Last July, Healey decided to interpret the state's assault weapons ban, which covers copies of assault rifles, to apply to additional types of guns, which had not previously fallen under the ban. The move angered gun owners who had no notice of the change and questioned her interpretation.
An effort by Democrats on the State Board of Education to issue a statement critical of legislation that would allow concealed guns in schools was defeated this week, after the board's Republicans abstained from the vote.
State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced Wednesday that his department will review how Pennsylvania implements its gun laws to see how the state can better protect its citizens.
Less than three hours after the tragedy at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) was looking to score political points. As is his custom, Murphy fired off a tweet admonishing his colleagues for their refusal to submit to the gun control lobby’s agenda.
The National Rifle Association applauded Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker for signing Assembly Bill 455, which allows Wisconsinites of all ages to take part in Wisconsin’s mentored hunting program.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has recently been distinguished by Governing magazine as one of its “Public Officials of the Year.” According to the magazine, Gov. McAuliffe claims his “proudest single achievement” in office has been restoring voting rights to felons.
Anti-gun advocates like Gun Control Network Chair Gillian Marshall-Andrews tout the United Kingdom’s longstanding firearms restrictions, which include a near total ban on handguns, as the “gold standard” of gun control. In recent years, UK officials have continued to implement new policies that further burden law abiding gun owners.
Most Americans consider Stephen Willeford a hero for bravely ending the rampage of a crazed murderer at a Texas church … but not former Vice President Joe Biden. During a national television appearance on Monday, Biden dismissed the Texan’s valorous actions, going so far as to say he shouldn’t have been carrying the AR-15 he used to stop the killer.
It didn’t take long after the events in Las Vegas, Nevada for gun control advocates to resort to their usual tactic of blaming hardware for the acts of an evil man. Numerous anti-gun bills were introduced almost immediately, with arch anti-gun Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) leading the charge.
A homeowner held a burglary suspect at gunpoint after he found him on his property in south Rankin County, authorities said.
The man accused of shooting his estranged wife and her friend at an apartment complex in Ortonville, Michigan is behind bars this morning thanks to the quick-thinking action of a resident and law enforcement.
A Cherokee County pastor grabbed his gun and fought back to protect his wife and three children after deputies said a burglar broke into his home.
A gun and 150-pound dog named Tank were all the help one Kentucky homeowner needed this weekend to stop an unwelcome house guest.
Even if a majority of mass shootings were preceded by violence against intimate partners or family, that still would hardly serve as a reliable predictor of mass murder. There are, unfortunately, at least 10 million incidents of domestic violence every year, according to estimates reported by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. By contrast, there are, on average, about 22 mass shootings annually with at least four fatalities. Were we to predict mass murder on this basis of domestic violence, we would be wrong well more than 99% of the time.
“We have some folks in this room who believe it is a privilege and we have some folks in this room who believe it is a constitutional right” to own a firearm, National Rifle Association spokesman John Hohenwarter said. “I think that’s where the fight lies.”
The gun lobby Thursday challenged Attorney General Maura Healy’s authority over firearms regulation, supporting proposed legislation to weaken her oversight and strengthen that of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.
On November 14th, the Standish Town Council unfortunately voted to reject a proposal for town land to be leased to the Standish Fish & Game Club in order for it to expand range operations.
Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords's gun control group released a report on Wednesday warning of the dangers of muzzle loading rifles, a number of other firearms, and some firearms accessories and calling for new gun control measures targeting the devices. The group, which recently changed its name from Americans for Responsible Solutions to Giffords, said in a release its report was intended to identify "extremely lethal firearms and devices" that it believes skirt current firearms laws.
In the last several months, Crystal Baumann had accused ex-boyfriend Troy Cooks of breaking her phone, slapping her, refusing to leave her place and sending text messages about their sex life to her loved ones, according to New Orleans court records. She obtained two temporary restraining orders, but records show neither was in effect by the end of this summer after she skipped a court hearing. Cooks then showed up at her Marigny home on Friday afternoon, igniting an argument that ended when Baumann fired a gun into his face, New Orleans police said.
A family shared photos with WSAZ Tuesday that capture the morning they say they were startled by an intruder. The homeowner took matters into his own hands. Deputies at the Johnson County Sheriff's Office say the homeowner held the suspect at gunpoint until officers arrived.