Nation of outlaws? New Zealand’s gun ‘amnesty’ nets only 530 firearms

Nation of outlaws? New Zealand’s gun ‘amnesty’ nets only 530 firearms

by WorldTribune Staff, June 5, 2019 In April, Reuters cited New Zealand police as saying they expected tens of thousands of guns to be surrendered after parliament passed tough new firearm laws in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shooting. The new legislation prohibits the circulation and use of most semi-automatic firearms, parts that convert […]

In Florida minors could be jailed for posting photos of BB guns

In Florida minors could be jailed for posting photos of BB guns

by WorldTribune Staff, March 18, 2019 A Democratic lawmaker has introduced a bill in the Florida legislature that would make it a crime for minors to post photos of guns on social media. The bill, introduced by state Sen. Jason W. B. Pizzo, states that anyone younger than 18 “who posts or publishes a picture […]

Democrats give illegals a pass on gun background checks

Democrats give illegals a pass on gun background checks

by WorldTribune Staff, February 19, 2019 Democrats are pushing hard for tougher gun control laws – except, apparently, when illegal immigrants are involved. Last week, H.R. 8, named the The Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, passed the House Judiciary Committee on a 23-15 party-line vote. The legislation requires background checks for essentially all sales and transfers of firearms. […]

Connecticut Democrat calls for 50 percent tax increase on ammunition

Connecticut Democrat calls for 50 percent tax increase on ammunition

by WorldTribune Staff, February 7, 2019 A state lawmaker in Connecticut has introduced legislation calling for the tax on ammunition in the state to be increased by 50 percent. State Rep. Jillian Gilchrest, a Democrat representing the 13th District, said of HB 5700: “Currently ammunition is taxed at the same rate as other products. We […]

New Brazilian president to allow gun ownership to ‘every honest citizen’

New Brazilian president to allow gun ownership to ‘every honest citizen’

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, December 30, 2018 President-elect Jair Bolsonaro said he plans to loosen Brazil’s strict gun laws. “By decree, we plan to guarantee the ownership of firearms by citizens without criminal records,” Bolsonaro, who takes office on Jan. 1, tweeted on Dec. 29. During […]

Pittsburgh mayor pushes for confiscation after synagogue attack in gun-free zone

Pittsburgh mayor pushes for confiscation after synagogue attack in gun-free zone

by WorldTribune Staff, December 17, 2018 In the wake of the Oct. 27 attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto is pushing for gun confiscation along with bans on commonly-owned semiautomatic firearms and “high capacity” magazines. Three gun control bills are being introduced to the Pittsburgh City Council, according to a […]

Concealed carry training surges after Parkland shooting

Concealed carry training surges after Parkland shooting

by WorldTribune Staff, April 22, 2018 The founder of the U.S. Concealed Carry Association said membership and interest in its training classes have increased substantially since the Parkland, Florida school shooting. “I think that the massive news coverage of events like that gets people to realize, at least admit to maybe their own vulnerabilities,” Tim […]

Wounded Army vet to David Hogg: ‘It’s not a gun problem’

Wounded Army vet to David Hogg: ‘It’s not a gun problem’

by WorldTribune Staff, April 4, 2018 A U.S. Army veteran who was wounded in Iraq in 2007 had some advice for Parkland high school student and gun control activist David Hogg. In a March 30 Facebook post that went viral, Derek Weida wrote: “The people you’re arguing against… It’s not even about the gun. It’s […]

What was average age of those kids in ‘March for Our Lives’? 48

What was average age of those kids in ‘March for Our Lives’? 48

by WorldTribune Staff, March 30, 2018 The impression given by the mainstream media’s “coverage” of high school students’ March for Our Lives was that underage students were rising up against school violence. Coverage featured photogenic young men with all their hair shaking fists in the air. Americans not paying close attention may have been taken […]

Murder rate near zero in Switzerland where teens enter shooting competitions

Murder rate near zero in Switzerland where teens enter shooting competitions

by WorldTribune Staff, March 26, 2018 Switzerland has a high rate of gun ownership, a murder rate near zero, and no mass shootings. The country of 8.3 million people has about 2 million privately owned guns. In 2016, there were 47 homicides with firearms, according to a report by Business Insider. There has not been […]