Shooting of Agent Shines Light on a Federal Fight Against Chicago Gun Crime

WASHINGTON — At 3:18 a.m. last Friday, a federal agent undercover on a task force was quietly switching out a tracking device planted on a vehicle on a dark street on Chicago’s South Side. It was a routine maneuver for the agent, who was less than a year out of the training academy of the … More Shooting of Agent Shines Light on a Federal Fight Against Chicago Gun Crime

5 Illinois Counties Declare Themselves ‘Sanctuary Counties’ for Gun Owners

David Ryder/Getty Images by AWR Hawkins8 May 20180 8 May, 20188 May, 2018 Five Illinois counties have now declared themselves to be “sanctuary counties” for gun owners, and 20 more counties in the state are considering the same move. The push for “sanctuary” status is intended to send a message to the Democrat-controlled state legislature, … More 5 Illinois Counties Declare Themselves ‘Sanctuary Counties’ for Gun Owners

In Fight Against Violent Crime, Justice Dept. Targets Low-Level Gun Offenders

“We have been trying to send a message,” said J. Thomas Manger, president of the Major Cities Chiefs Association, which represents police departments across the country. “The bad guys have a real fear of federal prosecutions versus state prosecutions.” Penalties for federal gun convictions are steep. On average, firearms defendants spend six years in federal … More In Fight Against Violent Crime, Justice Dept. Targets Low-Level Gun Offenders

Oklahoma Senate Concurs with House: 2nd Amendment Is Your Carry Permit

The Oklahoma Senate concurred with the House and voted to abolish the requirement that a law-abiding Oklahoma resident acquire a concealed permit in order to carry a gun for self-defense. On April 26, Breitbart News reported that the Oklahoma House overcame Democratic opposition to pass permitless carry and now the Senate has followed suit. The … More Oklahoma Senate Concurs with House: 2nd Amendment Is Your Carry Permit

France Counters Trump: Will Not Loosen Gun Controls Regardless of 130 Shot to Death

When President Donald Trump spoke to the NRA convention on Friday, he suggested fewer people could have died in Paris on November 13, 2015, if Parisians had been allowed to be armed for self-defense. The Daily Mail reports that French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian responded by expressing “firm disapproval” of Trump’s suggestion that allowing people … More France Counters Trump: Will Not Loosen Gun Controls Regardless of 130 Shot to Death

N.R.A. Urges Boycott of a Dallas Restaurant Supporting ‘Reasonable’ Gun Laws

The National Rifle Association asked members attending its annual convention in Dallas on Friday to boycott a nearby restaurant after learning that it would be donating a portion of its proceeds to help end gun violence. The restaurant, Ellen’s, began including a message on the bottom of its receipts on Friday morning, ahead of the … More N.R.A. Urges Boycott of a Dallas Restaurant Supporting ‘Reasonable’ Gun Laws

‘Knives, Knives, Knives’: Trump Jabs at London Crime

LONDON — If anyone had any hope that President Trump would adopt a more conciliatory stance toward Britain before his visit in July, it was dashed on Friday, when he appeared before a National Rifle Association conference in Dallas and took a jab at London’s crime rate. “Knives, knives, knives, knives,” he said, mimicking a … More ‘Knives, Knives, Knives’: Trump Jabs at London Crime

Springfield Armory Cuts Ties with Dick’s Sporting Goods over Gun Control Lobbying

Renowned pistol and rifle maker Springfield Armory is cutting ties with Dick’s Sporting Goods following news of Dick’s lobbying efforts for gun control. On May 2 Breitbart News reported that Dick’s had hired lobbyists to work with Congress for gun control. The Federalist uncovered the matter via disclosure forms regarding the hiring of the lobbyists … More Springfield Armory Cuts Ties with Dick’s Sporting Goods over Gun Control Lobbying