US gun laws

'No historical justification': US federal judge blocks key provisions of New York's new gun law

Among the provisions of the New York law that the state cannot enforce is one that defines Times Square as a "gun-free zone."

published on : 7th October 2022

US President Joe Biden signs first significant gun control law in decades

The gun legislation includes enhanced background checks for younger buyers and federal cash for states introducing 'red flag' laws.

published on : 26th June 2022

'Americans have right to carry guns in public', rules US Supreme Court

The 6-3 decision strikes down a more than century-old New York law that required a person to prove they had a legitimate self-defense need, or 'proper cause'.

published on : 23rd June 2022

Texas Church shooting: FBI again finds itself unable to unlock a gunman's cellphone 

The Texas church massacre is providing a familiar frustration for law enforcement: FBI agents are unable to unlock the gunman's encrypted cellphone to learn what evidence it might hold.

published on : 8th November 2017