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Universal background checks are focus of Minnesota gun debate

“A lot of folks just don’t want their firearms ... representing the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association, said national estimates show that 40 percent of all gun sales happen outside the fe... read more

Bill would bring universal background checks on gun sales. Cue the backlash.

The bill is simple and straightforward: background checks ... without having to check if the buyer is legally allowed to have firearms. According to a Star Tribune poll, 82 percent of Minnesotans want ... read more

Why TOMS is taking a stand to end gun violence

Through the sale of its sunglasses ... initiative starts a conversation. “We want to educate people that ending gun violence doesn’t mean taking away guns–it starts with passing universal background c... read more

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Gun Control and Background Checks

The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence was founded in 1974 as the National Council to Control Handguns. It was later renamed after White House Press Secretary James Brady who was shot during ... s... read more

Senator with NRA tie joins push for new gun laws

One bill requires background checks for all gun sales and transfers ... divisive. The Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus panned Jensen as a liar who betrayed his gun-owning voters. They brought up a question... read more

In Minnesota Poll, statewide approval of tighter gun checks but doubts on solution to mass shootings

Minnesotans broadly support tighter background ... Shawn Dunn, a 48-year-old retired firefighter who lives in Chisago City, is opposed to background checks on private sales. “If I want to sell a gun t... read more

October Gun Sales See Massive Spike, Set Yet Another Record

The FBI's background check ... gun in their home. Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation said he believes gun sales will continue to surge. "If Hillary Clinton wins on Election Day these num... read more

Guns Kill People. And If We Had Universal Background Checks, They Wouldn’t Kill So Many.

If you're not a licensed dealer and want to sell a gun directly to somebody, then you don't need to run a background check. Some people call this the "gun show loophole," but it applies to all private ... read more

Sisolak, Ford can’t implement background checks

They can’t — unless they want to weaken Nevada’s current background check system. In 2016, voters narrowly approved an initiative to require FBI background checks on all private-party gun sales ... th... read more

Gun Sales Hit Record High on Black Friday 2016

FBI background checks for gun sales hit an all-time high on Black Friday 2016, breaking the previous record set last year during Thanksgiving's Black Friday ... The latest gun sales indicate that Amer... read more

Funds managing $4.8 trillion press the firearm industry to accept new principles on gun safety

They also want gun dealers and retailers to follow best practices in background checks to prevent the sale of weapons to people who aren ... and injured nearly 1,000 more during an outdoor concert in ... read more

Flake willing to support background checks, with changes to internet sales

Jeff Flake told CNN he is willing to reverse his opposition to expanding background checks ... a gun owner sends a few friends a text or email asking if they want to buy their gun, or posts it on thei... read more

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