Unfinished receivers that have not been fully manufactured are not traditionally considered firearms, although some states have cracked down on unregulated precursors.
Vulnerable adult protection orders can be imposed when a judge suspects that the adult is experiencing neglect, abuse or financial exploitation, among other offenses.
In general, gun-rights supporters have voiced serious reservations about due process protections that they feel the proposed measures could erode.
Georgia Democratic Representative Lucy McBath ran for office after her son was shot and killed by a man who claimed he was playing his music too loudly.
The changes to the United States Munitions List, governing which weapons are subject to the State Department's scrutiny, are a long time coming.
The gun reform bills were passed after Virginia Governor Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency over "credible intelligence" that violence could occur during a pro-gun-rights rally.
Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren railed against Democratic attempts to pass gun laws in Virginia Thursday, claiming their efforts could lead to "civil war."
Drawing a link between cell phone use and mortality, John Rodgers sets up an analogy to gun violence prevention strategies.
New Hampshire Republicans are demanding disciplinary action against a Democratic state representative who said gun-toting Trump voters are "stockpiling ammo" to start a second "Civil War" in 2020.
Britt Farmer told reporters at a press conference on Sunday evening that he was "extremely thankful" to law enforcement personnel for their response to the shooting.
Under a buyback plan put in place after a March mass shooting, New Zealand officials have bought back over 60,000 assault weapons. But the NRA has stated that a ban of assault weapons wouldn't work in the U.S.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro's legal opinion argues that the state's definition of "firearm" is expansive enough to encompass 80 percent receivers.
Seventy of these bills cleared various state legislatures in 2019 alone, providing a window into how states are combating gun violence in the absence of federal action.
The former New York mayor has made gun control one of his key 2020 campaign pledges.
Douglas Miguel Rodriguez, a victim of the Jersey City shooting on Tuesday, intended to return to his home country, his family said.
On the seventh anniversary of the tragic shooting, Mark Barden, a father of one of the victims, wrote about what can be done to prevent a similar incident from happening in the future.
While the legislation's purpose is to level the playing field among residents of different states, public opinion generally rests on the side of fewer firearms in schools.
The NRA recently dropped a lawsuit against San Francisco after officials said a resolution calling for a review of NRA business relationships was non-binding.
Authorities have not yet said how the suspects, killed during a shootout with police, obtained their firearms or whether they did so legally.
Organizers want to shake political leaders into action on gun control.
A Nevada gun law that allows guns to be taken from people deemed to be "high risk" has been labelled an unconstitutional "government power grab" by a conservative group that filed suit in hopes of blocking the law.
Our generation lives in fear—of being shot or of a loved one being shot. Now, the gun lobby is attacking our right to effect change.
New York was, until recently, somewhat confident in its position. But everything changed when the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case.
Injuries to the head and neck were the most commonly reported. The average age of injured children was 12 years old, and boys accounted for almost 90 percent of injuries recorded.
Illinois law does not explicitly authorize district employees to carry weapons in school, nor does it delegate the authority to make such a decision to local boards.
"The fact that he can shoot at me, and I can't shoot at him is not equal protection," one neighbor said.
The NRA lawsuit may have to face protracted litigation as lower courts have generally looked favorably upon modest gun restrictions.
Federal law prohibits convicted domestic abusers or family members subject to a protective order from possessing firearms.
Ethan Kollie, 24, could face up to 15 years in prison when a federal judge sentences him in February 2020.
In August, after a pair of mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, a credible effort was mobilized to pass some sort of meaningful gun legislation.