A U.S. appeals court ruled Wednesday that California’s ban on the sale of semiautomatic weapons to adults under 21 is unconstitutional.
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Two people are dead and another eight wounded following a shooting in Chicago, authorities said.
The White man charged with murdering 10 Black people at a supermarket in Buffalo appeared briefly in court Thursday after a grand jury indicted him on a first-degree murder charge.
CDC reports gun homicides spiked during pandemic, delves into gun-violence studies after long freeze
The gun-homicide rate jumped by a whopping 35% in 2020 against the backdrop of the pandemic while gun-involved suicides remained steady but alarmingly high, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a report Tuesday.
Second Amendment advocates scored a string of victories in recent years to expand to 25 states the right to carry a concealed handgun without a permit, or what is known as “constitutional carry.”
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer reignited his call to ban lawmakers from carrying handguns at the U.S. Capitol after Rep. Madison Cawthorn was busted with a loaded 9 mm pistol at an airport.
Donald Trump Jr. announced on Wednesday the creation of a new advocacy group to combat gun control measures emanating from Democrats at the state and federal levels.
Rep. Madison Cawthorn was cited Tuesday morning at Charlotte Douglas International Airport for attempting to go through airline security with a firearm, reported WSOC TV’s channel 9.
The most potent political forces aren’t always the long-established organizations that have groomed candidates and advanced legislation for decades. In the current climate, little-known outsiders, even without pedigree or money, can become powerbrokers quickly if connected to incendiary issues like guns or abortion.
A grand jury in the District of Columbia has indicted two men accused of posing as federal agents on false impersonation and weapons charges.
Shots fired at a house party in Pittsburgh early Sunday killed two 17-year-olds and wounded at least eight other people, police said.
The New York Police Department identified a person being sought in Tuesday’s subway assault that wounded 10 people.
President Biden’s planned crackdown on “ghost guns” received vocal pushback Monday from GOP lawmakers who said it will have little impact on crime and treads on the Second Amendment.
A suspect in the Sacramento shooting that killed six people over the weekend had been released from prison in February, and prosecutors described him as having “little regard for human life.”
A second suspect was arrested Tuesday in connection to the mass shooting in Sacramento that killed six people and wounded 12 in California’s capital, and police say he is the brother of the first suspect.
Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he doesn’t think moments of silence “do anything” in the wake of a mass shooting in Sacramento that left six people dead early Sunday.
President Biden called for stricter gun laws, including banning so-called ghost guns, assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, following the deaths of six people in a Sacramento mass shooting over the weekend.
The usual crowds filled the streets as bars and nightclubs were closing in California’s capital city of Sacramento when the sound of rapid-fire gunshots sent people running in terror. In a matter of seconds, the latest U.S. mass shooting had left six people dead and 12 wounded.
A jury in Michigan will begin its deliberations Monday in the trial of four men accused of designing a plan to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
A Maryland man has pleaded guilty to assault on a federal officer with a deadly weapon after using a ghost gun to shoot at Secret Service security guards, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
Sierra Jenkins was a young Black journalist working in a rapidly shrinking industry where colleagues often didn’t look like her. But Jenkins, 25, was exactly where she wanted to be, covering social issues and education for her hometown newspaper in Norfolk, Virginia.
Adrian Kellgren’s family-owned gun company in Florida was left holding a $200,000 shipment of semi-automatic rifles after a longtime customer in Ukraine suddenly went silent during Vladimir Putin’s invasion of the country.
The illegal immigrant accused of shooting Kate Steinle seven years ago on the San Francisco waterfront, helping draw attention to sanctuary cities and giving then-candidate Donald Trump a major campaign issue, pleaded guilty Monday to weapons offenses.
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and New York City Mayor Eric Adams late Sunday pleaded for the public’s help in identifying the suspect in shootings that killed two homeless men and wounded three others in their cities.
Alabama is joining a growing list of states that don’t require a permit or background check to carry concealed weapons.
A D.C. resident was arrested on Monday, after bringing weapons to the Ukrainian Embassy in hopes of helping to join the war against Russia.
A judge has rejected an effort by New York’s attorney general to put the National Rifle Association out of business, but will allow her lawsuit accusing top executives of illegally diverting tens of millions of dollars from the powerful gun advocacy organization to proceed.
A man shot and killed his three children, one other person and himself at a church in Sacramento, California, on Monday, authorities said.
A Tennessee bill that would recognize some handgun owners as police is stirring opposition from gun control activists who say it encourages vigilantism.
Gun deaths have overtaken car crashes as the leading cause of trauma death in the U.S., according to new research that found firearm suicides among older White men are a driving factor.
A Wisconsin restaurant worker who was shot in the face over a dispute about an order last month says he thought he was going to die.
A 15-year-old boy charged with fatally shooting four fellow students at his Michigan high school also wrote of raping and killing a girl at the school, prosecutors said Tuesday during a hearing to decide if he remains in an adult jail.
