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    March 8, 2017

    Ronald B. Turk, associate deputy director and chief operating officer of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), has written a white paper discussing the possibility of loosening gun regulations in a number of areas. The white paper, despite being marked “Not for Public Distribution,” was released by the Washington Post on February 6th. Opening with a reminder that the ATF is …

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    March 6, 2017

    On February 2, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 235-180 to strike down President Obama’s Social Security Gun Ban. The regulation addressed concern about mass shootings and the role of gun ownership and mental health play in these tragedies. The regulation would require the Social Security Administration (SSA) to report people who had documented mental health issues and who were unable to manage …

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    December 8, 2015

    From the Richmond Times Dispatch:   Photo by Bob Brown, Times-Dispatch A new rule barring concealed guns in most state offices was put into effect late last week as an emergency regulation, clearing the way for executive agencies to proceed with the implementation of Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s recent executive order on gun violence. After the concealed-carry regulation went into effect last Thursday, an …

  • September 29, 2015

    From the Associated Press: West Virginians can carry firearms to many city swimming pools, tennis courts and afterschool centers under gun protections okayed by state lawmakers and their governor in 2014. Now those officials in the gun-friendly state are debating whether to ratchet up security at their own Capitol. At the gold-domed Capitol in Charleston, there are no metal detectors to walk through …