Gun control leaders say they are working hard to educate their progressive allies about this coming fight over local gun laws.“We’re drawing a line on the sand on this one, and we’ll spend what it takes,” said John Feinblatt, the president of Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun control group backed by billionaire former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Yes, this is probably the way to go — when criminals holding illegally owned firearms shoot and kill and pour blood into the city streets, the way to make the community safer is to rip guns out of the hands of legal and permitted owners.
The homicide rate may be rising in some U.S. cities, but slayings are still a localized phenomenon, with most U.S. counties not seeing a single homicide in 2014.
A firearms advocacy group has gone to court to challenge the constitutionality of California’s new assault weapons ban, as well as other major gun control laws passed last year by the Democratic-controlled state Legislature, arguing that “assault weapon” is a “political term.”
The NRA-backed gun bill Holcomb also said he will sign allows employees of the Senate, House, Legislative Services Agency and Indiana Lobby Registration Commission to be armed in the Statehouse.
The City Council seems poised to allow people who live in the city to have stun guns. This is response to a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court that the Second Amendment right to bear arms includes stun guns.
The Pennsylvania Senate is reviving legislation that's designed to make it easier for gun owners and organizations like the National Rifle Association to challenge cities' firearms ordinances in court.
The concealed-gun permit legislation championed by local allies of the National Rifle Association that brought last year’s legislative session to an abrupt halt is back on state lawmakers’ agenda.
Today, Senate Bill 1122 was sent to the Governor for his consideration after passing the House yesterday by a vote of 32-23.
Yesterday, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton proposed Senate Amendment 1 to his shell bill, Senate Bill 233.
Today, Governor Jim Justice signed important Sunday Hunting legislation into law.
News broke this week that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has reconsidered and “clarified” its Jan. 6, 2015 Open Letter on the use of stabilizing braces as shoulder stocks.
Yesterday, both chambers of the Montana Legislature rejected Governor Steve Bullock’s proposed amendments to House Bill 494.
The Oklahoma Senate could soon consider important preemption legislation, House Bill 2322.
Surveillance video from a California jewelry shop last week shows an armed store owner chase away three men in an attempted smash-and-grab right in front of him. Police say the incident occurred Thursday afternoon at the OC Watch Company in Walnut Creek. Thanks to the store owner’s quick reactions, the suspects left empty-handed. The video shows two suspects dressed in construction gear enter the shop just before noon. One man hands the store owner a clipboard, saying something about the business’s power being shut off. Then, as the owner looks down at the clipboard, the suspect sprays him with pepper spray as the second suspect smashes the display case. But within seconds, the store owner pulls a gun and begins pursuing the two men. Police say the suspects were scared away before they were able to steal any merchandise. They hopped in a car with a third man and drove away. No one was reported injured as a result of the incident. Police are still searching for the three suspects.
Last night, the Senate amended and second read Senate Bill 387. SB 387 is now on the general file and is eligible for a full Senate vote today.
An Ohio woman said she was "fearing for her life" when she shot an intruder who tackled her after she discovered him in the garage of her parents' south Bloomington home early Friday morning. "Anything could have happened by just the way he lunged at me, and I had the gun in his face and told him not to come out because I would shoot," said Kim Sinnott of Hamilton, Ohio. "He probably thought I wouldn't shoot." Sinnott was still shaking nearly 10 hours later as she recalled details of the incident. She and her twin sister, Tamie Lesher, also of Hamilton, Ohio, had arrived at their parents' home in the 700 block of South Clayton Street on Thursday night for a visit to celebrate their father's 75th birthday.
One person was killed and another was injured during a shooting at a South City 7-Eleven early Monday morning. Homicide detectives were called to investigate after a man and woman were shot at the store in the 500 block of Bates around 3:50 a.m. Police said the store clerk was outside smoking a cigarette when the 30-year-old man announced a robbery. The female store clerk, who was in possession of a gun, and the suspect exchanged gunfire. The clerk was shot in the leg. The robbery suspect was shot in the chest, arm and thigh and was pronounced dead at the hospital. Two weapons were recovered at the scene. The suspect's ID has not yet been released.
On Wednesday, April 26, the House Game and Fisheries Committee will consider House Bill 485, legislation expanding Pennsylvania’s mentored hunting programs to include youth ages 12 to 17. HB 485 creates a discounted general hunting license for Hunter Trapper Education (HTE) instructors.
The protest organized by gun control advocates will be held at Woodruff Park on the same day that Trump and other high-profile leaders, including Republican Sen. David Perdue and Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, address the NRA event.