A California micro-stamping law that was signed by Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2007 is now in effect. The micro-stamping law is the nation’s first of its kind and requires that all semiautomatic handguns to be equipped with technology that stamps the gun’s serial number into the casing.
Maryland became the latest state to infringe upon the Second Amendment protected rights of its citizens today when Governor Martin O’Malley signed SB 281, the so-called Firearms Safety Act of 2013, into law.
Since the tragedy in Newtown, CT, the topic of “assault weapons” has been hotly debated – anti-gun folks have been framing their arguments around feelings and “need”, and many of us on the pro-gun side of the equation have been framing our arguments around logic, statistics and liberty. The two sides will of course never …
This probably won’t surprise any of you, but GE Capital, the consumer lending arm of General Electric (GE), announced yesterday that it has halted its lending program for purchases from gun shops.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced that the Senate would put aside the gun control bill for now, saying “it’s only a matter of time before we bring this anti-gun violence measure back to the floor.”
Today the Senate rejected gun control, and in a big way. Several gun control proposals failed today, including amendments that would have banned standard capacity magazines, increased background checks, taken guns away from Veterans, and banned virtually every semi-automatic firearm.
Today the Senate voted 68-31 to start debate on gun control legislation that includes expanded background checks and new penalties for gun trafficking. Sixteen Republicans joined with 50 Democrats and two independents to let the bill proceed, while 29 Republicans and two Democrats (Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., and Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska) voted to block it.