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]
The perpetrator of a massacre of three women, was able to buy his firearms from an online store, without having to go through any kind of background check or any type of records check whatsoever. Radcliffe Haughton, killed and shot three women at a health spa in Brookfield, Milaukee. One of the victims was his wife Zina Haughton. The shooter was able to purchase his firearm just days after he was ordered by a judge during a ruling to surrender all guns in his possesion.
The website where Radscliffe bought the guns did not have any checks and sells different kinds of firearms with no questions asked. Purchasing of firearms online is one of the loopholes the government has yet to address in its effort to get firearms out of the wrong hands. Among these is the gun show loophole, wherein buyers can purchase a gun at any gun show without ever going through a criminal background check. With these loopholes, hundreds of firearms end up in the hands of criminal, felons and the mentaly unstable.
There is an imminent concern among gun control lobbyist about these problems, and so far only a few states have actually done anything about it. In most cases it takes a tragedy or a brutal event to make the government ever do anything about the problem. Similar to what happened to the Aurora Batman Massacre, Virginia Tech Shooting, and other such tragic events.