Tucson Comes To Its Senses On Gun Destruction

Great Second Amendment news out of Tucson, Arizona: The city council there has reversed course on its 10-year run of illegally destroying firearms in the name of "public safety." This is news not only because of the change, but the mechanism by which this was achieved.

Man Shot After Threatening Man Licensed to Carry a Firearm

The person who called police said someone ran up to him and threatened to kill him, said Melinda Gutierrez, Dallas police spokeswoman. The caller, who is a concealed handgun owner, shot the person, Gutierrez said.

Ohio: Right to Carry Reform Bill Moves on to 5th Hearing

Tomorrow, the House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee will have a fifth hearing for House Bill 142.  This legislation, sponsored by state Representative Scott Wiggam (R-1), would remove the requirement that a concealed handgun licensee notify a law enforcement officer that they are carrying a concealed handgun when stopped for a law enforcement purpose, like a routine traffic stop.  Under current law, when a CHL holder is stopped by a law enforcement officer, they must immediately inform the officer that they have a CHL and a firearm in the vehicle.  Failure to do so could result in a misdemeanor and the CHL being suspended. Please contact committee members and urge them to SUPPORT HB 142!  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact committee members.

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69-year-old Sierra Vista woman shoots intruder

A 69-year-old Sierra Vista woman shot a man she says was trying to break into her house Thursday night, just hours after a burglary there, the Cochise County Sheriff’s Department said. 

Indiana: Hoosier lawmakers poised to possibly recommend permitless carry

On one side were constitutional absolutists, including state Rep. Jim Lucas, R-Seymour, who believe that since the Indiana Constitution proscribes, "The people shall have a right to bear arms for the defense of themselves and the state," then any limitation of that right is inherently unconstitutional."I don't see why we're forcing innocent Hoosiers to get fingerprinted, pay the state a fee and jump through hoops to get a little pink card," Lucas said, referring to the state police license allowing adult Hoosiers to carry a handgun, openly or concealed, in most public places.

Should Massachusetts allow guns to be equipped with suppressors?

I’m an instructor who teaches the safety classes required by the state for firearms license applicants. In spite of the fact that I always wear hearing protection, I have permanent hearing loss caused by exposure to the sound of gunfire during these classes. My ears are always ringing, and I have a hard time picking up normal conversation through any background noise. My doctor tells me it’s irreversible and will get worse as I get older. I am not alone. Every instructor or competitive shooter I know that has been at it as long as I have has the same problem.

Arizona: Tucson Repeals Ordinance Requiring Destruction of Firearms

This week, the city of Tucson, Arizona agreed to repeal their firearm destruction ordinance.  This decision came in response to the recent state Supreme Court ruling that struck down the city's firearm destruction policy as a violation of state law that prohibits local governments from regulating the ownership, licensing, or use of firearms.

Physicians Group Launches Effort to Help Patients Find Pro-Gun Healthcare Providers

The NRA has long warned its members about the medical profession’s institutional bias against guns and their owners. This politically-motivated position – backed by flimsy and often misinterpreted “studies” – has even resulted in patients being denied care for refusing to discuss gun ownership with healthcare providers. This discrimination, in turn, has provoked legislation to prevent doctors from injecting their politics into the exam room. 

NRA Applauds Reintroduction and Expansion of SHARE Act

On Sept. 1, U.S. Congressman Jeff Duncan introduced H.R. 3668, the Sportsman’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act (SHARE Act), a wide-ranging package of legislation aimed at promoting Second Amendment rights and America’s outdoor sporting traditions.

Wall Street Journal/NBC News Poll Throws Wrench in Anti-gun Agenda

Demonstrating the importance of the gun issue to the American electorate, 35 percent of respondents reported that “gun rights or gun control” had an impact on their voting behavior. The issue was the highest-rated answer, beating out issues such as the environment, immigration, abortion, drug use, religion, gender equality, and gay rights.