What Law Enforcement Says About Assault Weapons

  Following several high-profile mass shootings and attacks on law enforcement involving military-style assault weapons, Congress enacted the federal Assault Weapons Ban in 1994. The ban expired on September 13, 2004 without any consideration or action by Congress, despite the pleas of law enforcement officials across the country. Today, our nation’s police find themselves increasingly …

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Homicides Committed by Concealed Handgun Permit Holders in Florida

The slaying of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by concealed handgun permit holder George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida has sparked nationwide outrage towards permissive gun laws in the Sunshine State. Even though Zimmerman had been arrested in 2005 for felony resisting arrest with violence and battery on a law enforcement officer, and had previously been subject to …

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Crimes Committed by Virginia Concealed Handgun Permit Holders

  The following is a list of high-profile murders and other disturbing criminal acts committed by Virginia concealed handgun permit holders in recent years: Randy Newberry Randy Newberry, 52, opened fire on Buchanan County Deputy Sheriffs as they responded to a 911 call about a larceny in progress at Rogers Service Center on March 13, …

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Mass Shootings by Concealed Handgun Permit Holders in 2009

  The gun lobby frequently claims that concealed carry permit holders are the most law-abiding citizens in the Unites States. This might be true in many cases, but it has become apparent that the screening process in most states does little or nothing to stop dangerous individuals from obtaining permits to carry concealed handguns. There …

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