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Gun Control Advocacy

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.

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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.

Bill to Require Background Checks for Ammo Purchases Introduced in Congress

If the bill passes, the law would use the FBI’s Instant Background Check System, which is the same one used for firearms purchases.

California Legislator Proposes Special Tax on Guns, Ammo

Assemblyman Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) said his bill would strengthen counseling support at California’s 1,400 middle schools and junior high schools while providing more armed school resource officers at high schools.

Colorado Police Chief Says He Would Support Citywide Ban on "Assault Rifles"

The stance is a bit of a shift from Testa's position on gun laws in 2015, when he said, "If a person wants to harm somebody else, ordinances and laws are not something they're concerned about."

"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.

Broward County Sheriff, Some Florida Chiefs Push for AR-15 Ban

“Congress messed up when they didn’t renew the assault weapons ban [in 2004]. I think that was problematic,” Lystad said. “We need to deal with assault weapons, background checks. It’s about finding common ground.”

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Active Shooters, Gun Control, and Mental Health

If we are truly serious about reducing active shooter deaths, we must stop the political posturing and the self-serving, useless rhetoric and commit ourselves to the many viable solutions that are out there. We owe it to our children to find a way.

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