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Tennessee makes it possible to carry a handgun without training or a background check for most adults 21 or older

A Tennessee State Trooper stands guard on the grounds of the State Capitol Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. The FBI has warned of the potential for armed protests at the nation's Capitol and all 50 state capitol buildings beginning this weekend. AP Photo/Mark Humphrey Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a bill allowing most adults 21 or older to carry guns without background checks. The bill was signed on Thursday, hours after President Joe Biden issued executive orders on gun con...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Speed, Tennessee, Gun Control, Lee, Capitol, National Rifle Association, Nashville Tenn, Bill Lee, Azmi Haroun, Mark Humphrey Tennessee Gov Bill Lee


Biden remark on 'gun show loophole' spurs claim that he 'lied,' but it's true that background checks are not always required

CHANTILLY, VA - NOVEMBER 18: AR-15 rifles are on display during the Nation's Gun Show November 18, 2016 at Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia. Alex Wong/Getty Images Biden said Thursday, "you go to a gun show, you can buy whatever you want and no background check." Conservative media was quick to note that's not always true; commercial sales require it. But private sellers, at gun shows and elsewhere, are indeed exempt under federal law. See more stories on Insider's bus...
Tags: Politics, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Va, Gun Control, US Senate, Biden, Charles Davis, White House Press, Chantilly, Jen Psaki, White House Rose Garden, UC Davis School of Medicine, Gun Shows, Dulles Expo Center


Republicans criticize Biden's gun safety executive actions as an 'infringement' of Second Amendment rights

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy weekly news conference in Washington Reuters Republicans were quick to criticize Biden's gun safety executive actions on Thursday. GOP governors called the move an "infringement" of Second Amendment rights. Biden forcefully rejected the claims on Thursday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Several high-profile Republicans on Thursday swiftly criticized President Joe Biden's newly announced executive measures aimed at tackling gu...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Guns, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, United States, Missouri, South Dakota


Biden says gun violence in the US is an 'international embarrassment' as he announces new executive actions

President Joe Biden AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File President Joe Biden took his first executive actions to tackle gun violence in the country. Biden aims to restrict "ghost guns," which are self-assembled firearms without serial numbers. Biden also called on Congress to pass sweeping gun safety reforms. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden on Thursday announced his first executive actions amid renewed pressure to address gun violence in the US following a slew ...
Tags: Politics, News, Guns, Congress, Colorado, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, United States, House, Arizona, Gun Control


Biden says gun violence in America is 'a blemish on our character as a nation'

President Joe Biden speaks as Vice President Kamala Harris listens during an event at the South Court Auditorium at Eisenhower Executive Office Building April 7, 2021 in Washington DC. President Biden delivered remarks on the administration’s “American Jobs Plan.” Alex Wong/Getty Images President Joe Biden criticized the inaction on US gun violence in a speech Thursday. "The idea that we have so many people dying every single day from gun violence in America is a blemish on our character a...
Tags: Politics, News, Guns, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Speed, Washington Dc, Gun Control, Biden, Kamala Harris, South Court Auditorium, Eisenhower Executive Office Building, Alex Wong Getty, Kelly McLaughlin Oma Seddiq


Biden unveiled 6 executive actions to curb gun violence, including model 'red flag' laws and action on 'ghost guns'

President Joe Biden speaks about the Colorado shootings in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 23, 2021. Mandel Ngan/Getty Images Biden announced a series of actions his administration is taking to address gun violence. The actions include drafting model "red flag" laws and tackling "ghost guns." The announcement comes in the wake of recent mass shootings and homicide spikes in US cities. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden ...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Colorado, White House, US, Trends, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Gun Control, Biden, Gun Violence, Justice Department, Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, David Chipman, Gun Control Laws


Biden-Harris Admin. Announces ‘Initial Actions’ on Guns

Joe Biden and Kalama Harris have revealed their gun control plans. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Perhaps foretelling worse things to come, the White House Thursday is announcing that the “Biden-Harris Administration” is launching six “initial actions to address the gun violence public health epidemic.” Joe Biden uses the murders of eight people in Georgia and ten more in Colorado to justify what grassroots Second Amendment activists will doubtless consider a full-frontal attack on cons...
Tags: Guns, Obama, Congress, Colorado, Senate, White House, Georgia, Joe Biden, House Of Representatives, Gun Control, Fox News, Capitol Hill, Biden, Doj, Justice Department, SAF


