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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.

Video: Colorado Sheriffs Challenging State Gun Laws

September 29, 2015
A group of sheriffs from different Colorado counties are moving forward with their fight to repeal stricter state gun laws put in place three years ago.

Colorado Sheriffs Challenging State Gun Laws

September 29, 2015
A group of sheriffs from different Colorado counties are moving forward with their fight to repeal stricter state gun laws put in place three years ago. More Here.

Detroit Chief Says Crime Dropped 12% Because of Legally Armed Citizens

August 25, 2015
The chief's call to arms, which first came in December, 2013, has been answered by thousands of men and women tired of being victims and eager to reclaim their beleaguered city. In 2014, some new 1,169 handgun permits were issued, while 8,102 guns were registered with Detroit's police department - many to prior permit holders who bought new firearms. So far in 2015, nearly 500 permits have been issued by the department and more than 5,000 guns have been registered.

Maine Becomes Sixth State to Sign Constitutional Carry Bill

July 10, 2015
Legislative Document 652 will now allow Maine citizens over the age of 21 to carry a firearm without possessing a government permission slip, better known as a concealed carry permit.

Detroit Chief Credits Armed Citizens for Crime Drop

July 17, 2014
Detroit has experienced 37 percent fewer robberies in 2014 than during the same period last year, 22 percent fewer break-ins of businesses and homes, and 30 percent fewer carjackings.

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.”

NRA Pushing for Standardized Gun Carry Laws

April 27, 2014
The NRA is focusing efforts on standardizing concealed carry laws in all 50 states.

10 Notable Guns from the 2014 NRA Convention’s Massive Showroom

April 27, 2014
Photo gallery of noteworthy guns from the 2014 NRA Convention in Indianapolis.

Panel OKs Bill to Allow Guns in Florida Schools

April 4, 2014
The debate whether safety is worth the risk of having more guns on school campuses took center stage in a Florida House committee, which approved a bill Wednesday that would allow trained officials to carry weapons in schools.

Georgia Proposes Sweeping 'Guns Everywhere' Law

March 25, 2014
Pro- and anti-gun forces do not agree on much, but they do agree on the breathtaking sweep of the Georgia legislation allowing guns in bars, schools, restaurants, churches and airports that is now awaiting the signature of Gov. Nathan Deal.

Idaho House Panel Backs Guns On Campus

March 4, 2014
The measure would allow retired law enforcement officers and those with Idaho's new enhanced concealed carry permit to bring their firearms onto campus. Concealed weapons would still be barred from dormitories, stadiums and concert halls.

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.

Chicago's Ban on Handgun Sales Unconstitutional, Federal Judge Rules

January 7, 2014
Gun dealers can set up shop in Chicago, a federal judge has ruled — declaring the city’s ban on firearms sales unconstitutional. Lawyers for the Illinois Association of Firearm Retailers were quick to predict that neighborhood gun stores could now open before the end of 2014.

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.

Florida Court Rules College Student Can Keep Gun in Car

December 12, 2013
The Florida appeals court ruling that the University of North Florida was violating state law when it prohibited a woman from storing a gun in her vehicle while she attended class will spill over to cities and counties statewide, an attorney said Wednesday.
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