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Kansas May Legalize Switchblade Knives

April 4, 2013
A Kansas bill legalizing switchblade and stiletto knives headed to Gov. Sam Brownbeck's desk, after the state's Legislature passed it over the objections of law enforcement groups.

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.

Colo. Sheriff Won't Enforce 'Knee-Jerk' Gun Control

March 19, 2013
In the coming days, Gov. John Hickenlooper is expected to sign laws expanding background checks to purchase firearms and limiting ammunition magazines to 15 rounds. The laws passed the state's legislature last week.

Senate Committee Approves Assault Weapons Ban

March 14, 2013
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a renewed assault-weapons ban, advancing the measure to the Senate floor where it will face intense resistance from Republicans and other gun-rights supporters.

Texas Bill Would Streamline Police Hiring of Soldiers

March 4, 2013
The Texas Legislature is now debating a bill named in honor of fallen Navy SEAL Chris Kyle that would streamline hiring of former military personnel at law enforcement agencies.

States Propose Limiting Police Drones

February 5, 2013
Lawmakers in at least 11 states are looking at plans to restrict the use of drones over their skies amid concerns the unmanned aerial vehicles could be exploited to spy on Americans.

Misguided Legislation

January 23, 2013

Disabled federal agents face severe and unwarranted reductions to their Federal Employees Compensation Act (FECA) benefits should Title III of S. 1789, the "21st Century Postal Service Act," become law.

Ind. Legislators Want More SROs in Schools

January 9, 2013
The legislation, filed by Sen. Pete Miller (R-Ind.), would set aside $10 million for the Indiana Safe School Fund that could be leveraged by local school corporations to hire trained law enforcement officers as school resource officers (SROs).

Hobbling Our Investigations

September 18, 2012

Some elected officials seem compelled to introduce legislation aimed at protecting the rights of suspected criminals while impeding our investigations.

Plan Would Limit NYPD Pot Arrests

June 4, 2012
New York's Gov. Andrew Cuomo will ask the legislature to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana to reduce the number of "stop and frisk" encounters between officers and subjects, he announced today.

Cops Ready to Enforce Tenn. Gang RICO Law

May 30, 2012
Chattanooga officials say local police already have identified some violent criminal street gangs that officials could eventually target under an expansion of Tennessee's Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act that takes effect July 1.

Bill Would Protect Fed Agents Who Intervene To Stop Violence

April 9, 2012
A federal bill introduced in Congress earlier this year would give special agents greater protection when intervening to stop a violent act, even if it's outside the scope of their duties.

Indiana Governor Signs 'Right To Resist' Law

March 22, 2012
Indiana's Gov. Mitch Daniels has signed a law giving citizens the right to resist unlawful police actions and causing alarm among law enforcement officers.

Ariz. Bill Would Allow Cops To Arrest Public Drunks

March 16, 2012
Arizona legislation has passed the House that would allow law enforcement to arrest subjects for public drunkenness, reversing a 1974 statute that has tied the hands of officers.

Ind. Bill On Resisting Police Moves Forward

March 12, 2012
An Indiana bill laying out when citizens can use force against law enforcement officers has reached Gov. Mitch Daniels' desk, after it passing the Senate late Friday.

Ind. Bill Could Bring Open Season on Cops

March 5, 2012
The Indiana House passed a bill allowing residents to use force against officers who illegally enter their homes over the objections of a retired captain who said it could bring deadly consequences for officers.

Utah Bill Would Ban DUI Checkpoints

February 13, 2012
Law enforcement officials and drunken driving opponents have argued that Utah should maintain the practice of setting up checkpoints to catch DUI drivers on the streets.

Calif. Bill Would Alter 'Three Strikes' Law

February 1, 2012
A bill passed by the California Assembly Monday would alter the "three strikes" law to require that the third strike be a serious or violent felony.

President Obama Signs Hate-Crimes Law

October 28, 2009
The new law expands the definition of a hate crime to cover outlaw attacks based on sexual orientation or gender in addition to race, color, religion, or national origin.

U.S. Customs Set to Classify All Folding Knives as Switchblades

June 12, 2009
United States Customs and Border Protection plans to classify assisted-opening knives and all one-hand-opening knives as switchblades, which are banned.
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