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]
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has now called all Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) and interested parties to join its upcoming event that will include several useful resources and presentations pertaining to licensing and gun ownership. The event called the "NICS Retailer Day" will be held on July 25 at [more]
Florida state officials have just announced that thousands of Florida residents who currently possess firearm concealed carry permits may have just had their information compromised. Thousands of names of holders and hundreds of Social Security numbers were reportedly stolen by hackers. The data breach was initiated through the online payment system [more]
The state of Arizona has passed a brand new State Bill, which is obviously aimed at Tucson city's stubborn stance on firearm background checks. The new law is specifically targeting the private sale of guns amongst citizens. A city ordinance that required background checks for gun sales was passed more [more]
The mass shooting that happened in San Bernardino, California is apparently the focus of some of the front runners in the on-going presidential race right now. Majority of the candidates do agree on one thing, the attack was linked to terrorism more than anything.
The couple responsible for the horrific shooting that killed 14 people, before being killed themselves in a shootout with authorities, have been identified as 29-year old Tashfeen Malik and 28-year old husband Syed Rizwan. The investigation towards the incident still has a long way to go but what authorities can confirm right now is that the shooting was an act of terrorism.
Hillary Clinton has mentioned that whatever the motivations were for the attack on the 14 innocent victims, stricter gun control laws should still be the priority. Most would agree with this, but unfortunately some still argue that this really wouldn’t be the solution as the incident last Tuesday involved guns bought legally. The shooter had no prior criminal records and had easily passed the background checks required to purchase the firearms he had used in the shooting. President Obama currently still has not called the recent mass shooting as an act of terrorism, which is a far cry from what the candidates, who are out to take his position, are saying.
Donald Trump on the other hand had recently mentioned that the recent mass shootings happening around the country are actually helping him in the polls.
“Sadly, every time, every single time there’s a tragedy, my poll Numbers go up. Because they feel that I am going to take care of them and they feel they want strength”, Trump had mentioned when talking about the recent gun related tragedy.
In the recent national republican poll conducted by CNN, Trump is leading with 36% of the overall votes which is 20 points above the next candidate. The poll was however conducted before the tragic shooting in San Bernardino, pointing to the possibility of Trump’s lead being significantly higher than the current numbers.