Obama Says He Hasn’t Given Up On Gun Control

Obama Says He Hasn’t Given Up On Gun Control – The president insists he hasn’t given up on gun control, but he said he’s had difficulties getting changes passed through Congress in the years since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. “What we’ve done is to try to do as much as we could administratively to tighten up how background checks are run, to go after illegal drug runners,” President Obama told ABC News’s Dr. Richard Besser during a sit-down interview at Howard University. “But I will tell you that trying to get something through Congress has proven to be very difficult. And it’s...

More African-Americans Support Carrying Legal Guns For Self-Defense

More African-Americans Support Carrying Legal Guns For Self-Defense – When James Craig was a young man in the 1970s, he says law-abiding people wouldn’t dream of carrying guns. But then he left town to pursue a career in policing. In the years he was gone, Michigan liberalized its gun laws, making it easier for people to get concealed-carry permits. When he came back to become Detroit’s police chief in 2013, he found a whole new...

Mayor: No jobs lost as Remington Arms cuts positions

Mayor: No jobs lost as Remington Arms cuts positions – The village’s mayor said some changes at the Remington Arms plant won’t affect the number of jobs. Mayor Terry Leonard said he received a telephone call Monday afternoon from the head manager of the Remington Arms facility in Ilion to talk about the gun manufacturing company’s current changes in workforce. “The bottom line is there is no reduction in force,” said Leonard. “No jobs are being lost. Some are being moved around.” Leonard said the facility’s custom gun shop will move to South Dakota, and the seven to eight employees in that department will be able to find different positions in the Ilion facility. He also said the two to three employees with the service repair center — which will be shifted to various gunsmiths and stores around the country — also will be able to find other jobs at the Ilion plant. “It’s a business move,” Leonard said. “There’s no reduction in...

State attorneys general urge U.S. ATF to discard proposed ammo ban

State attorneys general urge U.S. ATF to discard proposed ammo ban – The attorneys general of Montana and 22 other states are urging U.S. firearms regulators to drop a proposed ban on a type of ammunition popular with shooting sports enthusiasts but which regulators said could be used by criminals to harm police. The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives last month proposed prohibiting the manufacture and sale for the general public of a certain type of military-grade ammunition, M855 5.56 mm, widely used in the AR-15 rifle, because it can pierce protective vests or soft body armor worn by police. The bullets have for decades been exempt from federal ammunition prohibitions designed to protect law enforcement agencies from armed criminals because the cartridges were geared toward rifles used mostly for shooting...

ATF shelves controversial bullet ban proposal

ATF shelves controversial bullet ban proposal – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is shelving a controversial proposal to ban a popular type of bullet, amid opposition from hundreds of congressional lawmakers.  The ATF said in a statement on Tuesday it would not seek to issue the final guidelines “at this time.” The proposal pertained to M855 “green tip” ammunition, used in the AR-15 rifle; regulators looked at banning it because can pierce police body armor.  The ATF said in a statement on Tuesday it would not seek to issue final guidelines “at this time.” The agency said it will instead wait until Americans have finished commenting on the federal regulations and evaluate their comments and suggestions before “proceeding with any framework.”  The statement follows 52 senators and 238 House members joining in opposition to any attempt the Obama administration might make to ban the...
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