Articles Tagged 'gun control'

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Vermont Legislature to Resume Discussion on Gun Restrictions

by AP
Published on March 14, 2018
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott said Tuesday that the debate in the Legislature about restrictions on gun ownership would resume now that… READ MORE

Gun legislation passes Florida House, goes to Gov. Rick Scott

by by Associated Press  |  published on March 8, 2018
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The Florida House passed a school safety bill Wednesday that includes new restrictions on rifle sales and a program to arm some teachers, sending the measure to the governor for his signature. The vote of 67-50 reflected a mix of Republicans and Democrats in support and opposition. The measure, a response to the shootings at a… READ MORE

Conn Gov. Dannel Malloy: NRA has ‘become a terrorist organization’

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy made an explosive claim this week that the National Rifle Association has “become a terrorist organization.” “They act, quite frankly, in some cases as a terrorist organization,” Mr. Malloy, a Democrat, said Monday, a local Fox affiliate reported. “You want to make safer guns? We will boycott your company. That’s who they are. That’s what they… READ MORE

Republicans waiting out Trump on gun control

Republican lawmakers are waiting out President Trump in the gun-control debate, counting on him to change his mind or lose interest in the ambitious proposals he endorsed Wednesday that have little support in the Senate and House GOP conferences. Unlike during the recent tax and immigration debates, Republicans say they need to find consensus among themselves about what to do… READ MORE

Florida Senate briefly approves — then rejects — 2-year moratorium on assault weapon sales


TALLAHASSEE – For 15 minutes, the Florida Senate was in favor of a two-year moratorium on sales of assault weapons. Then, it wasn’t. An amendment from Democrats was unexpectedly added to a sprawling bill that includes gun control, school safety and mental health measures designed to prevent future mass shootings like the one Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High… READ MORE

Cornyn: Trump told me he supports my ‘Fix NICS’ background check bill

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn on Friday said President Trump clarified to him Thursday evening that Mr. Trump supports Mr. Cornyn’s bill aimed at improving the federal instant check system for gun transactions. “He called me last night sort of to clarify his position, at least from a legislative standpoint, that he supported the … bipartisan background check bill that… READ MORE
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States, teachers unions resist Trump’s call to arm educators


President Trump’s call to arm more qualified teachers is going nowhere fast with the states and with teachers unions, although some individual teachers support the… READ MORE

Delta’s tax break may not take flight after Georgia Senate blocks it


The Georgia Senate’s leaders vowed to block a lucrative tax break bill on Monday that would benefit Delta Air Lines after the Atlanta-based company severed ties with the National Rifle Association. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle said he would not support tax legislation that helped the airline “unless the company changes its position and fully reinstates its relationship with the NRA.”… READ MORE
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Congress returns with bipartisan plans for tougher gun control laws

Congress appears to be settling on the outlines of consensus for action on stricter gun controls, with moves to strengthen the background check system and… READ MORE

Florida Gun Show sees ‘record number’ of attendees despite gun control debate

TAMPA, Fla. — Thousands of gun enthusiasts — more so than ever — flocked to the Florida State Fairgrounds for the Florida Gun Show event. Organizers say they had a record number of people attend the event on Saturday, Feb. 24, almost 7,000, and expected more Sunday. The manager for the Florida Gun Show, George Fernandez, says they’ve never seen… READ MORE
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