Gun Laws

PROTECT: Sen. Frank Lautenberg’s Assault on Guns

Yesterday, United States Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) announced the introduction of (cue cheesy acronym) the "PROTECT Act." "PROTECT" stands for "Preserving Records of Terrorist & Criminal Transactions.

Jury Cites Thermal Imaging in Gun Conviction

Prosecutors and police detectives delved into the high-tech world of thermal imaging in convicting a Dorchester man of carrying a gun, the first time a Massachusetts jury has found a person guilty based on the technology.

Bush Aide Urges Semi-Auto Ban to Slow Mexican Drug War

The former head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection called Monday for the U.S. to reinstitute the ban on assault weapons and take other measures to rein in the war between Mexico and its drug cartels, saying the violence has the potential to bring down legitimate rule in that country.

Michigan Open Carry Group Spreads Word on Gun Rights

Brian Jeffs, president of Michigan Open Carry Inc., leads a meeting regarding the right to carry arms openly. "If one chooses to carry a weapon in Michigan, one can do so without a license," Jeffs said. "There's no law that says it's illegal."

National Park Service Readies Public on New Park Carry Rules

Americans will be able to carry loaded guns in National Parks starting on February 22, 2010 thanks to the Coburn Amendment which was attached to the federal Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 and signed by President Obama earlier this year.

Gun-Toting Man Challenges Seattle Gun Ban

A Kent man who announced Friday that he intended to carry a pistol into a West Seattle community center to trigger a lawsuit challenging Seattle's ban on guns in public spaces did just that Saturday, and was promptly asked to leave.