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Some Restaurants in Odessa Will Prohibit Open Carry of Guns

Some Restaurants in Odessa Will Prohibit Open Carry of Guns

Businesses in Texas are preparing for the start of a new open-carry bill, and many restaurant owners in Odessa say their customers’ comfort outweighs having holstered handguns inside. Odessa Mayor David Turner plans to ban openly carried guns at 10 fast-food shops he owns. “It makes people nervous,” said Turner Two new state laws allow business owners to ban concealed handguns or openly carried fi... »

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... »

Guns on Campus Info Session Draws Hundreds of Students

Guns on Campus Info Session Draws Hundreds of Students

An information session about guns on campus has drawn hundreds of students, faculty and staff in the University of Kansas. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the University Senate organized Tuesday’s event. Under state law, public universities in Kansas must allow concealed weapons on campus beginning July 1, 2017. But policies that will guide implementation of the law have yet to be wr... »

New Gun Store Law In Chicago

New Gun Store Law In Chicago

Despite being forced to allow gun sales by a federal judge, the Chicago City Council approved a legislation that would significantly limit locations at which those stores could be opened. I also warns the gun owners that the city government will be checking up on them ever time they sell a gun. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen made it clear that they only allowed the opening of gun shops after a lo... »

UCLA Professor: Gun Laws Will Never Stop A 'Crazed Madman'

UCLA Professor: Gun Laws Will Never Stop A ‘Crazed Madman’

Following the massacre at Santa Monica College, police investigators are trying to solve a mystery how the alleged gunman, John Zawahiri, was able to obtain an assault rifle used in the deadly shootings that left five people dead and five others injured. According to the police, 23-year-old Zawahiri had total of 1,300 rounds on disposal for the attacks on and around the campus along Pico Boulevard... »

Obama Gun law

Obama’s Push For Stricter Gun Laws Continues

The initiative to tighten the gun laws has been gaining momentum since the tragedy in Sandy Hook Elementary school. The Congress is scheduled to address the bill which would introduce background checks for people trying to purchase fire arms. The proposed bill doesn’t include regulation on assault rifles, but even as such, it is gaining a lot of opposition. One of the arguments against the passing... »

Chicago Gun Tax

Chicago Gun Tax

CHICAGO Cook County just introduced its own gun tax. Despite a lawsuit initiated by firearm stores and owners, it’s already in effect. County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who proposed the tax, stated he was looking for a way to reduce the expenses that gun violence inflicts on county taxpayers – both in the public health care system and local criminal justice system. The tax was approve... »