13 States Advocating for Stricter Gun Control Regulations

Gun rights in America, or the right to bear arms, is a hugely controversial and polarizing topic. Now, a number of states have taken significant steps toward tightening gun control measures. From the introduction of laws aimed at curbing the availability of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines to the imposition of stricter background checks and safe storage requirements, these legislative efforts reflect a growing push for tighter gun control safety across the nation.

Illinois

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Illinois has taken a bold stance with the introduction of laws designed to hold the firearms industry accountable, including the prohibition of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. Governor JB Pritzker’s backing of these measures underscores Illinois’ dedication to combating gun violence and prioritizing public safety.

California

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California’s attempt to limit gun rights, notably through a law banning firearms in most public spaces, has sparked legal contention, facing a block by a federal appeals court. This legal battle highlights the challenges faced by gun control efforts within the state.

New York

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In response to a pivotal Supreme Court ruling, New York has moved to limit guns in “sensitive locations” and introduced stricter regulations for carrying firearms on private property, reinforcing the state’s stringent gun control stance amidst constitutional debates.

Michigan

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Following the Supreme Court’s decision, Michigan has enacted laws mandating background checks for all gun purchases and safe storage requirements, marking a significant advancement in the state’s gun control initiatives.

New Jersey

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Echoing moves by California and New York, New Jersey has passed laws enabling lawsuits against gun manufacturers and dealers, part of a broader campaign to reduce gun violence by holding the gun industry accountable.

Delaware

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Delaware joins the ranks of states implementing gun-industry liability laws, allowing for legal actions against gun manufacturers and dealers in an effort to curb gun violence.

Wisconsin

Wisconsin
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While Wisconsin’s legislative efforts have not been as comprehensive as others, the state has explored expanding background checks for gun sales, reflecting ongoing discussions and attempts to strengthen gun control measures.

Minnesota

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Minnesota has introduced a gun safety package that includes mandatory background checks on all gun sales and the establishment of Extreme Risk laws, aimed at preventing gun violence and enhancing community safety.

Connecticut

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Connecticut’s commitment to gun safety is evident in its actions to prohibit or strengthen laws against assault weapons, contributing to national efforts to reduce gun violence.

Colorado

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Colorado has implemented a waiting period for firearm purchases, a preventative measure against impulsive violence and a step toward thorough vetting of gun buyers.

Washington

Washington
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Washington’s establishment of a waiting period for firearm purchases and actions to reinforce laws against assault weapons demonstrate the state’s proactive stance on gun control.

Vermont

Vermont
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Vermont has introduced measures requiring a waiting period for firearm purchases and action against straw purchasing, underscoring the state’s dedication to reducing gun violence.

New Mexico

New Mexico
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New Mexico’s legislation targeting straw purchasing of firearms aims to prevent the circumvention of background checks and illegal gun transfers, highlighting the state’s efforts to ensure safety and legality in gun ownership.

20 Crucial Supplies for Surviving a Societal Collapse

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In the face of uncertainty, being well-prepared gives you at least some degree of control and security. The thought of a societal collapse, while extreme, prompts us to consider how we might endure without the conveniences of our current lifestyle. Here’s a list of 20 essential items that could prove indispensable in such a scenario. This guide isn’t about succumbing to fear but embracing preparedness and resilience.

14 Essential Canned Goods for Your Emergency Pantry

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I firmly believe in keeping a well-stocked emergency pantry. While fresh food is ideal, in a survival situation, we may not be that lucky. So, for my family, even though we grow a lot of our own food, canned goods play a crucial role in emergency preparedness. They offer a reliable source of nutrition when access to fresh produce may be limited. The goods you stockpile should be affordable, easy to store, and full of nutrition.

Best Regions in the U.S. to Escape to When Society Collapses

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Choosing a refuge in the event of societal collapse involves weighing the pros and cons of each location against your personal preparedness goals and abilities. Whether you’re drawn to the solitude of the desert or the protective heights of the mountains, the key is finding a place that offers safety and the opportunity for growth and renewal.

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Katy Willis is a writer, lifelong homesteader, and master herbalist, master gardener, and canine nutritionist. Katy is a preparedness expert and modern homesteader practicing everyday preparedness, sustainability, and a holistic lifestyle.

She knows how important it is to be prepared for whatever life throws at you, because you just never know what's coming. And preparedness helps you give your family the best chance to thrive in any situation.

Katy is passionate about living naturally, growing food, keeping livestock, foraging, and making and using herbal remedies. Katy is an experienced herbalist and a member of the CMA (Complementary Medical Association).

Her preparedness skills go beyond just being "ready", she's ready to survive the initial disaster, and thrive afterward, too. She grows 100% organic food on roughly 15 acres and raises goats, chickens, and ducks. She also lovingly tends her orchard, where she grows many different fruit trees. And, because she likes to know exactly what she's feeding her family, she's a seasoned from-scratch cook and gluten-free baker.

Katy teaches foraging and environmental education classes, too, including self-sufficient living, modern homesteading, seed saving, and organic vegetable gardening.

Katy helps others learn forgotten skills, including basic survival skills and self-reliance.

She's been published on sites such as MSN, Angi, Home Advisor, Family Handyman, Wealth of Geeks, Readers Digest, and more.

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