Federal law already prohibits those with a criminal record from obtaining firearms, but a newly passed law in New York aims to expand that to include people who had had domestic violence convictions. The new bill, which New York lawmakers have just recently approved along with the state’s new budget, [more]
Ever since the tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas, where the shooter used a bump stock-equipped rifle to kill 58 people, the particular accessory has been under scrutiny. Now, President Donald Trump has announced that he will be banning the buying and selling of the gun accessory to finally end the [more]
Several youth groups, including those formed by students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, have started to rally in different locations across the country in an effort to stress the importance of gun control. A group called Teens for Gun Reform, which was organized by students through Facebook staged [more]
The FBI has recently released the official FBI NICS Background Check data for January 2018 and it looks like the country's gun sales are continuing its steady decline. According to the recently published data, estimated firearms sales last month fell by 8 percent. Dealers across the country managed to process [more]
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has reportedly sent a request for agents of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives to retrieve more than 4,000 firearms that were purchased last year. The guns to be confiscated are from owners who should have been prohibited from acquiring them in the [more]
The United States Air Force has announced that it has already launched an investigation to find out why the criminal records for Devin Patrick Kelly, the shooter who killed 26 church-goers in Sutherland Springs, weren't forwarded to the FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System. According to application forms acquired [more]
Black Friday was a hectic day for everyone especially those that were out for the best deals in town. Consumers wanted the best discounts and bundles out there, but it seems like the sale was not just limited to the latest gadgets or electronics during the annual consumer holiday.
American consumers were also apparently buying a lot of firearms during the Black Friday frenzy as evident with the record breaking number of gun background check requests that were run by the FBI’s Instant Criminal Background Check System.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s background checking service reported a total of 185,345 background checks processed last Friday. That is roughly about two background checks done per second during that day. Although the Federal department did not divulge how many of those were declined due to flags and criminal records, the number still is quite surprising and is the highest ever in a day for this year. Each successful check however does not necessarily equal to a single purchase.
US gun laws are a hot topic nowadays especially with the upcoming presidential elections. Each candidate has their own road map to achieving lower gun related shootings throughout the country, with each one being either strongly for or strongly against stricter federal gun laws.
Current United States President, Barack Obama, is of course for stricter gun laws and has recently been calling for changes that will limit access to weapons in the wake of several mass shooting all throughout the country.