STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER Gun rights and wrongs
This time, the stories are saying, it's different.
This latest massacre in America has some politicians vowing to tighten rules on access to assault rifles, automatic weapons and clips with multiple ... Posted on 12/18/12 at 10:53 AM
Last Wednesday, keeping guns out of the hands of people like James Holmes, Jared Lee Loughner, Seung Hui Cho and Adam Lanza took a back seat to the political survival of a bunch of suits who cannot be moved by death, grief, the will of the people or even common sense.
Currently, background-check records must be destroyed within 24 hours, preventing that data from being used for other purposes. But the Reid bill and Toomey-Manchin make exceptions for private transfers, and the latter also eliminates standard privacy protections for mental-health records used in the background check system.
DAVID B. RIVKIN JR. and ANDREW M. GROSSMAN
, April 16, 2013
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A gun club in the Sioux Falls area has received permission from Minnehaha County to add a handgun range, as long as the club adds safety equipment on its existing rifle range to keep bullets from going astray.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — South Dakota is the only state that so far has passed a law allowing school personnel to carry guns in schools, despite the proliferation of such bills in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., massacre.
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