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Washington Police Oppose Proposed Legislation Restricting Gun Ownership

The initiative would implement restrictions on the purchase and ownership of firearms including raising the minimum age to purchase a gun to 21, and background checks and waiting periods for purchasing semiautomatic rifles―as defined by the initiative.

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Colorado Sheriff Joins Effort to Pass Law to Keep Guns from Mentally Ill

Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock has joined with 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler in a renewed effort to create a "red flag law" in Colorado that would allow guns to be confiscated from the severely mentally ill.

Father of Student Murdered by Parkland Shooter Calls for National School Safety Standards

At a news conference Wednesday in Washington, DC, Schacter announced that the Foundation is working with some of the nation's leading law enforcement organizations.

Kansas Congressional Candidate Apologizes for Politicizing 2 Deputies’ Deaths

Democratic congressional candidate Brent Welder — who is seeking to challenge incumbent Republican Kevin Yoder — sent out a campaign email Saturday that linked the deaths of two deputies in Kansas City to the gun control debate.

Parkland Student Activist's Florida Home Swatted

"I think it's really a distraction from what we're trying to fix here, which is the massive gun-violence epidemic in this country," Hogg said.

Houston Chief in War of Words with NRA Over Gun Control

"@ArtAcevedo plays the part of a police chief ... he says he wants to go after criminals, but for him apparently the easiest way to do that is to make new criminals that are easy to catch — make criminals out of law-abiding gun owners," NRATV tweeted late Monday.

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.

Dick's Asked to Donate Rifles to Police Rather Than Destroy Them

Gun enthusiasts are asking the company to donate the rifles to cash-strapped police departments, Recoil Magazine reports.

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.”

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.