Articles Tagged 'gun laws'

Assault weapons ban picks up steam in Congress

Assault weapons ban picks up steam in Congress

by SCOTT WONG - The Hill
Published on August 14, 2019
An assault weapons ban is picking up steam in the House and on the 2020 campaign trail as Democrats search for a way to respond… READ MORE
Mandatory liability insurance for gun owners? California mayor wants to require it

Mandatory liability insurance for gun owners? California mayor wants to require it

by Andrew Sheeler, Modesto Bee
Published on August 13, 2019
The mayor of San Jose announced Monday that he is seeking “a first-of-its-kind ‘harm reduction’ model” to curb gun violence in his city, a plan… READ MORE

House passes bill expanding background checks on gun sales

by Kathleen Joyce, Shelley Ng  |  published on February 27, 2019

The House passed a bipartisan bill that would require all gun sellers to conduct background checks on firearm sales in a 240-190 vote on Wednesday. While the bill — spearheaded by Reps. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) and Pete King (R-N.Y.) — had five Republican co-sponsors, it passed largely along party lines, with just eight GOP lawmakers voting in favor of the… READ MORE

Missouri lawmakers are pre-filing gun control legislation for 2019 legislative session

SPRINGFIELD, Mo Missouri gun owners are concerned about a pre-filed bill… that allows police to take away guns.. based solely on accusations by a family member. For example if someone at your household or a family member like your mom, dad, sister, brother, or spouse thought that you were in a bad place and shouldn’t be in possession of a… READ MORE

AG Fox appeals Missoula gun lawsuit to state Supreme Court

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) – Montana Attorney General Tim Fox is taking his challenge of the city of Missoula’s gun regulations to the state Supreme Court. The Missoulian reports Fox is appealing three rulings by Missoula County District Judge Robert Deschamps, who had overturned Fox’s decision to void a city ordinance. Missoula officials enacted an ordinance in 2016 requiring background checks… READ MORE

Iowa lawmakers pass the state’s most expansive gun rights bill ever

by Kristine Phillips | washingtonpost
Published on April 13, 2017

With one stroke of a pen, Gov. Terry Branstad is poised to make Iowa one of the friendliest states for gun owners. Lawmakers have passed… READ MORE

Gun control groups, politicians leap to issue statements on Seattle-area shooting

by Chris Eger
Published on October 29, 2014
Within hours of the mass killing Friday at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington State, a number of gun control groups and lawmakers were quick to… READ MORE

PA Gov Corbett Signs New Gun Law

by John Last | WICU NBC 12  |  published on October 29, 2014
Gun rights groups are celebrating tonight in Pennsylvania. They have claimed that many local gun control laws are too restrictive. But today, Governor Tom Corbett signed a bill that erases local gun laws, and puts all authority with the state. It was only last year that a group called “Open Carry Pennsylvania” protested a City of Erie ordinance that prohibits… READ MORE

Activists struggle to loosen gun laws in Mexico

by Nick Miroff, The Washington Post
Published on July 23, 2014

MEXICO CITY — Luis Merino may be the loneliest gun rights activist in North America. Like a kid in a pastry shop, he gazes longingly… READ MORE

Second Amendment group claims Connecticut ‘does not have the balls’ to enforce gun law

Published on March 5, 2014

In Connecticut, tens of thousands of gun owners are believed to be committing felonies by not registering their weapons in compliance with a new state… READ MORE

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