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.
In spite of pushback from gun owners and hunters, California Department of Fish and Wildlife officials say its plan to eliminate the use of lead ammunition over the next four years won’t cost the state millions in revenue.
In most states, giving a gun to a family member such as a son or granddaughter is easier than giving him or her a car. Such transfers are among the least-regulated aspects of gun ownership.
During oral arguments at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, judges grilled attorneys on whether a gun owner’s claim of self-defense is enough to satisfy the “good cause” requirement for concealed carry permits in California.
To date, five U.S. appeals courts have issued rulings on concealed carry cases. Here’s a look at each one.
When a police officer pulls the trigger, it touches off a prescribed set of events, including an investigation. But that’s not the case with security guards.
Find out what’s working – and what’s not – in states’ efforts to regulate armed security guards.
At the Crossroads of the West Gun Show near San Francisco, all of the guns on display were secured with plastic ties, rendering them inoperable. It’s an extra layer of security that isn’t found at another Crossroads show in Reno, Nevada.
If Arizona had required gun-ownership background checks for security guards, one guard might not have begun work at a Circle K convenience store where he later shot and paralyzed an unarmed teenager.