Gun Politics

County Not Allowing Open-Carry and Concealed Guns in Courthouse

County Not Allowing Open-Carry and Concealed Guns in Courthouse

Nueces County announced Monday that it will not allow open carry or concealed weapons on any of its County owned buildings, including the Nueces County Courthouse. “Although the new open carry law is going into effect Jan. 1, it will not apply to the county buildings”, County Judge Loyd Neal said Monday. If “you have a license to carry and you are not a member of law enforcement,... »

Toy guns banned at Anaheim theme parks

Toy guns banned at Anaheim theme parks

Many sites are reporting that Disneyland has begun installing metal detectors at the Anaheim parks. “Guests will walk through bag screening first, and some ‘randomly’ selected visitor may have to walk through a metal detector”, The Orange County Register’s OC Disney states on Twitter. The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim made some changes to its rules overnight Thursday, ... »

San Francisco Policy Change Gun Policy in Wake of Mario Woods Shooting

San Francisco Policy Change Gun Policy in Wake of Mario Woods Shooting

Police officers in San Francisco who point a gun at an individual must now report the action to their executives as a use of force incident. The San Francisco Chronicle reports on Wednesday that the move comes in the wake of the deadly shooting of Mario Woods on Dec. 2. The new policy requires police officers who point a gun at someone to explain their action to their supervisors in either the inc... »

Goods for Guns program turned over 271 firearms

Goods for Guns program turned over 271 firearms

Police say the annual Goods for Guns buyback program turned over 271 firearms and 54 pellet guns to law enforcement throughout Massachusetts. The Telegram & Gazette reports citizens were ready to trade in guns for supermarket gift cards at police departments across the region on Saturday. $75 was given for semiautomatic guns while pistols could be traded in for $50. Rifles, replica guns and pe... »

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... »

Ted Cruz: “Smart Use of Guns is What We Need”

Ted Cruz: “Smart Use of Guns is What We Need”

A Texas U.S. senator running for the Republican presidential nomination Ted Cruz says the gun-control crowd, including President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, have it all wrong. Cruz also said that times like these call for the smart use of guns, not more gun laws. “Unfortunately, the goal of both President Obama and Hillary Clinton is to consistently–at... »

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... »

CPD: Gun Violence Remains at Unnacceptable Levels

CPD: Gun Violence Remains at Unnacceptable Levels

The Chicago Police Department announced overall crime in the city in November is reduced 7 percent compared to the same time last year, but violence involving guns remains at “unacceptable levels.” CPD released its latest crime statistics Tuesday. “Overall crime” includes assaults, burglaries, robberies and thefts, police said. There have been 429 murders so far this year, ... »

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