Articles Tagged 'Gun Rights'

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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

NRA sues Florida over gun bill same day Gov. Scott signed it into law

The National Rifle Association sued in federal court Friday to block a new Florida law, just signed by Gov. Rick Scott, that prohibits gun sales to anyone under 21. “We filed a lawsuit against the state for violating the constitutional rights of 18- to 21-year-olds,” said Marion Hammer, lobbyist for the NRA in Florida. NRA lawyers in Tallahassee and Washington,… 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

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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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

Rush Limbaugh calls for concealed carry in schools after Florida shooting

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh called Sunday for concealed carrying of handguns in schools in order to combat mass shooters like the one that took place last week in Florida. “If we are really serious of protecting the kids, we need a mechanism to be defensive,” Mr. Limbaugh said on “Fox News Sunday.” He dismissed efforts by students who survived… READ MORE

Trump administration stakes out bipartisan ground in gun debate

The Trump administration’s health secretary said he is open to having the government study the roots of gun violence in the wake of the latest mass shooting at a high school, breaking with a long-held interpretation of federal law. Secretary Alex Azar’s announcement Thursday appeared to stake out bipartisan ground in a debate that has grown frustratingly divided and calcified… READ MORE

Wisconsin Court Prioritizes Avoiding Deportation Over the Second Amendment in Hierarchy of Rights

An appellate court judge in Wisconsin has ruled that lifetime loss of Second Amendment rights is not on par with the threat of deportation when it comes to a lawyer’s duty to advise clients of the secondary effects of a guilty plea. The case is State of Wisconsin v. Amanda L. Longley. After a confrontation with her child’s father and… READ MORE
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