A county court issued a stay Monday to prevent the city of Pittsburgh from enforcing the city’s recently approved gun rules until legal challenges by gun-rights groups are resolved. Plaintiff and city attorneys agreed to the stay after meeting Monday morning before Judge Joseph James in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, the Pittsburgh
The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to strike down a New York City ordinance strictly regulating the transportation of firearms. The ordinance at issue prohibits licensed gun owners from transporting weapons to any location, save one of seven authorized gun ranges. License holders are not permitted to take their firearms beyond city limits.
Several students walked out of a vigil meant for a classmate killed in a Colorado school shooting, saying the event became about politics. Kendrick Castillo, 18, died after lunging toward one of the shooters at STEM School Highlands Ranch Tuesday. Eight other students were also hurt. WATCH: (Article Continues Below Advertisement) Students from the #STEMshooting
Another Rhode Island town declared itself a Second Amendment sanctuary, claiming its citizens will maintain their right to bears arms even if state lawmakers pass legislation enforcing further restrictions. The town of Hopkinton passed a resolution Monday night, vowing not to enforce laws that infringe on the Second Amendment’s provision to keep and bear arms,
A Seattle homeowner killed an intruder last week during a tense call with 911, according to audio released Wednesday. The 12-minute call started around 2:40 am on May 22 when the homeowner contacted 911 after hearing a window break in his home in the White Center neighborhood of Seattle, according to ABC7, who also obtained
Wayne LaPierre, EVP and CEO of the National Rifle Association, alleged Friday that the group’s president Lt. Col. Oliver North is trying to force him to resign, according to the Wall Street Journal. In turn, the AP reported Saturday that North announced won’t seek a second term as president, citing a “clear crisis” that “needs
The National Rifle Association filed suit Wednesday against the city of Los Angeles to stop a requirement that contractors disclose ties to the organization as a qualification for work, according to court documents obtained by Bloomberg Law. The new law, which passed by a unanimous city council vote in February and took effect April 1,
Democratic Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts led the charge for gun control during Monday’s CNN Town Hall events, both calling for universal background checks and a ban on assault weapons. They appeared along with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar and South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg in a series
Gov. Philip Murphy is proposing gun fee increases that are 20 times current levels to curb violence and illegal gun traffic in the state. Democratic lawmakers fear the increase will be seen as yet another major tax increase for the state. Gun owners view increases as “bullying” for sportsmen already forced to pay exorbitant fees.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) filed a motion Wednesday to stop the city of Pittsburgh from enforcing a set of gun regulations that include a ban on semi-automatic magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. The NRA joined two other organizations also seeking a preliminary injunction against the city, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is reporting,
California Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris said she owns a gun for “personal safety” Thursday, adding she wants to protect the second amendment after leading efforts to ban assault weapons. “I am a gun owner, and I own a gun for probably the reason a lot of people do — for personal safety,” Harris told
A sheriff in Colorado said he’d rather go to jail than enforce the gun-control measure state lawmakers passed Monday and sent to Democratic Gov. Jared Polis for signature. “It violates the fourth, the fifth, the sixth, the eighth, and the fourteenth amendment. It’s just a very poorly written bill,” Weld County Sheriff Steve Reams told
The Supreme Court has turned down two bids to halt the Trump administration’s ban on bump stocks, an accessory that increases a semiautomatic rifle’s rate of fire. The new federal prohibition, prompted by the deadly Harvest music festival massacre in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017, took effect Tuesday. Chief Justice John Roberts rejected one application
Banning the personal ownership of stun guns in New York state is unconstitutional because it violates individuals’ Second Amendment right to bear arms, a federal judge ruled Friday. “New York’s sweeping prohibition on the possession and use of tasers and stun guns by all citizens for all purposes, even for self-defense in one’s own
Second Amendment advocacy groups are denouncing a state court decision allowing families of several Sandy Hook victims to sue a gun manufacturer. The manufacturer, Bushmaster Firearms, produced and marketed the XM15, which shooter Adam Lanza used to kill over 20 people. The Connecticut Supreme Court said the plaintiffs can try and convince a jury that
New Zealand’s prime minister set a timeline for her government to draft stricter gun laws but failed to make concrete proposals after a meeting with her cabinet following Friday’s deadly mosque shootings. “Within 10 days of this horrific act of terrorism we will have announced reforms which will, I believe, make our community safer,” Prime
An alleged gunman behind Friday’s deadly mosque shootings in Christchurch, New Zealand, reportedly wrote his weapon of choice was firearms for “the effect it could have on the politics of United States and thereby the political situation of the world” in a manifesto that has been linked to him. New Zealand and U.S. gun laws
County officials across four states have adopted “sanctuary jurisdiction” strategies to thwart gun-control laws, according to a Reuters story Monday. The Trump Administration’s tough stance on immigration led many cities across the country to pass resolutions resolving not to defend current U.S. Immigration Law. Anti-gun control organizers have started to use the same tactic.
