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Majority of Virginians support stricter gun laws

Majority of Virginians support stricter gun laws – NBC poll

As it appears, 55 per cent of Virginians support stricter laws on the sale of firearms, opposed to 36 per cent who want them unchanged. The result of the new NBC News/Marrist poll is not surprising if we remember that Virginia is one of key swing states — President Obama twice won it by the same margin he won the national popular vote — the percentage is almost identical to the nationa... »

The Liberator - a Printed Plastic Handgun

The Liberator – a 3D Printed Plastic Handgun

Cody Wilson (our hero) seems really determined to stir up the hornet’s nest that is our country’s firearm legislation. The 25-year-old intends to release blueprints for the first entirely 3D-printable handgun called “the Liberator” sometime this week. Forbes was given an exclusive preview of the gun creation process, including 16 pieces of the weapon printed in ABS plastic. The non-pri... »

Obama Fights the Filibuster

Obama Fights the Filibuster

President Barak Obama’s campaigning for the federal government to adopt stricter gun laws is meeting some resistance from a group of Republican Senators who are trying to do something that might make it much more difficult to introduce a new gun law. Namely, Republican Senator from Utah, Mike Lee, along with Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul are trying to make it necessar... »

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 ... »

Gun Safety: Bulletproofing the Schools

Gun Safety: Bulletproofing the Schools

It sounds almost surreal, but the idea of bulletproof rucksacks for school kids has already matured in many a parent’s and teacher’s head.  Probably the most concrete evidence of this is appearing in Aurora, Colorado, where 5-year olds are starting to wear them. “If you put it on her back, it almost covers her whole body,” says Demitric Boykin, one of the fathers. “It... »

Printable guns around the corner?

Printable guns around the corner?

If you are interested in being to print firearms from the comfort of your own home, then this ought to tickle your fancy. Defense Distributed’s Wiki Weapon project is nearing its crowning achievement, creating a fully functional 3D-printed gun and sharing the design files online in public domain. The founder of Defense Distributed, Cody Wilson claims he will be able to print an entire handgun out ... »

Gun Safety: Small Victory

Gun Safety: Small Victory

Aside from overruling the bipartisan compromise plan on background checks for would-be gun owners, U.S. Senators voted against an amendment that would have given gun owners the right to carry concealed weapons across state lines. The amendment was drawn up by Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas, who announced it last week as hos offer of “National Conceal-Carry Reciprocity Legislation... »

Army orders removal of Biblical verses from gun scopes

Army orders removal of Biblical verses from gun scopes

According to Fox News’ Todd Starnes, the U.S. Army is removing a Bible inscription that was etched into the army scopes by the vendor Trijicon. Soldiers at Fort Wainwright in Alaska received a directive to turn in their scopes so the Bible references could be removed. The scopes referenced New Testament passages in John 8:12 and Second Corinthians 4:6. The “JN8:12” and “2COR4:6” appeared at the en... »

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