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]
For years, the National Rifle Association (NRA) has remained unchallenged in both strength and influence. Initially a hunting club, its founding members created the organization in 1871 to support hunting, marksmanship and to promote responsible gun use.
In recent years, they have been pursuing an agenda that could potentially be a risk to the public, with their lobbying of pro-gun legislations in Congress. As a result, the United States 33 gun related murders happen every day, 20 times higher than the average rate of other countries.
After a slew of horrendous and devastating shooting incidents in Connecticut, and other school shootings, a group of moms, gun violence survivors, government officials, and regular citizens have created a new group called Everytown for Gun Safety, an organization aimed at offsetting the power of the NRA.
They claim to be compromised of more than 1.5 million mayors, moms, cops, teachers, survivors, gun owners, and everyday Americans that have come together to make their own communities safer.
According to their website, “Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. Gun violence touches every town in America. For too long, change has been thwarted by the Washington gun lobby and by leaders who refuse to take common-sense steps that will save lives.”
In Washington and Wisconsin, this group helped lead the fight to pass laws that will remove guns from the hands of domestic abusers. In Tennessee, members beat back a law that would have allowed open carrying of loaded guns in public parks, where kids play.
They’re also doing the real work of an effective movement: building the grassroots. The group’s Gun Sense Voter project aims to mobilize fully a million Americans to pledge to support candidates who will fight for common-sense gun laws.
More information on the organization – http://everytown.org