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A 4-year-old was looking for candy in her grandmother's purse. Instead, she found a gun.

When the 4-year-old slipped her hand into her grandmother's purse, she was searching for something sweet, her father told the Tampa Bay Times. Shane Zoller told the newspaper that his daughter, Yanelly, was looking for candy while visiting her grandparents last week in North Tampa, Fla. Instead, she

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-09-21 09:36:00

Democrats should embrace FBI background check for voters and gun purchasers alike

Background checks are required for so many things from getting a job to buying a gun. But despite legitimate concerns about voting by illegal aliens and felons, Democrats become outraged by the mention of checks for voting. Last week, in testimony to the President's Advisory Commission on Election I

THE HILL - 2017-09-22 10:00:08

In one Florida county, guns are allowed on beaches, but bounce houses are banned

It just got a lot easier to tote a gun to the beach in one Florida county - and harder to bounce there. On September 5, local officials in the Florida Panhandle county of Okaloosa lifted a ban on the carrying of guns at beaches, parks, and recreation areas. The same ordinance that allowed guns in

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-09-23 00:53:00

Guns Help Explain Difference In Urban And Rural Suicide Rates

(Reuters Health) - Suicides rates may be higher in rural America than in cities at least in part because gun ownership is more common outside of urban areas, a recent study suggests. For the study, researchers examined data on 6,196 adult suicides from 2003 to 2015 in the state of Maryland. Overall,

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2017-09-22 15:43:39

There's More Good News For One Of The Country's Biggest Voting Reforms

In Oregon, voters are steadily being added to the rolls because of a pioneering process. A new process automatically registering voters when they interact with the DMV in Oregon added 375,000 voters to the state's rolls in just over a year and a half, according to a new report released by the U.S. E

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2017-09-21 19:37:53

Guns' staggering death toll in America

Opinion Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events An NRA show in Louisville, Ky., on May 21, 2016. (John Sommers II/Reuters) The Sept. 19 editorial "A preventable disaster" was a small step in moving the gun co

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-09-21 10:43:00

House GOP pushes to loosen gun rules

The Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act, introduced by Rep. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina (pictured), may come up for a House vote as early as next week. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images House GOP leaders are moving forward with plans to vote on two gun-related measures in the coming

POLITICO - 2017-09-21 21:31:36

Mizzou Digs a Deeper Hole

The University of Missouri has been cratering ever since school leaders caved in to BLM radicals in 2015. Enrollments are way down, the budget has been cut (good for the legislature!), and people have been released. (It took the Board of Regents to get rid of the odious Melissa Click.) That being

ARTICLE.NATIONALREVIEW.COM - 2017-09-22 22:31:28

One in three UK officers want all police to carry guns, survey finds

Police Federation finds 34% of rank and file in England and Wales back routine arming of all officers but two thirds still oppose it An armed police officer. The survey found the proportion of officers in favour of routine arming has grown from 23% in 2006 to 34% today. Photograph: Andrew Matthews

THE GUARDIAN - 2017-09-22 11:23:48

Plan to ease U.S. firearm export rules may relieve gunmakers facing sales slump

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A move by the Trump administration to make it simpler to sell small arms abroad may provide some relief to gun makers American Outdoor Brands and Sturm Ruger & Company in an industry grappling with a deep sales slump since the election of President Donald Trump. Shares of

REUTERS - 2017-09-21 02:15:58

4 Ways to Cut Violent Crime in America

First, the good news -- the crime wave of 2015 and 2016 appears to have been a temporary blip, rather than the beginning of a dangerous new trend. According to a new report by the Brennan Center for Justice, homicide rates in cities are projected to fall by 2.5 percent this year. Overall, U.S. crime

BLOOMBERG - 2017-09-21 13:00:07

Trump's wall is big, beautiful and dumb - here's a better way to control the border

If the goal is to stop illegal immigration, I've got some advice for President Trump from here in California, which used to be part of Mexico and now has turned itself into a kind of sanctuary state. For starters, the promised "big, beautiful wall" along the southern border of the United States does

LA TIMES - 2017-09-20 12:00:00

Gun-control activists to pour another million dollars into Virginia state elections

One of the nation's leading gun-control advocacy groups announced plans on Friday to spend upwards of $1 million in the upcoming Virginia gubernatorial and attorney general races even though a similar spending effort failed to flip control of the state senate in 2015. The Everytown for Gun Safety Ac

FOXNEWS - 2017-09-20 11:48:05

Exclusive: Trump administration prepares to ease export rules for U.S. guns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is preparing to make it easier for American gun makers to sell small arms, including assault rifles and ammunition, to foreign buyers, according to senior U.S. officials. Aides to President Donald Trump are completing a plan to shift oversight of inte

REUTERS - 2017-09-19 23:21:36

Austin bakery at center of gun rights debate after evicting customer with concealed weapon

A French bakery says it plans to shut down its Facebook page after receiving negative comments from gun-rights activists. (iStock) An Austin-area bakery has announced that it will be shutting down its Facebook account after a recent incident turned its Yelp and Facebook pages into a full-blown gun

FOXNEWS - 2017-09-19 06:19:37

Concert Across America Is An Important Step In Building A Gun Violence Prevention Movement

Singer-songwriter Moby performs onstage at The Concert Across America To End Gun Violence at The Standard Hotel on September 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. For some reason, I'm not sure exactly why, progressive movements for social change in America seem to spark the writing and singing of s

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2017-09-19 17:37:23

Justin Fairfax vs. Jill Vogel: Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For 2017 Virginia Lt. Governor's Race

This guide outlines the positions of Virginia's 2017 Republican and Democratic Lt. Governor candidates. For printable PDF and mobile versions, see campuselect.org/guides.html. To volunteer, visit fairfaxforlg.com or vogelforviriginia.com _______________ Abortion: Should abortion be highly restricted

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2017-09-19 03:08:31

Twenty-three children are shot every day in America

Opinion Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events Carter Hill, 4, his forehead scarred by a bullet. (Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post) CARTER HILL, age 4, was strapped in his car seat and being driven down the

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-09-18 12:37:00

Lebanese woman shot dead by four-year-old son in gun accident

1 Min Read BEIRUT (Reuters) - A woman in south Lebanon was killed on Monday after her four-year-old son accidentally shot her with a hunting rifle, a security source and the state news agency NNA said. The incident followed another accidental death in which an 11-year-old boy shot his 8-year-old re

REUTERS - 2017-09-18 11:17:32

Forcing Domestic Abusers To Surrender Guns Could Save Lives, But Most States Don't Do It

How many lives could be saved if we disarmed domestic abusers? State laws that require people subject to domestic violence restraining orders to hand over their guns could save lives, according to a study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on Monday. Under federal law, individuals who ar

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2017-09-18 21:01:15