Assault Weapons Ban

  by Molly Prince The National Rifle Association announced Thursday that it will challenge Oregon’s petition to ban assault weapons. Although Initiative Petition-43 has not yet been passed, the NRA released a press release disclosing the organization’s joint challenge with the Oregon Hunters Association. The petition was filed on March 22, 2018, by a Portland interfaith group,
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A proposed City of Richmond School Safety resolution asks Congress to ban “large-capacity ammunition cartridges.” The proposed resolution also calls on Congress to “ban the manufacture, sale, purchase, possession, and use of assault weapons.” It also asks to implement “universal background checks.” Such checks would require a background check for a private sale just like the
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screenshot by AWR Hawkins14 Mar 20180 14 Mar, 201814 Mar, 2018 Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) blasted Republicans on the days of the anti-gun student walk-out by stressing, “We don’t work for the merchants of death.” Jeffries said this in a speech in which he said there is a “gun violence epidemic in this country” that
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The ownership of Dick’s Sporting Goods appears to be attempting to leverage the tragic shooting of school children into a marketing opportunity. The company has been exposed for its doublespeak on its decision to stop selling so-called “assault rifles.” Dicks Sporting Goods, Inc. [NYSE: DKS] announced on Wednesday its decision to not only stop selling
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by AWR Hawkins27 Feb 20180 27 Feb, 201827 Feb, 2018 Florida’s House Appropriations Committee voted Tuesday against adding an “assault weapons” ban to legislation currently being considered. Every Republican except State Rep. Bill Hager (R-89) voted against the ban. In #Florida the House Appropriations Committee voted Tuesday against adopting the assault weapons ban as an
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During a town hall on CNN on Wednesday, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) expressed support for preventing 18-year-olds from buying rifles, banning bump stocks, expanding the amount of information in the background check system, and funding threat assessment initiatives for schools and opposed banning assault weapons. Rubio stated, “I absolutely believe that in this country, if
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AP/Jacquelyn Martin by AWR Hawkins20 Feb 20180 20 Feb, 201820 Feb, 2018 During Tuesday’s press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked about a proposed “assault weapons” ban and said, “We haven’t closed the door on any front.” NPR’s Mara Liasson asked, “In 2000 [President Trump] did support an ‘assault weapons’ ban. What
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