Despite Gun Control Push, More States Move To Strengthen Gun Rights Since NewtownSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 04/05/2013 - 00:29
Despite Gun Control Push, More States Move To Strengthen Gun Rights Since Newtown
By Liz Goodwin, Yahoo! News | The Ticket – 14 hrs ago
Despite a major push from the White House, more states have cut back on gun regulations rather than pass gun-control reforms in the wake of the mass shootings in Newtown, Conn., The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
Five states—New York, Colorado, Mississippi, Utah and Wyoming—have enacted seven new laws tightening restrictions on guns since Dec. 14, when a gunman shot 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School before turning the weapon on himself. A sixth state, Connecticut, passed the toughest gun laws in the nation this week, banning some types of semi-automatic weapons and requiring all gun buyers to undergo background checks before purchases. (Gov. Dan Malloy is expected to sign the bill into law on Thursday.)