A catch in state law gives local law enforcement officials complete discretion to interpret California’s primary requirements for anyone wanting to carry a concealed gun. Some counties grant permits to anyone who’s eligible, while others maintain a strict standard.
With the courtroom arguments in two of the biggest gun-related lawsuits in the country complete, attention turns to the 11 federal judges who will rule on them.
Reveal recently identified some of the hundreds of assault weapon parts available on eBay despite its policy prohibiting their sale. A review of the company website found that the parts have been removed, sold or reposted.
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CIR has identified dozens of armed guards who previously had been fired from or left law enforcement after being accused of offenses such as civil rights violations, excessive force and corruption.
Regulators have approved licenses for guards without conducting mental health evaluations or checking for evidence of substance abuse.
A yearlong investigation by The Center for Investigative Reporting and CNN has found that despite the image of safety they project, armed guards often pose a threat in an industry rife with lax laws, minimal oversight and almost no accountability.
Last week’s shooting at Florida State University was at least the 42nd U.S. school shooting since 2000. Here’s a look at the guns shooters used and how they got them.
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