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]
Sutherland Springs, Texas - A lone gunman opened fire inside a church during service in a small town in Texas killing at least 26 people and injuring 20 others. The gunman was later identified as 26-year old Devin Patrick Kelley, a former member of the US Air Force. Kelley had [more]
Gun-related shooting incidents have historically caused sudden spikes in firearm sales. The latest incident in Las Vegas, which has been described to be one of the deadliest in the country's history, seems to follow the morbid trend as citizens flock to gun stores to stockpile firearms in case of a [more]
It isn't clear just yet if the threat of impending nuclear war has something to do with it, but US citizens seem to continually be arming themselves. The latest figures from the NICS background check system, which was recently posted by the FBI, shows that August has set yet another [more]
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]
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.