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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.”

Calif. State Senator, Gun Control Advocate Busted for Arms Trafficking

March 27, 2014
Yee discussed helping an undercover agent get weapons worth $500,000 to $2.5 million, including shoulder-fired automatic weapons and missiles, and took him through the entire process of acquiring them from a Muslim separatist group in the Philippines to bringing them to the United States, according to the affidavit by FBI Special Agent Emmanuel V. Pascua.

Video: "Smart Gun" Goes on Sale in California

February 21, 2014
The watch’s primary purpose is not to provide accurate time, though it does. The watch makes the gun think. Electronic chips inside the gun and the watch communicate with each other. If the watch is within close reach of the gun, a light on the grip turns green.

"Smart Gun" Goes on Sale in California

February 21, 2014
One of California’s largest firearm stores recently added a peculiar new gun to its shelves. It requires an accessory: a black waterproof watch. Read Full Story Here.

The Fallacy of Gun Buyback Programs

December 26, 2013
What you usually see in any gun buyback program is elderly people turning in old junk guns from some closet or garage where they have sat gathering dust for many years.

Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce Laws on Gun Control

December 16, 2013
He shuffles the magazines, which look identical, and then challenges the audience to tell the difference. “How is a deputy or an officer supposed to know which is which?” he asks.

IACP 2013: Chiefs Want Expanded Background Checks

October 22, 2013
A coalition of police chiefs stepped up their advocacy for extending firearm background checks to private sales, gun shows and online sales, saying the measure is needed to stave off mass shooting attacks.

Chicago's Top Cop Nixes National Guard Help

September 26, 2013
Tougher gun laws would curb Chicago's street violence rather than intervention by the Illinois National Guard, the city's top cop and mayor said earlier this week.
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