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Pittsburgh Agrees Not To Enforce Gun Ban While Courts Deal With Lawsuits

A county court issued a stay Monday to prevent the city of Pittsburgh from enforcing the city’s recently approved gun rules until legal challenges by gun-rights groups are resolved. Plaintiff and city attorneys agreed to the stay after meeting Monday morning before Judge Joseph James in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. “We want to ...

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Swiss Voters Likely Set To Adopt Stricter Gun Measures, Polls Show

Exit polls Sunday indicate Swiss voters will likely adopt tighter gun measures more aligned with the European Union by a comfortable margin. Swiss citizens voted Sunday in a referendum that included serial-numbering of some gun parts, training requirements and waivers to possess certain semi-automatic weapons. The referendum could also impact Switzerland’s standing in the open-border Schengen zone, according to USA ...

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Trump Backs Bid To Strike Down New York City Gun Laws At Supreme Court

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The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to strike down a New York City ordinance strictly regulating the transportation of firearms. The ordinance at issue prohibits licensed gun owners from transporting weapons to any location, save one of seven authorized gun ranges. License holders are not permitted to take their firearms beyond city limits. “To confine a weapon to ...

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Police: Teacher Arrested For Bringing Ammo Into School To Prove It Needs Metal Detectors

Police arrested a Massachusetts high school teacher Thursday after he allegedly placed live ammunition in one of the building’s staircases. Surveillance cameras showed Southbridge High School biology teacher Alfred Purcell, 57, drop a live round of 9 mm ammunition on the floor and leave the area. Police said Purcell pretended to find the ammunition later, ABC News reported Thursday Purcell ...

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Col. Allen West Goes After NRA: CEO LaPierre Should Resign, Prez Meadows Is ‘A Liar’

Col. Allen West, a board member of the National Rifle Association, came out swinging Tuesday against the group’s CEO Wayne LaPierre and its newly-elected president Carolyn Meadows. West spoke out against the group in his blog, saying that contrary to media reports otherwise, the NRA’s Board of Directors was never informed about the issues related to spending by the organization ...

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Gun Advocates Sue Florida Authorities, Allege Waiting Period Abuses

A group called Florida Carry filed a lawsuit Monday against the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), alleging the agency is slow-walking gun background checks. The gun-rights group is accusing the FDLE of delaying some gun pre-purchase background checks, which state law requires be performed within 24 working hours, or three days, beginning March 2018. Some applicants have been forced ...

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Washington State Toughens Gun Laws, Bans ‘Ghost Guns’

Democratic Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a series of gun bills into law, including a law banning 3D-printed and other “ghost” guns. Seven gun-related bills with a variety of gun access restrictions became law, including gun removals by police for certain people with restraining orders against them and domestic violence suspects, as well as tightened laws for minors, The Associated ...

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Colorado Students Walk Out of Colorado Vigil After Liberals Politicize It

Several students walked out of a vigil meant for a classmate killed in a Colorado school shooting, saying the event became about politics. Kendrick Castillo, 18, died after lunging toward one of the shooters at STEM School Highlands Ranch Tuesday. Eight other students were also hurt. WATCH: Students from the #STEMshooting in Colorado stormed out of a rally organized by ...

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Rhode Island Towns Declare Second Amendment Sanctuaries

Another Rhode Island town declared itself a Second Amendment sanctuary, claiming its citizens will maintain their right to bears arms even if state lawmakers pass legislation enforcing further restrictions. The town of Hopkinton passed a resolution Monday night, vowing not to enforce laws that infringe on the Second Amendment’s provision to keep and bear arms, although the measures are “largely ...

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Bushmaster Gets Stay Of Sandy Hook Lawsuit Ahead Of Supreme Court Appeal

The Connecticut Supreme Court granted gunmaker Bushmaster Firearms a stay in the Sandy Hook victims lawsuit, as the manufacturer readies its appeal to the nation’s highest judicial tribunal. Bushmaster produced the XM15 rifle that shooter Adam Lanza used to kill 26 people at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut in December 2012. The stay delays the start of ...

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Oklahoma Says Concealed Guns OK For Zoos, Parks

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill Tuesday allowing people to carry concealed guns in public places like zoos and parks. House Bill 2010 enables people to conceal carry in places under a public trust, and prohibits those spaces from enforcing no-gun policies, Tulsa World reported. However, in what many view as a compromise between gun-rights advocates and those who ...

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