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]
It isn't clear just yet if the threat of impending nuclear war has something to do with it, but US citizens seem to continually be arming themselves. The latest figures from the NICS background check system, which was recently posted by the FBI, shows that August has set yet another [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 [more]
With the prominence of social media and online services, tourists are now becoming more comfortable using online marketplaces for their travel plans. Airbnb is one such service that is becoming quite popular here in the country. In fact, Americans are spending millions of dollars within the app itself as staying [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.