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]
A new legislation that would have required health care workers in Colorado to undergo a fingerprint background check has now been stopped dead in its tracks in the state's Senate committee. The bill was an effort by Democrats to disqualify convicted felons and known offenders from holding sensitive positions in [more]
Weeks after the tragic shooting at a Washington Navy Yard, a Senate Committee is now taking in testimony on the federal background check process.
The hearing is to held before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, which is scheduled for Thursday morning. Expected to be present is acting director of the Office of Personnel Management.
What is under scrutiny now is the process of security clearances and background checking following the shooting incident which happened September 16, last month this year. The shooting involved a former Navy reservist Aaron Alexis, who shot and killed twelve people before he was killed by authorities.
The shooter had a security clearance, despite having a past criminal history and mental issues, this is now in question as to how he was able to obtain these despite the criminal past.
Source: Las Vegas Sun