As NRA members arrive in Atlanta for its annual convention, the gun-loving group is preparing a lobbying blitz on its top legislative priority: a federal law that would create national reciprocity for concealed-carry licenses, requiring every state to accept the permits of the other 49, regardless of differences in eligibility standards.
As the Trump administration begins appointing judges to the federal court system, gun-rights advocates hope that some of the more restrictive laws imposed in recent years will be vulnerable to legal challenge
The agency has found that some law enforcement officers in southern California are buying and reselling guns in what could be a violation of federal firearms laws. The head of the ATF’s Los Angeles division describes the finding as an “emerging problem.”
At least 17 states allow guns in their capitol buildings, and Iowa is about to join them. The NRA is pleased. A spokeswoman said, “In the halls where freedom is celebrated, freedoms should be exercised.”
A manhunt is under way for Joseph Jakubowski, an anti-government extremist. Surveillance video shows Jakubowski using a hammer to break into a store in Janesville, Wi., home of House Speaker Paul Ryan, and scoop up handfuls of handguns from a display case before fleeing.
“There may be something about people wanting easy access to guns that makes them more susceptible to the theft of their guns,” said Deborah Azrael of the Harvard School of Public Health, co-author of a study in “Injury Epidemiology.”
Police Commissioner James O’Neill and District Attorney Cyrus Vance take a stand against National Rifle Association-backed bill that would allow residents from states with less-stringent open-carry laws to transport loaded firearms into the city legally.