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Bump-Stock-Type Devices: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Categories: Guns,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

Text of proposed rule that would define “bump-stock devices” as machineguns and make it illegal for any person to transfer or possess such a device according to the Gun Control Act of 1968.  Current possessors of such devices would be required to surrender, destroy, or make them inoperable upon the effective date of the rule.  From the Justice Department


Attorney General Sessions Announces Regulation Effectively Banning Bump Stocks

Categories: Guns,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

Statement of the attorney general upon the announcement of the proposed rulemaking that would ban the use or possession of bump-stock devices.  From the Justice Department


To Walk the Earth in Safety: Documenting the United States’ Commitment to Conventional Weapons Destruction

Categories: Arms Control,Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,Guns,Statistics

The 16th or 2017 edition, covering U.S. efforts in 2016 to keep weapons out of the wrong hands and assist nations in clearing landmines and other unexploded ordnance. Offers a worldwide survey.  From the State Department


Governor McAuliffe and Governor-Elect Ralph Northam Propose Joint Legislative Priorities

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Environment,Guns,Headlines,Health Insurance,Medicare/Medicaid,Virginia Issues

Press release which outlines major priorities for the current and future Democratic leaders including expansion of Medicaid, universal background checks for gun purchases, reform of the absentee voting process, joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, and preventing the personal use of campaign contributions.  From the Office of the Governor


To Walk the Earth in Safety: Documenting the United States’ Commitment to Conventional Weapons Destruction

Categories: Arms Control,Foreign Affairs,Guns,Statistics

The 2017 report describing U.S. government efforts to clear landmines and other unexploded ordnance.  Includes regional profiles of U.S. sponsored-work around the globe.  From the State Department.


Criminal Victimization, 2016

Categories: Crime/Justice,Guns,Statistics

Covers the characteristics of crimes and victims, and outcomes of victimization.  Includes both property and violent crimes, domestic violence, and weapon use.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics


The Essential Neil Gorsuch Reader: What Judge Gorsuch Cases Should You Read?

Offers links to key opinions written by the nominee for the Supreme Court arranged according to categories of law at issue.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers 2016

Categories: Arms Control,Defense/Military,Foreign Trade/Investment,Guns,Headlines,Statistics

Presents statistical tables about military expenditures, arms transfers, armed forces, and related economic data for 170 countries from 2004 through 2014.  From the State Department


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