Category Archives: Gun Rights

Florida doctors can ask patients about guns, court rules

Thursday a federal appeals court ruled that Florida doctors can talk to patients about gun safety, declaring a law aimed at restricting such discussions a violation of the First Amendment’s right to free speech.

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Groups push for states to honor concealed-carry laws

Gun-rights groups have high hopes for a new bill looking to grant “national reciprocity” for Americans with concealed firearm permits, introduced just as President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office.

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New Syria cease-fire set to begin at midnight

The major players involved in the long-running Syrian conflict have agreed to a cease-fire set to begin at midnight on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said earlier in the day.

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Florida sees killings increase after passage of ‘stand your ground’ gun law, study says

Florida’s controversial “stand your ground” law was associated with a sharp increase in killings in the state, according to a new study whose lead author said he hoped it would prompt lawmakers to re-examine the impact of the law and consider changing it.

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Department of Justice issues voluntary smart-gun guidelines

Wednesday the Obama Administration announced a series of specifications for smart-gun manufacturers, born out of the president’s January executive action aimed at curbing gun violence. But there’s a catch to the new set of guidelines: They’re voluntary.

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October gun sales see massive spike, set yet another record

The FBI’s background check system for gun sales processed more than 2.3 million checks in October, setting an all-time record for the month. There were 2,333,539 gun-related checks processed through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, known as NICS, last month, according to FBI documents posted on Monday. That represents an increase of more …

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Southern California police agencies missing more than 300 weapons

Over the last 5 years, authorities have had more than 300 weapons lost or stolen. Sunday the Orange County Register reported that an investigation of 134 state and local police agencies from Kern County to the Mexican border showed 329 firearms were lost or stolen and some were involved in crimes.

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Federal appeals court hears challenge to DC gun carry law

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit heard two cases challenging the District of Columbia’s restrictive gun carry law on Tuesday.

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Appeals court rules mental-health ban on gun ownership might violate Second Amendment

A divided federal appeals court ruled that a decades-old federal law indefinitely banning people committed to mental health treatment from owning a gun could violate the Second Amendment.

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Missouri joins states allowing concealed carry without permit

Wednesday Missouri joined a growing list of states allowing most adults to carry concealed weapons without a permit, as the state’s Republican-led Legislature used its supermajority to loosen existing gun laws.

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