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The group New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence is teaming up with the Las Cruces Public Department to host a drive-thru gun buyback event this month. It is scheduled to be held Saturday, March 13 at the East Mesa Public Safety Complex at 550 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., according to organizers.Wyoming lawmakers will consider a new law allowing people with concealed carry permits to take guns into areas where firearms were previously prohibited, such as schools and legislative meetings. House Bill 117 and Senate File 67 would repeal gun-free zones in government meetings, public schools, public university buildings and professional athletic events. Only those with state-issued concealed carry permits would be legally allowed to carry guns in those areas.This year, the Transportation Security Adminstration (TSA) has added something new to its list of tips designed to help spring break travelers get through airport security quickly and without drama. In previous years, this advice has typically included general packing hacks on how to pack liquids, how to remove laptops and electronic devices for inspection and what not to pack in checked luggage.Baltimore is piloting a software program developed by Everytown for Gun Safety that will enable it for the first time to identify patterns of gun trafficking and illegal sales.Democrats have reintroduced gun sale background check legislation that requires unlicensed or private sellers to conduct a background check before selling a firearm. The Background Check Expansion Act introduced by Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., is co-sponsored by 43 Senate Democrats, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., while Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., has resurfaced a companion bill in the House.

INT’L – GUN CONTROL – Trudeau sticking to his guns: IBM awarded contract to design gun grab buyback program

Under a new federal government program being designed by IBM, Canadian taxpayers will be buying back privately owned firearms now prohibited as a result of the Liberal gun grab.

The contract – to support the development, design and implementation of a prohibited firearms buyback program – is worth approximately $1.2 million. More than1,500 various “assault-style firearms” now prohibited in Canada. While gun-control groups supported the grab sport shooters, firearm rights advocates and some Conservative MPs did not. Public Safety Canada invited 15 consulting firms, including IBM Canada, to come up with a “range of options and approaches” for the planned program to compensate gun owners, reported the Canadian Press. “Under the first phase of the contract, to be completed by Feb. 8, IBM will consult with other federal agencies, possibly other levels of government and industry experts to devise options that include: — a compensation plan for each affected firearm; — analysis of benefits and risks associated with each compensation model; and — identification of “other considerations” that might affect the feasibility of each approach. A second phase of the project will entail any necessary review and revision of the program design, as well as implementation of the selected options,” said CP. “The program will focus on ensuring it offers fair compensation to affected owners and businesses while at the same time making sure program implementation and management costs are well-priced and sustainable,” said Tim Warmington, a Public Safety Canada spokesman. “Further information on the design of the buyback program and any potential compensation for affected firearms will be provided once it is available.”  [full article]

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BREAKING :
The group New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence is teaming up with the Las Cruces Public Department to host a drive-thru gun buyback event this month. It is scheduled to be held Saturday, March 13 at the East Mesa Public Safety Complex at 550 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., according to organizers.Wyoming lawmakers will consider a new law allowing people with concealed carry permits to take guns into areas where firearms were previously prohibited, such as schools and legislative meetings. House Bill 117 and Senate File 67 would repeal gun-free zones in government meetings, public schools, public university buildings and professional athletic events. Only those with state-issued concealed carry permits would be legally allowed to carry guns in those areas.This year, the Transportation Security Adminstration (TSA) has added something new to its list of tips designed to help spring break travelers get through airport security quickly and without drama. In previous years, this advice has typically included general packing hacks on how to pack liquids, how to remove laptops and electronic devices for inspection and what not to pack in checked luggage.Baltimore is piloting a software program developed by Everytown for Gun Safety that will enable it for the first time to identify patterns of gun trafficking and illegal sales.Democrats have reintroduced gun sale background check legislation that requires unlicensed or private sellers to conduct a background check before selling a firearm. The Background Check Expansion Act introduced by Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., is co-sponsored by 43 Senate Democrats, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., while Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., has resurfaced a companion bill in the House.