You could call it gun control without legislation. Local governments that buy handguns for their police departments are asking, as customers, for a change in the way that gun makers do business.
County lawmakers voted unanimously to arm some 200 officers with Glock 9 mm pistols.
Frustrated by the slow pace of Congress in enacting what they believe would be stringent gun control, religious leaders are heading straight to firearms manufacturers in Europe.
Mark Meckler, a high-profile gun-totting founder of the Tea Party was allowed to plead guilty to disorderly conduct after he tried to carry his Glock semi-automatic pistol aboard a Delta Air Lines flight to Detroit from LaGuardia Airport last month.