An alleged “armed career criminal” tried to convince Boston police gang unit officers who found a loaded .45 in his glove compartment Monday night that he was about to drop the weapon off at a gun buyback, according to court documents. The officers arrested him anyway.
"New gun controls are a no-go in Congress, but one lawmaker says there’s support for a plan that would slow the pace of gun violence. Rep. Tim Murphy (R., Pa.), the only clinical psychologist in Congress, has found 88 House colleagues to back a bill that would change laws regarding the mentally ill."
The NRA has learned that the Massachusetts House Ways and Means Committee may be considering and voting today on a scaled-back version of a radical anti-gun bill, House Bill 4121, and that it could be voted in the full state House of Representatives as early as tomorrow. This is bad governance, as this bill has been redrafted multiple times and each draft has been given very little time for review from stakeholders and policy makers.
Vice president Joe Biden has disparaged gun-rights advocates as “tea baggers,” CNN host John Walsh told reporters today. Walsh, the former host of America’s Most Wanted, recounted that he bonded with Biden over the need for more gun control and their distaste for the National Rifle Association..
Yesterday, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R) announced that Nebraska will now recognize and provide reciprocity with West Virginia’s Concealed Handgun License (CHL). This full reciprocity agreement ensures that West Virginia CHL holders will have recognition in Nebraska and vice versa.
A photo of Kendall Jones, the Texas cheerleader who has been criticized for posting images of her hunting endeavors, that showed her smiling with a dead leopard was deleted from Facebook last week. Now, the social media site is explaining why it took action against this one photo.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie explained his logic in vetoing a bill last week that would have limited the size of gun magazines, saying that “every life is valuable.” “Are we saying that the 10 children on the clip they advocate for, that their lives are less valuable?” he said at an event Monday, according to a video posted on his Youtube page. “If you take the logical conclusion of their argument, you go to zero because every life is valuable. And so why 10? Why not six, six? Why not two? Why not one? Why not zero? Why not just ban guns completely?”
The Senate cleared the first procedural hurdle on the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014, which would allow states to assign more federal funding to create and maintain shooting ranges on federal land.
Returning from a one-week recess, the Senate voted 84-12 Monday to proceed with debate on legislation that would ease restrictions on hunters and fishers while continuing a popular wetlands restoration program.
West Virginia has entered into a concealed handgun reciprocity agreement with Nebraska.
Chicago lost its legal battle to keep gun stores out of the city, and now it must pick up the tab for nearly $1 million in legal fees that the winners spent on the case.
Idaho’s standard concealed carry permit, which requires only a basic classroom-based firearm safety course and a background check — no range time — hasn’t gone away. But Debbie McRae, supervisor at Canyon County’s Department of Motor Vehicles, where concealed weapon license applications are processed, said applications for the standard license have been on a downward trend since the enhanced license was introduced last July.
On June 20, 2014, Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed HB-89 into law, thus preventing law enforcement from arresting (and prosecutors from prosecuting) a good Samaritan or someone exercising lawful self-defense.
The devout firearms enthusiast is now loading up for his fourth season hosting the Outdoor Channel’s “MidwayUSA’s Gun Stories,” which takes viewers through gun history – exploring classics like the Mauser bolt-action to top-notch firearms like the Adaptive Combat Rifle. “We will be profiling what we consider fire arms that have an impact on the world – newsworthy historical significance. We do things from looking at the Walther PPK (‘James Bond’ gun) to the Teddy Roosevelt guns that he used in Africa. We cover sniper rifles and the cold pipe bomb,” Mantegna told FOX411. “It’s like wine. There is such a variance in firearms – different manufacturers, different models and different types. Even vintages if you want to call it that.” As for the future of firearms, Mantegna said the most crucial thing is that Americans don’t compromise when it comes to their Second Amendment rights.
Forty-four states have "Right to Keep and Bear Arms" provisions included in their constitutions. Those provisions are listed here.
Target said Wednesday that it would “respectfully request” that its customers no longer carry firearms inside its stores, after facing mounting pressure from gun-control activists who put the chain in the crosshairs of a national debate about “open carry” laws.
Gov. