Archive for the ‘Gun Control’ Category
In an amendment to its tough gun control laws, the Russian government eases restrictions, allowing citizens to carry licensed weapons for the purposes of ‘self-defense.’
Until now Russian gun enthusiasts were only permitted to carry firearms for hunting or target shooting after obtaining a license through the Interior Ministry. Russian gun licenses are to be renewed every five years, and applicants face strict background checks and are required to take gun safety courses.
Plans for the gun-control group founded by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg are becoming increasingly ambitious, as it looks to target up to 20 states for gun reform over the next two years.
The measures backed by Everytown for Gun Safety range from ballot initiatives like the one it helped pass in Washington State this year – which required background checks for those purchasing firearms from private dealers and gun shows – to legislative proposals that would allow for the removal of guns from those convicted of domestic abuse.