Even though the weapon used to carry out last week’s Washington Navy Yard bloodshed was bought in Virginia, Gov. Bob McDonnell says that’s no reason to tighten the state’s firearms access laws.
President Barack Obama called for a change in the nation’s gun laws as he led a memorial service Sunday for victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting.
Maryland’s comprehensive gun-control measure is constitutional, Attorney General Doug Gansler wrote in a 25-page legal review made public on Wednesday.
Police seized more than 30 guns — including seven AK-47s — along with several sets of body armor, ammunition and drugs from a Maryland house.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi rebuffed legislation on violent Hollywood movies and video games, instead saying that gun laws are the largest proven culprit of America’s violent crimes.
Charlottesville police say a man who brought a loaded semi-automatic rifle into a Kroger store won’t be charged. Police tell media outlets that the unidentified 22-year-old man didn’t break any laws.
T.I. recently offered his take on the latest gun debate just in time for Vice President Joe Biden’s assessment. “The only people who are going to have guns, are the ones willing to break the law.”
Lawmakers from both parties voiced their willingness Sunday to pursue some changes to the nation’s gun laws, but adamant opposition from the National Rifle Association has made clear that any such effort will face significant obstacles.
Virginia is issuing a rising number of concealed-carry gun permits to people who live in other states in a trend that may be helped along by online gun classes.
President Barack Obama will not push for stricter gun laws this election year, the White House said Thursday, one day after his impassioned remarks about the need to keep assault weapons off the streets suggested he may plunge into that political fight and challenge Congress to act.