Gun Laws

The Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos talking on the phone. (Photo: DeVos/Twitter) Congressional democrats asked Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to clarify her position on using federal grant money set aside for low-income students to arm teachers. Tuesday’s letter, signed by more than 160 lawmakers, makes clear that federal law prohibits the Education Department from using
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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, podium, applauded the decision on Wednesday, saying it protected the county’s home rule powers without affecting gun rights. (Photo: Toni Preckwinkle/Twitter) A mandatory tax on firearms and ammo sold over the counter in Cook County, Illinois has withstood a legal challenge. The $25 per gun and up to 5-cents
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“With laws enacted today, responsible gun owners’ FOID cards remain active while ISP processes renewals,” said Rauner after signing HB 4855 last week. (Photo: Rauner’s office) Moves to allow a grace period on gun card expirations and make more safety options available for hunters were signed into law by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner over the
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Bicameral moves in Sacramento last week saw over a half-dozen measures aimed at increasing gun regulations move forward in the state legislature. In all, eight bills were advanced by the respective Senate and Assembly appropriations committees that would add new requirements to concealed carry licenses, expand the use of lifetime gun bans, make it easier
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A judge has rebuffed a group of college professors seeking to overturn Georgia’s campus carry protections. (Photo: University of Georgia/Instagram) A Superior Court judge has sided with the state in a lawsuit brought by a group of Georgia university professors seeking to suspend the state’s campus carry practices. Fulton County Judge Kimberly Esmond Adams last
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Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, now facing reelection in November, has spent most of her first term in legal combat with pro-gun advocates and picked up another lawsuit this week. (Photo: Healey’s office/Twitter) A pair of gun retailers are taking state Attorney General Maura Healey to court over her shifting interpretation of the Commonwealth’s regulations
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