Thursday, January 17, 2013
The president has proposed comprehensive legislation to curb gun violence. Read what your neighbors think about gun control and join the conversation on Patch.
President Barack Obama unveiled an ambitious, $500 million proposal to curb access to guns and improve mental health services Wednesday, putting the hot-button issue of gun control at the top of the public agenda a month after the horrific mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. The Huffington Post reports that the plan calls for: "requiring criminal background checks for all gun sales; reinstating the assault weapons ban; restoring a 10-round limit on ammunition magazines; eliminating armor-piercing bullets; providing mental health services in schools; allocating funds to hire more police officers; and instituting a federal gun trafficking statute, among other policies. The cost of the package, senior officials estimated, would…
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Reed joins national pact that raises specific points about gun control.
Friday, December 21, 2012
In Dunwoody, Mayor Mike Davis said that the city would likely not take an official stance since the city has no power over Georgia's gun laws.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed joined more than 750 mayors across the country Wednesday in sending a letter to President Barack Obama in response to the shooting in Newtown, Conn., calling for reform in gun legislation. Reed was among a dozen state mayors to join the coalition Mayors Against Illegal Guns. The group is led by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. The letter read, in part, "As mayors, we are charged with keeping our communities safe. But too many of us have sat with mothers and fathers of children killed with guns. Twenty-four children enrolled in public schools in your hometown of Chicago were shot to death just last year. At the moving memorial service on Sunday evening, you said: “If there is …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Shop owners have said there is an uptick in weapon purchases since the shootings in Colorado.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Gun stores across metro Atlanta and the nation are seeing an uptick in gun sales after the movie-theater shootings in Colorado, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Some people are buying weapons for protection and some say they are buying weapons for fear there could be restrictions on weapon purchases in the future, according to the report. The uptick in gun sales around Atlanta is based on interviews with gun shops.