Gun News

Criminal Justice Committees Pass Bill Allowing Guns on Campus

Posted by jhingarat21 on 9th Oct 2015

TALLAHASSEE — Reigniting a contentious debate, Florida lawmakers pushed ahead Wednesday with a bill that would allow people to carry guns on college campuses. The campus concealed carry bill and another proposal backed by the National Rifle Association were the first two measures passed by any legislative committee in preparation for the 2016 session that begins in January.Supporters say the bill by Rep. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, and Sen. Greg Evers, R-Baker, to allow concealed weapons at colleg
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With Less Training Required, More Central Ohioans File to Carry Concealed Guns

Posted by jhingarat21 on 2nd Sep 2015

More central Ohioans are filing for licenses to carry concealed guns in Franklin County after the state legislature relaxed training requirements earlier this year.So many applications are flooding into the Franklin County sheriff’s office that county commissioners will vote Tuesday on whether to hire an additional staff member to keep up with the higher volume of requests.“Legislative changes made it easier for folks to get a (concealed-carry) permit,” said Chief Deputy Rick Minerd. “In the pas
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Maine Residents Seek to Add Gun Measure to 2016 Ballot

Posted by jhingarat21 on 28th Aug 2015

A man fills out paperwork to purchase a Glock 10mm pistol at a shooting range in Connecticut in April 2013. Six residents of Maine this week took the first step toward adding a gun measure to the state’s ballot for the 2016 presidential election.The residents, including gun violence survivors, law enforcement authorities and a domestic violence advocate, filed an application to qualify a November 2016 ballot measure on requiring criminal background ch
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‘Maine Moms’ Aim for Background Checks on Gun Sales at Gun Shows

Posted by jhingarat21 on 25th Aug 2015

STATEWIDE (WGME) — A loophole allowing anyone to buy a firearm from a gun show without a background check has one group of people worried. Currently, background checks are required if you’re buying a firearm from a shop, but not when you’re at a gun show. The Background Check Initiative would close the loophole in Maine by requiring that all sales and transfers be conducted through a licensed gun dealer, ensuring a background check is carried out each time. The group
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Initiative Would Require Background Checks on All Gun Sales

Posted by jhingarat21 on 25th Aug 2015

Initiative would require background checks WCSH PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Next year, Mainers could be asked to vote on whether or not criminal background checks should be required for all gun sales. The group Maine Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense filed the paperwork Monday with the Secretary of State. The initiative focuses on private gun sales and transfers which do not require a criminal background check in Maine. The application was filed by Judi and Wayne Richard
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