San Francisco Gun Show Draws Huge Crowds Fearful Of Looming Gun Control Measures

San Francisco Gun Show Draws Huge Crowds Fearful Of Looming Gun Control Measures.

Daly City, south of San Francisco, saw a record number of gun enthusiast at the Cow Palace gun show this weekend because of concerns over stricter gun laws being put into place making it harder to get them. No one could walk away with a gun, but still an estimated 10,000 people packed the place on Saturday for the annual Crossroads of the West gun show. The increase interest in buying guns comes after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that claimed 26 lives and has increased dramatically around the nation.

California has some of the strictest gun laws in the United states requiring background checks, licensing of gun dealers, 10-day waiting periods, required written tests for all gun owners, recording of all firearm sales, handgun micro-stamping and a limiting each individual to one handgun purchase per month. Since the Sandy Hook shooting, gun shows have been increasingly criticized by locals and some towns are trying to block these gun shows form operating in their town.

Hazard Shooting: 2 Killed At Community College Shooting In Kentucky

 

Hazard Shooting: 2 Killed At Community College Shooting In Kentucky.

A gunman fired into a vehicle killing two people and wounded a juvenile Tuesday in the parking lot of an eastern Kentucky community college, Hazard Community and Technical College in Hazard. The campus was on lock down for over an hour and students were not allowed to leave until the premises was cleared by police to ensure no further danger. At the time of the shooting, there was 30 student students on campus. Three hours after the shooting at a news conference, no suspects have been identified and the semiautomatic pistol used was recovered. A male and female were dead already when the police arrived at 6 pm while the wounded female juvenile was taken to University of Kentucky Hospital. The police as well as college officials do not believe the violence was directly connected to the school and may have been the result of a domestic dispute. The relationship between the victims and shooter are not known.

 

Walmart Will Send Representatives To White House To Talk Gun Control

Walmart Will Send Representatives To White House To Talk Gun Control.

Well I am glad to see Walmart is participating in the White House Gun Control Talks with Joe Biden. As one of the nation’s largest gun retailers, Walmart has finally announced publicly that it has participated in “ongoing conversations” with the White House and Congress after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in December. Walmart sells firearms in roughly half of its US stores, but in recent years the selling of guns has waivered and only recently introduced firearms to many of its locations because of customer demand.

The White House task force, headed by Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday will discuss new gun regulation proposals along with representatives from the National Rifle Association and the National Shooting Sports Foundation. I find it very refreshing to see this kind of cooperation and brotherly love on such a hot blooded issue but we need to address all sides of this debate not just guns but what leads to the gun violence.