The membership stand at the NRA booth during SHOT Show 2017 in Las Vegas. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com) The National Rifle Association called corporations breaking partnerships with the gun lobby a “shameful display of political and civic cowardice.” “Let it be absolutely clear. The loss of a discount will neither scare nor distract one single NRA
A Florida state representative wants Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel fired after reports surfaced suggesting his deputies didn’t intervene in the Parkland school shooting earlier this month. Republican Rep. Bill Hager sent a letter over the weekend to Gov. Rick Scott demanding Israel’s removal — under Florida Statute 112.52 (1) — for “neglect of duty and
Gov. Gina Raimondo, among a crowd of gun control advocates, signed an executive order this week focusing on removing guns from some in so-called “red flag” cases. (Photo: Governor’s office) Rhode Island’s Democrat Gov. Gina Raimondo signed an executive order Monday directing authorities in the state to use all legal steps to remove firearms from
The Remington sign at the company’s booth during SHOT Show 2018 in Las Vegas. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com) Federal appellate judges appeared resistant to arguments for overturning last year’s $12.5 million class action settlement agreement over Remington Arms’ infamous Model 700 trigger design, a recording of the Feb. 14 hearing shows. Representing two class members, attorney
Authorities said five teens were taken into custody on a variety of charges that included battery on an officer and resisting arrest. (Photos: SPD) Police in one California town said that some among the high schoolers in a number of student-led protests against gun violence were not peaceful. The Stockton Police Department on Friday said
The students associated with the March for Our Lives organization have become a fixture on television in recent days. (Photo: Screengrab of Ellen Show) The March for Our Lives group, founded two weeks ago, already counts a number of high-profile celebrity donors and a large war chest for gun control efforts. Founded by Marjory Stoneman
“When that madman walks onto the campus intent on killing our children, we are going to immediately engage him and shoot at him a lot,” said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd. Judd’s Sentinel Program, which is designed to train and arm school staff members who volunteer to be special deputies, has this week expanded to
Govs. Andrew Cuomo, Dannel Malloy, Phil Murphy, and Gina Raimondo have entered into an agreement to combine regional gun control efforts. (Photo: Composite from official portraits) A quartet of Democratic governors known for favoring increased regulations on firearms formed “States for Gun Safety” this week with an aim towards cooperating on gun control efforts. Govs.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio stood alone in his defense of gun rights during a CNN Townhall hosted Wednesday night, criticizing the shortsightedness of restrictive laws banning “assault weapons.” Rubio appeared on stage at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida — less than a 20 minutes drive from Parkland, where a 19-year-old former student gunned down 17
Legislation headed to Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, right, would mean more gun rights are removed from more people in domestic violence and stalking situations (Photo: Gov. Brown’s office) A House measure characterized by Gov. Kate Brown as closing the “Intimate Partner Loophole” passed the Senate Thursday on a party-line vote. The bill, HB 4145, would
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Thursday the career law enforcement officer assigned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School resigned while under investigation. In a late afternoon press conference, Israel said Deputy Scot Peterson, 54, retired from the department after he was suspended without pay over his actions last week during a shooting that left
Ohio state Sen. Charleta B. Tavares, D-Columbus, wants to make it a felony to have a semi-automatic firearm capable of holding more than 10 rounds. (Photo: Ohio Legislature) A group of Ohio Democrats is pushing for a statewide ban on many semi-auto firearms in the Buckeye State in the wake of a mass shooting in
The owner of a Bellevue, Washington gun shop has made it policy to refuse to sell rifles to those under the age of 21 unless they have military training. Jason Cazes, owner of Low Priced Guns, has made both national and local news over his recent stance not to sell rifles to most potential buyers
Arizona Republican Jeff Flake is among those in Congress that plans to introduce legislation to push the minimum purchase age for a rifle to 21. (Photo: CSPAN) Arizona’s U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake said Wednesday he is working with Dianne Feinstein on a measure to increase the threshold age for rifle purchases from 18 to 21.
