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]
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.