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Federal court rules that concealed carry is not protected by Second Amendment. California federal court ruled that the Second Amendment does not guarantee citizens the right to carry concealed weapons in public, marking a step forward for gun control advocates.

Federal court rules that concealed carry is not protected by Second Amendment

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled that law enforcement can legally require concealed carry permit applicants to demonstrate they are in immediate danger - or any other reason beyond self-defence - that justifies the need to carry a firearm in public. “The protection of the Second Amendment - whatever the scope of that protection may be - simply does not extend to the carrying of concealed firearms in public by members of the general public,” the court ruled in a 7–4 panel vote. They did not offer an opinion about open carry regulations. Residents of San Diego brought a lawsuit in 2014 after the Sheriff’s Office rejected applicants unable to provide documentation showing good cause for a permit - such as a restraining order, according to the Associated Press. Loaded: 0% The macabre truth of gun control in the US is that toddlers kill more people than terrorists do. Waco, Columbine, Aurora and Newtown: 20 years of mass shootings that changed (and didn't change) America.

Waco, Texas When: 19 April 1993 What happened: Six cult members and four federal agents were killed in a gun battle during a raid on the headquarters of the Branch Davidian sect at the end of a nearly two-month siege.

Waco, Columbine, Aurora and Newtown: 20 years of mass shootings that changed (and didn't change) America

The cult members had been stockpiling weapons. What the president [Bill Clinton] said: “I am deeply saddened by the loss of life in Waco today. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of David Koresh’s victims. What the pro-gun lobby said: “Waco was supposed to be a way for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (BATF) and the Clinton administration to prove the need for a ban on so-called assault weapons … So an incident had to be encouraged to happen.” – Texas congressman Steve Stockman, writing in Guns & Ammo magazine. 'The guilt I feel is huge': Mother of Columbine killer Dylan Klebold breaks silence.

The mother of one of the Columbine high school massacre killers has spoken for the first time about her sense of guilt for failing to spot any signs that might have prevented the atrocity.

'The guilt I feel is huge': Mother of Columbine killer Dylan Klebold breaks silence

Sue Klebold, whose son Dylan, 17, went on a shooting rampage with his friend Eric Harris, 18, at their high school in Colorado in 1999, says she still thinks about the victims every day. But she also counts her son as one of the victims. “He was a human being. Facebook’s Sensible Ban on Gun Ads. Photo Facebook’s decision last week to prohibit private gun sales on its social networking site and on its photo-sharing app Instagram should make it harder for convicted felons and other dangerous people to acquire deadly weapons.

Facebook’s Sensible Ban on Gun Ads

That’s a very good thing, especially considering the unwillingness of lawmakers in Congress to enact sensible gun safety policies. In recent years, Facebook has become a thriving marketplace where people buy and sell all kinds of goods and services, including firearms. People often post ads to buy or sell guns on the site and meet in person to complete the transaction. But unlike licensed dealers, private sellers are not required to conduct criminal background checks in most states, and Congress has refused to close this gaping loophole at the federal level.

It’s hard to say exactly how many posts offering to sell or buy guns exist on Facebook at any given time. Barack Obama: Guns Are Our Shared Responsibility. Photo THE epidemic of gun violence in our country is a crisis.

Barack Obama: Guns Are Our Shared Responsibility

Gun deaths and injuries constitute one of the greatest threats to public health and to the safety of the American people. Obama’s Action on Guns: What It Means for Background Checks. Photo.

Obama’s Action on Guns: What It Means for Background Checks

Tearful Obama, Announcing Gun Control Steps, Condemns Shootings. Continue reading the main story Video WASHINGTON — As tears streamed down his face, on Tuesday condemned the repeated spasms of gun violence across America as he announced new executive actions intended to reduce the number of mass shootings, suicides and killings that have become routine in the nation’s communities.

Tearful Obama, Announcing Gun Control Steps, Condemns Shootings

Speaking in the East Room of the White House surrounded by gun control activists and the families of gun victims, Mr. Virginia to stop recognizing concealed carry gun permits from 25 states. On February 1, 2016, Virginia will no longer honor concealed carry handgun permits from 25 states with which it previously shared reciprocity agreements.

Virginia to stop recognizing concealed carry gun permits from 25 states

(Ashleigh Joplin/The Washington Post) RICHMOND — Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Tuesday that the commonwealth will no longer recognize out-of-state concealed handgun permits, part of a national push to circumvent legislatures opposed to tightening gun laws. Herring (D) said 25 states have lax laws compared with Virginia, where a history of stalking, drug dealing or inpatient mental health treatment can disqualify someone from carrying a concealed handgun. Virginia to Stop Recognizing Concealed Gun Permits From 25 States. WASHINGTON — Virginia will no longer recognize concealed-handgun permits issued by 25 other states, its attorney general announced Tuesday, a stark change in a state known for its expansive gun rights.

Virginia to Stop Recognizing Concealed Gun Permits From 25 States

Attorney General Mark R. Herring, a Democrat and a strong proponent of gun restrictions, used his authority under state law to bar permit-holding residents of the 25 states, which span the country from Alaska to Florida, from carrying concealed weapons in Virginia. He is revoking Virginia’s so-called reciprocity agreements with those states.