Oklahoma residents will be able to carry a concealed firearm without obtaining a permit after Nov. 1, according to the new law signed Wednesday by Oklahoma’s Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt. His first legislation signed into law, Stitt discussed its importance in a ceremony held Wednesday after a Senate vote. “As I traveled all over the
A host of Republican congressional members gathered outside the Capitol Building on Tuesday to express opposition to a pair of anti-gun pieces of legislation that House Democrats are poised to bring to the floor for a vote. “They’re bills that [Democrats are] putting on the floor under the guise of saying that they’re going to
On the anniversary of the Parkland shooting, another Florida school is actively taking precautions against shooters by hiring armed guards to patrol its campus. The Manatee School for the Arts, a charter school, will hire two combat veterans to protect the school and prevent any persons attempting to shoot up the school, according to HuffPost. The guards
Democrats Florida Rep. Ted Deutch and New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez plan to reintroduce a high-capacity gun magazine ban Tuesday to mark the one-year anniversary of the Parkland shooting Thursday. The legislation, which would ban any magazine that exceeds 10 rounds of ammunition, has been dubbed the “Keep Americans Safe Act,” reported CNN. 2020 Democratic presidential
A Turning Point USA meme posted on Facebook Jan. 18 quoted Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein as saying that it’s legal to hunt humans with 30-round magazines. “We have laws that prohibit hunting ducks with more than 3 rounds, yet it’s legal to hunt humans with 30 round magazines,” the meme read. (Article Continues Below Advertisement)
A Chicago-area man was sentenced Friday to seven years in state prison for unlawfully possessing numerous guns and ammunition he had stashed in a storage locker. “This joint investigation demonstrates that law enforcement can combat emerging and existing transnational criminal organizations by employing the full range of federal, state and local law enforcement authorities
The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear its first gun rights case in almost a decade. The justices will decide whether a New York City ordinance which strictly regulates the possession and transportation of handguns outside the home is constitutional. Tuesday’s grant marks the first time that the Supreme Court has engaged with the Second
A Pennsylvania school district voted to suspend its armed teacher policy Tuesday in the midst of two lawsuits. Tamaqua Area School Board voted 7-1 to not implement the policy Tuesday, according to WNEP. The Tamaqua school district approved the policy in September 2018, where teachers and staff could carry district-issued guns after going through the
A hunting trip went awry when a Labrador retriever accidentally shot a man on a duck hunting outing in Mississippi. A dog named Tito shot former football player Matt Branch while they were on an annual duck and deer hunting trip near Eagle Lake, The Mississippi Clarion-Ledger reported Wednesday. The incident occurred on Dec. 28.
Gun ownership is on the rise across Europe, according to a Wall Street Journal report, which attributes the upturn in part to the increase in terrorist activity in the region as well as a general insecurity against rising crime. The Monday report also cited the Small Arms Survey, which noted the number of Europe’s unregistered weapons outnumbered legal
Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg ignored a simple question about gun control and background checks on CNN’s “New Day” Tuesday and refused to answer directly. Host Alisyn Camerota asked Hogg if universal background checks would have prevented the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and he failed to come up with a clear answer. “I think
Parents and a grandparent filed a lawsuit against a Pennsylvania school district on Thursday over a policy allowing teachers to carry guns in school. Tamaqua Area School District in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania, approved the policy in September 2018, according The Associated Press reported Friday. The policy allows teachers, staff and administration to carry district-issued guns after going