Spanning the “culture war” divide, the nonprofit gun rights group Firearms Policy Coalition is siding with abortion providers in the Texas dispute over the nation’s strictest abortion ban. The gun advocates worry the law could be used to limit other constitutional rights, in particular the Second Amendment
In response to an Associated Press investigation that showed firearms stolen from U.S. bases have resurfaced in violent crimes, the Department of Defense is under pressure to develop a coherent strategy for improving how it accounts for military weapons and equipment.
Experts say new data confirm fears that the latest gun violence surge has killed more children and teens than in recent years. Some cities getting hit the hardest are New York City, Chicago and Philadelphia.
The recent accidental fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins by Alec Baldwin has triggered questions about why real guns are ever used on movie sets when computers can create gunshots in post-production.
Lack of sufficient funding and a failure to coordinate between law enforcement agencies has reduced the effectiveness of a 2016 California law authorizing police to remove firearms from people considered to be at risk of harming themselves or others, according to a UC Davis study.
Jerome Boykin and Rogelio Mancera met on a Facebook specialty sneaker group and started trading guns for marijuana about a year ago to traffic guns supplied by a retiree who’d traveled the country to buy weapons at gun shows.
U.S. District Judge Cynthia Bashant has been asked by several gun owners to issue a temporary restraining order blocking a novel ban on non-serialized, unfinished, untraceable firearms — known as ghost guns — signed into law by San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria law, which is set to go into effect Oct. 23.
The increase in investigations, prosecutions and convictions was largely driven by firearms possession offenses, according to a study by the Urban Institute. The average length of a prison sentence declined over the same period.
Momentum to pass red flag laws, which temporarily remove firearms from those who may be a harm to themselves or others, and are lauded by public health experts, law enforcement officials and gun safety advocates, has petered out around the country as midterm-focused Republicans are determined to galvanize their pro-gun base.