The Trump administration is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn New York City’s controversial rule that bans individuals from transporting handguns outside their home in most cases. The New York state affiliate of the National Rifle Association is challenging the rule.
The Trump administration’s proposals to transfer control of small arms exports from the State Department to the Department of Commerce will also create “new and unacceptable risks” of gun violence, human rights abuses, and armed conflict, a coalition of 100 organizations warned in an open letter to Congress Tuesday.
National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre billed the group’s ad agency $39,000 for a day of shopping at a Beverly Hills clothing boutique, $18,300 for a car and driver in Europe and had the agency cover $13,800 in rent for a summer intern, say documents posted online.
Girard Saenz, companion of a Los Angeles real estate mogul, was arrested on suspicion of violating California’s law on assault weapons and machine guns. A police spokesman said it was “beyond comprehension” that so many guns were found in the city’s Bel Air neighborhood.
In a previously unannounced plea deal, a man who worked at an ATF gun destruction facility has admitted stealing thousands of guns and firearms parts right under the ATF’s nose. It is the agency’s biggest lost-gun scandal since 2011’s Fast and Furious case.