In Colorado, They’re Cracking the Code on Gun Control: It Doesn’t Work

Coloradoans are suggesting that gun control laws don’t prevent violent crimes.(Dave Workman photo) U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Writing over the weekend in the Denver Post, George H. Brauchler—former district attorney for the Centennial State’s 18th Judicial District—wrote something that might be considered blasphemy among anti-gun politicians and gun prohibition lobbying groups. Brauchler was discussing mass shootings in Colorado in a story headlined, “Gun laws may prevent some crimes, but mass ...
Tags: Guns, Colorado, Cdc, White House, Georgia, Joe Biden, House, Connecticut, Gun Control, Capitol Hill, Homicide, Boulder, Washington State, Seattle, Denver, Cruz


Lindsey Graham parrots himself by again saying he'll shoot 'gangs' with his AR-15 in the event of a 'natural disaster'

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham uses images of handguns and rifles during a hearing about gun control on Capitol Hill January 30, 2013 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told Fox News he'd use his AR-15 to keep himself safe during a natural disaster. Graham made the statement while arguing against a ban on semi-automatic weapons. He last made this claim in 2019, saying he would "defend himself" during "apocalyptic scenarios." See more stories...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Washington Dc, House, Gun Control, Fox News, Graham, Air Force, Biden, South Carolina, Lindsey Graham


A breakdown of gun terminology to help you in discussions on mass shootings and debates over gun control

AR-15 rifles are displayed for sale at the Guntoberfest gun show in Oaks, Pennsylvania, on October 6, 2017. Joshua Roberts/Reuters The language surrounding firearms can be tricky. "Assault-weapons," for example, is among the most divisive phrases in debates over gun control. There's been a renewed discussion over gun control following recent mass shootings. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Given the ongoing and divisive debate over gun control in the US, it'...
Tags: Politics, News, Guns, Cbs News, US, Trends, Atlanta, Features, Washington Dc, Gun Control, Npr, Las Vegas, Florida State University, Mass Shootings, Gun Violence, Pew Research Center


VP Harris tells the GOP to 'stop pushing the false choice' that 'everybody's trying to come after your guns' after series of mass shootings

Vice President Kamala Harris MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Harris told the GOP to "stop pushing the false choice" that "everybody's trying to come after your guns." "It has to be possible that people agree that these slaughters have to stop," she said. Most GOP lawmakers have rejected any calls to strengthen gun-control measures since the shootings. See more stories on Insider's business page. Vice President Kamala Harris told Republican leaders on Wednesday to stop spreading th...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Senate, US, America, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Ted Cruz, House Of Representatives, Muslim, Gun Control


Pressure is mounting to ditch the filibuster and pass gun reform after back-to-back mass shootings in the US

Police work on the scene outside a King Soopers grocery store where a shooting took place Monday, March 22, 2021, in Boulder, Colo AP Photo/David Zalubowski Calls to end the Senate filibuster have intensified after two mass shootings in one week in the US. Activists say trashing the filibuster is the only way to pass gun reform in the Senate. A growing number of Democrats have voiced their support for filibuster elimination or reform. See more stories on Insider's business page. After ...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Labor, Congress, Colorado, Oregon, Senate, Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren, US, West Virginia, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Cnn, Pennsylvania


Ted Cruz says he won't apologize for 'thoughts and prayers' for Colorado shooting victims

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, asks a question during the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Tuesday, March 9, 2021. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Sen. Ted Cruz said he won't apologize for "thoughts and prayers" for Colorado shooting victims. Cruz also slammed Democrats for "ridiculous theater" with gun law proposals. In 2018, Cruz was the top recipient of NRA donations. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senator Ted Cruz said he won't ap...
Tags: Politics, Colorado, Trends, Georgia, Ted Cruz, Gun Control, Cruz, Nra, Senate Judiciary Committee, National Rifle Association, Boulder Colorado, Sen Chuck Grassley, Colorado Shooting, Sen Ted Cruz R Texas, Tom Williams CQ Roll Call Inc, Sarah Al Arshani


GOP Sen. John Kennedy compares gun violence to drunk driving in hearing after Colorado shooting: 'The answer is not to get rid of all sober drivers'

Sen. John Kennedy, R-La. Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana compared the issue of gun violence to drunk driving on Tuesday. "We have a lot of drunk drivers," the GOP senator said. "We ought to try to combat that too." Kennedy's comments come after 18 people were killed in mass shootings in the past week. See more stories on Insider's business page. Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana on Tuesday suggested that the issue of gun violence is overblown and shou...
Tags: Politics, News, Guns, Republicans, Congress, Colorado, America, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Ap, Democrats, Gop, United States, House, Muslim


California Lawmakers Take Aim At Jumpstarting ‘Microstamps’ On Handguns

SACRAMENTO (AP) – Gun control advocates are making a new attempt to force the gun industry to comply with California’s unique law requiring individual identifiers on all bullet casings, a mandate that has been toothless since it was approved in 2007. The law requires gun manufacturers to adopt micro-stamping technology on new types of handguns introduced in California. The intent was to imprint a unique set of microscopic characters on all cartridge casings when weapons are fired, linking bullet...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Sacramento, Coalition, San Diego, Gun Control, National Shooting Sports Foundation, Gabriel, California Legislature, Oliva, Firearms Policy Coalition, Brandon Combs, Roger Benitez, Jesse Gabriel, Mark Oliva


