MOSCOW: Russia's most advanced new nuclear-powered submarine entered service on Friday (Jun 12), the defence ministry said, at a time of growing arms control tensions between Moscow and the West. The Knyaz Vladimir (Prince Vladimir) – designed to carry Bulava intercontinental nuclear missiles – was enrolled into the navy during Friday's Russia Day celebrations. The announcement comes against the background of a rift with Western powers over Ukraine and fears of a burgeoning arms race following the demise of a landmark Cold War-era nuclear pact . READ: Trump plans to withdraw US from 'Open Skies' treaty The Borei-A (Boreas) class submarine is named after a ruler of the medieval Kievan Rus, the territory in modern-day Ukraine from which the Russian state would later emerge. The first upgraded 955A model to be produced in the Borei class is one of the centrepieces in President Vladimir Putin's plans to upgrade the nuclear-powered fleet. The Borei submarine project, … [Read more...] about Russian nuclear-powered submarine enters service amid arms control fears
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A major gun-violence prevention group has pledged to fight against a National Rifle Association–backed national concealed carry reciprocity effort and against pro-gun candidates in the 2018 midterm elections, as gun-safety advocates work to adjust to a Republican-controlled White House and Congress. Related: Guns in America: What is national concealed carry reciprocity? The group, Everytown for Gun Safety, was created by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2014 to rival the NRA and motivate elected officials to enact laws at all levels of government to curb gun violence. National reciprocity would require states that issue permits allowing gun owners to carry concealed weapons to recognize such permits from other states. Since the beginning of January, federal lawmakers in both the House and Senate have introduced bills pushing for national reciprocity, which has long been a priority for the NRA. Lawmakers in previous congresses have introduced similar measures, … [Read more...] about Guns in America: Group Vows to Defeat NRA-Backed Concealed Carry Effort
The Senate's No. 2 Republican this week introduced a bill that would require states that issue permits allowing gun owners to carry concealed weapons to recognize such permits from other states. In a statement on Monday, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) said his national concealed carry reciprocity bill would strengthen "both the constitutional right of law-abiding citizens to protect themselves and the power of states to implement laws best-suited for the folks who live there." North Carolina Republican Richard Hudson introduced a similar proposal in the House on January 3, the first day of the new Congress, and it now has at least 163 co-sponsors. Related: Gun groups evaluate options after court upholds ban House and Senate members in the past have backed national reciprocity legislation, and with Republicans controlling both Congress and the White House, it now stands a better chance of becoming law. President Donald Trump, who has publicly supported national … [Read more...] about Guns in America: What Is National Concealed Carry Reciprocity?
After a year filled with high-profile mass shootings, Republican lawmakers are creating or reintroducing measures designed to loosen gun laws in states across the country during legislative sessions so far this year. With the most well-known legislation so far this year, known as permitless carry or constitutional carry, GOP lawmakers have tried to push through measures to allow residents to carry concealed firearms without a permit. Related: Louisiana House rejects constitutional carry legislation We took a look at a few of the other bills that lawmakers have circulated through state houses since legislative sessions began in January to find out what parts of America are doing about guns in 2017. Where: Florida Description: The legislation would bolster self-defense laws, namely "Stand Your Ground," and shift the burden to the prosecution—rather than the defendant—in pretrial immunity hearings. State attorneys would need to prove "beyond a reasonable doubt" why the … [Read more...] about What America Is Doing About Guns in 2017
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