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2014-04-16 12:20:43

Golden Event is One of Ten Across the Country to Kick Off 'Everytown'; Group will Rally Americans to Join Fight to End Gun Violence that Kills 86 Americans Every Day GOLDEN, Colo., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One year after Congress failed to pass legislation to require comprehensive gun background checks despite near-unanimous public support, mayors, moms, gun violence survivors, law enforcement, gun owners and other Coloradans will gather today to launch...

2014-04-16 08:21:24

Chapel Hill Event is One of Ten Across the Country to Kick Off 'Everytown'; Group will Rally Americans to Join Fight to End Gun Violence that Kills 86 Americans Every Day CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- One year after Congress failed to pass legislation to require comprehensive gun background checks despite near-unanimous public support, mayors, moms, gun violence survivors, faith leaders, lawmakers, law enforcement officials, and other North Carolinians...

2014-04-07 08:25:06

Moms Call on Legislators to Focus on State Background Checks Loophole and Lax Permit, License and Training Protocols AUSTIN, Texas, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will attend and testify at the hearing of the Committee on Agriculture, Rural Affairs and Homeland Security. WHO: Hilary Rand, Regional Manager of the Texas...

2014-04-05 23:02:08

In April of 2013, the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) gave away 30 brand-new guns through their “Gun-A-Day” promotion. The organization plans to repeat the giveaway this year. West Bend, WI (PRWEB) April 05, 2014 In efforts to rally responsibly armed Americans across the nation, the United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) is giving away a gun every day throughout the entire month of April. It’s no joke: The USCCA kicked off its “Gun-A-Day” Giveaway...

2014-04-01 04:20:47

Percentage of Americans favoring stricter gun control, in decline since 1998, rises for the first time NEW YORK, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." Seldom has a sentence in the English language proved more divisive and controversial than the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. While both the pro- and anti-gun movements frequently take...

Facebook Takes Aim At Gun Posts
2014-03-05 13:51:26

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Facebook is now taking aim at posts related to guns. On Wednesday the social networking giant announced that it will block minors from seeing postings of gun sales and that it would further take down posts about the sale of firearms that don’t require a background check or cross states lines. While advertising remains the main source of bread and butter for Facebook, the site already has strict rules in place when it comes to...

2014-02-25 16:25:32

BELLEVUE, Wash., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The FBI's semi-annual uniform crime data for the first half of 2013 confirms once again what the firearms community already knew, that violent crime has continued to decline while gun sales have continued to climb, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today. The report, issued last week, says murders declined 6.9 percent from the first half of 2012, while aggravated assaults dropped by 6.6 percent...

2014-02-18 23:01:36

Could smart guns be the key to a safer society released today by First Class Posting. (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 While technology advocates look at smart guns as a method of increasing gun safety by preventing unauthorized use and reducing the risk of accidental firing, not everyone is in favor of the idea. Many gun-rights groups feel that the technology is little better than gun control laws, in that they both attempt to limit who can and can’t use guns. On the other hand, some...

2014-02-17 12:23:00

NSSF Promotes Don't Lie for the Other Guy Program in Illinois, Michigan NEWTOWN, Conn., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its multi-year, ongoing national effort to help prevent illegal "straw" purchases of firearms, the National Shooting Sports Foundation is reminding the public in and around the cities of Chicago, as well as Detroit and Flint, Mich., that stiff penalties are in place for individuals convicted of such purchases. Billboard advertisements for the...

2014-02-07 12:25:49

www.DemandAction.org/Facebook INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of Facebook's 10(th) anniversary and the "look back" videos that have dominated newsfeeds this week, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America today released its own riff on the videos to take a "closer look" at how Facebook makes it easy for guns to be bought and sold online - without criminal background checks. The video can be viewed at www.DemandAction.org/Facebook Last week Moms Demand...