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Georgia: VSU professors sue over campus carry

Two Valdosta State University professors are among the plaintiffs suing to stop enforcement of a law allowing people to bring concealed firearms onto college campuses, according to court documents.

New Texas law lowers fees for handgun licenses

A license to carry a handgun in Texas used to be unaffordable for many Texans, including Cole Parker of Deer Park.That changed Sept. 1, he said, when a new state law went into effect, significantly reducing the cost to get a license to carry a handgun. The law, Senate Bill 16, lowers the first-time fee for a five-year license to carry from $140 to $40 and the renewal fee from $70 to $40.

New York Times on Surviving the Apocalypse: Firearms are Out

If there are any ironclad rules for those hoping to survive the collapse of society, one would surely be to avoid densely populated cities, especially if they’re easily cut-off from the mainland via a handful of bridges or tunnels. The second, after this week, would be to avoid the survival advice of the New York Times, a newspaper published in just such a city, and one easily cut-off from the common sense of the more down-to-earth parts of America. 

Fake News: Washington Post Falsely Suggests Trump Will Arm Foreign Tyrants With American Guns

Reports arose recently that the White House is planning to approve changes to rules governing the export of U.S. firearms and ammunition. Predictably, before the planned regulations were even released for public review and comment, the Washington Post swiftly activated its fake news division to breathlessly warn America of the horrible outcomes the changes “could” provoke. 

Federal Court of Appeals Declines to Reconsider Opinion Striking Down District of Columbia Concealed Carry Ban

In the latest victory for the Second Amendment rights of residents of the District of Columbia, the full federal court of appeals that sits in the District declined, on Thursday, to rehear an earlier decision by three judges of that court striking down provisions of the City’s code that barred most D.C. residents from carrying firearms for self-protection. 

Federal Court of Appeals Declines to Reconsider Opinion Striking Down District of Columbia Law Concealed Carry Ban

In the latest victory for the Second Amendment rights of residents of the District of Columbia, the full federal court of appeals that sits in the District declined, on Thursday, to rehear an earlier decision by three judges of that court striking down provisions of the City’s code that barred most D.C. residents from carrying firearms for self-protection. 

Pittsburgh: Councilman Introduces Ordinance to Disarm Citizens in City Parks

On September 26, Pittsburgh Councilman Dan Gilman introduced ordinance 2017-1920 to amend Pittsburgh City Code in order to ban firearms in city parks. The new ordinance would prohibit the uncasing, possession, and use of firearms capable of discharging or propelling a projectile in City parks and playgrounds. Those in violation could be charged with the misdemeanor crime and would face up to $300 in fines and as much as 30 days in jail.  Please contact council members and urge them to OPPOSE this proposed ordinance!  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact council members.

Harvard Scholar: Guns unlikely to blame for increase in violent crime

SIEGEL: First, let me put to you a very common reaction to rising violent crime or rising murder rates. It's guns. It's the number of guns that are out there. Can we say that's a cause?ABT: I think it's unlikely. The reason is I don't think anything is fundamentally changed in the gun markets in the United States. The second reason is because overwhelmingly gun crime is perpetrated with weapons that are already illegal.

Second Wave: Anti-Gun Bloomberg And His Minions Are Mounting Another Invasion of Virginia

Virginia may have a Democratic governor, but the legislature is solidly Republican. In fact, if weren’t for Northern Virginia—this would be a solid red state. Alas, we can't always get what we want. While I’m not the biggest fan of Terry McAuliffe, his tenure here has been mostly uncontroversial, mainly focusing on issues that can bring both sides together. Yes, he’s pushed for Medicaid expansion, but that was going to always face a legislative death, given that the House of Delegates has a Republican supermajority. The only hiccup was the assault on Second Amendment rights by state Attorney General Mark Herring, in which over two dozen states’ concealed carry reciprocity was set to be axed by his office. Luckily, a deal was hashed out between the governor and Virginia Republicans to avoid this egregious attack on gun rights. The reciprocity agreements remained. Yet, that doesn’t mean Michael Bloomberg and his anti-gun minions are giving up. They’re mounting yet another effort to try and shake up the state, pouring more money into down ticket races this year. It’s the third invasion of Virginia (via WaPo):

Michigan: House OKs gun law pre-emption, fine for CPL violation

The Republican-controlled state House passed two new gun measures Wednesday that would stop local governments from adopting ordinances stricter than state gun laws and impose a civil fine instead of the current felony charge for those carrying expired concealed pistol licenses.

Hero in Tennessee church shooting proves guns could reduce crime, expert says

Robert Caleb Engle, 22, did what few would under the circumstances. Though unarmed, he confronted a gunman who randomly opened fire during Sunday services at Nashville's Burnette Chapel Church of Christ.As the two struggled, the gunman pistol-whipped Engle, then wounded himself in the chest, giving time for Engle, who has a right to carry permit, to run outside and fetch his own weapon.

Professors ask court to overturn Georgia’s campus carry law

The professors hope to overturn the controversial guidelines using a legal argument that the “campus carry” law usurps the University System of Georgia’s constitutional authority over its campuses. Their complaint was filed Monday in Fulton County Superior Court against Gov. Nathan Deal and Georgia Attorney Georgia Chris Carr.

Washington: Please Consider Attending Wenas Target Shooting Meeting

The Wenas Target Shooting Advisory Committee (WTSAC) has been working to identify potential solutions to address concerns about recreational shooting in the Wenas Wildlife Area.  The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife (WDFW), alongside other stakeholders and community members, has scheduled two public meetings to present the draft recommendations of the WTSAC and to receive public input on the proposals.

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