# Gun control
Florida Republican Matt Gaetz Is Sponsoring a Bill To Prevent the IRS From Getting Ammunition for Their Guns
Matt GaetzGage Skidmore, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons. It has emerged that Florida's Republican Representative Matt Gaetz is sponsoring a bill that seeks to prevent government agents from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from being able to get ammunition for their guns. The bill in question is HR 268 - the 'Disarm the IRS Act'. Some might describe it as frivolous but it is apparently intended as a means of preventing government overreach into the lives of private citizens.
Florida Sheriff Announces That Deputies In Schools To Be Armed with Large Rifles and Wear Tactical Gear To Protect Kids
"Prepared to win the battle to protect our children and teachers" On August 9, Sheriff Wayne Ivey of Brevard County Sheriff's Office posted a video message to Facebook in which he shared plans to keep kids and teachers safe in school when the next academic year begins. Most notable in the plans were that deputies posted in schools won't just be there as an armed deterrent but rather, they'll be equipped with large rifles and wearing tactical gear.
Denver pays federal attorneys to prosecute gun cases
(Denver, Colo.) Following Aurora’s lead, Denver approved Monday paying for four Special Assistant United States Attorneys to prosecute illegal firearm possession cases. The council agreed Monday to take $154,400 from the general fund to fund the unbudgeted positions through the end of this year, or for four months. The council signed an agreement last month with the U.S. Attorney’s Office to fund the positions for two years. The positions will cost $463,200 for a full year. The salaries will be added to the 2023 and 2024 budgets, according to city documents.
Democrat Stacey Abrams Blames Governor Kemp for Gun Control Concerns That Forced Cancellation of Music Midtown Festival
Organizers of Atlanta's Music Midtown Festival cancelled the event on August 1, primarily due to safety concerns arising from whether they could implement a local ban on guns from the festival site.
Georgia Music Festival Cancelled Due to Fears That Music Fans Would Bring Guns to the Event
Organizers of Atlanta's Music Midtown Festival took to Twitter on August 1 with an announcement that the event would be cancelled for 2022. In a year when many live music events were finally held once again after the global pandemic forced many events to be cancelled in 2020 and 2021, the news comes as a disappointment to Georgian music fans who had tickets.
Relying On A "Good Guy With A Gun" Is a Terrible Policy [Opinion]
Can we drop the sweaty “good guy with a gun” fantasy already?. A protestor holds a sign at a recent rally.Getty Images. It clearly didn’t work in Uvalde, where unspeakable horror was met with cowardice.
Gun Deaths in the US
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more Americans died as a result of gun injuries in 2020 than in any other year. The states with the largest number of gun-related deaths, including suicides and murders, were Mississippi, Louisiana, Wyoming, Missouri, and Alabama.
Georgia School District Approves Policy Allowing Non-Police Personnel To Carry Guns on School Property and School Buses
On July 16 it was reported that a Georgia school district has enacted a policy under state laws to allow non-police personnel to carry guns on school property, including in school buildings, in safety-zones and on school buses.
Las Vegas: Nightmarish scene as reports of an 'Active Shooter' on the strip.
At about 10:00pm on July 16, 2022, reports started to surface of an active shooter on the Las Vegas Strip. Turned out to be a false alarm. Many social media users posted video of the panic and chaos that ensued as individuals were fleeing the area, running around and seeking safety and shelter. Some users tweeted that they were locked in elevators or sheltered in restaurants behind locked doors.
The Case for Gun Ownership? Homeowner Repels Armed Intruders From His Home After Firing His Rifle – 2 Arrested So Far
The debate around gun ownership is an emotive topic, and one that's often debated following events in the world. Advocates for constitutional rights applaud statements like those made by Florida's Governor Ron DeSantis when he promised to pass constitutional carry of handguns within the state before the end of his term as governor. They believe that citizens should have the right to defend themselves and their property.
Opinion: You Can Help Stop the Gunmen
Photo by krakenimages on UnsplashPhoto by krakenimages on Unsplash. The photos and headlines about a mass shooting attract the public's attention. Some people feel drawn to the excitement. Others read and feel better knowing that law enforcement’s at the scene. Some readers are just curious; others gather information in an effort to protect themselves from a possible future attack.
Governor Newsom Signs Law Allowing Victims of Gun Crime To Sue Gun Manufacturers – Can It Possibly Be Enforced?
On July 12, California's Governor Gavin Newsom took to Twitter to announce that he has signed a new law for California - one that will allow victims of gun violence to sue the manufacturers of the weapons used against them.
Majority of Texas voters favor stricter gun control measures in new poll.
A new poll released Wednesday by the Texas Politics Project at The University of Texas at Austin shows that a majority of Texas voters favor stricter gun control measures. This is in line with national trends, as support for gun control has been increasing in recent years. The poll also found that a majority of Texans support policies such as "red flag" laws and a ban on some semi-automatic rifles that have failed to gain traction with Republican state leaders.
Governor hopeful says only Texas can avoid deadly shootings is by voting Abbott out of the office
Beto O'Rourke, Texas' Governor hopeful, has said that the only way the state can avoid experiencing any deadly shootings in the future is by voting current Governor Abbott out of the office.
Tennessee Faith Coalition Applauds Passage of Bipartisan Gun Legislation
Group expresses disappointment in Senators Blackburn, Hagerty for their opposition to gun safety. Following passage of historic, bipartisan legislation on gun control, the Southern Christian Coalition applauded Congress for finally taking action to save lives and reduce gun violence. Even so, the group also expressed disappointment in Tennessee Senators Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty as two voted against the measure.
New York Governor Hochul vows to strengthen gun control laws, including "red-flag" law
The recent massacre in Buffalo, New York has elicited a spate of promises from New York Governor Kathy Hochul. She has recently vowed that she will enact measures to remedy gun violence throughout the state.
Tennessee Pastors Continue Call for Senators Blackburn, Hagerty to Support Bipartisan Legislation on Gun Control
Southern Christian Coalition calls for "common sense" gun legislation. At a press conference today, a group of Tennessee pastors affiliated with the Southern Christian Coalition called on Senators Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty to support bipartisan legislation aimed at curbing gun violence.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Has Given His Support For A Bipartisan Gun Law Bill
Senator Mitch McConnell has signaled that he will support the gun law bill before congress if it remains in the current form. The bill was negotiated by Sen. John Cornyn of Texas and Sen. Chis Murphy of Connecticut.
A Rally Was Held In Salt Lake City For Gun Control
West High School(Image is author's) Utahns joined a national march to address gun violence in schools on Saturday, June 11, 2022. Rallies were held throughout the United States, including in Washington, D.C. and areas where school shootings have taken place.