Robber shot at Newport pawn shop

A man was shot in Newport as he was robbing a pawn shop, police said. The robbery was reported at the E-Z Cash Pawn on Monmouth and 8th streets in Newport Wednesday afternoon.

Michigan: Legislature Reconvenes with Constitutional Carry Moving to Senate

As Michigan legislators reconvene after the summer recess, House bills 4416, 4417, 4418 and 4419 are moving to the Senate.  This package of gun bills would remove the requirement to obtain a concealed pistol license (CPL) in order to lawfully carry a firearm.  These bills would also make the current licensing system optional to allow citizens to obtain a license and take advantage of reciprocity agreements with other states.

California: Anti-Gun Bill Heading to the Governor’s Desk

Yesterday, September 6, the state Senate concurred on the Assembly amendments to SB 464 by a vote of 23 to 14.  SB 464 has been sent to engrossing and enrolling before heading to the Governor for his consideration.  Please email Governor Brown and urge him to VETO SB 464. 

Shocking News as Governor of Virgin Islands Orders National Guard to Seize Americans’ Firearms

Certainly, the rest of America’s thoughts and prayers are with the USVI as Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 storm, closes in on the Caribbean. Nevertheless, the scope of Gov. Mapp’s order is a shocking incursion on the right of the U.S. citizens who reside on the USVI to protect themselves from the all-too-predictable outbreaks of looting and crime that can occur when normal emergency services are over-taxed by an extraordinary event. The order, simply put, violates the U.S. Constitution and threatens to put innocent people at further risk.

NRA threatens legal action over Virgin Islands firearm confiscation order

The National Rifle Association (NRA) is threatening legal action to stop a seizure of guns and ammunition by U.S. Virgin Islands Gov. Kenneth Mapp (I) ahead of Hurricane Irma, the group said Tuesday. "People need the ability to protect themselves during times of natural disaster," said Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA'S Institute for Legislative Action. "This dangerous order violates the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens and puts their lives at risk."

Trump, Clinton Voters Divided Over a Changing America

50 percent of respondents say they are more concerned that the government will go too far in restricting gun rights – which is up from 35 percent who said this back in 1995.By comparison, 45 percent say they’re more concerned that the government will not do enough to regulate access to firearms.

Texas: Brock students now have guardians

They're not angels, but folks in Brock might call them the next best thing as they watch over their children.The Brock School Board recently approved a Guardian Program in which select employees from the district are allowed to conceal carry in preparation for an emergency.

Can Jeff Duncan silence opposition to his gun bill?

Growing up, Rep. Jeff Duncan didn’t wear earplugs or muffs when he went out to shoot guns with his dad.Now 51 years old and hard of hearing in his left ear, the South Carolina Republican can’t help but think it might have been prevented.This isn’t the only reason he’s pushing legislation to make it easier to buy suppressors, accessories that screw onto the barrels of guns to muffle the sounds of bullet shots. But it’s one of them.

Affirming Americans’ right to concealed carry

When Justice Neil Gorsuch was confirmed to the Supreme Court in April, the court regained a majority of justices who support Americans’ right to bear arms. It is now more important than ever for the court to take up and hear pivotal Second Amendment cases that will protect our rights spelled out in the Constitution and which liberal activists have been trying to erode for decades.

Concealed Carry Law Goes Into Effect but Guns Are Still Banned on U of A Campus Pending Arkansas State Police Action

There are many questions about Arkansas’ new “campus concealed carry” law, but the most basic is: when does it go into effect?The simple answer is that the law goes into effect on Friday, Sept. 1 – but there’s a catch. The law doesn’t take effect on the University of Arkansas campus until the Arkansas State Police develops a training process for “enhanced” concealed carry permits, which are required under the law.

Georgia: Campus carry attracts opinions, but no problems as school opens

This is the first school year under the new campus carry law. Gov. Nathan Deal signed House Bill 280 into law in May, allowing licensed weapons holders to carry firearms on various portions of Georgia’s public colleges and universities. The law came after years of debate between proponents, who wanted gun owners to have a layer of personal safety, and opponents who are concerned about people not in law enforcement with a gun and the consequences if they misfire. The law does not apply to private institutions, such as Emory University or the Atlanta University Center’s campuses.