Author Stephen King and entrepreneur Nicolas Hanauer have contributed to Maine’s Bloomberg-backed voter referendum to expand background checks to most gun transfers.
With the ability to openly carry handguns taking effect this year, some in the law enforcement community are asking lawmakers to take a harder look at the practice after a deadly shooting.
A study published this month finds 4 out of 5 guns recovered in crime are not owned by the perpetrator, who often obtained them through theft or trafficking.
Citing a survey of 310 people across the two states, gun control organizations in Washington and Oregon are working together to enact a California-style ban on the sale of some semi-auto firearms.
New Hampshire’s judges are refusing to comply with a directive from the state attorney general to report the names of some with mental illnesses to a federal database of prohibited gun possessors.
A priest coughed up $3,000 in a charitable raffle so that the AR-15 would not get a chance to run free and “be used to kill kids in schools, kill people in a movie theater, kill people at an office party or at any other place of mass shootings.” #NotTheOnion.
After a yearlong investigation by internal affairs, San Francisco police arrested one of their own — an 18-year veteran of the force — for possessing an “AR-15 style assault rifle.”
After petitions and statements by some seeking to bring their firearms to the Republican National Convention and others pressing to ban guns in Cleveland, the outcome was largely anticlimactic.
Assault weapons ban? Yes. Ban handguns? No. Americans polled favor broad gun control measures and limiting options for gun ownership, according to the results.
The Charleston County Government passed a resolution earlier this month calling for a ban on some semi-automatic firearms and their magazines.