U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren joined fellow Sen. Edward Markey, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino and the families of gun violence victims at a rally at Faneuil Hall to press for tougher national gun laws.
Gun Law Reform in Venezuela – Part 2 of 2
Though described by many as an important step forward in curbing violence, the gun reform law passed in June came under criticism and scrutiny right out of the gate by opposition members, government supporters, and even police officers. While the opposition’s criticism has tended to focus on the government’s lack of political will in implementing the law, others worry that the law does not “fit into” the current Venezuelan context where the previous unrestricted flow of… [InSight Crime (Bogota), via GunPolicy.org]
Gun Permit Applications Increase in Newtown Since Sandy Hook Massacre
There has been a run on guns in the Connecticut town where a madman armed with a Bushmaster assault rifle turned a grade school into a slaughterhouse. Requests for gun permits are on track to double this year over last year in heartbroken Newtown, where 20 first-graders and six staffers were massacred at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Dec. 14, police said. And the surge appears to be fueled by worried residents like 66-year-old Nancy Ellis, a soon-to-be gun-toting… [New York Daily News, via GunPolicy.org]