March 30, 1981: The Incident That Gave Birth to Federal Background Checks on Firearm Purchases

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Editor’s Note: Nationwide background checks, limitations on firearm designs, the type of firearms that can be bought and sold, ammunition capacities and bullet design are all currently hot topics in the United States, and the opposing sides are strongly polarized. Today we look back on an event that occurred 40 years ago – an event […]

Atlanta Shooter Tells Authorities That Attacks On Spas Were Not Racially Motivated, But Sexually Frustrated

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – On Tuesday evening, a gunman carried out attacks at three spas in the greater Atlanta area, leaving eight people dead and one injured. The spas, also commonly referred to as massage parlors, were reportedly owned and staffed by Asians. Th incident was widely referred to by media outlets as a mass shooting […]

GOP Lawmaker Tried Entering House Chamber With Concealed Handgun, Newly Installed Metal Detectors Made That Impossible

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A Republican representative attempted to bring a handgun into the House chamber the other day, and was greeted with freshly installed metal detectors, courtesy of the incident that happened on the 6th of this month. Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md., set off the metal detector while trying to enter the chamber Thursday afternoon. The metal detectors […]

Roanoke Leaders Contemplate a Gun Ban While Blacksburg Officials Beat Them to It

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A new law enacted during the 2020 session of the Virginia General Assembly has prompted the City of Roanoke to begin the process of banning guns on city property; but while they took pause, the nearby Town of Blacksburg took action.   Elected officials in both municipalities have wanted to ban guns from city property […]

Gun Stores Turning People Away As Rush For Purchases Flood America As Biden Takes Office

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Fears of pending gun control legislation are making Americans line up at gun stores to make purchases in large numbers. Shops all across the Country have reported high volumes of sales, running out of inventory, and having to turn customers away because there is simply nothing left. Firearm sellers in states such as California, Virginia, Tennessee, Montana and Florida have […]