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Canadian Kindergartner's Dad Arrested Over Gun Drawing

February 27, 2012
Jessie Sansone was arrested and strip-searched after his four-year-old daughter drew a picture of a man with a gun in her kindergarten class in Kitchener, Ontario.

Virginia Tech Gunman Purchased Gun Legally

December 14, 2011
The man who fatally ambushed a Virginia Tech police officer had legally purchased the .40-caliber handgun used in the shooting.

Report: Mentally Ill Can Buy Guns with Ease

November 15, 2011
The mentally ill, substance abusers, and other dangerous individuals have freely purchased firearms because nearly 90% of states fail to send all necessary information to a federal database used to run background checks for gun buyers, according to a new report.

Gunfight: The Right to Bear Arms

October 27, 2011

Adam Winkler, a constitutional law professor at UCLA, documents America's shift away from a radical gun-control agenda that dominated the political landscape in the 1960s and '70s in "Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms In America." In the book, Winkler traces Second Amendment battles back to the Colonial Era and explains how U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of the handgun ban in D.C. with the Heller decision reframed the debate.

Gallup Poll Shows Support for Handgun Ban Hits Record Low

October 27, 2011
Americans' appetite for banning the possession of handguns has fallen to a record low. Only 26 percent now support a ban for all citizens except the police or authorized persons, reports pollster Gallup.

California Chiefs: Open Carry Is An Officer Safety Issue

October 11, 2011
A northern California police chief at the center of the open-carry debate tells POLICE Magazine that the state's law enforcement community generally supports the ban that goes into effect Jan. 1. Many POLICE readers disagreed.

California Chiefs Back Open-Carry Ban

October 10, 2011
Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed AB144, which makes it a misdemeanor to carry an exposed and unloaded gun in public or in vehicles. Violators face up to a year in prison or a potential fine of $1,000 when the law takes effect Jan 1.

Calif. Lawmakers Seek Open Carry Ban

September 9, 2011
Assembly Bill 144, by Democrat Assemblyman Anthony Portantino targets the "open carry" movement, which is marked by gatherings of people displaying their handguns in public places to protest gun-control laws.

Video: Chicago's Top Cop Calls Federal Gun Laws Racist

June 24, 2011
During an at-times rambling speech at Saint Sabina Church earlier this month, Chicago's new top cop called federal gun laws "government-sponsored racism," said he doesn't mind being unpopular with the NRA, and criticized Sarah Palin for hunting caribou.

Chicago's Top Cop Calls Gun Laws Racist

June 24, 2011

While speaking at a local church, Chicago's new top cop called federal gun laws "government-sponsored racism," said he doesn't mind being unpopular with the NRA, and criticized Sarah Palin for hunting caribou.

California Seizes 1,200 Illegally Possessed Firearms

June 18, 2011
California law enforcement agents have seized 1,200 firearms from people legally barred from owning them because of mental illness or restraining orders.

Calif. Federal Judge: Concealed Carry Requires Specific Threat

May 17, 2011
In a Monday ruling, Judge Morrison England Jr. in Sacramento endorsed Yolo County Sheriff Ed Prieto's approach. In his opinion, Judge England wrote that the Second Amendment "does not create a fundamental right to carry a concealed weapon in public."

Calif. Law Would Require Bright-Colored BB Guns

April 28, 2011
California lawmakers are getting behind a law initiated by the Los Angeles Police chief and mayor in response to an officer-involved shooting that left a teenager paralyzed.

Arizona Governor Vetoes Campus Carry Bill

April 20, 2011
Arizona's Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill that would allow guns on Arizona's college campuses. Brewer said she vetoed the campus gun bill because it was "poorly written."

Judge: Baltimore's Gun Registry Is Unconstitutional

April 15, 2011
Judge Alfred Nance said the police department, which oversees the program, had "failed or refused to comply" with establishing clear regulations for the registry, which required people convicted of gun crimes to provide addresses and other information with the city every six months for a period of three years.

NRA Declines Gun-Policy Meeting with Obama

March 15, 2011
The National Rifle Association's chief executive has responded to President Obama's invitation to discuss gun policy with a, "No thank you," saying the president should focus the debate on dangerous criminals rather than guns.

Connecticut Chief Backs Gun Registry

March 7, 2011
Norwalk (Conn.) Police Chief Harry Rilling testified before the state's Legislature that a proposal to create an offender gun registry would be an effective tool for law enforcement.

LAPD's Chief Supports Banning Extended Magazines

March 2, 2011
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck announced his support for federal legislation that would ban weapon magazines carrying more than 10 rounds.

Brady Center Sues Gun Dealer on Behalf of Wounded Officers

December 7, 2010
The suit was filed on behalf of Milwaukee police officers Bryan Norberg and Graham Kunisch, who were shot and seriously injured with a gun sold by Badger Guns of West Milwaukee, Wisc.

UT Shooting Reignites Debate Over Guns on Campus

September 29, 2010
Coincidentally, the high-profile shooting occurred just hours before John Lott, a nationally known author and advocate of concealed-weapons laws, was to speak at UT about the failure of gun control laws.
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