A bill passed by a state senate committee over NRA objections would also require private gun sellers and gun buyers to fill out a form affirming the buyer is not a felon and is of “sound mind.” While it’s unlikely to become law, the bill may be a signal that Florida’s shifting attitude towards stricter gun regulation is gaining traction.
At issue is whether a key piece of one of the nation’s most popular firearms meets the definition of a gun that prosecutors have long relied on. Defense attorneys are getting cases thrown out based on the gun’s “lower receiver.”
Judge David Bury in Arizona sentenced Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes in the killing of agent Brian Terry, who was fatally shot during a firefight with an armed crew attempting to rob drug smugglers in rural Arizona.
One day after Colorado’s new firearm seizure law took effect, Denver police invoked it, seeking a judge’s approval to let them keep guns they confiscated from a man who allegedly beat his wife and made suicidal statements to investigators.
The suit alleges that Nevada-based Jimenez Arms sent dozens of guns at wholesale prices to James Samuels, a former Kansas City firefighter who wasn’t a licensed gun dealer and who sold those firearms to other people.
The family of Kate Steinle, who was shot to death on a San Francisco pier in 2015, argued that a federal ranger was at fault because his stolen gun was used in the shooting. A judge rejected that theory.