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"There should be a background check for anybody that buys a firearm," Stack told Business Insider.

The CEO of Dick’s, which banned AR-15 style rifles last year, says he wishes Sen. Mitch McConnell would have the ‘guts’ to address g...

Dick's Sporting Goods CEO Ed Stack said that he's not sure whether or not US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will bring HR8 to the floor.
Mark O'Connor fills out his Federal background check paperwork as he purchases a handgun at the K&W Gunworks store on the day that U.S. President Barack Obama in Washington, DC announced his executive action on guns on January 5, 2016 in Delray Beach, Florida

Gun manufacturer stocks rise after weekend mass shootings and renewed calls for tougher firearm laws

Gun stocks typically rise after acts of gun violence, as investors speculate people will buy more weapons before stricter regulations take effect.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in Auckland, New Zealand, on April 5, 2019. She has called for a quick legislation process to ban most firearms in the country.

New Zealand’s sweeping ban on assault rifles is now in effect, 28 days after its worst gun massacre ever

The swift move to ban most firearms comes after a gunman killed 50 people with legally obtained firearms at two mosques in Christchurch on March 15.
People look at firearms and accessories on display at Gun City gunshop in Christchurch, New Zealand on March 19, 2019.

2 weeks after the mosque massacre, thousands of New Zealanders sign petition against changing the country’s gun laws

Close to 12,000 New Zealanders have signed a petition against Prime Minister Jacinda Arden's proposed gun reforms, introduced after the Christchurch shooting.

Betsy DeVos is reportedly considering allowing states to use federal funding to arm school teachers

Multiple sources told the New York Times that the education department is zeroing on a federal education program that provides flexible funding for schools. The program doesn't explicitly prohibit states or districts from using the funds to arm teachers.

Trump just backed off a key proposal on gun control

The White House's plans include working with states to provide "rigorous" gun training for "specially qualified" teachers and staff members.

Trump just threw the GOP leadership’s strategy on gun control under the bus

President Donald Trump's call for gun legislation that covers a lot of issues flies in the face of the Republican leadership's plan.
Florida approved bill to arm teachers, including a "school marshal" program which aims to have 10 teachers trained to carry a gun in schools.

A key Florida House committee just approved a bill to arm teachers

Florida approved bill to arm teachers, including a "school marshal" program which aims to have 10 teachers trained to carry a gun in schools.
Protesters hold signs calling for more gun controls at a rally three days after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, February 17, 2018.

70% of Americans want stricter assault weapon laws — more than ever before

As the US debates an assault weapons ban, 87% of Democrats and 52% of Republicans support stricter laws on assault weapons, an MSN poll found.
National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch (R) answers a question while sitting next to Broward Sheriff Scott Israel during a CNN town hall meeting, at the BB&T Center, in Sunrise, Florida, U.S. February 21, 2018.

An NRA spokeswoman and a Florida sheriff clashed during a raucous discussion on gun violence

Dana Loesch took some heat as she tried to answer questions from student survivors and family members of those who died in the Parkland, Florida, mass shooting