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Washington Police Oppose Proposed Legislation Restricting Gun Ownership

October 25, 2018
The initiative would implement restrictions on the purchase and ownership of firearms including raising the minimum age to purchase a gun to 21, and background checks and waiting periods for purchasing semiautomatic rifles―as defined by the initiative.

Colorado Sheriff Joins Effort to Pass Law to Keep Guns from Mentally Ill

July 26, 2018
Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock has joined with 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler in a renewed effort to create a "red flag law" in Colorado that would allow guns to be confiscated from the severely mentally ill.

Father of Student Murdered by Parkland Shooter Calls for National School Safety Standards

June 28, 2018
At a news conference Wednesday in Washington, DC, Schacter announced that the Foundation is working with some of the nation's leading law enforcement organizations.

Kansas Congressional Candidate Apologizes for Politicizing 2 Deputies’ Deaths

June 19, 2018
Democratic congressional candidate Brent Welder — who is seeking to challenge incumbent Republican Kevin Yoder — sent out a campaign email Saturday that linked the deaths of two deputies in Kansas City to the gun control debate.

Parkland Student Activist's Florida Home Swatted

June 5, 2018
"I think it's really a distraction from what we're trying to fix here, which is the massive gun-violence epidemic in this country," Hogg said.

Houston Chief in War of Words with NRA Over Gun Control

May 23, 2018
"@ArtAcevedo plays the part of a police chief ... he says he wants to go after criminals, but for him apparently the easiest way to do that is to make new criminals that are easy to catch — make criminals out of law-abiding gun owners," NRATV tweeted late Monday.

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.

Dick's Asked to Donate Rifles to Police Rather Than Destroy Them

April 20, 2018
Gun enthusiasts are asking the company to donate the rifles to cash-strapped police departments, Recoil Magazine reports.

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.

Bill to Require Background Checks for Ammo Purchases Introduced in Congress

March 27, 2018
If the bill passes, the law would use the FBI’s Instant Background Check System, which is the same one used for firearms purchases.

California Legislator Proposes Special Tax on Guns, Ammo

March 22, 2018
Assemblyman Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) said his bill would strengthen counseling support at California’s 1,400 middle schools and junior high schools while providing more armed school resource officers at high schools.

Colorado Police Chief Says He Would Support Citywide Ban on "Assault Rifles"

March 5, 2018
The stance is a bit of a shift from Testa's position on gun laws in 2015, when he said, "If a person wants to harm somebody else, ordinances and laws are not something they're concerned about."

"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.

Broward County Sheriff, Some Florida Chiefs Push for AR-15 Ban

February 20, 2018
“Congress messed up when they didn’t renew the assault weapons ban [in 2004]. I think that was problematic,” Lystad said. “We need to deal with assault weapons, background checks. It’s about finding common ground.”

Active Shooters, Gun Control, and Mental Health

February 16, 2018
If we are truly serious about reducing active shooter deaths, we must stop the political posturing and the self-serving, useless rhetoric and commit ourselves to the many viable solutions that are out there. We owe it to our children to find a way.

FN Releases California-Compliant Rifles

August 7, 2017
The FN 15 Tactical Carbine II CA and FN 15 DMR II CA have been outfitted with the featureless Hera CQR stock and 10-round Magpul PMAG to be compliant with the new 2017 California legislation.

Federal Judge Blocks CA Law Requiring Disposal of Large-Capacity Magazines

June 30, 2017
A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction blocking a law that requires Californians to dispose of large-capacity ammunition magazines by Saturday or face fines and possible jail time.

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.
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