The Washington, D.C., attorney general is “looking into” whether Reps. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) and Ken Buck (R., Colo.) violated the District’s strict gun laws after Buck posted a photo on Twitter of the two lawmakers holding an inoperable AR-15 rifle in the Cannon House Office Building, the Hill reports:
A Chicago man was able to shoot another who’d opened fire on a crowd of people in the city’s Logan Circle neighborhood on Friday night. The man who ended the shooting was in the area dropping off a customer from his Uber as the perpetrator began firing. Chicago officials said they will not be charging the Uber driver with any crimes since he was legally license to carry a firearm.
It’s 3 P.M. on a Friday and I’m in the Arizona desert holding a fully automatic short barreled Vietnam-era Colt M16A1. I’m running toward a trench. As I jump into the trench I load a 30-round magazine into the gun, hit the bolt release, and start firing.
Last July a federal judge declared Washington, D.C.’s outright ban on the carry of firearms unconstitutional. Since then the city has implemented a carry permit process and certified eleven instructors to provide the 18 hours of training that the District’s permitting process requires.
Gun rights groups celebrated the defeat of a proposed ban on a popular form of ammunition commonly used in AR-15 rifles Tuesday.
In a notice posted on its website Tuesday the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) announced it will no longer pursue a ban on a popular form of 5.56 ammunition commonly used in AR-15 rifles.