Pew poll: Support for gun rights exceeds gun control

Pew poll: Support for gun rights exceeds gun control – For the first time in over 20 years, Americans support gun rights more than gun control. In a Pew Research poll released Wednesday, 52 percent are in support of the protection of gun rights and 46 percent support gun control. This is the first time in two decades that Pew has found more support for gun rights than gun control. Backing for gun rights has been on the rise since January 2013, when it had 45 percent supporting protections. During that time period, support for gun control also fell from 51 percent to its current...

Part of Cuomo’s assault weapons ban questioned by judge

Part of Cuomo’s assault weapons ban questioned by judge – Pro-gun lawyers and a federal appeals court judge questioned one aspect of Gov. Cuomo’s assault weapons ban Tuesday, saying its mandate that gun owners load only seven bullets into magazines with a 10-bullet capacity seems unenforceable. “If you can still buy a 10-round magazine, criminals will still load the 10 rounds,” U.S. Circuit Judge José Cabranes said during oral arguments. But the three-judge panel did not dispute the logic of the overall ban. The case is expected to reach the U.S. Supreme...

State lawmakers launch gun control coalition

State lawmakers launch gun control coalition – State lawmakers have launched a nationwide non-partisan coalition to combat gun violence, in part because the Congress has failed to reform gun laws, members of the group said on Monday. Some 200 lawmakers from 50 states have joined the alliance, American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention, said the group’s founder, Democratic New York State Assembly member Brian Kavanagh. Kavanagh told a news conference the group would focus on state-level gun control reforms, including the prevention of interstate gun trafficking and tightening background checks on...

African-American gun club upset their poster was taken down in City Hall

African-American gun club upset their poster was taken down in City Hall – As Pearl Harbor approaches, there’s a display in the lobby of City Hall telling the story of World War II heroes. There’s information on Native Americans who fought in the war, as well as Hispanics. And there’s also information on Dorie Miller, an African-American who received the Navy Cross award for his bravery in Pearl Harbor. There was a second Dorie Miller poster as part of the display also, but unbeknownst to the group sponsoring it, that second poster was taken down earlier in the week. That poster was created for the display by the Dorie Miller Rifle and Pistol...
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