Federal law already prohibits those with a criminal record from obtaining firearms, but a newly passed law in New York aims to expand that to include people who had had domestic violence convictions. The new bill, which New York lawmakers have just recently approved along with the state’s new budget, [more]
Ever since the tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas, where the shooter used a bump stock-equipped rifle to kill 58 people, the particular accessory has been under scrutiny. Now, President Donald Trump has announced that he will be banning the buying and selling of the gun accessory to finally end the [more]
Several youth groups, including those formed by students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, have started to rally in different locations across the country in an effort to stress the importance of gun control. A group called Teens for Gun Reform, which was organized by students through Facebook staged [more]
The FBI has recently released the official FBI NICS Background Check data for January 2018 and it looks like the country's gun sales are continuing its steady decline. According to the recently published data, estimated firearms sales last month fell by 8 percent. Dealers across the country managed to process [more]
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has reportedly sent a request for agents of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives to retrieve more than 4,000 firearms that were purchased last year. The guns to be confiscated are from owners who should have been prohibited from acquiring them in the [more]
The United States Air Force has announced that it has already launched an investigation to find out why the criminal records for Devin Patrick Kelly, the shooter who killed 26 church-goers in Sutherland Springs, weren't forwarded to the FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System. According to application forms acquired [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, Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco.
Trump’s recently signed executive order has outright denied entry for anyone coming from seven Muslim-majority countries in the next 90 days. The countries affected are Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan, and Yemen. According to the 2013 World Bank Census data, this would affect more than 134 million people living in those countries.
The executive order is of course a big issue for those who have already acquired a valid visa, for those who are in transit, and for those who have already landed in the country just before the order was put in place. Fortunately, a federal judge has issued a ruling that grants emergency stay for those who are in limbo. Over the weekend, reports have revealed that the Department of Homeland Security has managed to flag down over 100 travelers from different airports across the country. 173 people have also been stopped from boarding flights headed to the United States.
As stipulated in Trump’s orders, those who are already legal permanent residents and holders of special visas are being allowed entry into the country, but only after their undergo a full background check and an extensive interview process.
So far, 81 people have made it through the entire process and have been allowed to enter the United States. There is still of course a lot of legal turmoil to sift through as those who have been denied entry, even those with green cards, are now taking legal action. Meanwhile, more than a thousand people have gathered at the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York to denounce Trump’s move.