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 gun background check bill passed the Oregon house this week, Monday. Voted 32-28 in favor and support of Senate Bill 941. The new background check bill now requires records check for all firearms purchases including private sales. Before this bill, background checks in Oregon are required only for gun purchases from local licensed dealers and at gun shows.
The passing of the bill makes Oregon the 12th state in the US to require background check for private sales and transfers of firearms.
The bill is now on its way to the governor of Oregon, Gov. Kate Brown. The governor has expressed her intention to sign the bill. The bill was passed by Oregon senate last month, 18 democrats were in favor and 12 republicans against.
“I do not want to take anyone’s guns,” said Rep. Dan Rayfield, D-Corvallis, to the Oregonian. “I do not want to register anyone’s guns. I want to make the community safer.”
According to the Oregonian, Mr. Rayfield cited FBI statistics as evidence that background checks work. He said Oregon’s existing background check law stopped 345 felons and 37 people with mental health commitments in their past from buying guns in 2014.
Gun-rights supporters and Republicans who voted against the measure questioned whether it would do anything to prevent mass tragedies.