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Chicago Official: Tax Bullets To Curb Crime

October 19, 2012
As Chicago struggles to quell gang violence that has contributed to a jump in homicides, a top elected official wants to tax the sale of every bullet and firearm—an effort even she acknowledges could spark a legal challenge.

Ill. County Considers 'Violence Tax' On Guns, Ammo

October 11, 2012
Drawing the ire of the gun lobby, Cook County Board President Preckwinkle is eyeing a violence tax on guns and ammunition sold in the city and suburbs, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.

N.Y. Court: Shooting Victim Can Sue Gunmaker

October 9, 2012
A former high school athlete who was shot in 2003 may sue the companies that made and distributed the handgun used in the crime under an appellate court ruling.

Police Group Calls for Gun Control Laws

July 27, 2012
A national law enforcement group called for gun-control measures, including expanding background checks for firearm purchasers and banning high-capacity ammunition magazines.

Bloomberg Softens Police Strike Comments

July 26, 2012
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday began to distance himself from comments he made on a talk show that police officers should strike until the passage of tougher gun-control laws.

Calif. Senators Call for Reinstatement of Assault Weapons Ban

July 25, 2012
California Sens. Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein hope to renew the assault weapons ban that expired in 2004.

NYC Mayor: Police Should Strike for Gun Control

July 24, 2012
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg questioned why law enforcement officers don't go on strike because of the availability of high-powered rifle ammunition that defeats many ballistic vests.

NYC Mayor Rips Virginia's Repeal of Gun Law

March 1, 2012
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg criticized Virginia for repealing a law limiting purchases of handguns to one per month, and said the move would enhance the state's reputation as the gun-running capitol of the East Coast.

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."
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