Gun politics
Gun laws and policy vary considerably around the world. Some countries such as South Korea, Indonesia, China, United Kingdom and Germany have strict gun regulations. Other countries like Yemen, Switze...
Ex-Calif. State Sen. Leland Yee, gun control champion, heading to prison for weapons trafficking
"It is extremely important that individuals in the state of California do not own assault weapons," Yee once said. "I mean that is just so crystal clear."
12 Dead And Dozens Shot In Chicago Bloody Christmas Weekend
Chicago's citywide crime wave didn't slow down during the holiday weekend. City police investigated 27 shooting incidents this Christmas weekend, 12 of which...
Va. Gov. Pardoned 60,000 Felons, Enough To Swing Election
Terry McAuliffe has granted voting rights to as many as 60,000 convicted felons, nearly six times more than previously reported and enough to win the state for
Houston Strip Mall Shooting Leaves 9 Injured, Suspect Dead
Police fatally shot the suspect, who started "firing actively" at officers once they located him, said Houston Police Chief Martha Montalvo. More than 15 EMS crews responded to a Petco store in southw...
When I was scared, my gun-owning neighbors helped me feel safe
Instead of mocking rural Americans for owning twice as many guns as their urban counterparts, ask why they’re really afraid
McAuliffe Restores Voting Rights To 13,000 Felons
One month after the state Supreme Court threw out his blanket clemency order, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday that he has individually restored voting rights to 13,000 felons and is working on d...
25,000+ Sign Petition To Allow Guns At Republican National Convention
It was not clear whether the aim is support of gun rights or to put the GOP in an awkward position. More than 25,000 people have signed a petition to allow firearms inside the Republican National Conv...
You Will Not Die in a Mass Shooting
Guns kill tens of thousands of Americans every year—the majority of them from suicide. Of the fraction that are homicides, only a vanishingly small fraction of those are high profile mass shootings of...
Jerry Falwell Jr.'s Remarks on Guns at Liberty University
Jerry Falwell Jr., responded to the San Bernardino shooting, saying, “If more good people had concealed-carry permits, then we could end those Muslims before they walked in and killed them.” He encour...
Terror suspects are legally buying guns in the United States
Given France's strict gun laws, the terrorists who attacked Paris on Friday may have turned to black market sources for the weapons they used. But in the United States, known and suspected terrorists ...
Cocks Not Glocks: Dildos To Replace Guns At UT-Austin Campus Carry Protest
Jessica Jin, who set up the "Campus (DILDO) Carry" event on Facebook, invokes the argument that allowing more guns on campus will make students safe is a fallacy. She's urging students to send campus ...
Gov. Brown signs controversial assisted-suicide bill
Caught between conflicting moral arguments, Gov. Jerry Brown, a former Jesuit seminary student, on Monday signed a measure allowing physicians to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill pati...
Number Of Americans Killed By Gun Violence Vs. Terrorism Shows Stark Contrast
Addressing the nation Thursday in the aftermath of another mass shooting in America, a visibly frustrated President Barack Obama contrasted the federal efforts to combat terrorism with the lack of act...
Forget Oregon’s Gunman. Remember The Hero Who Charged Straight At Him.
No amount of murder seems likely to result in gun control soon. So let’s do what we can to stop the lunacy—by reserving the limelight for the vet who rushed the killer. Forget the 26-year-old zero who...
11 Essential Facts About Guns And Mass Shootings In The United States
America is a land of guns. It was true when twelve people died in Aurora, Colo., when a gunman opened fire in a movie theater. It was true when a gunman killed 27 people, including 20 children, at the...
Gun politics in Australia
Gun politics have only become a notable issue in Australia since the 1980s. Low levels of violent crime through much of the 20th century kept levels of public concern about firearms low. In the last t...
Gun politics in Brazil
Because of gun politics in Brazil, all firearms are required to be registered with the state; the minimum age for ownership is 25 and although it is legal to carry a gun outside a residence, extremely...
Gun politics in Canada
Gun politics in Canada is largely about registration. Handgun registration became law in 1934, and automatic firearms were added in 1951. In 1969, laws classified firearms as "non-restricted", "restri...
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Gun politics in Honduras
Gun politics in Honduras refers to the commerce, ownership, possession and use of firearms by the citizens and residents of Honduras. Contrary to American gun politics and so-called gun culture, Hond...
Gun politics in the Czech Republic
Gun politics in the Czech Republic incorporates the political and regulatory aspects of firearms usage in the country. Policy in the Czech Republic is in many respects less restrictive than elsewhere...
Gun politics in the Czech Republic - Wikipedia
Gun politics in Finland
In Finland there are 32 privately owned firearms per 100 civilians according to the Finnish Ministry of the Interior. By the end of 2006 there were more than 1.6 million licensed firearms. Averaged am...
Gun politics in Germany
Gun legislation in Germany is considered among the strictest gun control in the world. The current law, the German Weapons Act (German: Waffengesetz), dates from 1972, and includes as well as modi...