Mayors Against Illegal Guns
Nearly one-third of gun ads on ArmsList.com were posted by high-volume sellers who do not possess the mandatory federal firearms license. They use the “private sale loophole,” which does not require a background check, Bloomberg said Thursday.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns conducted a four-month investigation of Armslist.com, which found that 1 in 30 would-be buyers had a felony record.
The event is part of the gun-control group’s 25-state “No More Names” tour, which is part of its campaign to build support for legislation to expand background checks for gun buyers.
Two sisters of slain teacher Victoria Soto asked the crowd gathered at Edmond Town Hall for a 26-second moment of silence, honoring the 20 children and six adults gunned down at the school on Dec. 14.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is stepping up his gun control campaign by asking donors not to support four Democratic senators who opposed a bill to expand background checks.
Shannon Guess Richardson, an actress and mother of five children, was arrested Friday, an official told CBS News. It’s not clear what charges would be filed against her.
The house is located about an hour and a half drive from Shreveport where ricin-laced letters mailed to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, his gun control group in Washington and a third letter to President Barack Obama were postmarked.
The Joint Terrorism Task Force expanded its search for the person responsible for sending two poison-laced letters to the mayor and a third to the president as new details emerged about the contents of the threatening notes.
The Secret Service has intercepted a letter addressed to President Barack Obama that is similar to two ricin-laced letters that were sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his gun control group in Washington.
Threatening letters addressed to Mayor Michael Bloomberg in both New York and Washington, D.C., have been found preliminarily to contain ricin, police said Wednesday.
Bloomberg again offered his thoughts and prayers to the entire city and those impacted by the Boston Marathon bombings, the shootout at MIT and the ensuing manhunt that led authorities to the lone surviving suspect of the blasts.
In a New York Times op-ed published Wednesday, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords slammed senators who “gave into fear” and “blocked common-sense legislation.”
Mayor Michael Bloomberg ripped the U.S. Senate for failing to pass a bipartisan effort to expand background checks. The measure was defeated on Wednesday, failing to garner the 60 votes necessary to block a Republican-led filibuster.
The scorecard will incorporate committee and floor votes, bill co-sponsorships, public statements and other sources.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control group said New Jersey is far behind the curve in submitting mental health records for the purchase of background checks for gun purchases.