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Stay current with all the latest and breaking news from gun laws, compare headlines and perspectives between news sources on stories happening today. In total, 945 stories have been published about gun laws which Ground News has aggregated in the past 3 months.

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Gun Laws · New Jersey

Governor Phil Murphy signs 7 new bills aimed at tightening gun laws in New Jersey

Coverage: 4 sources
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed seven new bills into law aimed at curtailing gun violence. One measure requires safety training to get a firearm purchasers permit. Another bans .50-caliber weapons. Murphy signed the bills in the wake of a fatal Independence Day shooting in Illinois.See the Story
Larry Hogan · Maryland

After court ruling, Maryland broadens concealed-gun permits

75% Center coverage: 4 sources
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) announced on Twitter that police are to stop enforcing the good and substantial reason standard for wear and carry permits. Hogan said the court’s ruling meant the Maryland language would not hold up. The announcement comes amid a gun-violence wrought Fourth of July in America.See the Story
Gun Laws · Illinois

Illinois Gov. Pritzker says the Founding Fathers wouldn't have approved of today's gun laws since they 'carried muskets, not assault weapons'

67% Right coverage: 3 sources
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said the Founding Fathers would never have approved of today's gun laws. "There is no better day and no better time" to talk about gun control, he said. He called gun violence in the US a "uniquely American plague"See the Story
Parade · Illinois

EXPLAINER: Should red-flag law have stopped parade shooting?

100% Center coverage: 3 sources
Days after a rooftop gunman killed seven people at a parade, attention has turned to how the assailant obtained multiple guns and whether the laws on Illinois books could have prevented the Independence Day massacre.Illinois gun laws are generally praised by gun-control advocates as tougher than in most states. But they did not stop Robert E. Crimo III from carrying out the attack in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park.See the Story
Gun Laws · California

More mass shootings, more gun laws coming to California

Coverage: 2 sources
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law a pair of bills that he said would help protect Californians, especially kids, from rising rates of gun violence. One bill tightens restrictions on so-calledghost guns; another would hold companies liable for marketing certain firearms to minors. Gun Owners of California says he believes both laws will be overturned under the higher standard for gun rights established by the Supreme Court.See the Story
Gun Laws · East Syracuse

Mixed Reactions From Residents After Kenney Says He Wants Out

Coverage: 2 sources
Following a shooting of two police officers at a Fourth of July celebration, Jim Kenney said he looks forward to no longer being Philly’s mayor. The comments drew criticism but also some understanding from residents. NBC10’s Brian Sheehan reports.See the Story
Gun Laws

Sacramento mass shooting came days after Newsom signed two more gun laws

100% Right coverage: 1 sources
Days before a mass shooting in Sacramento left four men injured and one dead on July 4, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two new gun-control bills into law.See the Story
International

Highland Park mass shooting reveals deadly gaps in America’s patchwork of gun laws

100% Left coverage: 1 sources
Gun violence prevails with frightening regularity as long as high-powered firearms are available, Alex Woodward reportsSee the Story

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