Obama says the Atlanta shootings show the need to finally bring in 'common sense' gun control laws

Former US President Barack Obama speaks at a Biden-Harris drive-in rally in Orlando, Florida on October 27, 2020. RICARDO ARDUENGO/AFP via Getty Images Former President Barack Obama said on Wednesday the US needed to introduce "common sense gun safety laws." It comes after a gunman fatally shot 8 people in an Atlanta-area shooting this week. Obama said gun control laws would help "root out the pervasive patterns of hatred and violence in our society." President Joe Biden is also pushing fo...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Congress, White House, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Atlanta, Joe Biden, House, Gun Control, Republican, National Rifle Association, Orlando Florida


8 House Republicans vote in support of expanding background checks on gun purchases

Workers arrange AR-15 style rifles on a wall that are for sale at Davidson Defense in Orem, Utah on February 4, 2021. GEORGE FREY/AFP via Getty Images Eight Republicans voted in favor of a bill that would expand background checks on gun sales. The House passed two bills on Thursday aimed at gun safety. Three Republicans co-sponsored the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021. See more stories on Insider's business page. Eight House Republicans on Thursday broke from their party and j...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, News, Guns, Republicans, Congress, Senate, White House, America, Trends, Pennsylvania, Democrats, Gop, Maine, House


Controversial GOP rep. Lauren Boebert claims she started carrying a gun after a man was beaten to death behind her restaurant. He actually died of a drug overdose.

Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo. Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post via Getty Images Colorado Rep. Laura Boebert made a speech on the House floor this week backing gun rights. She cited a story of a man who was "beaten to death" outside her Colorado restaurant as justification. But local police debunked her claim, as an autopsy revealed the man had died from a drug overdose. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Colorado lawmaker Lauren Boebert once again used a bogus story about a man bei...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Colorado, Trends, Gop, House, Gun Control, Nancy Pelosi, Capitol, Hogg, Denver Post, Yahoo News, Parkland, Getty Images Colorado, David Hogg, Colorado Sun


Appeals Court Eyes California Ban On High-Capacity Magazines

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — A federal appeals court said Thursday that it will reconsider a three-judge court’s split ruling last year throwing out California’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, a decision with potential impact in other states. An 11-member panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will rehear the case after two members of the three-judge appellate panel ruled in August that California’s ban on magazines holding more than 10 bullets violates the U.S. Constituti...
Tags: Politics, Congress, California, Massachusetts, California News, San Diego, Gun Control, Donald Trump, Cabinet, U S Supreme Court, 9th Circuit, 9th U S Circuit Court of Appeals, Sacramento Calif, Joseph Biden, Michel, Xavier Becerra


Biden calls for gun law reforms on the third anniversary of the Parkland shooting

President Joe Biden delivers remarks in the State Dining Room at the White House on February 5, 2021. Stefani Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images Sunday marks the third anniversary of the Parkland mass shooting that resulted in 17 people dead. Joe Biden addressed the three-year anniversary, calling on Congress to pass gun control measures. "We will take action to end our epidemic of gun violence and make our schools and communities safer," Biden said.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Gun Control, Biden, Wall Street Journal, Mass Shootings, Parkland Florida, Gun reform, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland Shooting, David Hogg


Democrats File the First of Many Anti-Rights Bills Aimed at Gun Owners

The Biden-Harris ticket could spell the end of the Second Amendment if elected. IMG NRA-ILA U.S.A.– -(AmmoLand.com)- Democrat politicians said they wanted to disarm us. The Democrats didn’t wait long. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said President Biden would love to see action on gun control. The President promised to act on day one on this issue. This is an issue he is personally committed to. Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee filed two gun control bills, House resolutions 125 and 127. ...
Tags: Texas, Guns, California, White House, Time, US, Fbi, Chicago, United States, House, Gun Control, Democrat, Biden, Baltimore, Nra, Lee


Video emerges of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene harassing a Parkland shooting survivor weeks after the attack

Recently-resurfaced video showing Marjorie Taylor Greene harassing Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg on Capitol Hill in 2018. Twitter/@fred_guttenberg Video resurfaced on Wednesday shows Marjorie Taylor Greene harassing David Hogg in 2018.  Greene is seen following the Parkland shooting survivor as he walks toward the Capitol. She also called him a "coward" and said his silence is evidence he can't defend his gun-control stance. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A rec...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Barack Obama, Trends, Cnn, House, News UK, Gun Control, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Democratic, Capitol, Hogg, George Soros, Kevin McCarthy


