On Tuesday, November 19, the state House Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee will consider and likely vote on House Bill 203, a measure that seeks to make common sense improvements to Ohio’s current concealed carry and self-defense laws.
Yesterday, the Michigan Senate overwhelmingly passed Senate Bill 610 by a 36 to 2 vote. This bill was sent to the state House of Representatives where it has been assigned to the House Judiciary Committee.
A Bloomberg news article several weeks ago pushed one of the ideas present among the 23 "gun violence reduction executive actions" President Obama issued earlier this year.
You can tell an awful lot about how people view freedom by how they freely spend their money.
The NRA turns 142 on Sunday, November 17. To celebrate, we are hosting our biggest giveaway on Facebook yet!
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Today, the National Rifle Association formally submitted its comments on the proposed rules implementing the Firearms Concealed Carry Act in Illinois (NRA comments available here). The rules proposed by the Illinois State Police discriminate against the less wealthy and less technologically adept applicants and fail to honestly implement the intent of the state legislature.
This week's outrage comes to us from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. There, two students living in an off-campus, university-owned apartment were put on probation for the "infraction" of displaying a legally-owned firearm to thwart a home invasion by a convicted felon.
"Smart Guns" is a made-up term for a conceptual firearm that incorporates technology that theoretically permits the gun to be fired only by the authorized user. Failed attempts to develop and market "smart guns" have been going on for years.
The Gun Writer, Lee Williams, of the Herald-Tribune commented on his blog, Hammer: Leon County ordinance could lead to gun ban, confiscation on past NRA President and Executive Director of Unified Sportsmen of Florida Marion Hammer’s letter to the Leon County Board of Commissioners. “Lee's note: USF Executive Director Marion Hammer sent a blunt letter to the Leon County commissioners this week, who are drafting their own gun bill and pressuring licensed dealers for help. Two things stand out."
Two employees of a Family Dollar store in Mobile, Ala. were unloading a truck, when a pair of armed robbers approached them. One of the criminals forced one of the employees to the front of the store, past terrified customers, and demanded that the employee open the safe. Upon witnessing the robbery, one customer drew a gun and fired at the thief, striking him and causing his accomplice to flee. Following the incident, another customer inside the store during the robbery spoke with reporters and thanked the armed citizen, stating, “"I want to say thank you, thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart and God bless you.”
A couple of days before heading north to hunt moose in Vermont, I stopped by a local gun store for a box of ammunition, only to find out the store could not legally sell me the bullets because I didn't have a pile of newly required permits in hand. To my surprise and dismay, a hunting license, which is earned by passing a rigorous 12 hour class, is no longer sufficient "hoop jumping" to buy bullets in Connecticut.
Ken Lowery entered Aden’s convenience store in Rhine, Ga. and found the clerk in distress, shouting that she had just been robbed. Lowery left the store and spotted the robber making a leisurely getaway, walking down the street. The robber’s brazen actions so upset the residents of Rhine that around 20 townspeople armed themselves and formed a posse intent on finding the criminal. Armed with a rifle, Lowery tracked the thief and cornered him in a shed, where the robber remained until police could arrive. Following the criminal’s capture, Major Donald Helms of the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office told local media, that the incident was an example of “good guys with guns.” Other townsfolk agreed with that sentiment when asked for comment by reporters. Resident Kayla Mitchell noted, “I’m glad I stay in a town like this, Rhine is a good town.”
Under Massachusetts law, gun owners are required to keep their weapons stored in a locked container or locked in some other way. During the selectmen's discussion last week, Selectman Barry Greenfield asked the town's legal counsel to provide an opinion on whether that provision could be locally enforced."We need the ability to enforce the state law," Greenfield said, accord ing to Patch's coverage of the meeting on Nov. 6, before asking if police in Swampscott, a town of about 14,000 people on the North Shore, would have the authority to inspect gun storage. Would it be legal, Greenfield asked, for police to make sure gun owners are complying with those standards?
The Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs is criticizing the city of Burlington for allowing a gun legislation event to be held in City Hall on Veterans Day."The federation holds it is disheartening that the mayor and city council would allow any activist events to take place in the city council chambers on Veterans Day," Vice President Evan Hughes wrote in a statement on behalf of the Vermont Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, which is the state's National Rifle Association affiliate and a group that has spoken out against gun related legislation.
Record levels of women are picking up rifles, shotguns and handguns. But the women behind the magazines and barrels aren't your stereotypical gunslingers; instead they're moms, doctors, lawyers and secretaries. The one thing they have in common is their decision to exercise their second amendment right to bear arms.
Pistol permit applications in Newtown skyrocketed in the five months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in December, exceeding the entire totals for both 2011 and 2012.
The 17,000 members of the Gun Owners Action League of Massachusetts, of whom I represent as executive director, do not believe simply passing more gun control laws will help stop killers or reduce gun crime in any way. What we do know will reduce gun violence is targeting criminals. By reforming our state and federal gun statutes to create simple, enforceable laws that respect our civil rights and give law enforcement the tools necessary to implement them — gun violence will decrease.
Four words that he uttered at a news conference last May helped Timothy B. Howard win a third term as Erie County sheriff.The words were “I won’t enforce it,” and Howard was talking about the SAFE Act, a controversial new state firearms law that has outraged gun owners.
This week, the Michigan Senate is expected to vote on Senate Bill 610, legislation that would lift Michigan’s ban on the private ownership of short-barreled rifles and shotguns. SB 610, sponsored by state Senator Michael Green (R-31), passed unanimously in the Senate Judiciary Committee last month.