In a debate filled with statements revealing the Democratic Party’s shift leftward, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders pledged to appoint only pro-abortion justices, raise taxes on the middle class and prohibit so-called assault weapons.
According to a 2013 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which compiled and analyzed various studies involving the defensive use of firearms, Americans use firearms in self-defense between 500,000 and 3 million times annually.
“It’s like blaming Ford or General Motors for the negligent use of their cars,” Lawrence Keane said. “It is wrong to hold the gun or any other industry liable for the criminal misuse of nondefective products sold lawfully.”
Taking action on two of the most controversial pieces of legislation this session, Gov. Phil Scott has signed an unlimited abortion bill and vetoed a gun control bill.
Politicians are calling for a ban on silencers after a disgruntled Virginia Beach, Virginia, city employee used one while gunning down 12 co-workers.
The new law makes unsafe storage a misdemeanor, and a gun owner could face a high-misdemeanor if the unsafely stored firearm is used in the commission of a crime, according to Delaware Online.
President Donald Trump said Wednesday that unarmed civilians are “sitting ducks” because they obey laws that prevent carrying guns for self-defense.
Just days after a mass shooting occurred at Virginia Beach, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders harshly criticized the National Rifle Association and called for more gun control. But some of his latest comments run contrary to statements he’s made in the past.
S.169 firearm purchase waiting periods affirmatively harm and jeopardize a significant number of innocent, law-abiding Vermonters whose self-defense needs are innate, reflexive and instinctive.
The House Judiciary Committee on Monday voted 7-4 to approve new gun legislation that includes a 24-hour wait period to purchase a handgun, among other rules.
It is undeniable that Americans use guns in self-defense on far more occasions than criminals use them to commit crimes. Yet those defensive gun uses rarely receive the amount of attention given to criminal gun uses.