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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.

Ariz. Court: Police Can Seize Guns During Stops

August 1, 2013
Arizona police can take custody of a subject's gun for officer-safety reasons even if the person's contact with the officer was voluntary, a court has ruled.

Illinois Authorizes Concealed Carry

July 9, 2013
Illinois became the last state in the nation to allow concealed carry of handguns Tuesday, when lawmakers stopped a last-minute attempt by Gov. Pat Quinn to veto the bill.

Illegal Gun Owners Would Be Reported To NICS Under La. Bill

May 30, 2013
Louisiana legislators approved a bill requiring information about residents banned from possessing a firearm be reported to the federal system accessed for background checks.

Calif. Lawmakers Approve Tighter Gun Control

May 30, 2013
California lawmakers passed a dozen gun bills Wednesday that would tighten controls on ammunition purchases, ban semi-automatic rifles, and give a 15-day amnesty to illegal gun owners to hand over their guns.

NYPD Officers Treated After Handling Ricin Letter

May 30, 2013
Several members of the NYPD's Emergency Service Unit were treated after handling several anonymous letters addressed to Mayor Michael Bloomberg that tested positive for ricin.

No Punishment for Texas Chief for Angry Tweets

May 22, 2013
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo won't face punishment for calling a gun-rights supporter a "lying extremist" during a Twitter war.

Calif. To Enforce Handgun Micro-Stamping

May 20, 2013
A hotly contested California gun-control law that was passed in 2007 is finally ready to be implemented, state Attorney General Kamala Harris said last week. The requirement that every new semiautomatic handgun contain "micro-stamping" technology would allow police to trace a weapon from cartridges found at a crime scene.

Police Chiefs Blast Senate Gun Vote As a 'Disgrace'

April 29, 2013
An association of police chiefs called the U.S. Senate's rejection of gun-control legislation earlier this month "a disgrace" and blamed "the gun lobby" for blocking the measures.

U.S. Senate Rejects Gun-Control Legislation

April 17, 2013
A federal gun-control law that would have expanded background checks to cover gun shows and online purchases failed to pass in the U.S. Senate today.

IACP Supports Background Check Deal

April 12, 2013
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) announced its support for a U.S. Senate proposal that would expand background checks for gun purchases.

Senate Gun Deal Would Expand Background Checks

April 10, 2013
U.S. Senators reached an agreement that would expand background checks for firearm purchases to limit access to weapons for criminals and the mentally ill.

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.

Teachers Blast NRA's 'Cruel Hoax'

April 3, 2013
The president of a national teachers union called the NRA's school-safety plan a "cruel hoax" that will lead to more gun violence rather than curbing active-shooter attacks.

Gun Control Interview

March 27, 2013

POLICE Magazine Editor David Griffith speaks with New Orleans radio personality Garland Robinette of WWL 870 AM about gun control. Listen in to the 10-minute discussion from Wednesday morning as the two discuss the hot topic.

Colo. Gov. Signs Trio of Gun Laws

March 20, 2013
Colorado's Gov. John Hickenlooper signed three new gun proposals into law Wednesday, drawing ire from Republicans and warnings from pro-business advocates. Magpul Industries has been preparing to leave its Erie facility.

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.
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