The California Assembly on Thursday approved a legislative package pushed by the state’s powerful Senate president to beat Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s ballot initiative to a gun control body slam.
Although Mayor Ed Murray is seeking to increase taxes and fees on Seattle businesses to help fund the police department, he wants to scrap their surplus Glocks to save lives.
Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday said he would not call a special session to debate gun laws as requested by lawmakers in the wake of the Orlando terror attack.
The state legislature has voted to undo reforms spurred by the murder of a woman stabbed to death by an ex while waiting months for a gun permit.
Some 50 Democrats are holding events in over 30 cities across the country Wednesday for a “National Day of Action on Gun Violence Prevention.”
The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust has filed an official complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics over emails sent by House Democrats during last week’s gun control protest.
A bill working its way through the state Senate aims to allow advocacy groups to challenge local firearms ordinances in court, though just such a provision was recently stricken.
Voters in Maine this November will be asked to answer yes or no on Question 3 concerning expanding background checks on firearms to include most private transfers.
A group of moderate lawmakers from both parties joined forces last week to introduce a bill to bring increased scrutiny to those on certain watch lists when buying guns.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed California Safety for All Act, viewed by some as the mother of all gun grabs, has been certified to appear on ballots in the upcoming general election.