March 15, 2016

The Trace Olivia Li 3/14/16 On March 9 at 11 p.m., two gunmen opened fire on dozens of people enjoying an unseasonably warm night at a family cookout in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh. Armed with a .40-caliber handgun and an AK-47-style rifle, the assailants killed five, including a …

March 7, 2016

Atlanta Progressive News Gloria Tatum 3/4/16 (APN) ATLANTA — HB 859, Campus Carry, sponsored by State Rep. Rick Jasperse (R-Jasper), passed the House on February 23, 2016, and had its first Senate Judiciary hearing on Wednesday March 02. HB 859 is yet another model legislative bill pushed by the American …

February 17, 2016

The Daily Cardinal By Miller Jozwiak February 11, 2016  Madison Mayor Paul Soglin criticized the state legislature for its preemption of local governments’ authority during a press conference Wednesday morning. Soglin specifically outlined ride-sharing, firearms and online rentals. The press conference comes after the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau released a …

February 4, 2016

Vermont Watchdog January 29, 2016 By Michael Bielawski MONTPELIER, Vt. — The question of local municipal rights versus state preemption was on the table at a gun control hearing at the Statehouse on Thursday. Three gun-related changes to the Burlington city charter, dismissed by state legislators last year, are back …