Senate gun bill won’t include assault weapons ban

Senate gun bill won’t include assault weapons ban – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he hopes to have a bill to address gun violence on the Senate floor soon after the Easter break, but confirmed that measure will not include the assault weapons ban. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., told reporters Tuesday she is disappointed that her assault weapons ban will not be part of a larger bill, but acknowledged it will likely make it easier to pass gun-related legislation through the...

Background checks spiked after Sandy Hook shooting, says FBI director

Background checks spiked after Sandy Hook shooting, says FBI director – The director of the FBI told lawmakers that the number of requested background checks for gun purchases has increased dramatically since the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and could be severely impacted by sequester budget cuts.  Director Robert Mueller told a House Appropriations panel on Tuesday that background check requests from licensed gun dealers has risen from an average of 54,000 each day to a current level of 81,000 every day since the Connecticut shooting, which killed 20 children and six...

NY considers changes in new gun control law

NY considers changes in new gun control law – Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders are considering changes in New York’s new gun control law including eliminating a provision that limits magazines to seven bullets.  Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says that’s one of several, mostly “technical” changes to the nation’s toughest gun control measure rushed into law in January one month after the Newtown, Conn., shooting.  Silver says the leaders are considering the change because seven-bullet magazines aren’t manufactured. The standard is 10-bullet...

Hands Off My AR

Forever Productions is offering a t-shirt and song for sale with the bulk of the proceeds going to help defer our legal costs of challenging the SAFE Act. Please visit their Facebook page, CafePress site for the t-shirt and CDBaby site for the .mp3...
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