“We hear that we don’t need new gun laws, we just need to enforce the ones we have,” Mr. Open carry of handguns in Texas: fear for some but 'everybody else is packing' Meanwhile in Texas, gun owners will soon be able to openly carry their weapon in public. From 1 January 2016 licensed firearms owners in Texas will be able to openly carry a handgun in most public places.

Meanwhile in Texas, gun owners will soon be able to openly carry their weapon in public

The existing law requires licensed gun owners to keep their handguns concealed and out of sight. Because, you know, not everyone wants to see a weapon when they're doing the weekly shop. The gun homicide rate in the US put into quite stunning perspective. Guns are now killing as many people as cars in the U.S. For the first time in more than 60 years, firearms and automobiles are killing Americans at an identical rate, according to new mortality data released this month by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

In 2014, the age-adjusted death rate for both firearms (including homicides, suicides and accidental deaths) and motor vehicle events (car crashes, collisions between cars and pedestrians, etc) stood at 10.3 deaths per 100,000 people. The convergence of the trend lines above is driven primarily by a sharp drop in the rate of motor vehicle fatalities since 1950. In the late 1960s, for instance, there were well over 25 motor vehicle deaths for every 100,000 people in the United States. Since then, that rate has fallen by more than half. Over the same period, gun deaths rose, but by a considerably smaller amount. 27 Americans were shot and killed on Christmas day. A customer compares handguns before buying one as a Christmas present at the National Armory gun store on Dec. 23, 2015 in Pompano Beach, Fla.

(Joe Raedle/Getty Images) In a grim reminder that violence in America never takes a holiday, 27 people were killed and 63 injured in shooting incidents on Christmas Day this year, according to the Gun Violence Archive. This tally does not include people who shot themselves in suicide. The number of Americans killed in gun homicides on Christmas Day is comparable to the number of people killed in gun homicides in an entire year in places like Australia or Britain. The 27 people killed by guns in America on Christmas this year is equal to the total number of people killed in gun homicides in an entire year in Austria, New Zealand, Norway, Slovenia, Estonia, Bermuda, Hong Kong and Iceland, combined. A Black Woman Walks Into A Gun Show. Poll finds opposition to assault weapons ban at all-time high. Courtesy of Gianni Fiorito/Twentieth Century Fox Film I had two jobs my senior year in high school—a music-related job and a film-related job.

All these years later, both are on my mind, since I have been spending time in Los Angeles helping to promote Paolo Sorrentino’s new film Youth, for which I wrote the music. I live in New York, but I grew up in Los Angeles, in Westwood, which is the neighborhood that surrounds UCLA. These days Westwood is a kind of anonymous shopping district, but in 1973, when I worked there, it still felt like a college town. It was a little bit like Berkeley or Ann Arbor, Michigan, with a democratic mix of used bookstores and nice restaurants and head shops and cheap pizza. Three years after Sandy Hook, Congress stalls on guns – but states offer hope.

Three years ago on Monday, Newtown, Connecticut was plunged into a nightmare when a troubled young man opened fire using a semi-automatic weapon at Sandy Hook elementary school. Twenty children and six staff members were killed. Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Everytown for Gun Safety. Guns in America vs. The rest of the world.

Angry Republican literally shoots the New York Time anti-gun editorial to pieces. People are asking how bad the Tube attack could have been if the UK had US gun laws. Following a "terror incident" at Leytonstone Underground station on Saturday night, people are highlighting how the situation would have differed if the UK operated under the same gun laws as the US. Gabrielle Giffords and President Obama talk gun control. President Barack Obama met with former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly, two prominent gun control advocates, at an unannounced meeting on Friday, the White House said. Obama says it's "insane” that people on no-fly list can buy gun.

Obama Calls for Stronger Gun Laws After California Shooting. Tuerie de San Bernardino : la peur du "loup solitaire" Ce 15 novembre, dans le "New York Times", deux professeurs de l'Université de Dartmouth publient une tribune qui se veut rassurante : "Paris pourrait-il arriver chez nous ? " Leur réponse : probablement pas. "Personne ne devrait paniquer", écrivent-ils, "les musulmans américains sont bien moins attirés par l'Etat islamique et son idéologie que ne semblent l'être les musulmans d'Europe". "Pour de nombreuses raisons", estiment-ils, "les Etats-Unis sont un endroit nettement plus sûr"…

Two maps that show the scale and frequency of mass shootings in the US in the last three years. Here is what 1,024 mass shootings since 1 January 2013 in the United States looks like: After the Charleston church shooting, President Barack Obama called for greater gun control, asking the media to compare gun deaths to terrorism deaths. Mass shootings are common for one reason: weak gun control. End the Gun Epidemic in America. Photo All decent people feel sorrow and righteous fury about the latest slaughter of innocents, in California. Law enforcement and intelligence agencies are searching for motivations, including the vital question of how the murderers might have been connected to international terrorism.

That is right and proper. But motives do not matter to the dead in California, nor did they in Colorado, Oregon, South Carolina, Virginia, Connecticut and far too many other places. The Senate Goes Gaga on Guns. Would it be absolutely cynical to say the Senate responded to what appears to be a terrorist mass shooting by declining to ban the sale of guns to people on the terrorist watch list? Nah.