A 4-year-old fired a gun at officers Monday during a dispute at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Midvale, Utah, according to police.
After agreeing to a $73 million lawsuit settlement with gun-maker Remington, the families of nine Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims say they are shifting their focus to ending firearms advertising with macho, military themes that exploit young men’s insecurities, all in the hopes of preventing more mass shootings.
The Biden administration sued Missouri this week over a state law that aims to upend some federal firearm restrictions.
The families of nine victims in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting secured a $73 million settlement Tuesday against Remington Arms, the gun manufacturer that marketed the rifle used in the deadly rampage.
President Biden on Monday marked the fourth anniversary of the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida, by urging Congress to provide $500 million for community policing initiatives that reduce gun crime and new funding for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and U.S. Marshals Service.
President Biden blamed lax gun ownership laws Thursday for the crime wave hitting New York City and other communities, insisting that Second Amendment rights were never meant to be absolute but saying nothing about the progressive crime policies of new District Attorney Alvin Bragg that many here blame for the surge of violence in the city.
Responding to the surge in homicides across the country, President Biden on Thursday will outline an anti-crime strategy in New York that cracks down on the flow of illegal guns, boosts funding for police and increases support for programs that assist recently released convicts.
President Biden, scrambling to project strength in the face of a national crime wave, will travel to New York on Thursday to discuss the surging gun violence that includes the recent murders of two NYPD officers in Harlem.
A gunman shot and killed two campus officers at a private college Tuesday, prompting a protracted campus lockdown and search before the suspect was apprehended, state police and school officials said.
The son and father convicted of murdering Ahmaud Arbery have reached a plea agreement that could avoid their trial on federal hate crime charges. Arbery’s parents denounced the deal as a betrayal and called on the judge to reject it.
Deadly shootings in major cities come as a national police union is warning that the uptick in homicides across the country over the last two years will carry over into 2022 if the ongoing wave of anti-police rhetoric continues.
The father of a Virginia journalist fatally shot during a live broadcast in 2015 announced his bid for Congress on Thursday.
Five people were shot, one fatally, early Thursday at a downtown hotel, Metropolitan Police said.
A national gun rights group is suing a California city that has approved legislation requiring gun owners to carry liability insurance.
Two St. Louis police officers were hospitalized Wednesday — one in very critical condition — after being shot in neighboring Ferguson.
Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee are demanding that Biden administration officials explain why the British citizen who attacked a Texas synagogue this month was allowed into the U.S.
A California city voted Tuesday night to require gun owners to carry liability insurance in what’s believed to be the first measure of its kind in the United States.
Six people found dead with gunshot wounds in a Milwaukee duplex have been identified while police continue Tuesday to look for the person or people responsible for the slayings.
The coronavirus pandemic cannot be an excuse to shut down gun stores, a federal appeals court ruled this week, delivering a belated spanking to a California county that shuttered stores and firing ranges in the early days of the virus.
Two California counties violated the Constitution’s right to keep and bear arms when they shut down gun and ammunition stores in 2020 as nonessential businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.
Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois man acquitted of fatally shooting two men and wounding a third during street protests in Kenosha in 2020, is seeking the return of the gun and other property that police seized after his arrest.
An armed man who took four people hostage during a 10-hour standoff at a Texas synagogue had spent time in area homeless shelters in the two weeks leading up to the attack and was dropped off at one by someone he appeared to know.
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Tomorrow, June 24, the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee will be hearing several budget trailer bills including Assembly Bill 88 relating to the public safety budget.
Despite pressing issues the state is facing surrounding the COVID-19 crisis, lawmakers are continuing the assault on our Second Amendment Freedoms, scheduling additional anti-gun bills for a hearing this week. The House Pubic Safety and Judiciary Committees are holding a joint hearing on Wednesday, June 24 to hear SB 2635 and SB 3054. Additionally as reported, the Senate Judiciary Committee will be considering HB 1902 and HB 2744 on Thursday, June 25.
Next Wednesday, sections of House Bill 1284 (2019) will go into effect. A five-year License to Carry a Handgun will now be free to obtain.
Gun owners are by now used to being disappointed with the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to uphold their rights or even to defend its own Second Amendment precedents. But the court’s neglect reached a new low last Monday, with its sweeping decision to deny review of the many Second Amendment cases pending on its docket.
As we reported earlier, Chokwe Lumumba, the mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, announced an executive order on April 24 as part of his response to the COVID-19 civil emergency. The order prohibited the “carrying of an unconcealed loaded or unloaded pistol or revolver or any other firearm, carried upon the person or in a sheath, belt holster or shoulder holster or in a purse, handbag, satchel, other similar bag or briefcase or fully enclosed case, with such pistol, revolver, or firearm being wholly or partially visible.”