GovBeat: Gun


Posted at 09:40 AM ET, 01/24/2014

Smith & Wesson protests California gun law

The gun manufacturer won’t sell its new semiautomatic pistol in the Golden State.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:40 AM ET, 01/24/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, gun control, States

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 01/22/2014

Missouri Republicans want to jail federal agents over gun laws

A bill before the state Senate would send federal officers to jail. A court challenge would be almost certain.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:06 AM ET, 01/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, gun rights, Missouri, States

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/10/2014

California Democrats will push background checks for ammunition

A top state senator is pushing to require background checks on ammunition purchases.

By Reid Wilson  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, gun control, newsletter, States

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/09/2014

Massachusetts session preview: A full policy plate for 2014

Minimum wage and reforming the state’s unemployment insurance system could be up first.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ballot initiatives, gambling, gun control, gun rights, guns, Massachusetts, minimum wage, session preview, Unemployment, unemployment benefits

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Session preview: Colorado’s (limited) bipartisanship

Colorado legislators will work together on education funding, and against each other everywhere else.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:20 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Colorado, education, gun control, gun rights, session preview, States

Posted at 02:58 PM ET, 01/07/2014

Session Preview: Ohio could tackle economic, gun and election policies

Ohio’s legislature has a lot on its plate this year.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  02:58 PM ET, 01/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Campaigns and Elections, election, election law, election reform, elections, Gun, gun rights, income tax, Ohio, session preview, tax, taxes

Posted at 10:04 AM ET, 01/03/2014

Colorado gun company says new law is forcing relocation to Texas, Wyoming

Magpul is the latest in a string of companies that say they are moving because of new state restrictions.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:04 AM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ballot initiatives, Colorado, Gun, gun control, gun rights, guns, newsletter

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 12/18/2013

NRA lawyer sues Sunnyvale, Calif., over its new ammunition ban

Both sides of the gun debate hope the restrictions will help their cause nationally.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  06:00 AM ET, 12/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, guns

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 12/14/2013

After Newtown, few states restricted guns but 36 expanded mental-health funding

In the wake of the tragedy, many states have sought to augment dwindling mental-health budgets.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:00 AM ET, 12/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gun, guns, Video

Posted at 09:58 AM ET, 12/11/2013

How gun control is losing, badly (in charts)

Gun-rights advocacy trounces gun-control support in a number of ways.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:58 AM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, gun rights, guns, newsletter

Posted at 01:17 PM ET, 11/27/2013

Gun-rights advocates score another victory in Colorado (sort of)

A push for another recall has forced a state senator to resign.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  01:17 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Colorado, gun control, gun rights, guns, newsletter

Posted at 10:32 AM ET, 11/22/2013

Dueling gun initiatives likely to make 2014 ballot in Washington

Voters will get to cast ballots on universal background checks -- twice.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:32 AM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, gun rights, guns, second amendment, States, washington

Posted at 09:54 AM ET, 10/26/2013

Gun-rights groups will try to recall California lawmakers

Gun rights advocates say their success against two Colorado Democrats can translate to California.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:54 AM ET, 10/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, elections, gun control, gun rights, recall, second amendment, States

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 10/11/2013

Jerry Brown vetoes gun-control legislation

California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed two measures restricting the sale and possession of some firearms on Friday.

By Reid Wilson  |  04:24 PM ET, 10/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  California, gun control, States

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 10/10/2013

Gun control initiative likely headed to Washington state legislature

Backers of an initiative to expand background checks are likely to send the measure to the legislature in 2014.

By Reid Wilson  |  09:12 AM ET, 10/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaigns and Elections, gun control, States, washington

Posted at 02:05 PM ET, 10/07/2013

Gun rights advocates plan another Colorado recall

After ousting two Democratic state senators, gun rights advocates are aiming to win control of the chamber.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:05 PM ET, 10/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, Colorado, elections, gun control, gun rights, recall

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 09/20/2013

State rules vary on guns for the mentally ill

Even red states have tightened laws banning gun possession by the mentally ill.

By Reid Wilson  |  10:29 AM ET, 09/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, mental health, States

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 09/17/2013

In the states, renewed gun debate hasn’t produced many results

Nine months after the Newtown shootings, gun control legislation is at a standstill.

By Reid Wilson  |  02:16 PM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bloomberg, colorado, Connecticut, gun controil, gun control, guns, New York, newtown, second amendment, shootings

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Don’t expect Iowa to revoke gun permits for the blind. It’s not even the only state that offers them

It’s doubtful the state legislature will revisit the issue next year, and Iowa isn’t the only state that grants such permits to the blind.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  10:42 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  blind, gun permits, iowa, Michigan, new jersey, texas, visually impaired, wisconsin

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 09/13/2013

California lawmakers finalize gun control, immigration bills

A flurry of last-minute legislation will allow undocumented migrants to get state licenses.

By Reid Wilson  |  12:54 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  california, gun control, immigration, legislature, prisons, States

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 09/11/2013

California legislature passes immigration, gun control measures

Gov. Jerry Brown will decide in the coming days whether to sign controversial measures on immigration and gun control.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:55 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  california, gun control, gun rights, immigration, States

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 09/11/2013

Elections in two states rebuke Bloomberg from right and left

Michael Bloomberg’s name wasn’t on any ballot on Tuesday, but voters in two states delivered sharp rebukes of his policies nonetheless.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:08 AM ET, 09/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bloomberg, campaigns, Campaigns & Elections, colorado, elections, gun control, gun rights, new york city, recall, States

Posted at 09:01 AM ET, 09/10/2013

Gunmakers were serious about relocating because of ‘offensive’ state gun-control laws

Firearm-makers say state gun-control laws are pushing them away.

By Niraj Chokshi  |  09:01 AM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 09/09/2013

Republicans outperforming in Colorado recalls

By Reid Wilson  |  02:32 PM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  campaigns, Campaigns and Elections, colorado, elections, gun control, recalls, States, voting

Posted at 11:42 AM ET, 09/09/2013

Missouri legislators take on federal gun laws

The Missouri legislature will vote this week on a controversial bill to nullify federal gun laws.

By Reid Wilson  |  11:42 AM ET, 09/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  gun control, gun rights, guns, jay nixon, missouri, States, tax cuts

Posted at 05:31 PM ET, 08/28/2013

Colorado recall becoming referendum on guns

Democrats facing recall elections are becoming pawns in the war over gun control.

By Reid Wilson  |  05:31 PM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  colorado, elections, gun control, gun rights, recall, States