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Florida governor signs gun law

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 3/09/18, 03:46 pm

Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed into law Friday new regulations on gun sales and school safety in response to the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. The bill raises the minimum age to buy rifles from 18 to 21, extends a three-day waiting period for handgun purchases to include long guns, and bans bump stocks that allow guns to mimic fully automatic fire. It also creates a program to enable teachers and other school employees to carry handguns.

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Senators introduce background check compliance bill

by Evan Wilt
Posted 11/16/17, 12:27 pm

WASHINGTON—A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation Thursday to bolster the U.S. background check system for purchasing guns in response to the Nov. 5 mass shooting at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, Texas. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, the No. 2 Senate Republican, and longtime gun control advocate Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., co-authored the bill.

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Tax reform trick or treat?

Legislation | The GOP tax plan could benefit some Americans but discourage charity—and would add to a growing mountain of debt
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 11/09/17, 12:20 pm

Oct. 31, the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation, was a public holiday this year in Berlin, which 75 years ago was a witch’s cauldron of Nazi-led hatred. Meanwhile, it was Halloween as usual in Washington, D.C., with Republicans on the verge of introducing a tax reform plan they called a treat and Democrats deemed a trick.

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