Gov. Newsom spars on Twitter about adding constitutional amendment for gun control
After proposing an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to harden federal gun laws, Gov. Gavin Newsom sparred on social media with prominent Republicans who unloaded on his idea.
Gov. Gavin Newsom proposes constitutional amendment to tighten access to guns
Gov. Newsom announced Thursday that he is proposing an amendment to the United States Constitution that would enshrine into law gun regulations including universal background checks and raising the minimum age to buy a firearm to 21.
Judge rules banning gun sales to young adults under 21 is unconstitutional
The judge's ruling, if not overturned, would allow firearms dealers to sell guns to 18- to 20-year-olds.
California court upholds state-wide ban on assault weapons
Just last year the Supreme Court ruled that states cannot take away people’s right to carry a concealed weapon. Now a CA court of appeals is saying that the Supreme Court ruling will not overrule the state’s assault weapons ban.
West Virginia governor signs new carry bill, allowing for guns on public college, university campuses
West Virginia’s governor has signed a bill allowing people with concealed carry permits to take firearms onto public college and university campuses.
Newsom demands federal gun safety laws in wake of back-to-back mass shootings
California Gov. Gavin Newsom demanded federal action on gun safety while responding to the state’s second mass shooting within 48 hours.
Las Vegas woman shoots, kills suspected carjacker in self-defense, police say
Las Vegas police say a woman shot and killed a suspected carjacker in self-defense last month and another suspect is still on the run.
Infowars host Alex Jones files for personal bankruptcy
Alex Jones filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Houston. His filing listed $1 billion to $10 billion in liabilities and $1 million to $10 million in assets.
Handgun owners carrying daily in US doubled in 4 years; self-protection cited as main reason: study
The number of respondents to the online survey who said they had carried a gun in the last month also nearly doubled from 9 million to 16 million in 2015.
Redwood City approves temporary ordinance prohibiting gun shops
Redwood City’s city council was asked via petition with 1,500 signatures, to implement a temporary ordinance to keep a gun shop from opening, particularly in a residential area. Those who support a gun shop say they just want to be able to protect themselves and their families as crime rates continue to rise.
California to launch nation's first gun violence prevention office
Attorney General Rob Bonta announced the new, first in the nation Office of Gun Violence Prevention to deal with the growing crisis.
After school shootings, are states making classrooms safer?
Here is what several states have done to implement school safety in the wake of the Uvalde elementary school massacre.
2 in 10 Americans report experience with gun violence, AP-NORC poll finds
CDC data has shown a spike in gun violence since the pandemic, with gun-related homicides increasing across the country in large and small metro areas and in rural areas.
'Fund the police': Biden outlines crime plan, pushes assault weapons ban
Democrats and Republicans worked together in a rare effort to pass gun safety legislation earlier this year after massacres in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas.
Most in US want stricter gun laws, AP-NORC poll finds
The poll found that 71% of Americans say gun laws should be stricter, including about half of Republicans and a majority of those in gun-owning households.