Category Archives: Gun Laws

Gun Laws

Background check laws having little effect, gun violence researchers discover

Bureau Of Alcohol ,Tobacco, Firearms And Explosives Headquarters

October 17, 2017  FoxNews

Strict gun laws passed in two states to require background checks for every firearm sale had virtually no effect, a new study has found. Continue reading Background check laws having little effect, gun violence researchers discover

Las Vegas mass shooting revives debate on high-capacity magazines

Guns

October 8, 2017  Tribune News Service

SAN DIEGO – How many bullets are enough?

In California, both legislators and voters answered: 10. They pointed to mass shootings – Sandy Hook, Orlando, San Bernardino – saying it should be illegal to be able to inflict so much firepower without having to frequently pause to reload. The law they passed makes it a crime to possess gun magazines with more than 10 bullets. Continue reading Las Vegas mass shooting revives debate on high-capacity magazines

Republicans Open to Banning ‘Bump Stocks’ Used in Massacre

Senators John Cornyn, left, and Lindsey Graham

October 4, 2017  The New York Times

Top congressional Republicans, who have for decades resisted any legislative limits on guns, signaled on Wednesday that they would be open to banning the firearm accessory that the Las Vegas gunman used to transform his rifles to mimic automatic weapon fire. Continue reading Republicans Open to Banning ‘Bump Stocks’ Used in Massacre

Congress Quietly Passed a Bill Allowing Warrantless Searches of Homes—Only 1% Opposed It

A bill that will allow homes to be searched without a warrant was passed with overwhelming support by the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Trump—and it happened with no media coverage and very little fanfare. Continue reading Congress Quietly Passed a Bill Allowing Warrantless Searches of Homes—Only 1% Opposed It

Oregon Governor Signs Gun Confiscation Law

Gov. Kate Brown

August 24, 2017  TeaPartyTribune.com

Oregon Governor Brown signs gun confiscation bill into law
On Wednesday, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed into law a Democrat-sponsored gun confiscation bill, permitting Oregon judges to order guns to be confiscated under an “Extreme Risk Protection Order”, based on hearsay evidence, and before the gun owner is permitted a hearing to challenge the order. Continue reading Oregon Governor Signs Gun Confiscation Law