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New Gun Laws Discourage Berettas Expansion in Maryland

New Gun Laws Discourage Beretta’s Expansion in Maryland

Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signed an infamous law earlier this month, outlawing more than 40 different firearms which are considered assault weapons (including the popular AR-15), prohibiting the sale of magazines carrying more than 10 rounds and requiring prospective buyers to undergo fingerprint licensing. One of the most prominent voices against the law was the Beretta USA factory in Acc... »

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... »

Gun manufacturers leaving Connecticut

Gun manufacturers leaving Connecticut

While this is not isolated to Connecticut, it is the latest state that has seen a number of weapon manufacturing companies considering relocating their operation in the wake of stricter gun laws being introduced. A number of companies, including Strum Ruger & CO, PTR industries and Stag Arms, are either considering moving their business to other states, or are already in the process of doing s... »

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... »

Cartridge ID law in California

Gun Control – Cartridge ID law in California

A highly controversial gun control law that was passed in 2007 is about to take effect, as California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris said on Friday. Generally speaking, it is a requirement that every new semiautomatic handgun contain “micro-stamping” technology that would allow police to trace a weapon from cartridges found at a crime scene. When  former Gov. Arnold Schwarzeneg... »

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... »

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... »

Missouri Nullification Bill

Missouri Nullification Bill

On April 18, the Missouri House of Representatives passed a nullification bill that prohibits the enforcement of federal gun grabs within the sovereign borders of the state. Voting 115-41, Missouri lawmakers approved the bill named Second Amendment Preservation Act (HB 436). State Senate is working on a nearly identical bill, sponsored by state Senator Brian Nieves. HB 436, was approved by the ent... »

Impact of Weapon Availability on Suicide Rates

Impact of Weapon Availability on Suicide Rates

The tragedy in Sandy Hook Elementary School has reignited the never fully doused flame of the gun control debate. While both sides in the debate have solid arguments backing up their attitude regarding the subject, actual progress in the debate is not something that can often be seen. As the disagreement on the issue has been raging for quite a while now, after some time you will have heard all th... »

Tougher Gun Control in New Jersey

Tougher Gun Control in New Jersey

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie presented gun control and crime prevention measures that are as comprehensive as they are ambitious. He admits that it is impossible to prevent all violence in the society, but it is for government to question, scrutinize and demand more in addressing the problem. The plan includes expanding the state gun control laws and government-funded mental health treatment... »

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