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May 1, 2013

Guns Save Life and the Debate on Gun Rights

Guns Save Life and the Debate on Gun Rights

Earlier this month, a legislation offering expanded background checks on gun purchases was blocked in the Senate. The legislation, which set to expand background checks to cover gun purchases made online and gun-show purchases, did not receive the 60 votes needed to make it through the Senate. Instead, it was only able to get the support ...

April 29, 2013

Mothers of America Unite for a Safer World - Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America and the Debate on Gun Control

Mothers of America Unite for a Safer World - Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America and the Debate on Gun Control

Earlier this month, the Senate blocked a plan to expand background checks for gun buyers. This plan, which was meant to extend background checks to online purchases and gun-show purchases, did not to get the 60 votes needed to pass in the Senate, receiving only 54 votes in favor and 46 against it. The proposed ban on military style assault ...

April 25, 2013

The Public Health Crisis that is Gun Violence - The Violence Policy Center on the Importance of Gun Control

The Public Health Crisis that is Gun Violence - The Violence Policy Center on the Importance of Gun Control

This month, the Senate blocked a plan for expanded background checks on gun purchases. This plan was supposed to extend background checks to those who purchase their firearms online or at gun gun shows, but failed to receive the 60 votes needed to pass in the Senate, receiving only 54 votes in favor and 46 against. Sen. Dianne Feinstein ...

April 22, 2013

Fierce Defenders of the Second Amendment - Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership

Fierce Defenders of the Second Amendment - Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership

On April 17th, the Senate rejected a plan to expand background checks for gun buyers. The plan to extend background checks to gun-show purchases and online purchases failed to get the 60 votes needed to pass in the Senate, receiving only 54 votes in favor and 46 against it. The proposed ban on military style assault weapons also failed ...

April 16, 2013

Michael Hammond of Gun Owners of America (GOA), Springfield, Virginia

Michael Hammond of Gun Owners of America (GOA), Springfield, Virginia

The pending gun-control legislation that is set to be debated in the Senate this week has as its key provision an expanded background check system. This system would require background checks on people purchasing guns in a wide variety of circumstances. (More on  News at IsLAWS.com, contact Adam for interviews “adama@islaws ...

April 9, 2013

Stop Handgun Violence and the Debate on Gun-Control

Stop Handgun Violence and the Debate on Gun-Control

There is no doubt that the high profile shootings of Aurora and Newton have reignited public debate over gun control. Senate Democrats are now pushing for gun-control legislation that would have universal background checks as one of its key provisions. (More on  News at IsLAWS.com, contact Adam for interviews “adama@islaws ...

November 7, 2012

Woman Gets 15 Years for Role in Making 122 IEDs

Woman Gets 15 Years for Role in Making 122 IEDs

On November 5, 2012, the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Texas reported that Pamela Leggett of Anhuac, Texas, received 15 years in prison for her role in a conspiracy to make and possess illegal firearms and bombs.  Leggett received the maximum statutory offense of 120 months for possessing an illegal machine ...

October 4, 2011

Shooting Caught on Camera

Shooting Caught on Camera

A New predicament faces Oakland’s finest: Should police officers be allowed to view tape (recorded first-hand) of an officer-involved shooting before they file statements in a formal investigation?The Oakland Bay Police Department is currently debating this question after officers shot and killed a suspect last week that was caught on tape ...

October 4, 2011

Appeals Court Upholds D.C. Gun Restrictions

Appeals Court Upholds D.C. Gun Restrictions

Washington, D.C. can officially bar residents from owning assault weapons and require all owners of handguns to register their firearms, without violating the Second Amendment, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday. A split three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals did not strike down any of Washington D.C.’s gun laws ...

October 4, 2011

Florida Student Sues University over Campus Gun Ban

Florida Student Sues University over Campus Gun Ban

A student at the University of North Florida has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the University for banning guns that are stored in cars parked on the school’s campus.The lawsuit, which was filed by student Alexandria Lainez and a Second Amendment group called Florida Carry, states that the school is citing its right to ban guns from ...

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