San Antonio, Texas - Ride share drivers for companies such as Uber and Lyft are now being given additional incentives to comply with criminal background checks that were made optional late last year. To entice drivers to undergo fingerprint checks, the city has launched a new program that gives drivers [more]
Staff members inside the White House are usually heavily scrutinized and checked before they are allowed to hold any kind of position inside the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States. However, reports have revealed that a new set of FBI background checks was apparently [more]
SANTA FE, N.M. - An amended version of the New Mexico extended background check bill is now heading to the house floor. The House Consumer and Public Affairs recently voted 3-1 to approve the new house bill, HB 50, which seeks to extend the requirement of background checks for gun [more]
President Donald Trump's executive order to deny refugees and immigrants from entering the United States sent shockwaves around the country and sparked protest from Muslim and Non-Muslim American citizens. Over the weekend, protest erupted in various locations around the country including several rallies in large airports in New York, Denver, [more]
Gun rights advocates have reportedly now lobbied for the incoming Trump administration to do away with a recently finalized ruling that would collate information gathered from the Social Security System into the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) database. The ruling was originally submitted as part of the [more]
The National Rifle Association (NRA) seems to be quite happy with how 2016 had turned out as the organization tweeted the record breaking number of last year's background checks on its official Twitter account. The organization expressed its delight on how Americans are apparently embracing their right to bear arms [more]
NEWTOWN, Conn. – Official reports now from the Associated Press, have confirmed 27 dead, including 18 children in a Connecticut school shooting. The gunman was found dead, with two firearms. A law enforcement official in Washington said the attacker was a 20-year-old man with ties to the school and that one of the guns was a .223-caliber rifle. Details are still not clear as investigation is still under way.
It wasn’t clear how many people were injured in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. The superintendent’s office said the district had locked down schools in Newtown, in western Connecticut about 100 kilometers northeast of New York City.
Update as of 10:30 PM Eastern – 20 children confirmed dead in gruesome massacre. The 20-year-old gunman, now identified by law enforcement sources as Adam Lanza.
State police said Newtown police called them around 9:40 a.m. A SWAT team was among the throngs of police to respond. Children were seen running away from the school still crying, and people gathered in a parking lot.
The White House said Barack Obama was notified of the shooting and his spokesman Jay Carney said the president had “enormous sympathy for families that are affected.” This tragedy is one of many just this year that has again sparked new concerns on current gun control laws in the United States.