Despite the industry's initial forecast of slower gun sales under president Trump's administration, the FBI background check data has now shown a surprising spike for gun sales last month. The number of background checks that were conducted last month only serves to prove that having a gun-friendly president will not [more]
In a rather unexpected turn of events, gun sales for the past few months have steadily been declining, despite Trump's win in the United States Presidential Elections. With a president that is strongly supportive of second amendment rights, gun sales should have increased seeing as that there is now fewer restrictions [more]
The controversy regarding the alleged failure of the FBI to properly run a background check, which allowed Dylan Roof to purchase a firearm, is apparently not over just yet. A judge has denied all of the motions to dismiss the case and has now allowed it to proceed. United States District [more]
San Antonio, Texas - Ride share drivers for companies such as Uber and Lyft are now being given additional incentives to comply with criminal background checks that were made optional late last year. To entice drivers to undergo fingerprint checks, the city has launched a new program that gives drivers [more]
Staff members inside the White House are usually heavily scrutinized and checked before they are allowed to hold any kind of position inside the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States. However, reports have revealed that a new set of FBI background checks was apparently [more]
SANTA FE, N.M. - An amended version of the New Mexico extended background check bill is now heading to the house floor. The House Consumer and Public Affairs recently voted 3-1 to approve the new house bill, HB 50, which seeks to extend the requirement of background checks for gun [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