Florida Moves to Allow Teachers to Carry Guns

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Gun-Rights Counties Vow to Resist New State Restrictions

As legislatures approved new firearm laws over the last year, some counties have resisted, calling themselves Second Amendment 'sanctuaries.'

Want to Regulate Guns? Target Gun Buyers, Not Specific Weapons, Research Suggests

New research from the Rockefeller Institute suggests that banning specific types of weapons is a less effective means of gun control than restricting access for at-risk buyers.

The Gun Violence That’s a Bigger Threat to Kids Than School Shootings

Mass killings on school grounds account for a very small percent of victims, but they capture far more public attention than other shootings.

Restrictive Handgun Law to Be Considered by Supreme Court

The New York City law restricts gun owners from transporting an unloaded handgun, locked in a container away from ammunition, outside their homes unless heading to a gun range in the city.

States Passed 67 New Gun Control Laws in 2018

The laws ranged from bans on bump stocks to allowing authorities to use "red flag" laws to temporarily disarm potentially violent people.

Law Enforcement Stress Tests New Emergency Response Tech in Georgia

Verizon and Nokia hosted the second Operation Convergent Response with active shooter and disaster simulations and the gadgets to defuse them.

Two GOP Governors, 15 AGs Urge Supreme Court to Hear Gun Case

A New York City law that restricts the transport of licensed handguns is at issue.

Studies: Arming Teachers Is Likely Not an Effective Deterrent for School Shootings

Evidence suggests that civilians would be unlikely to effectively counter-attack an active shooter, according to a review of studies on violent attacks for the Rockefeller Institute of Government.

After Parkland, States Pass 50 New Gun-Control Laws

This was a year of unparalleled success for the gun-control movement in the United States.

Limits on Federal Gun Research Spur States to Step In

The lack of federal funding for gun-related research leaves policymakers without basic information that would help inform policy decisions. Some states are filling the gap.

Sessions Vows to Defend Presidential Powers Against State Legal Actions

The U.S. attorney general also addressed forthcoming bump stock regulations, immigration, opioids, and ‘prioritizing crime and criminal justice enforcement.’

Gun Safety Looms Over Governors' Trump Meeting

While GOP governors plan to discuss solutions, despite disagreeing on which ones, some Democratic governors suspect the issue will become another ‘bargaining chip’ for the White House.

Are Chicago's Party Buses 'Rolling Cemeteries'?

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How Stockton Is Using Predictive Policing to Thwart Violent Gun Crimes

Non-domestic gun violence-related crimes in "forecast zones" decreased 40 to 60 percent month-to-month between March and May of last year.

A Florida Mayor Fights the Gun Lobby

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum is taking on the state government over a “super preemption law” he calls a threat to democracy.

State and Local Government Elections: Ballot Initiatives We’re Tracking

Beyond races for the White House and Congress, voters across the nation are considering a wide variety of state and local proposals and initiatives. Here’s our rundown of what’s important to watch ...

Missouri Does Away With Concealed Handgun Permit Requirement; Indiana Plan to Limit Pensions for Employees: Trick Them

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