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.”

“Good Reason” to Cheer – D.C. Carry License Applications Skyrocket in October

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, in a 2-1 decision in the combined cases of Wrenn v. D.C. and Grace v. D.C., rejected these flimsy rationalizations and ruled that “the individual right to carry common firearms beyond the home for self-defense—even in densely populated areas, even for those lacking special self-defense needs—falls within the core of the Second Amendment’s protections.” 

New Evidence against Gun Confiscation

We recently discussed the selection of input variables for statistical modeling and how such choices can alter one’s findings. New research published in the Journal of Experimental Criminology examines how the choice in methodology can alter one’s findings. 

Maine: Town of Standish Strong-Arming Club to Drop NRA Affiliation

On Tuesday, November 14, at 7:00PM, the Standish Town Council will be holding their monthly meeting.  The agenda includes a discussion of a long-term land lease agreement of town property for the expansion of range operations with the Standish Fish & Game Club. 

Illinois: Legislature Adjourns, Gun Control Bills Stall

Yesterday, the Illinois House of Representatives adjourned and the Senate adjourned today.  Thanks to your efforts in contacting your legislators, they will go home without bringing up Senate Bills 333 and 1657 for votes. 

Feinstein, Senate Democrats introduce semi-auto ban

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein has reintroduced an assault weapons ban in the wake of massacres in a Texas church on Sunday and during an outdoor concert in Las Vegas last month.

Senators propose semi-automatic ban

Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, both of Connecticut, were the lead co-sponsors along with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

Wisconsin: Mentored Hunting Bill Passes Senate

On Tuesday, November 7th, Assembly Bill 455 passed through the Wisconsin state Senate with a vote of 21-12, continuing efforts to build upon the success of the safe and successful mentored hunting program that Wisconsin has had since 2009.  Assembly Bill 455 previously passed through the Wisconsin Assembly with a vote of 57-32 last week, and now heads to Governor Scott Walker’s desk for his approval.

Washington: Work Session on Firearms Scheduled in House Judiciary

Next Friday, November 17th, the state House Judiciary Committee has scheduled a work session on firearms at 10:00am in Hearing Room A of the John L. O’Brien Building in Olympia. The House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Representative Laurie Jinkins (D-27th LD), will be hearing invited testimony on current firearm laws in Washington and an overview of different types of firearms.