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Topic - National Rifle Association
A Senate vote to renew an expiring ban on plastic firearms capable of evading metal detectors and X-ray machines is shaping up as a bittersweet moment for gun control supporters, days before the anniversary of the deadly mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.
The House voted Tuesday to renew a ban on undetectable plastic guns, sending the bill to the Senate, where Democrats must decide whether to accept it as is or pick a fight that could cause them to break the Dec. 9 deadline when the ban expires.
Anyone looking to buy a handgun in Maryland must obtain a qualifying license, a process that includes four hours of training taught by a certified instructor and time spent firing at a range. Classes are finally beginning under the tutelage of instructors like Richard Chiapparoli, and gun buyers are getting an education.
Gun rights advocates are challenging a newly signed San Francisco law that bans ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds and gives owners 90 days to hand them over to police.
The title of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's brand-new book tells all: "Unintimidated: A Governor's Story and a Nation's Challenge" is all about practical success and the inner mettle of an unapologetic Cheesehead determined to defeat his state's $3.6 billion deficit, rising unemployment and escalating property taxes.
Marking the approach of the 20th anniversary of its enactment, the group behind the federal Brady Law on gun control said Tuesday that it will press for more limits even after President Obama's proposal stalled on Capitol Hill this year.
A Washington ethics watchdog group filed a complaint with the Internal Revenue Service on Tuesday against Freedom Partners, an Arlington-based nonprofit formed by the billionaire industrialist Koch brothers, asking the agency to investigate whether the group exploited a new loophole in campaign finance laws to give out anonymous "dark" money to conservative groups.
A Humane Society lobbyist is coming under scrutiny for her close relationship with a member of California Gov. Jerry Brown's inner circle: his dog Sutter.
The Washington National Cathedral, a symbol of unity among faithful Americans, was the site of a politically divisive event promoting gun control on Sunday.
On Sunday outside the Washington National Cathedral, blacksmiths will “forge firearms into garden tools" as a symbolic enactment of this year’s theme, “Swords into Plowshares.” It is illegal in the District of Columbia to possess a firearm that is not registered.
A trial date is set for early next year in a challenge by gun owners, stores and firearms advocacy groups who seek to overturn new Maryland gun laws that went into effect this month.
A school in Orange County, Calif., issued an apology on Thursday for forcing a 16-year-old student to remove her National Rifle Association shirt and threatening her with punitive action.
Gun rights activists who filed a federal lawsuit attempting to block stringent new gun restrictions in Maryland demonstrated neither a likelihood of success in the case nor irreparable harm they would suffer if the law goes into effect Tuesday and should not be granted a temporary restraining order, lawyers for the state say.
It's almost like a page right out of the National Rifle Association playbook: The Obama administration has announced millions of dollars in funding to put armed officers in the nation's schools.
The common tie to the killers is sickness of mind and soul