Kansas lawmakers are considering a bill that would require certain curriculum for schools offering gun safety courses.
A school board for a district covering towns in Vermont and New Hampshire is considering a firearms ban, creating a potential challenge to New Hampshire law.
As Gov. Phil Murphy moves to tighten New Jersey's gun laws, state gun rights advocates -- backed by the National Rifle Association -- are mounting a legal challenge in federal court.
Iowa judges could ban guns in their courtrooms and offices under a bill advanced by the Iowa House on Tuesday, but they would not have the authority to block guns from being allowed in other parts of county courthouses.
On February 6th, the Hawaii Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental, and Military Affairs (PSM) passed Senate Bill 2046 and also passed Senate Bill 2436 with amendments. Both bills will now move to the Senate Judiciary Committee for further consideration. Tomorrow, February 8th, the House Committee on Public Safety will hear House Bill 2228, legislation that will drastically reduce the time period that prohibited persons have to surrender firearms. Please contact members of the House Committee on Public Safety and urge their opposition to House Bill 2228. Click the “Take Action” button below to contact members of the committee.
Yesterday was the deadline for all bills with a fiscal note to pass out of the Senate Ways & Means Committee and House Appropriations Committee. Substitute Senate Bill 5444, which would create a back-door registry and 10 day waiting period on commonly owned semi-automatic firearms, failed to receive a committee vote by the fiscal cutoff deadline and is likely defeated for the year. As previously reported, SB 5444 was referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee last week after passing the Senate Law and Justice Committee on a 4-3 vote.
Pasco police say the father — who had a concealed pistol license — fired a warning shot from a 9 mm Glock he carried.
Yesterday, state Senator Anthony Bouchard and state Representative Tim Salazar pre-filed Senate File 71 for the 2018 Legislative Session.
Bills Would Reduce, Eliminate Permitting Fees
Authorities in Bowie County are investigating an incident in which a private citizen shot a man who was allegedly trying to break into the person’s home Wednesday night.
Surveillance photos of two armed men who robbed an Acworth Waffle House have been released by the Cherokee Sheriff's Office in hopes that the public can identify the suspects. The hold-up was reported about 4 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at the restaurant located at 1133 Highway 92, Acworth.
The NRA announced support for an important Second Amendment lawsuit filed today by the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs (ANJRPC) to challenge New Jersey’s restrictive “may-issue” system for issuing concealed carry permits.
Yesterday, the Indiana state House of Representatives passed House Bill 1424 71-20 and the state Senate previously passed Senate Bill 237 49-0. Each bill will now cross over to the opposite chamber for further consideration.
The Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs announced February 5 that it has filed suit in federal court to overturn New Jersey's draconian restrictions on carrying a handgun outside the home for self-defense. Under New Jersey law, a permit to carry a handgun may be issued only to those citizens who show that they face a unique need for self-defense—such as specific, documented death threats or actual attacks. Ordinary citizens are barred from carrying a handgun outside the home for self-defense, under threat of up to 10 years in prison. The plaintiffs in this lawsuit contend those restrictions violate the Second Amendment. Federal courts in New Jersey have previously upheld the State's restrictions, but the new lawsuit—which was filed in cooperation with the National Rifle Association—asks the courts to take another look at the issue, based on a recent federal decision striking down the District of Columbia's similar law as flatly unconstitutional. "We thank the NRA for its incredible support and guidance, which made this new lawsuit possible," continued Bach.
In 2008, the United States Supreme Court held, in District of Columbia v. Heller, that the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects an individual right to keep and bear arms.
In its efforts to advance gun control measures, the Violence Policy Center compiles data to bolster its policy positions. We have no problem with that. But in doing so, the center has connected dots that don't line up while obscuring key data that undermines their positions.
Gun-carrying Hoosiers could soon be pocketing the $125 fee they typically pay for lifetime handgun carry permits.
Students at the University of Louisville and Kentucky's other public universities should be allowed to carry concealed weapons on campus, a state lawmaker says.
Democratic and Republican lawmakers in Tennessee are pushing legislation to exempt gun safes from the state's sales tax.
Under the laws, police will be able to impose a firearm prohibition order on someone as young as 14, banning them from acquiring or carrying a gun and meaning they can be searched without a warrant.