Some of the country's leading gun control groups quietly lobbied earlier this summer for a New York law that loosens restrictions on where legal gun owners can take their firearms in order to undermine a pending Supreme Court case, records show.
The White House reached out to the top official of two gun-rights organizations on Thursday to seek his input on a possible response to the recent mass shootings, including how to handle potential gun control legislation.
More than half of Illinois's 2,351 federally licensed gun dealers haven't yet applied for state licenses required by the new Illinois's Firearm Dealer License Certification Act, which takes effect Wednesday.
The Virginia legislature adjourned its special session on Tuesday without any votes on gun measures and Republican leaders labeled Gov. Ralph Northam's decision to call the session "an election-year stunt."
Virginia's governor Ralph Northam (D.) called for a special session of the state legislature in order to take up a collection of gun-control proposals mostly unrelated to last week's attack in Virginia Beach where 12 people were murdered. He has yet to specify when the session will take place.
The National Rifle Association on Monday called New York City's proposed change to the gun law set to be examined by the Supreme Court a "feeble attempt to stop the lawsuit over the city’s unconstitutional firearm travel ban" that shouldn't prevent the Court from hearing the case.