Gun Laws

Missouri Supreme Court Weighs Case on Gun Shop’s Responsibility in Murder

Missouri Supreme Court Weighs Case on Gun Shop’s Responsibility in Murder

Attorney Jonathan Lowy, of the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, told state Supreme Court judges Wednesday that Odessa Gun & Pawn was negligent when it sold Colby Sue Weathers the gun in June 2012. Only an hour after she used that gun to shoot and kill her father. The state has since committed Weathers to a mental hospital. “It’s very clear that this statute was designed to prevent neglige... »

New Texas Gun Law Brings Confusion

New Texas Gun Law Brings Confusion

According to a new state law, any licensed gun holder in Texas will be able to openly carry their firearms. Until January 1st, holders of concealed handgun licenses can possess a handgun in public only if the gun is concealed. House Bill 910, allows concealed handgun license holders to openly display their guns in a shoulder or belt holster. Once the law takes effect in January, Texas will be the ... »

Republicans: Obama’s No Guns for No Fly List Proposal Has No Chance

Republicans: Obama’s No Guns for No Fly List Proposal Has No Chance

Republicans in the U.S. House tell News Radio 1200 WOAI President Obama’s proposal to deny firearms to people on the Department of Homeland Security’s No Fly List has no chance of passing. U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, the member of the House Homeland Security Committee, says the proposal would no nothing to make America safer. “The couple who killed 14 people were not on any watch list... »

Distinguished professors have spoken out against guns on campus

Distinguished professors have spoken out against guns on campus

The Kansas University chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little and 70 of the school’s distinguished professors have spoken out against the concealed carry of guns on campus. “I want to be clear that I am not in favor of allowing concealed carry on university campuses,” Gray-Little said. “I also realize that not everyone at KU or across the state will agree with my opinion. I appreciate that, and as alway... »

The Supreme Court Let Stand Local Law Banning Assault Weapons

The Supreme Court Let Stand Local Law Banning Assault Weapons

The Supreme Court let stand a Chicago-area ordinance banning assault rifles, again declining the chance to explain its view of gun rights. In June 2013, the City Council in Highland Park, Ill., banned possession of semiautomatic guns and rifles, including all the versions of the AK-47, AR-15 and Uzi. The Illinois State Rifle Association and a city resident Arie Friedman, sued to revoke the ordinan... »

Firearms on Campus Bill Floated

Firearms on Campus Bill Floated

The State of Missouri currently bans concealed carry on universities. Missouri State Senator Brian Munzlinger is a co-sponsor of a bill to allow concealed carry of weapons on college campuses. The bill also includes a provision that would allow colleges to opt out. They would need to apply with the state Department of Public Safety and staff all building entrances with security guards and weapons ... »

Stacey Newman: “Same Restrictions on Guns as Abortions”

Stacey Newman: “Same Restrictions on Guns as Abortions”

Missouri state Representative Stacey Newman pre-filed a bill on Tuesday that would limit access to firearms, in the same way, her state restricts access to abortion. The bill includes a period of 72-hour waiting for purchasing guns and watching a 30-minute video on firearms fatalities before purchasing. It also requires the weapons dealer be at least 120 miles from the purchaser’s residence.... »

Senate Rejected Effort to Bar Suspected Terrorists From Buying Weapons

Senate Rejected Effort to Bar Suspected Terrorists From Buying Weapons

The amendment to a bill dealing with the Affordable Care Act was offered by California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat. It would enable the U.S. to block the sale or transfer of weapons to known or suspected terrorists. The amendment required 60 votes to pass but got only 45 yes votes in the Republican-controlled Senate. Mark Kirk was the only one Republican voted with Democrats to approve the b... »

Assembly Fails to Override Christie’s Gun Veto by Three Votes

Assembly Fails to Override Christie’s Gun Veto by Three Votes

This Thursday The Assembly had voted 74-0 in the spring for the bill, S2360. That would require announcements to local police if a person who had once been involuntarily committed for psychiatric care wants a judge to erase those records so he or she can buy a gun. Governor Christopher Christie rejected it, turning it into a much broader proposal. Enacting the law without Christie’s approval would... »

No Weapons at St. Mary’s University

No Weapons at St. Mary’s University

St. Mary’s University in San Antonio joins Texas Christian University and Rice University in opting out of a new state law that allows concealed guns at universities. The controversial campus carries law allows private universities to opt out. Advocates say it will allow licensed students, faculty, and others to protect themselves on college campuses while critics say allowing guns will make campu... »

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