A bill in the state Senate Tuesday drew over two hours of testimony on both sides of the divisive issue of giving school boards the option of allowing licensed and trained staff to carry firearms on school property. Read more
In a new take on gun control, 23 big name criminal prosecutors, including Manhattan’s Vance and LA’s Feuer have joined to form Prosecutors Against Gun Violence. Read more
The group claims the online retailers failed to implement safeguards that would prevent dangerous people from obtaining items like the ones used to murder 12 people and injure 58 others.
According to Shucard’s lawyer, the incident was a “total accident” and Shucard simply forgot the gun was in his bag when he entered the Cannon House Office Building. Read more
In the Massachusetts primary election last week, two candidates pushing smart gun requirements, one a current U.S. Representative, the other a would be Attorney General, found themselves coming up short. Read more
“He knew because there were children the police would come there and they would fire at him and he would die,” Hill’s attorney, Annie Deets, told the judge. “He is a 21-year-old man who had the deck stacked against him from birth. He reached out for help but our system, as it exists, is not equipped to give people like Mr. Hill help.” Read more
The ATF has announced a new revised process for e-filing Form 1 and Form 5 applications for NFA-regulated firearms including payment online by credit card. Read more
Today, on the anniversary of the Washington Navy Yard shooting, President Obama addressed the issue of gun violence by asking the public to embrace common-sense reforms to prevent such tragedies from happening.
The New Jersey Assembly passed a bill Monday to expand gun buyback programs, using public funds to reduce the number of firearms in circulation. Read more
After a week of issues, the National Instant Criminal Background Check System reported today that the system has been operational all weekend.