More Gun Control Articles

  • Legislators wrap up with water, ethics, guns bills

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A year marked by the worst drought in a generation, the arrest of two state senators on federal corruption charges and a deadly rampage in a Santa Barbara college community drove support for legislation sent to Gov. Jerry Brown in the final weeks of the legislative...

  • Lawmakers send gun restraining order bill to Brown

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Judges would be able to temporarily take firearms from people who show signs that they could harm themselves or others under a bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown. The legislation was sparked by the deadly rampage earlier this year of a 22-year-old man near the University...

  • Teen's death leads to safeguards for some air guns

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Last year's fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy carrying a replica weapon prompted state lawmakers to approve a bill Thursday requiring bright markings on certain air guns. Andy Lopez of Santa Rosa was killed in October when a sheriff's deputy mistook the boy's BB gun...

  • Police release Bakersfield vice principal with gun

    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Bakersfield police say they arrested a vice principal for taking a gun on to the campus of his junior high school, but later released him after determining he broke no laws. Sgt. Joe Grubbs says 51-year-old Kent Williams was released Thursday afternoon when police...

  • California Senate passes gun restraining order

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Motivated to act after a deadly rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara, state lawmakers advanced a bill Wednesday that would allow judges to temporarily take firearms from people who show signs that they could harm themselves or others. The Senate...

  • Correction: California Legislature story

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a story Aug. 22 about firearm safety bills, The Associated Press reported erroneously that SB505 would require law enforcement officers to check California's gun database when conducting welfare checks on individuals. In fact, the bill had been amended to require...

  • VIDEO: Thousands expected at Michael Brown's funeral in Ferguson

    Father of the slain 18-year-old Michael Brown is calling for a day of peace Monday in Ferguson, Mo., while his son is laid to rest.

  • Microsoft co-founder gives $500K to gun initiative

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has donated $500,000 to a campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun sales in Washington state. His Aug. 11 donation to Initiative 594 was made public when it posted on the state's Public Disclosure Commission website Monday...

  • Thousands of guns melted down into rebar

    RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of weapons collected through the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's "Gift for Guns" program have been melted down into rebar at a steel mill. Interim Los Angeles County Sheriff John Scott displayed some 5,000 surrendered weapons at a press...

  • NYC expands community outreach to curb shootings

    NEW YORK (AP) — The city, responding to a recent spike in shootings, is expanding a community outreach program designed to help its most violence-plagued neighborhoods. The plan involves several city agencies and, at times, will enlist ex-gang members to act as mediators in crisis situations....

  • Group studying gun trafficking meets in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Authorities from two high-crime regions of Illinois detailed some out-of-state sources responsible for the illegal flow of guns and the problems with prosecuting such crimes during Wednesday's first meeting of a legislative group aimed at studying the issue. Illinois State Police...

  • 2014 elections: NRA 1, Michael Bloomberg 0

    In the nation's most heated gun control election so far this year, the NRA beat gun control advocate Michael Bloomberg in the Milwaukee sheriff's race Tuesday night.

  • Reagan aide Jim Brady's death ruled homicide

    WASHINGTON (AP) — This week's death of former White House press secretary James Brady, who survived a gunshot wound to the head in a 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, has been ruled a homicide, District of Columbia police said Friday. Federal prosecutors said only that they...

  • Mother of two faces prison for willingly handing over her legally obtained gun

    The judge who denied Shaneen Allen's motion to dismiss charges filed against her in October for illegal possession of a firearm is the same one who gave NFL star Ray Rice a pass on charges that he assaulted his fiancee.

  • Book: Obama ignored gun lobby's bid to help rid illegal guns after Newtown

    The Obama administration ignored a willingness by the gun lobby to help in the fight against illegal guns and gun violence following the 2012 Newtown, Conn., school shooting, according to a new book.



From the Weekly Standard

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    "Rooting out a cancer like ISIL won’t be easy and it won’t be quick,” President Obama told the American Legion’s annual convention in Charlotte on Tuesday, August 26. He repeated the thought in...

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