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]
President Donald Trump's executive order to deny refugees and immigrants from entering the United States sent shockwaves around the country and sparked protest from Muslim and Non-Muslim American citizens. Over the weekend, protest erupted in various locations around the country including several rallies in large airports in New York, Denver, [more]
Gun rights advocates have reportedly now lobbied for the incoming Trump administration to do away with a recently finalized ruling that would collate information gathered from the Social Security System into the FBI's National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) database. The ruling was originally submitted as part of the [more]
A recent bill signed into law last May 11, created a lot of ruckus and conflict and debate among gun control groups and the National Rifle Association (NRA). The Senate Bill 315 that was passed required that parties to a private gun transfer are to go to a licensed firearms dealer and pay an additional fee on top of the amount charged by the state police for a criminal background check.
Rep. Brian Clem, D-Salem, won approval on a 38-22 vote from the House aimed at ‘fixing’ the passed bill by making it easier to lend firearms to friends or family. Four Republicans — Reps. Andy Olson of Albany, Vic Gilliam of Silverton, Julie Parrish of West Linn and John Davis of Wilsonville– joined 34 Democrats in voting for the bill. Rep. Jeff Barker of Aloha was the sole Democrat who voted no.
With the ‘fix’, a firearm owner can lend a gun for a week after calling Oregon State Police to check if the person borrowing the gun is prohibited from possessing a firearm based on a background check. Another wording change in Senate Bill 315 is that now gun owners now face a higher liability if the firearm being lent is used in a crime, and if the lender knew or should have known the gun was going to used illegally.
The ‘fix’ also makes it clear that a gun owner can loan a gun for hunting purposes, without being present, and with Senate Bill 941, the loan of the firearm does not require a background check if lent for hunting or trap shooting purposes. Transfers among family members and law enforcement also do not require the check. The expanded background check and fixes in Senate Bill 941 will take effect on August 9 this year.