoughts and prayers are over.” Addressing the full Legislature in the House chamber, Whitmer called for enacting universal background checks, safe gun storage laws, and extreme
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Multiple Oklahoma sheriffs, including those in Oklahoma and Logan counties, say they will not enforce a recent U.S. Department of Justice ruling on firearms. In January, the Justice Department formalized a rule to address “stabilizing braces” and accessories used to “convert pistols into short-barreled rifles” to be fired from the shoulder, ordering that any weapons
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WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh says the public shouldn’t read anything into the high court’s historically slow start to releasing opinions. Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh joins other members of the U.S. Supreme Court as they pose for a new group portrait at the Supreme Court building Oct. 7, 2022, in Washington. J. Scott
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(WTNH) – While lawmakers in Connecticut are considering a new batch of gun laws proposed by Governor Ned Lamont, Connecticut’s U.S. Senators introduced a bill that would ban the manufacture and sale of assault weapons nationwide. Assault weapons were banned in Connecticut a decade ago shortly after Sandy Hook. On Friday, Senators Chris Murphy and
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The police chiefs of two of Nebraska’s three largest law enforcement agencies testified in opposition to Sen. Tom Brewer’s latest “constitutional carry” bill, while dozens of residents traveled as long as four hours to the Capitol to support the proposal during a hearing that lasted more than four hours Thursday. The Gordon senator’s bill (LB77)
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State Rep. Niemerg, local sheriffs push back on assault weapons ban A downstate Republican is joining area sheriffs in pushing back against Illinois’ new assault weapons ban. SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – A downstate Republican is joining area sheriffs in pushing back against Illinois’ new assault weapons ban. Sheriffs in Crawford, Jasper and Lawrence counties are among
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Your Santa Fe City Council voted 7-2 on Wednesday in favor of a resolution requiring certain city-controlled properties that can be used for school-related or school-sanctioned events to be posted off-limits to firearms, including those carried by concealed handgun licensees. These would include the Santa Fe Community Convention Center and its underground garage (including personal vehicles, presumably), public libraries in the
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Sen. Roland Gutierrez, D-San Antonio, whose district includes Uvalde, has unveiled four bills he’s filing to reduce gun violence, increase support for school shooting victims and survivors, and push for accountability for the flawed law enforcement response to the mass shooting at Robb Elementary in May.   Several families of the Uvalde school shooting victims
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How California got tough on guns By Ben Christopher | CalMatters The modern American gun debate began in 1967, when 30 protesting members of the Black Panther Party marched into the California Capitol with loaded handguns, shotguns and rifles. In California there were few restrictions on carrying loaded weapons in public. That soon changed. The
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Gun rights groups are speaking out against a bill being pushed by Washington state Democrats that would prohibit the sale and possession of many semi-automatic rifles, shotguns and handguns in the state. House Bill 1240, which was introduced in the state legislature earlier this month at the request of Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee and state Attorney General
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CASPER —A series of bills could eliminate gun-free zones in government buildings and meetings for those with concealed carry permits and introduce an “enhanced” permit that would allow firearms in the Wyoming Capitol. One of the three bills introduced at this year’s legislative session seeks to repeal gun-free zones in government and legislative meetings; it
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Advocates of gun-law reform face an uphill battle to push their ideas through the Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly, but say public sentiment on firearms safety may be moving some to action. Groups seeking to change Indiana gun laws say recent high-profile shooting incidents heighten the need for universal background checks, storage regulations, raising the minimum
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Assault style weapons are displayed for sale at Capitol City Arms Supply on Jan. 16, 2013, in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo / Seth Perlman, File) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois’ two-week-old ban on semiautomatic weapons outlaws “ubiquitous” firearms in “radical” defiance of the Constitution’s Second Amendment, a federal lawsuit filed by the National Rifle Association Tuesday claims. The powerful NRA joined
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An Omaha, Nebraska, university ordered a student organization to remove political posters depicting guns and slogans that some found offensive, according to reports. The College Fix, a conservative news website focused on higher education, reported that Creighton University has a ban on pro-Second Amendment poster, and members of the Young Americans for Liberty are currently
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he National Rifle Association (NRA) and other pro-Second Amendment organizations filed a lawsuit today challenging the Illinois law signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker that bans commonly owned firearms and magazines.  “The Supreme Court already ruled that the Second Amendment protects the right to keep arms that are commonly used by the people,” said John Weber, NRA
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FIRST ON FOX: Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, dropped a bipartisan bill that would create an avenue for firearms companies to appeal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) rulings, Fox News Digital has learned. Crenshaw reintroduced the ATF Accountability Act to Congress on Tuesday, aiming to create the appeals route for firearms companies and
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