Henninger, who became police chief in 2004 – 10 years after the Vail Town Council passed the local assault weapons ban – said he knows of only one time during his tenure that the ordinance was enforced, and that involved confiscating and holding a weapon owned by a seasonal worker.
I think one of the major problems has been the failure of those who are pressing for better gun laws to convince gun owners that the proposed gun laws do not infringe upon the freedom to bear arms.
“This is something we should politicize“. We don’t tell the mothers of black men and women who are shot in the street by the police to simmer down, at least not if we want justice.
Attempts have been made, including two bills that failed to pass the Senate following the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting, where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults in December 2012.
Earnest said Monday that he didn’t have any additional gun control “announcements to preview”.
“The President has frequently pushed his team to consider a range of executive actions that could more effective keep guns out of the hands of criminals and others who shouldn’t have access to them”, Earnest said.
Oregon law prohibits firearms in public buildings except for a person with a concealed carry license, said Kristina Edmunson, a spokeswoman for the state attorney general.
That represents tens of millions of people, and even if every one of them was closely evaluated, there are no reliable tools to predict which ones are risky.
One of the things that often gets lost in this very polarized conversation – or lack of conversation – nationally about guns is that there’s a huge amount of diversity. Well, change it. He’s not been shy about doing so in other areas, why not guns?
Copyright 2015 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. After 35 people were killed by a lone gunman wielding a military-style semiautomatic rifle at a popular Australian resort in 1996, Australia tightened every aspect of its gun laws.
Lamb acknowledged that in the past, gun-rights groups have scared lawmakers into silence. You might’ve caught her opinion pieces in The Atlantic and The New York Times.
Lily Raff McCaulou, thanks so much for speaking with us. Although President Obama has called for tougher gun laws and increased background checks there is no guarantee that those changes will go through. Pat Roberts of Kansas, it contains a few good provisions, such as resources to help professionals detect the signs of mental illness more quickly.
RAFF MCCAULOU: I did.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Mark Kelly, the husband of former Congresswoman and handgun violence survivor Gabby Giffords, is a vocal proponent of gun control reform.
“For us not to be able to resolve that issue has been something that is distressing, but it is not something I intend to stop working on in the last 18 months”. Issue a regulation clarifying that high-volume gun sellers are “engaged in the business” of dealing firearms and must obtain dealer licenses and comply with applicable laws, including background checks on all gun sales; 3. They use guns to hunt; to stock their freezer with meat.
“I don’t think it’s about laws”, he continued.
RAFF MCCAULOU: It’s hard for me to say, but my guess would be that the center is a lot closer to me than it is to the NRA.
We aren’t beholden to the victims of this tragedy so much that our lives should be consumed with finding a solution. But I’m not sure that’s even true, is it?
Republicans typically benefit more from gun advocates’ campaign contributions and lobbying, but even a few of Obama’s own party depend on pro-gun funds for election spending. That means in states like Texas and Vermont, you can decide, on a whim, to buy a gun and the odds are that within a short time that gun is yours.