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Cedric Ford was a convicted felon who was served a protective order 90 minutes before he began his rampage.
“This is a really simple concept. If you threaten a black family because of their race, you shouldn't be allowed to buy a gun," its sponsor says.
Before Rep. Dave Kerner blocked the resurrected bill, a hearing was scheduled for this Thursday — the day before the four-year anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death.
More than 25 states have statutes for allowing some criminals to own firearms again.
America has come a long way in treating all domestic violence as serious. To get their firearm rights back, two men from Maine are making an argument which threatens that progress.
Bureau insiders dissect the downsides to the president’s action on private dealers who should be running background checks.
From measures to expand background checks to campaigns that would establish (or ban) campus carry, these are the ballot initiative fights poised to shape gun policy in 2016 and beyond.
State senators hope the governor and Republican presidential candidate will make time to read the new bill after he said he was too busy to consider their last effort.
Critics and supporters alike are bound to be unhappy with how schools interpret the new law, predicts William McRaven.
The governor's office said he wasn't given enough time to evaluate the bill. Supporters of the measure say that excuse is weak.
Supporters and opponents of the moves seemed to occupy entirely different universes.
Armed With Reason
The state and local level is often where the rubber meets the road when it comes to firearm policy.
Thousands of malfunctioning firearms have been sold since guns were exempted from safety regulations by the Consumer Protection Act.
It's the small gun shops the Vermont Senator wants to protect, not gun manufacturers, who have a direct link to the illegal gun market.
A pair of 2013 cases highlights how the vagaries of being "engaged in the business" of selling firearms have hampered law enforcement.