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]
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]
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 understandably has been met with a lot of arguments from both sides.
According to the state representative for the 108th District, Beau LaFave, the new proposal only makes sense as law-abiding citizens should be able to carry their firearms with them anywhere they want without restriction. LaFave argues that gun-free zones are only inviting criminal elements to attack these places seeing as that people within these areas are basically defenseless.
The state representative further explains that those who have already passed an FBI Background Check have basically proven themselves to be law abiding citizens and concealed carry permit owners have already undergone extensive training sessions with their weapons. He argues that there should be no reason for these owners to be restricted from carrying their weapons with them in establishments such as bars, schools, churches, and events.
If the bill does end up turning into a law, it would still require firearm owners to conceal their weapons at all times when entering gun-free zones. It also stipulates that private property owners will still have the final decision on whether or not they would allow concealed weapons in their establishments, but this is an entirely different story in government owned facilities.
The proposed new bill has however encountered a strong opposition from concerned citizens including those working in the education sector. Marquette Area Public Schools Superintendent, Bill Saunders, explains that schools have always been a place of safety for students and bringing in firearms would only serve to compromise that safety. Saunders furthers argues that parents will likely not be feeling safe knowing that firearms are now being allowed in schools.