gun politics

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... »

D.C. Government Clashes Over Marijuana And Guns

D.C. Government Clashes Over Marijuana And Guns

Open-carry of semi-automatic rifles might not be a problem anymore, but a joint in your pocket could put you into serious problems in D.C. depending on who wins in the struggle of amendments. A bill was signed in March by mayor Vincent Gray, decriminalizing marijuana possession and implementing fines of $25 instead of criminal penalties. The amendment to this, introduced last month by Republican R... »

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... »

No guns policy

No Gun Policies In Shops And Restaurants – Desired By Most Americans?

The poll by HuffPost/YouGov from May 20 and May 21 found some interested information were found. The poll considered factors such as: age, gender, education, race, marital status, employment, income, number of childred, time and location of Internet access, voter registration and general interest in religion and politics. The results show that 55 percent of Americans would like it better if shops ... »

Tucson City Council approves two new gun ordinances

Tucson City Council approves two new gun ordinances

This Wednesday the Tucson City Council decided to approve two new, somewhat controversial, gun ordinances that are meant to further regulate the gun control regulation on the city wide basis. As is usually the case when stricter gun laws are imposed on the populace, a number of gun rights activists have raised their voices in protest claiming that their constitutional rights are being violated and... »

The Newest Poll: Congress unlikely to Pass Gun Laws

The Newest Poll: Congress unlikely to Pass Gun Laws

A new Pew Research Center poll has shown that almost 75 per cent of Americans believe Congress should pass a  revised Senate bill to expand background checks on gun buyers. Despite their enthusiasm, nearly 60 per cent of the US residents say they doubt that Congress will pass any significant gun laws this year – which was the actual goal of President Obama following the mass shooting at Sand... »

Texas Students Divided on the Gun Safety Issue

Texas Students Divided on the Gun Safety Issue

It is yet to be seen whether concealed carry will see the light of day on campus, as a recent poll found that more South Texas College students are against concealed handguns on campus that support the concept. For the last two sessions, Texas lawmakers have drawn the bills that would allow packing heat on college or university campuses.The two bills pending are Senate Bill 182 and House Bill 972.... »

Guns seized in Iowa get resold to the public

Guns seized in Iowa get resold to the public

State of Iowa has been holding on to the practice of auctioning off the weapons that the state police had seized. While this practice provides a boost to the budget of certain departments of the state, it is becoming less and less popular with some of the state’s residents, due to the fact that it makes weapons more accessible to people who might abuse them. In 2012, this has brought $83,000 to th... »

Public weapon possession in Illinois

Public weapon possession in Illinois

Even though the state of Illinois has only a month or so before they will be forced by a federal court order to allow public possession of firearms, the state’s Governor, Patt Quinn is not giving up on the idea that such permissions should be given out on a city level instead of being statewide. Illinois is currently the last state with a concealed weapons ban, and since the federal appeals court ... »

Page 1 of 212