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]
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]
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.