gun control

  • Virginia Jan 18

    Gun-Rights Activists Gear Up for Show of Force in Virginia

    An unprecedented show of force by gun-rights activists is expected on Monday in Virginia. Thousands of gun activists are expected to turn out. Second Amendment groups have identified the state as a rallying point for the fight against what they see as a national erosion of gun rights. Authorities in Virginia are taking precautions since extremist groups have blanketed social...

  • New Hampshire Jan 9

    New Hampshire House Passes Red-Flag Gun Bill

    The New Hampshire House passed a bill Wednesday to allow police or relatives to petition a court to temporarily remove guns from people who present a danger to themselves or others. The 201-176 vote on the opening day of the new legislative session moved New Hampshire a step closer to joining 17 other states and Washington, D.C., in passing so-called…

  • gun control Dec 5, 2019

    Gun Background Checks Are on Pace to Break Record in 2019

    Background checks on gun purchases in the U.S. are climbing toward a record high this year. The firearms industry says people are rushing to buy weapons in reaction to the Democratic presidential candidates’ calls for tighter restrictions. By the end of November, more than 25.4 million background checks – generally seen as a strong indicator of gun sales – had...

  • gun control Dec 5, 2019

    Roberts Seems to Hold Key to Case Over New York City Gun Law

    Chief Justice John Roberts appeared Monday to be the key vote in whether the Supreme Court considers expanding gun rights or sidesteps its first case on the issue in nearly 10 years. The court’s dismissal of the case would be a disappointment to gun-rights advocates and a huge relief to gun-control groups. Both sides thought a conservative Supreme Court majority...

  • Nov 9, 2019

    Virginia Democrats Nominate First-Ever Female Speaker of the House

    Democrats from Virginia’s House of Delegates have nominated Eileen Filler-Corn to be the first female Speaker of the House in state history.

  • Aug 10, 2019

    Democratic Candidates Blame Trump, NRA for Inaction on Guns

    Democratic presidential candidates on Saturday placed responsibility for inaction on gun violence in the hands of President Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association, in the face of broad national support for some gun control measures. “If most Americans insist that something be done and it doesn’t happen, it means we need fundamental reform,” Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South...

  • Jul 1, 2019

    Third NH Gun Control Bill Sent to Governor

    The final bill in a package of gun control legislation has been sent to Republican Gov. Chris Sununu.

  • Feb 27, 2019

    House Approves Bill to Expand Gun-Sale Background Checks

    The Democratic-controlled House on Wednesday approved a measure requiring federal background checks for all firearms sales and transfers, the first major gun control legislation considered by Congress in nearly 25 years. Democrats called the 240-190 vote a major step to end the gun lobby’s grip on Washington and begin to address an epidemic of gun violence that kills thousands of...

  • Jan 22, 2019

    Political Shifts, Sales Slump Cast Shadow Over Gun Industry

    When gunmakers and dealers gather this week in Las Vegas for the industry’s largest annual conference, they will be grappling with slumping sales and a shift in politics that many didn’t envision two years ago when gun-friendly Donald Trump and a GOP-controlled Congress took office. Some of the top priorities for the industry — expanding the reach of concealed carry...

  • Dec 10, 2018

    Ayanna Pressley to Hold Listening Session on Violence and Trauma

    During her final days as a Boston City Councilwoman, Ayanna Pressley is hosting a listening session Monday on violence and trauma.

  • Aug 23, 2018

    Parkland Shooting Survivor, Father Protest in Mass.

    Demonstrators whose lives were affected by the Parkland school shooting are preparing for a 50-mile march from Worcester, Massachusetts to Springfield to call for gun violence protection.

  • May 5, 2018

    Opposing Protests During NRA Convention

    Three protests were planned for Saturday during day three of the National Rifle Association Convention at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center.

  • Apr 6, 2018

    Assault Rifles Explained: What They Are and How They’re Used

    In the wake of the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, there has been a national conversation about banning assault rifles. But what defines an assault rifle is up for debate. Here is everything you need to know about assault rifles.

  • Mar 12, 2018

    Why Australia’s Gun Buyback Program Is So Unlikely in the US

    After a gunman killed 35 people at an Australian tourist site with an AR-15 rifle and high-capacity magazines in 1996, a conservative government led the country’s states in passing a sweeping new restrictions on firearms, NBC News reported. Gun violence and gun suicides plummeted, and no similar attacks have occurred in Australia since. The move has beecome an inspiration for...

  • Mar 10, 2018

    Fla. Gov. Signs State’s 1st Gun Control Bill in 20 Years Into Law

    The new law was created to satisfy both gun rights advocates and gun control advocates in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that killed 17 people. The NRA still filed a lawsuit hours after Florida Governor Rick Scott signed it, claiming it violates the Second and 14th Amendments.

  • Mar 2, 2018

    Fact Check: Trump’s Misleading Gun Rhetoric

    In a bipartisan meeting with members of Congress, President Donald Trump made false and misleading claims about his predecessors’ actions on gun control legislation and shootings in “gun-free zones.”

  • Feb 28, 2018

    Trump Holds Bipartisan Meeting on Gun Legislation

    President Trump held an hour-long bipartisan discussion to address gun control and other measures that lawmakers can take to prevent mass shootings.

  • Feb 28, 2018

    Companies That Changed Policy Over Gun Control Debate

    In the wake of the mass shooting that killed 17 at a Florida high school, these companies have responded by announcing changes to their gun sales policies and cutting their NRA discount programs.

  • Feb 22, 2018

    NRA Chief: It’s Time ‘to Harden Our Schools’

    NRA Chief Wayne LaPierre gave a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference a week after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, arguing it is time “to harden our schools.”

  • Feb 21, 2018

    Father of Student Killed in Fla. Shooting Gives Emotional Plea to Trump

    Andrew Pollack, whose daughter was murdered in the Parkland school shooting, gave an emotional plea to President Donald Trump during the listening session Wednesday on public safety.

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