Citibank Moves to Restrict its Clients from Certain Gun-Sale Activity

Citibank has announced that it will request its clients observe certain gun control measures in order to become clients, or partner with the bank. The regulations will apply only to new customers. Citibank will require new retail clients to not sell firearms to anyone who hasn’t passed a background check, restrict firearm sales to anyone […]

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Thousands of Students Across the Nation Stage Walkout in Commemoration of One-Month Anniversary of Shooting in Parkland, FL

Students across the nation walked out of class yesterday demanding action on the part of lawmakers in Washington D.C., and in state capitals, to stem the tide of gun violence on school campuses across the country. A 17-minute walkout began at 10 a.m. in each time zone across the country, a tribute to the seventeen […]

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White House Unveils Gun Control Measures

The White House unveiled a framework of measures and initiatives aimed at reducing gun and school violence in the U.S.  They don’t include specific legislation but do make a series of recommendations to Congress, as well as states, to push through stricter gun-control proposals. The White House is encouraging states to provide “rigorous” firearms training […]

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Submits Notice to Ban the Gun Accessory Known as the Bump Stock

The Department of Justice has submitted a notice to the Office of Management and Budget to expand the definition of “machinegun” to include any gun outfitted with “bump stocks.”  President Trump had pledged to make the accessory illegal in the wake of the deadly high school shooting in Parkland, FL, last month that killed seventeen […]

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National Rifle Association Files Suit Against State of Florida Over New Gun Control Law

The National Rifle Association has filed suit against the State of Florida over a new law signed today by Governor Rick Scott that prohibits individuals younger than 21 years of age from purchasing a firearm. “Florida’s ban is an affront to the Second Amendment, as it totally eviscerates the right of law-abiding adults between the […]

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NRA Makes Their Views Clear: We Do Not Support Age Restrictions

The NRA has made it clear that they do not back any specific plan to raise the age for individuals wishing to purchase assault rifles from 18 to 21.  “The NRA doesn’t back any plan,” spokeswoman Dana Loesch said during an interview yesterday. There have been sharp outcries from parents, lawmakers and especially students for […]

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Ohio Sheriff Has Announced Teacher Firearm Training, Says Response Has Been Overwhelming

Sheriff Richard Jones of Butler Country, Ohio, has already begun the process of training local teachers in firearm proficiency, he wrote on Twitter this week.  Jones framed the announcement as local action against the backdrop of government inaction. “Our teachers start training Monday in firearms ccw. While our gov still debates what 2 do we […]

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President Indicates Support of Comprehensive Background Checks With an Emphasis on Mental Health, Arming Some School Teachers

President Trump announced on Twitter this morning that he will be backing comprehensive background checks for gun purchases with an emphasis, he said, on mental health.  He also indicated support for raising the eligibility age for purchases of assault rifles to twenty-one. Donald J. Trump on Twitter I will be strongly pushing Comprehensive Background Checks […]

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Florida House of Representatives Votes Down Measure That Would Ban Assault Rifles and Large Capacity Magazines

The Florida state House of Representatives voted down a bill that would ban many semiautomatic guns and large capacity magazines yesterday.  The bill, which would ban AR-15 rifles like the one used in the Parkland, FL, shooting, and large capacity magazines, went down in defeat in a motion that would have seen the bill move […]

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President Directs Jeff Sessions to Look into Banning the Bump Stock Assault Rifle Accessory

Updated 8:02 p.m. President Trump has directed his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, to explore ways to make the firearm accessory known as the “bump stock” illegal.  “Just a few moments ago I signed a memo directing the attorney general to propose regulations that ban all devices that turn legal weapons into machine guns,” Trump said […]

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