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  • gun laws Feb 17

    Virginia Lawmakers Reject Assault Weapon Ban

    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s push to ban the sale of assault weapons has failed after members of his own party balked at the proposal.

  • California Aug 24, 2019

    ‘Red Flag Laws’ Offer Tool for Preventing Some Gun Violence

    After a white supremacist discussed plans on Facebook for a mass shooting at a synagogue, police in Washington used a new law to quickly seize his 12 firearms, long before he was convicted of any crime. But when a Tennessee father became alarmed about his son after receiving a suicidal text message, he said the police determined they could not...

  • United States Aug 6, 2019

    As Many Call for Tighter Gun Laws, Texas’ Set to Loosen Up

    Ten new pro-gun laws will take effect in Texas in four weeks, less than a month after 22 people died in a mass shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, NBC News reported. Gov. Greg Abbott signed the measures after they were passed in a 2019 legislative session that the National Rifle Association, called “highly successful” at the time, celebrating...

  • Governor Feb 27, 2019

    Minnesota House Panel to Consider 2 Gun Control Bills

    The Minnesota Legislature braced Wednesday for its first hearing this session on gun control, with testimony scheduled on bills to require universal criminal background checks for gun purchasers and to let families and police ask courts to take guns from people judged to pose a threat to themselves or others. The hearing before the House public safety committee was set...

  • Delaware Dec 7, 2017

    Law Enforcement Officials Eye Gun Ban for Recreational Marijuana Users in Delaware

    As lawmakers consider whether to legalize recreational marijuana use, some law enforcement officials are suggesting new steps to ensure that marijuana users in Delaware don’t have guns.

  • PRESIDENT Oct 3, 2017

    Why Nevada is Nation’s Flashpoint on Guns

    Sunday evening’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, the deadliest in modern U.S. history, highlighted Nevada’s stark partisan divide that has made it a flashpoint in the nation’s debate on gun rights, NBC News reported. Both parties have spent millions trying to tighten or loosen gun laws. The state has relatively light restrictions, with no permit requirements to buy handguns, rifles...

  • Florida Jun 14, 2016

    Want to Buy an Assault Rifle in Florida? No Problem

    As in mass shootings elsewhere, the massacre of 49 people at an Orlando nightclub is raising questions about access to guns — assault rifles, in particular. In Florida, buying one is no problem as long as you’re 18, a legal resident of the United States, aren’t a felon or a domestic abuser and have no documented mental health or substance...

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