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]
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.