CNMI passes 'ineffective' gun law

The Northern Marianas governor has passed a law banning handguns in the territory - but it can't be implemented.Handguns were banned for decades up until last year, when a military veteran who wanted one sued the territory's government.

Florida Alert! Update on Legislative Committee Week

The following is an article from News Service Florida in which they try to get a handle on what's in store for gun bills in the upcoming legislative session. It is reprinted with permission.  However, we must point that the reporter who wrote this story totally misread SB-274 By Sen. Kelli Stargel (R-Lakeland).  The bill is NOT about private schools, the bill is about CHURCHES.  It restores the private property rights and the security and defense rights of churches so they may determine whether or not all allow firearms on church property.

City stops gun store from opening

After hearing from about 100 residents last night, San Carlos City Council voted 4-1 to delay the opening of a new gun store until next year, if not indefinitely. Vice Mayor Matt Grocott was the lone dissenting vote on the moratorium, which will prevent a Turner’s Outdoorsman, a chain store with mostly Southern California locations, from opening up at 1123 Industrial Road later this month as it had planned. “It is not fair for this business to get as far as it has with an application … and then a firestorm happens,” Grocott said. Turner’s Outdoorsman has already signed a 10-year lease for the location on Industrial Road near REI, and has spent $125,000 on the new store.

Massachusetts: Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security Firearm Legislation Hearing Scheduled

On Thursday, November 16, 2017, the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security will be holding a public hearing at 11:00 A.M. in room A-1 to discuss 55 bills pertaining to firearm laws in the state.  It comes as no surprise that many of the proposals before the Committee for consideration are anti-gun measures and would place further burdens on law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen. 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces it will approve importation permits of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia

  After major improvements to elephant conservation and management, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has announced it will approve importation permits of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia.   The Service has determined that hunting would enhance the conservation and survival of African elephants.  The Service’s findings are for trophies taken in 2016 through 2018. "By lifting the import ban on elephant trophies in Zimbabwe and Zambia the Trump Administration underscored, once again, the importance of sound scientific wildlife management and regulated hunting to the survival and enhancement of game species in this country and worldwide" said Chris Cox, Executive Director of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action. "This is a significant step forward in having hunting receive the recognition it deserves as a tool of sound wildlife management, which had been all but buried in the previous administration."

Is gun maker liable? Court takes up Newtown shooting case

With both gun rights supporters and gun control advocates nationwide looking on, lawyers for Newtown families and gun maker Remington Arms are set to face off Tuesday before the Connecticut Supreme Court to argue whether the company should be held liable for the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

Should US study gun violence as a public health hazard? No

Decades ago, gun-control advocates spoke honestly about their motives. They openly disputed that the Second Amendment affirmed the right to own a gun, and said their goal was to make guns illegal, create a federal database of guns and gun owners, mandate licensing, and limit the sale and ownership of guns in every way possible. Even the names of their organizations were blatant, such as “Handgun Control, Inc.”

Robbery suspect shot in violent gas station shootout

A North Freeway gas station owner was making coffee inside his store this morning, when a pair of would-be robbers ran inside. Moments later, there was gunfire, and it wasn't one-sided. 

Couple found in home held at gunpoint

A homeowner turned the tables on two burglary suspects he found inside his home Saturday and held them at gunpoint until deputies arrived

Ohio: Self-Defense Enhancement Legislation Scheduled for Committee Hearing

Tomorrow, the Senate Judiciary Committee will be accepting proponent testimony on important self-defense legislation.  Senate Bill 180, sponsored by state Senators Joe Uecker (R-14) and Jay Hottinger (R-31), would expand circumstances under which a person has no duty to retreat before using force in self-defense.  Further, this bill would shift the burden of proof to the state, so the state would have to prove beyond reasonable doubt that a person charged with an offense that involved the use of force against another, did not use that force in self-defense.  Senate Bill 180 would also reduce certain concealed handgun offenses to minor misdemeanors and eliminate the mandatory posting of signs that warn against the conveyance of a deadly weapon onto specified premises.

Boston Globe Calls For Gun Confiscation

Within any gun debate, gun control advocates will typically spout some platitude about how they’re not wanting to ban guns outright, just certain guns. Maybe they’re saying they don’t want the hunting rifles, but do want the modern sporting rifles like the AR-15, whatever. Regardless of the specifics, they’ll routinely say they don’t want all the guns. Of course, that’s a load of bovine excrement. While some gun control advocates may, indeed, be sincere about their lack of desire for the confiscation of all firearms, there are more than enough who do. Take, for example, David Scharfenberg at the Boston Globe.

Good guys with guns saving lives

Stephen Willeford’s heroic actions last Sunday saved many lives at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The killer, Devin Kelley, was shooting the wounded when Willeford showed up with a rifle. Willeford’s quick actions forced Kelley to stop his attack, presumably saving the lives of the twenty wounded and possibly many more.

California’s gun confiscation program in spotlight after Texas shooting

In late 2006, a database was set up to track firearms owners and cross-reference those names with criminal and mental-health records to identify individuals “who have been, or will become, prohibited from possessing a firearm subsequent to the legal acquisition or registration of a firearm or assault weapon.”

In Texas, Two Very American Heroes

Before the Texas church shooter encountered any police officers, he was run off a highway and dead. He had been shot and chased by two private citizens who took it upon themselves to respond to a heinous crime when no one with a badge was anywhere to be found.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill demand gun control

When it comes to political opinions, McGraw and Hill have stuck their neck out more than most country stars, who are often tight-lipped about the subject.In 2008, McGraw expressed his support for Barack Obama, telling People Magazine, “It’s innate in me to be a blue-dog democrat.”