HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - State lawmakers are working to keep guns from getting into the wrong hands with the introduction of a new gun bill on Tuesday.
DENVER (CBS4)– Fed up with inaction on gun control in Washington, Congressman Joe Neguse, a Democrat, assembled a first-of-its kind meeting in Colorado as a call to action. Activists believe Colorado can be a model to further gun legislation.
WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Last week's deadly shooting in Virginia Beach has prompted lawmakers to once again begin debating America's gun laws.
Legislation to crack down on unregistered and untraceable “ghost guns” sponsored by U.S. Rep. Max Rose has passed the House Committee on Homeland Security.
WASHINGTON — Connecticut lawmakers announced Tuesday that they have introduced a federal version of “Ethan’s Law” in the House and Senate modeled after legislation nearing passage in Connecticut to require gun owners to safely store their weapons away from children.
U.S. Rep. Jason Crow says he aims to close an "obvious loophole" in federal law that allowed a Florida woman obsessed with the Columbine school shooting to buy a shotgun in Colorado days before the 20th anniversary of the massacre.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Monday said that she will reintroduce legislation to increase the minimum age to buy assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in the wake of a shooting in California.
A week after the 20th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School, Rep. Jared Huffman will host a community town hall on gun violence Sunday at Dominican University’s Angelico Hall.
Congregation Or Hadash of Fort Washington and its Gun Violence Prevention Task Force hosted nearly 200 people for a town hall meeting addressing gun violence March 31.
Thirty-three Republicans and all but one Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives agreed to pass additional restrictions on gun ownership as part of a renewed Violence Against Women Act earlier this month. This move came on the heels of the February passage of two gun control bills: the Bipartisan Background Checks Act and the Enhanced Background Checks Act, all of which were opposed by the NRA.
A new bill that would require a national mandatory three-day waiting period when buying a gun could help save lives from gun violence and suicide, a Harvard Business School professor said at a roundtable discussion on gun safety in Aurora.
The House on Thursday passed legislation to broaden the nation’s landmark 1994 law on domestic violence, in a victory for Democrats over the objections by the National Rifle Association.
When the House of Representatives voted this week to reauthorize a 25-year old bill that helps fund programs for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse known as the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), it turned into a debate over gun rights and the political influence of the National Rifle Association.
Tracked legislation LEAP Forward has scored over the last 24 hours
“House Democrats plan to prioritize a bill that will require a background check for every gun sale, according to multiple sources close to the matter. The legislation represents an aggressive shift in strategy by Democrats and their gun reform allies, who in previous years had tended to pursue more modest background check bills that would have exempted large numbers of gun purchases.” - Kara Voght, Mother Jones
A generational shift in opinion about gun regulation is underway.
Many gun regulations are not the divisive proposals they’re sometimes portrayed as.
To ensure greater accountability by licensed firearms dealers.
A bill to ensure greater accountability by licensed firearms dealers.
To prohibit a Federal firearms licensee from transferring a long gun to a person who the licensee knows or has reasonable cause to believe does not reside in (or if the person is a corporation or other business entity, does not maintain a place of business in) the State in which the licensee's place of business is located.
To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to prohibit the expenditure of certain grant funds to purchase firearms, and for other purposes.
To authorize the Attorney General to make grants to States and units of local government to implement statutes, rules, policies, or procedures to authorize courts to issue relinquishment orders with respect to individuals charged with or convicted of a crime of domestic violence, or subject to a domestic violence protective order, and for other purposes.
Background Check Expansion Act
To require certain semiautomatic pistols manufactured, imported, or sold by Federal firearms licensees to be capable of microstamping ammunition, and to prohibit the removal, obliteration, or alteration of the microstamped code or microstamping capability of a firearm.
To require a background check for every firearm sale.
To protect victims of stalking from gun violence.
To improve the procedures of the national instant criminal background check system in the case of firearm transfers by federally licensed firearms importers, manufacturers, and dealers before the completion of the related criminal background check, and to provide for annual reports on default firearm transfers.
To establish a task force to address the national security and safety issues presented by the manufacturing of prohibited firearms, munitions, and related materials through the use of 3-D printing technology, to prohibit the use of 3-D printing technology to make a firearm, ammunition, or a component of a firearm or ammunition, and to prohibit the possession or transfer of a firearm, ammunition, or component so made, and for other purposes.
To prohibit the sale, acquisition, distribution in commerce, or import into the United States of certain firearm receiver castings or blanks, assault weapon parts kits, and machinegun parts kits and the marketing or advertising of such castings or blanks and kits on any medium of electronic communications, to require homemade firearms to have serial numbers, and for other purposes.