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California: In Response to NRA/CRPA Demands, Los Angeles Repeals Ordinances Prohibiting Sale of “Ultracompact” Firearms and Possession of Standard Capacity Magazines

In response to pre-litigation demands from the NRA and CRPA, the Los Angeles City Council has voted to repeal a city ordinance prohibiting the sale or transfer of “ultracompact firearms” in Los Angeles.  The city ordinance defined “ultracompact firearms” as handguns with “an overall length of six and three quarter inches (6.75”) or less or an overall height of four and one half inches (4.5”) or less, as measured with the magazine detached.”

California: In Response to NRA/CRPA Demands, Los Angeles Repeals Ordinances Prohibiting Sale of “Ultracompact” Firearms and Possession of Standard Capacity Magazines

In response to pre-litigation demands from the NRA and CRPA, the Los Angeles City Council has voted to repeal a city ordinance prohibiting the sale or transfer of “ultracompact firearms” in Los Angeles.  The city ordinance defined “ultracompact firearms” as handguns with “an overall length of six and three quarter inches (6.75”) or less or an overall height of four and one half inches (4.5”) or less, as measured with the magazine detached.”

Wisconsin: Support Mentored Hunting Bills As Written

The Wisconsin Assembly Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage Committee will be voting on Assembly Bill 455 during the executive session to be held at 10AM tomorrow, August 30.  AB 455 seeks to build upon the success of the safe and successful mentored hunting program that Wisconsin has had since 2009.

Wisconsin: Support Mentored Hunting Bills As Written

The Wisconsin Assembly Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage Committee will be voting on Assembly Bill 455 during the executive session to be held at 10AM tomorrow, August 30.  AB 455 seeks to build upon the success of the safe and successful mentored hunting program that Wisconsin has had since 2009.

Attorneys General From 21 States Ask Supreme Court to Hear Suit Against Maryland’s "Assault Weapons" Ban

A coalition of 21 state attorneys general filed a brief on Friday urging the Supreme Court to hear a case against Maryland's assault weapons ban. The attorneys general for Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming jointly filed a friend of the court brief supporting the plaintiffs in Kolbe v. Hogan. The group believes Maryland's ban on certain semi-automatic rifles and magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition is unconstitutional, and are asking the Supreme Court to step in and strike the law down.

A distorted view of concealed carry

Last month former Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Chief and former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey offered his view of the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 in the Philadelphia Inquirer. The bill will allow a qualified individual to carry a concealed handgun into or possess a concealed handgun in another state that allows individuals to carry concealed firearms.

L.A. is poised to roll back its ban on 'ultracompact' guns

For more than a decade and a half, Los Angeles has banned the sale of “ultracompact” guns, which lawmakers feared could be more easily hidden by criminals.Now the city is poised to eliminate that rule in the face of legal warnings from the National Rifle Assn. and the California Rifle & Pistol Assn., which say that the city restrictions have been preempted by state law.

Louisiana: Hunters to get sales tax holiday

Hunters will get a sales tax discount when they shop for firearms and other hunting supplies during the 2017 Second Amendment Weekend Sales Tax Holiday on Sept.1-3.

Michael Bloomberg's net worth is $47B, how will he use it?

To some it's just another example of the super wealthy having a disproportionate influence on political debate and public opinion. Bloomberg has spent a billion dollars trying to get people to quit smoking, $135 million to battle the NRA on gun control, and a $100 million to assist the Sierra Club and its lawyers in shutting down more than 250 coal fired plants.

‘We carry guns’: Armed judges in spotlight after Ohio attack

More judges are carrying weapons than most people realize, even though attacks on judges remain rare, surveys and experts say.The question of whether judges should be armed got renewed attention this week after an Ohio judge who was carrying a gun was shot outside his courthouse and fired back.

Washington D.C. Reaffirms its Rejection of Right-to-Carry

In an unsurprising turn, officials in the District of Columbia have decided to continue to defend their near total ban on the right to bear arms.  On Thursday, D.C. filed a petition for rehearing en banc with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in the combined cases of Grace v. D.C. and Wrenn v. D.C.  As we reported last month, the D.C. Circuit struck down the District’s restrictive handgun permitting law that required applicants to show a “good” or “proper” reason for needing to carry a concealed handgun.  Under this system, D.C. officials have denied all but a few applicants their right to carry a firearm for personal protection.  

California: 2017 Legislative Session Reconvened this Week and Still More of the Same

This week the California Legislature reconvened from Summer recess and have wasted no time in continuing to push their anti-gun agenda. Yesterday, not only did the Assembly pass anti-gun bill SB 464, but also introduced a symbolic resolution, AJR 24, urging Congress to not enact S. 446, H.R. 38, or any other similar “concealed carry reciprocity” legislation.  Please use our take action button to send an email to your state legislators respectfully urging them to OPPOSE AJR 24, AB 7, AB 424, SB 464 and SB 497.  Do not give up the fight!  Continue to CALL and EMAIL your State Legislators. They need to hear from you as we enter the final weeks of the 2017 legislative session.  

Georgia Law Enforcement Looking Into Gun Turn-in Operation

Opposed to this sensible provision, the Savannah turn-in organizers made clear they would not hand over any weapons they had collected to the police. Instead, the group would work with other groups to destroy the firearms. Reports indicate that the program collected about 30 firearms in total.

Gun Control Advocates, Cheered on by the Media, Claim Victory in Losing

Each month when I write about our right to keep and bear arms, it’s difficult to predict what the state of play will look like by the time this article hits your mailbox. This is especially so when it comes to the dizzying array of fake news from an opposition that is not only increasingly desperate but also increasingly detached from reality.  

Shoppers Get Discounts in Mississippi

Shoppers in Mississippi can save money this weekend based on some constitutional rights.The Second Amendment weekend takes place Friday through Sunday. Guns, ammunition, archery equipment and many other hunting supplies are exempt from the state's 7 percent sales tax.

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