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Police seize first firearms under Florida's new gun-control laws
Posted: March 19, 2018

A Broward County judge on Friday issued the state’s first order temporarily removing guns from a person under Florida’s new gun-control laws. Four firearms and 267 rounds of ammunition were ordered removed from a 56-year-old Lighthouse Point man who was determined to be a potential risk to himself or others. ...

Gun Control Bills Die in Kansas, Day After Student Walkout
Posted: March 19, 2018

Kansas lawmakers rejected a series of gun control measures one by one on Thursday, the day after students nationwide walked out of class to protest school shootings. ...

Parkland, race and the gun violence that goes overlooked
Posted: March 19, 2018

As survivors of a shooting in Parkland, Florida, amass international attention for a movement to reform gun laws, many white parents and guardians are figuring out how to talk to their children about gun violence for the first time. But many within black communities are reckoning with how to embrace that movement while also addressing truths about their safety, perceptions of black lives and death. ...

After his family died, he threatened to kill himself. So the police took his guns.
Posted: March 19, 2018

John McGuire was inside his house with 81 guns when five state troopers were dispatched to investigate a threat he had reportedly made. They told him he wasn’t being charged, or investigated, or even accused of any crime. Instead, they had come to search his house this winter evening based on a controversial type of warrant, one that represents the United States’ latest piecemeal attempt to prevent gun violence. ...

ATF Chief tells Congress laws to ban bump fire stocks is best route
Posted: March 15, 2018

The acting head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives acknowledged Wednesday that he has been told by some attorneys that banning bump fire stocks through executive regulation would lead to court challenges that would delay the implementation of a ban. Pressed by Democratic Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal, ATF Acting Director Thomas Brandon told members of Congress that banning bump stocks through legislation would be cle ...

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