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]
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.