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]
A new measure for internet dating sites sent by the Illinois Senate would now require these sites to provide more safety checks for customers. The new legislation which was approved by the majority would require dating sites to say upfront if they are running criminal background checks on its members or for those who wish to sign up.
Any such background checks run on these sites will also be required to divulge what the checks will consist of, including whether or not they check government and federal databases, court records, sex offender registries and other criminal records. A site then will also have to mention whether any such violations or red flags on any of the searches would disqualify a person from registering.
The new bill now also requires sites to have a section dedicated to informing its users on safety precautions and safety tips, like not placing their address anywhere off the site. The sites will also be required to include warnings and disclaimers that background checks are not 100% foolproof. Any dating site that does not follow the requirements or present false information regarding how they conduct their background checks could face penalties and fines up to $50,000 per violation.
Mix reviews have been heard with those against the people saying that the state is meddling too much with people’s dating lives and that these measures might provide a false sense of safety, stating that these background check notices and warning might cause users to lower their guard.