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]
After the 9-11 attack, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), funded by billions annually and employing 65,000 employees is again under fire for the hiring of a defrocked priest accused of child molesting as a security officer at a major United States airport.
A Philadelphia newspaper published the reports about the former priest who got hired without even completing a background check. The TSA, an agency created by Congress to secure the country’s transportation system, has came under fire more than once when a loaded firearm “slipped” through security at the Los Angeles International Airport the previous fall, with the agency blaming other agencies for the fault, with the reason that they are only in charge of screening baggage and explosives and not loaded firearms.
The defrocked priest, Thomas Harkins, of the Diocese of Camden was removed from priesthood amidst allegations of molesting two female grade-school students according to news sources. Although he was never prosecuted, the diocese did however fork out nearly two hundred thousand dollars to settle the civil lawsuits.
Federal Audit trashed the TSA in its incapacity, and that the U.S. remains vulnerable to a repeat of 9/11. Partly because it does not adequately screen baggage and passengers but mostly because it fails to properly screen foreign flight students, like what had happened when United States aviation trained students intentionally crashed planes into different targets in the country.