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Good Samaritan Comes to Aid of CA Officer Assaulted on Side of Freeway
The altercation occurred after the CHP officer gave the man a verbal warning for bending freeway signs on an onramp. The officer, the CHP says, was walking back to his patrol vehicle when the man attacked him.
May 24, 2023
Colorado “Assault Weapon” Ban Bill Killed in Committee
House Bill 1230 was rejected in a 6-7 vote in the House Judiciary Committee at about 1 a.m. following a 14-hour hearing that featured testimony from hundreds of people.
April 20, 2023
Biden Calls for Police Reform and "Assault Weapon" Ban in State of the Union Address
Just as every cop, when they pin on that badge in the morning, has a right to be able to go home at night, so does everybody else out there. Our children have a right to come home safely,” Biden said.
February 8, 2023
IL Governor Threatens Sheriffs Who Won’t Enforce “Assault Weapon” Ban
The Protect Illinois Communities Act (HB 5471) bans the sale of all assault weapons and magazines in the state. It also requires owners to register existing guns, among other provisions. Pritzker signed the bill into law on Tuesday night.
January 12, 2023
Biden Announces Anti-Crime Measures, Provides Money to Police from COVID Relief Fund
Biden boasted of "historic funding for crime prevention" in the $350 billion for state and local governments, from the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, that can be used by cities to hire law enforcement officers, pay overtime, invest in technology to make law enforcement more efficient, and prosecute gun traffickers.
June 24, 2021
Congressman Calls for Confiscation of "Assault Weapons"
“Instead, we should ban possession of military-style semiautomatic assault weapons, we should buy back such weapons from all who choose to abide by the law, and we should criminally prosecute any who choose to defy it by keeping their weapons,” Swalwell said.
May 4, 2018
Gun Control, "Assault Weapons," and School Safety
Law enforcement officers are strong supporters of the Second Amendment and do not support measures to prohibit sales of "assault weapons" and "high-capacity" magazines to the public.
April 13, 2018
Federal Judge's Ruling Upholds Massachusetts' "Assault Weapon" Ban
U.S. District Judge William Young dismissed a lawsuit challenging the 20-year-old ban, saying assault weapons are military firearms that fall beyond the reach of the constitutional right to “bear arms.”
April 9, 2018
POLICE Readers Overwhelmingly Support Right to Bear "Assault Weapons"
Slightly more than 50% of respondents in our survey said 18-year-olds should be legally permitted to buy firearms. About 42% of respondents would like to see 21 as the minimum age for firearm purchase.
April 6, 2018
"Assault Weapon" Ban Introduced in House, 150 Democrats Support It
The bill prohibits the “sale, transfer, production, and importation” of semi-automatic rifles and pistols that can hold a detachable magazine, as well as semi-automatic rifles with a magazine that can hold more than 10 rounds.
February 27, 2018
Federal Appeals Court Upholds Maryland Assault Rifle Ban
A federal appeals court has upheld the assault rifle ban Maryland lawmakers passed in 2013, concluding that the guns outlawed by the measure are not entitled to protection under the Second Amendment.
February 21, 2017
Bans on 'Assault Weapons' in New York and Connecticut Upheld
A federal appeals court on Monday upheld strict statewide bans on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines that were passed in New York and Connecticut after the 2012 mass murders at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
October 20, 2015
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