California Sues US Regulator In Bid To Deter ‘Ghost Guns’

SACRAMENTO (AP) – Backed by the fathers of two slain children, California’s attorney general sued the Trump administration on Tuesday in an effort to crack down on so-called “ghost guns” that can be built from parts with little ability to track or regulate the owners. The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives doesn’t consider that the unfinished do-it-yourself kits qualify as firearms. So buyers don’t have to undergo the usual gun purchase background checks and in most stat...
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9th Circuit Ends California Ban On High-Capacity Magazines

SACRAMENTO (AP) – A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday threw out California’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, saying the law violates the U.S. Constitution’s protection of the right to bear firearms. “Even well-intentioned laws must pass constitutional muster,” Appellate Judge Kenneth Lee wrote for the panel’s majority. California’s ban on magazines holding more than 10 bullets “strikes at the core of the Second Amendment – the right to armed self-def...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, California, California News, Sacramento, America, San Diego, Gun Control, U S Supreme Court, U S District Court, 9th U S Circuit Court of Appeals, U S District, California California, Barbara Lynn, Xavier Becerra


Inside the White House, a Gun Industry Lobbyist Delivers for His Former Patrons

The Trump administration lifted a ban on sales of silencers to private overseas buyers that was intended to protect U.S. troops from ambushes. The change was championed by a lawyer for the president who had worked for a firearms trade group.
Tags: News, White House, Williams, Gun Control, Trump, Firearms, Ethics and Official Misconduct, United States Politics and Government, International Trade and World Market, Lobbying and Lobbyists, Michael B


These are the 7 most partisan issues in America right now

The data comes from a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center.Climate change, guns, and the environment ranked at the top of the list, which climate change representing the widest partisan gap.The survey also revealed some interesting splits along generational and gender lines. Isn't it strange that you could probably predict which party an American belongs to simply by knowing where they stand on a few issues? Support gun control and environmental protections? Democrat. Concerned about i...
Tags: Politics, Education, Republicans, Congress, Climate Change, Cbs News, China, Environment, America, Policy, Democrats, United States, New York Times, Social Security, Innovation, Pew


Father of Parkland Shooting Victim Escorted From State of the Union After Protest

The father of Parkland shooting victim Jamie Guttenberg was escorted out of the State of the Union address on Tuesday night after an outburst during a portion of President Donald Trump’s speech defending the Second Amendment. Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter was among 17 people killed in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in February 2018, was removed after protesting Trump’s mention of gun rights. Guttenberg has become an activist for gun reform in the years si...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Uncategorized, House, Gun Control, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, State Of The Union, Ryan, BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI, Guttenberg, US Capitol, Onetime, Bill Pascrell


Petition for Redress of Grievances

So, after a week of “news” about the gun-rights protest held in Virginia yesterday, predicting a repeat of Charlottesville (or worse), the declaration of a State of Emergency by Gov. Blackf… Ralph Northam, etc, the media hasn’t been more disappointed in a lack of violence since the premiere of The Joker.The Narrative™ has been well and truly busted.Not that that will change anything.On Quora I have seen a myriad of (and answered a few) questions about gun control, the power of the NRA, wh...
Tags: Politics, Guns, Virginia, Gun Control, Charlottesville, Richmond, Nra, Kevin, National Rifle Association, Virginia Citizens Defense League, Ralph Northam


Bloomberg Sees California As Model On Climate Change, Guns

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mike Bloomberg’s plan for California: export it. The Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City mayor likes a lot of what he sees in the Golden State and thinks its efforts on climate change, gun control, and criminal justice reform set a benchmark for other states to emulate. “I think that California can serve as a great example for the rest of this country,” Bloomberg told supporters at the opening of his Los Angeles campaign office. Yes, there are problems, ...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Washington, White House, New York City, Environment, Local, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Ap, Bill Clinton, Gun Control, Donald Trump, Eric Garcetti


Baltimore Will Consider Suing Gun Manufacturers If Sandy Hook Lawsuit Succeeds

News from Baltimore. BALTIMORE (WBFF) – Baltimore City Solicitor Andre Davis said the city will consider suing gun manufacturers if lawsuits related to the Sandy Hook shooting are successful. The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled Sandy Hook families can pursue legal action against Remington Arms. Councilman Zeke Cohen brought up the matter at Tuesday’s city council hearing asking Davis what the city is doing to hold gun manufacturers accountable now. Solicitor Davis told Cohen every city in Amer...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, America, Military, Davis, Gun Control, Baltimore, Sandy Hook, U S Supreme Court, Cohen, Baltimore City, Baltimore BALTIMORE, Ed Norris, Zeke Cohen, Andre Davis, Baltimore City Police



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