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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.

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.

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.

Ohio Bill Would Reduce Penalty for Carrying Gun on College Campuses

The Ohio Senate this week could pass a bill that would reduce the penalty from a felony to a misdemeanor for carrying a gun on a college campus.

Guns Not Allowed at School Functions in Georgia, Court Rules

The Georgia Supreme Court delivered a blow to gun rights activists Monday in a ruling that said a law that prohibits guns at school property trumps one passed at the same time that allowed firearms inside school safety zones.

California's Gun Laws Get Tougher

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a half-dozen gun-control measures into law Friday, adding sharp teeth to a set of California laws already considered the nation's toughest.

Virginia Reverses New Concealed-Carry Restrictions, Governor and Legislature Compromise on Gun Shows

It reverses Virginia's recent decision to stop recognizing concealed-handgun permits from 25 states that have less stringent gun permit laws. That decision had been announced by Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring in December and had not yet taken effect.

Milwaukee Gun Store Ordered to Pay $6 Million to Wounded Officers

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.

White House to Demote ATF Chief So He Can be Kept on the Job

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.