California Office of Administrative Law Approves DOJ’s Proposed “Assault Weapon” Regulations - Lawsuit Coming Soon!

Today, the Office of Administrative Law officially approved DOJ’s proposed “bullet-button assault weapon” regulations. These regulations are a result of the enactment of Senate Bill 880 and Assembly Bill 1135 signed into law in 2016, both of which classify certain firearms required to be equipped with “bullet buttons” as “assault weapons” under California law.

Deputies confiscate a CNY veteran's guns. They were wrong. What happened?

Don Hall was sitting in his living room watching TV with his girlfriend about 9:30 p.m. earlier this year when he was startled by flashing police car lights in his driveway. Hall met the Oneida County sheriff's deputies in the driveway, worried that they were bringing bad news about a family member.

Wisconsin: Mentored Hunting Bills to be Considered Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Senate Bill 362 will be consideredby the Senate Committee on Sporting Heritage, Mining and Forestry, and Assembly Bill 455 will be heard by the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage.

Need to pawn a gun? Law now allows same-day loans on handguns

For the first time in 82 years, Bartholomew County pawnbrokers are allowed to issue same-day loans to customers who use handguns as security. In years past, a seven-day wait was required while background checks were performed through the mail. Violators could be charged with a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to six months and jail and a maximum $1,000 fine.

Emanuel leaves gun ban out of party bus crackdown

Mayor Rahm Emanuel told reporters this week he wanted to "push the envelope" on setting rules to make it tough for revelers to bring guns onto party buses in Chicago, but a plan he announced Tuesday stops short of outlawing firearms.

Collins proposal to overturn SAFE Act faces long legislative road

WASHINGTON – The SAFE Act will be in mortal danger if Rep. Chris Collins gets his way. But the Clarence Republican's legislative proposal for overturning New York's tough gun control law, and others like it, remains a long way from becoming law. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and congressional Democrats are likely to do all they can to prevent that from happening.

Burglary suspect shot multiple times

A woman defended her home from a burglar by shooting the man multiple times with a .40 caliber handgun, according to the Fairmont police chief. The shooting victim turned out to be her ex-boyfriend. Fairmont police were called about 2:19 a.m. Tuesday to 1149 Industrial Drive about a man being shot, Police Chief Jon Edwards said Thursday, and they found a man lying in the yard.

Homeowner shoots alleged attempted burglar

An alleged intruder was shot dead by a resident early Sunday at the Raintree Apartments South of Clermont. Lake County Sheriff Sgt. Fred Jones said a group of individuals came to the front door of the tenant around 3 a.m. They were at the front door of the unit, on Raintree Bend, in the Four Corners area.

Where Would We Stand Without Heller?

AWR Hawkins describes how the 2008 Supreme Court decision in the Heller case continues to protect our Second Amendment rights. 

Man attacks gun carry permit holder with fork at Nashville hotel

A Tennessee valid carry permit holder shot his attacker after the suspect tried to gain entry and stab the gun owner in his hotel room. According to arrest records, the gun owner and another individual arrived to the Suburban Lodge on Central Pike after church Sunday afternoon. They then entered the elevator along with 48-year-old James Grisham, who it turns out did not have a room at the hotel.

Congressman seeks to void SAFE Act with new federal bill

A Western New York congressman is targeting the SAFE Act with a bill of his own that he says would effectively repeal the controversial gun-control law.  U.S. Rep. Chris Collins, R-Erie County, unveiled on Monday his Second Amendment Guarantee Act, which would limit a state's authority to regulate the design, manufacture, sale or possession of a rifle or shotgun. The bill does not cover handguns. The SAFE Act, passed in January 2013 following the Newtown school shooting in Connecticut, is both a legacy-defining policy for Gov. Andrew Cuomo and a political platform that Republicans have used to assail Democrats and pro-gun control advocates.

Firearms Aboard Commercial Aircraft

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has established specific requirements for transporting firearms and ammunition in checked baggage on commercial aircraft, including the following: All firearms or ammunition must be checked with the air carrier as luggage or inside checked luggage. Firearms, firearms parts, and ammunition are prohibited from carry-on baggage. Firearm parts include barrels, magazines, frames, and other internal parts of a firearm.

State laws expand concealed gun rights to college campuses, public facilities

Concealed carry is the practice of discreetly having a weapon, usually lethal, on one’s person in a public space. Several states including Georgia, Kansas, and Arkansas are now allowing guns in many more public facilities including places of worship, sporting events, and even college campuses. Some gun rights activists like Jennifer Baker, spokesperson for the National Rifle Association, are saying that 2017 is going to be a very successful year for gun rights.

Judge rules Seattle must give gun-rights group tax revenue information

SEATTLE -- A judge has ruled in favor of a gun magazine editor and gun-rights group who want revenue information on Seattle's gun and ammunition tax. Dave Workman, senior editor of the filed a public record requests to get the revenue information. The City Council approved the taxes in 2015.

Can Chicago cite parents when their kids illegally obtain a gun?

Chicago aldermen have suggested an innovative, though likely ill-fated law which would seek to hold parents accountable if their children wind up in possession of an illegal firearm. With a murder rate which is completely out of control and a Mayor who seems powerless to do anything about it, solutions are obviously needed. But would this work? At least one community leader thinks it’s worth a try.

Are gun raffles legal in California?

Two words that would make any gun enthusiast pant. Even the prospect of a free firearm — especially in a time where, some would argue, the government is out to take guns — could be as valuable as... free health care?

Suspect shot in botched aggravated robbery at smoke shop

Waco Police are investigating after an aggravated robbery suspect was shot by an employee of a smoke shop during his criminal act Saturday night. The incident happened at 11:15 p.m. at Tee's Smoke Shop located on 3528 North 19th Street. Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said the suspect entered the store wearing a ski mask, displayed a handgun, and demanded money. Police said the store employee took defensive action by drawing his own gun and firing at the suspect. The suspect was struck several times by bullets and ran away from the scene. He was dropped off at Baylor Scott and White Hillcrest by someone else. No other injuries were reported.

Man shot while trying to 'forcibly enter' house

State police have opened a homicide investigation into the early morning death of a man shot outside a home in the village of Yukon, Westmoreland County. The coroner's office said Melvin Grazetti Jr., 40, was pronounced dead at the scene on Kirshner Lane shortly after 5:40 a.m. Saturday. Grazetti was shot by "a known person" as he tried to "forcibly enter the residence" at about 3:30 a.m., police said in a statement. A shotgun was used to fire the shot that killed Grazetti, according to the coroner's report.