A state representative in Upper Peninsula of Michigan has just introduced a controversial new bill that has ignited conversations amongst residents. The new bill will essentially allow legal firearm owners with concealed carry permits to take their guns in previously gun-free zones such as schools and other establishments. The proposal [more]
With the prominence of social media and online services, tourists are now becoming more comfortable using online marketplaces for their travel plans. Airbnb is one such service that is becoming quite popular here in the country. In fact, Americans are spending millions of dollars within the app itself as staying [more]
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has now called all Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) and interested parties to join its upcoming event that will include several useful resources and presentations pertaining to licensing and gun ownership. The event called the "NICS Retailer Day" will be held on July 25 at [more]
Florida state officials have just announced that thousands of Florida residents who currently possess firearm concealed carry permits may have just had their information compromised. Thousands of names of holders and hundreds of Social Security numbers were reportedly stolen by hackers. The data breach was initiated through the online payment system [more]
The state of Arizona has passed a brand new State Bill, which is obviously aimed at Tucson city's stubborn stance on firearm background checks. The new law is specifically targeting the private sale of guns amongst citizens. A city ordinance that required background checks for gun sales was passed more [more]
A new legislation that would have required health care workers in Colorado to undergo a fingerprint background check has now been stopped dead in its tracks in the state's Senate committee. The bill was an effort by Democrats to disqualify convicted felons and known offenders from holding sensitive positions in [more]
Colorado – the Aurora, Colorado, theater massacre also coined as the “Batman Movie Massacre” was a devastating wake up call for better firearm background checks. Less than a day ago, a then unknown gunman, dressed in black and wearing a helmet, body armour and a gas mask, killed 12 people inside an Aurora movie theater. The gunman in the incident was able to purchase two pistols, a shotgun, and a semi-automatic rifle, while avoiding federal criminal background check requirements and took advantage of the states lenient gun legislations.
Police responded quickly and the gunman, James Holmes, 24, was arrested without significant incident, and when authorities searched his nearby apartment, they found that it was heavily booby-trapped with trip wires and explosives. “It clearly looks like a deranged individual. He had his hair painted red, he said he was ‘The Joker,’ obviously the enemy of Batman,” New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Friday at a press conference.
After the horrific shooting incident, authorities were able to recover a Glock G22 and a Glock G23, both .40-caliber pistols, the Remington 870 shotgun and the Smith & Wesson semiautomatic rifle, the federal official said. The shooter used the shotgun, rifle and one of the Glocks in the shootings. In Colorado, there are no specific rules that would prohibit those guns from being owned, said Robert Brown, the agent in charge of background checks at the state Bureau of Investigation.
12 victims who died in the Colorado movie shooting as identified by the Arapahoe County coroner:
The incident has renewed new debates over current gun laws, with a call for stricter federal checks as a constant issue in the state ever since the columbine massacre more than 13 years ago, where students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold went on a rampage and killed 12 students including a teacher. They were armed with guns, pipe bombs, Molotov cocktails, and had propane bombs set up around the school. It was later discovered that they obtained three of their weapons from an 18-year-old acquaintance at a gun show, where their friend was not subjected to any background checks. Also including the most recent shooting in 2011 in Tucson, Ariz., in which six people were killed and 14 wounded, including Democratic U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.