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LA Times – Police chief killed with rifle lost in ATF gun-tracking program

July 6, 2013 Laws, Politics No Comments

WASHINGTON—A high-powered rifle lost in the ATF’s Fast and Furious controversy was used to kill a Mexican police chief in the state of Jalisco earlier this year, according to internal Department of Justice records, suggesting that weapons from the failed gun-tracking operation have now made it into the hands of …

Fear of stoking gun-registry debate haunts Arms Trade Treaty – The Globe and Mail

June 6, 2013 Laws, Politics No Comments

In April, Canada voted for an international arms-trade treaty. In June, it can’t decide whether to sign it. On the surface, it’s a bizarre, split-personality indecision over a treaty that so far has been opposed outright by only Iran, Syria and North Korea. Behind it is the Conservatives’ fear of …

New Jersey gun laws don’t curb violence in Camden– USA TODAY

CAMDEN, N.J. — Anderson Baker lives in a state with a litany of gun regulations. But no law stopped him from becoming a teenage drug dealer who could easily acquire, and use, his weapon of choice. The national debate in the wake of the Newtown elementary school massacre has centered …

Maryland anti-gun control petition fails; NRA lawsuit looms – Baltimore Sun

Maryland’s new gun control law will not head to voters now that organizers of a petition drive to halt the law failed to turn in any signatures before Friday night’s deadline. “This means there were no successful petitions this year,” Stephen Ackerman from the Secretary of State’s Office said in …

Military Vet Faces Charges For Firing Warning Shot At Suspect Trying To Break Into Home « CBS Seattle

May 30, 2013 Laws No Comments

MEDFORD, Ore. (CBS Seattle) — A military veteran is facing criminal charges after firing a warning shot at a suspect trying to break into his house. KDRV-TV reports that 36-year-old Corey Thompson fired a warning shot from his AR-15 rifle at 40-year-old Jonathon Kinsella after he tried to break into …

Inhofe’s Gun Conspiracy Theory Based On Fiction | TPMDC

Republican lawmakers are pushing legislation aimed at combating a threat to gun rights that even the National Rifle Association has described as pure fiction. A bill introduced late last week by Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) and Rep. Frank Lucas (R-OK) would ban federal agencies, excluding the Pentagon, from buying more …

Kelly Ayotte on defense over gun vote – Manu Raju – POLITICO.com

TILTON, N.H. — Sen. Kelly Ayotte’s town hall meeting here ended with scant discussion of gun control, an issue that consumed Washington for much of the past month. Pro-gun control activists, who attended the meeting, were incensed. Security brushed aside two women who approached Ayotte and demanded to speak with …

Toomey doubts second Senate gun-control vote any time soon – Main Line Times – Main Line Media News

NORRISTOWN — In the wake of the failed Senate effort to expand background checks for gun purchases — and the subsequent boost in his poll numbers for supporting the measure — Republican Sen. Pat Toomey nevertheless said Tuesday he does not think another attempt will succeed in the Senate. Speaking …

What Does the Second Amendment Say?

April 16, 2013 Laws No Comments

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