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Congressman Calls for Confiscation of "Assault Weapons"

May 4, 2018
“Instead, we should ban possession of military-style semiautomatic assault weapons, we should buy back such weapons from all who choose to abide by the law, and we should criminally prosecute any who choose to defy it by keeping their weapons,” Swalwell said.

Gun Control, "Assault Weapons," and School Safety

April 13, 2018

Law enforcement officers are strong supporters of the Second Amendment and do not support measures to prohibit sales of "assault weapons" and "high-capacity" magazines to the public.

Federal Judge's Ruling Upholds Massachusetts' "Assault Weapon" Ban

April 9, 2018
U.S. District Judge William Young dismissed a lawsuit challenging the 20-year-old ban, saying assault weapons are military firearms that fall beyond the reach of the constitutional right to “bear arms.”

POLICE Readers Overwhelmingly Support Right to Bear "Assault Weapons"

April 6, 2018
Slightly more than 50% of respondents in our survey said 18-year-olds should be legally permitted to buy firearms. About 42% of respondents would like to see 21 as the minimum age for firearm purchase.

"Assault Weapon" Ban Introduced in House, 150 Democrats Support It

February 27, 2018
The bill prohibits the “sale, transfer, production, and importation” of semi-automatic rifles and pistols that can hold a detachable magazine, as well as semi-automatic rifles with a magazine that can hold more than 10 rounds.

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Maryland Assault Rifle Ban

February 21, 2017
A federal appeals court has upheld the assault rifle ban Maryland lawmakers passed in 2013, concluding that the guns outlawed by the measure are not entitled to protection under the Second Amendment.

Bans on 'Assault Weapons' in New York and Connecticut Upheld

October 20, 2015
A federal appeals court on Monday upheld strict statewide bans on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines that were passed in New York and Connecticut after the 2012 mass murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Federal Judge Upholds Maryland Assault Rifle Ban

August 14, 2014
A federal judge on Tuesday upheld Maryland's new ban on assault rifles and magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds, handing at least a temporary victory to state officials who say the measures could ward off mass shootings.

Man Who Caused Conn. Campus Lockdown Had Rifle, Pistols

December 5, 2013
The armed Fairfield, Conn., man who prompted a lockdown Tuesday at the University of New Haven and other area schools had 2,700 rounds of ammunition in his padlocked bedroom, along with newspaper clippings about the July 2012 shooting at a theater in Aurora, Colo., a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Maryland Poised To Enact Gun Control Measures

April 5, 2013
The Maryland Legislature passed strict gun control measures including a magazine-capacity limit and assault weapon ban Wednesday expected to be signed into law by Gov. Martin O'Malley.

Sweeping Gun Control Becomes Law In Conn.

April 4, 2013
Reeling from the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre, Connecticut today tightened its gun-control laws as Gov. Dannel Malloy signed into law a stricter assault weapons ban, limit on magazine size, the nation's first dangerous weapon offender registry, and eligibility rules for buying ammunition.

Democrats Drop Assault Weapons Ban

March 19, 2013
Senate Democrats have dropped a proposed assault weapons ban in hopes of garnering broader support for banning high-capacity magazines. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said she was disappointed.

Senate Committee Approves Assault Weapons Ban

March 14, 2013
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a renewed assault-weapons ban, advancing the measure to the Senate floor where it will face intense resistance from Republicans and other gun-rights supporters.

Protecting the Children

February 20, 2013

FLEOA does not support anyone using the Second Amendment as a scapegoat for the Newtown tragedy. Instead, FLEOA is recommending a Safety Summit that includes law enforcement, the NRA, and legislators.

Assault Weapons Ban: A Cure That Could Kill

February 4, 2013

The proposed federal Assault Weapons Ban, which is supposed to curtail mass shootings, could be very bad for law enforcement officers. It may take the tools you need to protect the public from active shooters right out of your hands.

Law Enforcement Divided On Assault Weapons Ban

January 31, 2013
Several law enforcement groups and leaders of mostly urban agencies have endorsed U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein's Assault Weapons Ban of 2013, and have claimed regulation of these firearms will enhance public and officer safety.

Police Links: Letters of Love and Crime

January 31, 2013
Every January, people hope for new beginnings and do their best to turn over a new leaf – if only for a short while. Maybe the thief who returned stolen items 15 years later was inspired by the spirit of New Year's resolutions. Too bad more crooks weren't.

Video: Democrats Introduce Assault Weapons Ban

January 24, 2013
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has proposed the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013, which seeks to ban 157 specific semi-automatic firearms and magazines accepting more than 10 rounds.

Out of Control on Gun Control

January 24, 2013
What kind of philosophy is being exercised when Second Amendment naysayers condemn the whole of gun-owning Americans for the transgressions of people who by and large are not even gun owners but have appropriated the weapons?

Feinstein Proposes Assault Weapons Ban

January 24, 2013
U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) has proposed the Assault Weapons Ban of 2013, which seeks to ban 157 specific firearms and magazines accepting more than 10 rounds. Watch her announcement courtesy of CNN. Read the full story here.
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