Israel has made a decision to up the weapons available to deputies providing school security. (Photo: YouTube screengrab) Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel on Wednesday said that deputies qualified to carry AR-15s will have them with them on campus moving forward, with the blessing of school officials. Israel, sheriff in the county that saw 17
The National Rifle Association said law enforcement should do a better job investigating “red flags” in order to prevent school shootings like the attack that left 17 dead in Parkland, Florida last week. Dana Loesch, an NRA spokeswoman, took the stage Wednesday at CNN’s Townhall devoted to the students, family and community members impacted by
Emails showed that the senior policy advisor who took point on the directive spent a decade with an “activist environmental group” and the measure was compiled in a non-standard process without public comments. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com) Lawmakers found a controversial directive banning lead ammo issued by the outgoing Obama-era U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service administrator
Florida Rep. Kionne L. McGhee, D-Cutler Bay, shown debating on the House floor last April, attempted unsuccessfully this week to get lawmakers to vote on a measure to ban “assault weapons” in the state. (Photo: Florida House) With the clock ticking on the session and a high-profile shooting upping the pressure, lawmakers in the Florida
A trio of Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets among those killed last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is being honored by the military. Cadets Peter Wang, 15, Alaina Petty, 14, and Martin Duque, 13, will posthumously receive the Department of the Army’s Medal of Heroism, the highest award for JROTC members, The
Florida state Sen. Gary Farmer, D-Fort Lauderdale, wants to bring a gun registry and “assault weapon” ban to the state. (Photo: Florida Senate) With the Florida state Senate just weeks away from finishing their current session, some lawmakers want to discuss stalled measures to allow a gun registry and bar future sales of some semi-automatics.
Last year’s NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Atlanta drew over 81,000 and netted the city millions in economic impact. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com) Despite the fact that the city signed a contract with the gun rights member organization years ago and stands to make millions from the event, one local lawmaker wants the National Rifle
A historical society in northern California was told that a planned mock battle with historical significance could not be staged unless the re-enactors used sticks rather than muskets. CBS13 reported the Elk Grove Historical Society planned a two-day event in April, near the anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord, and hoped to draw
President Trump delivering his speech on the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (Photo: The White House) In the wake of the Florida shooting, White House spokesmen told reporters Monday that President Trump is open to a bipartisan background check bill pending in the Senate. According to officials, Trump spoke to
“If you can’t buy a handgun or a bottle of beer, you shouldn’t be able to buy an AR-15,” said the Senator in her campaign to end not just AR-15 but all rifle sales to those under 21. (Photo: Sen Dianne Feinstein’s office) The senior lawmaker among California’s all-Democrat delegation to the U.S. Senate wants
The Toomey half of 2013’s failed Manchin-Toomey background check bill is shopping for supporters to assist in another try (Photo: Sen. Toomey’s office) Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is reportedly working towards rebooting his failed bipartisan bill to expand background checks to all gun sales. The day after a high-profile school shooting in Parkland,
Wesley Duarte, owner of Kona Guns and Ammo, one of the only gun shops on the Big Island of Hawaii, tells us what it’s like to sell guns in the not-so-gun-friendly paradise. Duarte opened his shop in 2013, in the city of Kona, on the western side of Hawaii. There is a smaller shop in
Legislation supported by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown would mean more gun rights are removed from more people in domestic violence and stalking situations (Photo: Gov. Brown’s office) A measure described gun Second Amendment groups as a gun confiscation bill sped through the Democrat-controlled Oregon House on Thursday. Backed by Gov. Kate Brown (D), HB 4145,
Though founded in Iowa in 1895, Knight moved to Tennessee in 2010 and has been producing muzzleloaders there ever since, while playing a role in securing a world record buck. (Photo: Knight) Companion measures in the Tennessee state legislature would designate the Knight Muzzleloader as the official state muzzleloader of the Volunteer State. State Rep.
Medical personnel tend to a victim following a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo: John McCall/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP) Share prices for publicly traded gun makers increased in the wake of a shooting at high school in southern Florida that left at least 17
“The idea behind constitutional carry is that you should be able to carry a concealed handgun without applying for government permission or paying an expensive fee, if you are otherwise legally able to carry a firearm,” said bill sponsor, state Sen. Tim Neville. (Photo: Colorado Senate Republicans) A measure that would enable Coloradans to lawfully