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2013-03-13 16:24:17

Legislation Sponsored by Senator Schumer Would Close the Private Sale Loophole by Requiring Private Sellers to Meet Buyers at a Local Dealer to Conduct a Background Check Recent Polls Showed That 94 Percent of Floridians Support Background Checks; www.DemandAction.org NEW YORK, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Mayors Against Illegal Guns released a map today showing that 99.3 percent of Floridians live within ten miles of a gun store, disproving the gun lobby's claim that...

2013-03-13 16:24:14

Legislation Sponsored by Senator Schumer Would Close the Private Sale Loophole by Requiring Private Sellers to Meet Buyers at a Local Dealer to Conduct a Background Check Recent Polls Showed That 94 Percent of North Dakotans Support Background Checks; www.DemandAction.org NEW YORK, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Mayors Against Illegal Guns released a map today showing that 88.6 percent of North Dakotans live within ten miles of a gun store, disproving the gun lobby's claim...

2013-03-13 12:30:09

Legislation Sponsored by Senator Schumer Would Close the Private Sale Loophole by Requiring Private Sellers to Meet Buyers at a Local Dealer to Conduct a Background Check; www.DemandAction.org NEW YORK, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayors Against Illegal Guns released a map today showing that 98.4 percent of Americans live within ten miles of a gun store, disproving the gun lobby's claim that background checks would be a burden for private gun sellers and bolstering the case...

2013-03-06 12:24:13

BOSTON, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the United States, the states with the most firearm legislation have the lowest rates of firearm-associated deaths overall, as well as the lowest rates of firearm-associated suicides and homicides, according to a new study by Boston Children's Hospital. The states with the most laws have a mortality rate 42 percent lower than those states with the fewest. "Our hope is this study will help inform the ongoing public debate related to...

2013-02-28 16:25:19

BELLEVUE, Wash., Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thursday's edition of the Washington Times includes a special 12-page section focusing on gun rights paid for and sponsored by the Second Amendment Foundation. The section includes reprints of articles from other sections of the Washington Times, plus commentary by SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. Also included is Ted Nugent's famous open letter to Vice President Joe Biden, several articles by Washington...

2013-02-22 12:23:16

BELLEVUE, Wash., Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Second Amendment Foundation today won a significant victory for concealed carry when the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals let stand a December ruling by a three-judge panel of the court that forces Illinois to adopt a concealed carry law, thus affirming that the right to bear arms exists outside the home. The ruling came in Moore v. Madigan, a case filed by SAF. The December opinion that now stands was written by Judge Richard...

2013-02-21 11:24:30

Gun violence in the United States can be substantially reduced if Congress expands requirements for background checks on retail gun sales to cover firearm transfers between private parties, a new report by the director of the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program concludes. The report "Background Checks for Firearm Transfers" by Garen Wintemute, who also serves as a professor of emergency medicine, notes that 40 percent of U.S. gun transactions occur between unlicensed private...

2013-02-21 08:29:31

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The role of gun violence and street crime in the United States are topics of great debate among politicians, lobbyists, national organizations, and American citizens. Multiple shootings, accidents with firearms, and media representation of gun crimes stress the urgency of developing gun control policies that have more impact on their criminal rather than recreational use. There are a number of agencies in the U.S. who collect information about...

2013-02-14 20:20:28

SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Brandon Maddox, owner of FFL123.com stated, "Rumors are swirling that the ATF is no longer considering home-based FFL applications. This is completely untrue. Home-based applicants usually turn in incomplete applications because of lack of knowledge about local, state, federal requirements and inexperience navigating the bureaucratic system, which is why their applications get denied. If you know what you're doing, you can still get your...

2013-02-11 12:26:41

HOUSTON, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The driving force of My Virtual Neighbor is safety. We believe that communication between neighbors can decrease crime and increase awareness about neighbors who armed and helpful and those who are armed and dangerous. We thought it was worth sharing how a real world experience affected people irrespective of their stance on gun debate. "We don't have all the answers," said Founder Amit Mehta, "but what we saw is a much bigger fundamental...