A gun owners’ rights group has threatened to sue 35 Maryland counties or municipalities unless they repeal regulations that the group says violate state gun laws.
The Maryland House of Delegates has approved a gun-control measure proposed by Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley.
Gun control advocates are pressing Democrats to make expanded federal background checks for firearms buyers a cornerstone of the gun control legislation the Senate plans to debate next month, calling it the best way for lawmakers to salvage a meaningful response to December’s elementary school massacre in Newtown, Conn.
Democrats gave a boost Tuesday to the pillar of President Barack Obama’s plans for reducing gun violence, pushing a bill requiring nearly universal federal background checks for firearms buyers through the Senate Judiciary Committee over solid Republican opposition.
Before a House vote to give final approval to a contentious firearms bill last week, Speaker Beth Harwell implored her Republican colleagues to ignore demands from what she deemed “fringe” groups to make major changes to the measure.
You’ve probably heard of businesses getting robbed at gunpoint. But what about customers with guns getting a 15 percent discount?
National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre renewed his call Thursday for armed guards in schools and urged gun owners to “stand and fight” for the Second Amendment.
Actors, musicians, athletes and other famous personalities took the Internet to make their voices and political sentiments heard during the Presidential election. But during yesterday’s press conference hosted by the National Rifle Association, many of those voices were uncharacteristically quiet.
Despite a year of high-profile mass shootings across the country, Americans are still deeply divided on gun control and ownership.
Negotiators at the United Nations are working to put final touches on a treaty cracking down on the global, $60 billion business of illicit trading in small arms, a move aimed at curbing violence in some of the most troubled corners of the world. In the United States, gun activists denounce it as an end run around their constitutional right to bear arms.