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Green Party Presidential Candidate Wants to Disarm Police

August 22, 2016
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein elaborated on her aim for the U.S. "to explore what it means to disarm our police force," saying that it was something to look into in the future.

Massachusetts Attorney General Bans Sale of “Copycat” Rifles

July 21, 2016
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced Wednesday that she will enforce a ban on the sale of what she called "copycat" assault-style weapons, effective immediately.

California's Gun Laws Get Tougher

July 5, 2016
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a half-dozen gun-control measures into law Friday, adding sharp teeth to a set of California laws already considered the nation's toughest.

2 More Wounded Officers Sue Milwaukee Gun Shop

May 10, 2016
The new case, brought by Officer Jose Lopez and former officer Alejandro Arce, alleges that owners of Badger Guns negligently sold the gun used to wound them in 2007.

Virginia Reverses New Concealed-Carry Restrictions, Governor and Legislature Compromise on Gun Shows

February 2, 2016
It reverses Virginia's recent decision to stop recognizing concealed-handgun permits from 25 states that have less stringent gun permit laws. That decision had been announced by Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring in December and had not yet taken effect.

President Seeks to Boost FBI, ATF Staff as Part of Executive Action on Guns

January 7, 2016
The President proposed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) would both see additional staff hired to enhance background checks and to enforce gun laws.

Obama to Impose New Gun Control Curbs Next Week

January 1, 2016
President Obama will meet with Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch on Monday to finalize a set of executive actions on guns that he will unveil next week, according to several individuals briefed on the matter.

President Obama's Complete Speech to IACP 2015

October 28, 2015
This is a transcript of President Barack Obama's speech to the International Association of Chiefs of Police on Oct. 27, 2015.

Obama Praises Officers, Pushes for Stricter Gun Laws and Sentencing Reform in Speech to IACP Crowd

October 27, 2015
The President said officers can be made safer and criminal justice reform effected by making sure officers have the resources they need to do the job, through criminal justice reform that will make the system smarter and fairer, and by taking steps to reduce the risk to law enforcement officers, namely more rigid gun laws.

Video: President Obama Expected to Call for More Gun Control in Tuesday IACP Speech

October 26, 2015
President Obama will travel to Chicago Tuesday to address a meeting of police chiefs from around the world and he's expected to call for stricter national gun laws.

California Lt. Gov. Pushes Background Checks for Ammunition Initiative

October 19, 2015
The measure also would require licensing of ammunition sellers and instantaneous point-of-sale background checks for all ammunition purchases.

Milwaukee Gun Store Ordered to Pay $6 Million to Wounded Officers

October 15, 2015
The ruling came in a negligence lawsuit filed by the officers against Badger Guns, a shop in suburban Milwaukee that authorities have linked to hundreds of firearms found at crime scenes. The lawsuit said the shop ignored several warning signs that the gun used to shoot the officers was being sold to a so-called straw buyer who was illegally purchasing the weapon for someone else.

Gun Rights Debate Rages Between Law Enforcement Executives

October 9, 2015
"Talking about firearms now is like talking about race," says Richard Beary, chief of police for the University of Central Florida and president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. "These are difficult conversations, and people get very polarized on each side of it."

White House to Demote ATF Chief So He Can be Kept on the Job

October 9, 2015
The Obama administration has no plans to name a permanent director for the agency, and career agent Thomas Brandon has been serving as the acting chief since April. But by law, he can’t hold that interim title for longer than 120 days, and that clock runs out on Oct. 27.

Los Angeles Police Union Opposes Council Proposal to Require Locks on Handguns When Not in Use

June 29, 2015
The proposal would require city residents to either lock up handguns not being used or apply trigger locks to them.

Milwaukee Mayor, Police Chief Blame Rise in City's Gun Violence on Concealed Carry Law

April 20, 2015
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Police Chief Edward Flynn singled out Wisconsin's 2011 concealed carry law for criticism, saying shooting incidents are up every year since it was approved.

High Court: 'Straw' Gun Purchases Illegal

June 17, 2014
The Supreme Court on Monday deemed "straw" purchases of firearms illegal, delivering a huge win to advocates of stricter gun controls. The case, Abramski v. United States, centered on a former police officer who bought a Glock 19 handgun for his uncle.

Mass Killers: Gun Control is Not the Answer

June 3, 2014
After a mass murder incident like Isla Vista, the media loves to run a lot of stories that imply such tragedies would surely be a thing of the past if we could just outlaw all the guns. Those same reporters rarely consider how much damage this killer could have done in a crowded classroom with a blade.

Chicago Mayor Wants to Video Gun Sales

May 29, 2014
In addition, the proposal would require a 72-hour waiting period for purchasing handguns and 24 hours for rifles and shotguns. A dealer would be able to sell only one handgun per month per buyer, and the store records would be subject to quarterly audits to discourage trafficking.

Detroit Chief Lauded, Slammed for Gun Stance

May 20, 2014
In another statement, which is featured on the magazine cover next to his photograph he stresses: “We’re not advocating violence. We’re advocates of not being victims.”
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