Tag Archive: Handguns

on July 27, 2014 in World News

Federal Judge: DC Ban On Carrying Handguns

Federal Judge: DC Ban On Carrying Handguns In Public Is Unconstitutional On July 26, federal Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr., ruled the District of Columbia’s ban on carrying firearms in public is unconstitutional and ordered that the enforcement of the ban be halted. The ruling came as the result of a suit filed against DC “by four plaintiffs and the Second Amendment Foundation.” According to The Washington Post, Scullin said he wanted enforcement of the ban halted “unless and until” DC adopts “a constitutionally valid licensing mechanism.” It is not yet clear whether DC will appeal the ruling. Scullin’s decision… View Article

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on January 15, 2014 in World News

Handguns, not assault rifles, used in most mass shootings

            Crime study: Handguns, not assault rifles, used in most mass shootings Media hype about mass shootings in America has fostered a myth that the killings are on the rise and that an assault weapon ban, expanded background checks and greater attention to the mentally ill will curb a rampaging epidemic, according to an authoritative and exhaustive study by a noted criminologist. Instead, according to James Alan Fox, author and criminology professor at Northeastern University, mass shootings have remained stagnant over 34 years, averaging 20 a year, and few were committed by the type of berserk… View Article

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