Latest Trigger lock Stories

2008-07-02 00:00:02

By The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) - The Supreme Court's landmark ruling on gun ownership last week focused on citizens'ability to defend themselves from intruders in their homes. But research shows that surprisingly often, gun owners use the weapons on themselves. Suicides accounted for 55 percent of the nation's nearly 31,000 firearm deaths in 2005, the most recent year for which statistics are available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There was nothing unique...

2006-06-28 22:15:32

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to overturn a recently enacted law requiring safety trigger locks on all hand guns sold in the United States. The Republican-controlled House handed a victory to opponents of gun control by a vote of 230-191. Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, a Colorado Republican, argued that the added cost of the trigger locks is passed on to gun owners and that they "do not stop accidental shootings." Last fall, President George W....

2005-07-28 13:28:27

By Joanne Kenen WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate on Thursday strongly backed requiring child safety locks to be sold with all handguns, part of a broader debate over a legal shield for the gun industry. The amendment was approved by a bipartisan 70-30 vote. The Senate has backed similar measures several times in recent years, but the legislation has always died in larger struggles over gun politics. The amendment's lead sponsor, Democrat Herb Kohl of Wisconsin, said he did not know what...

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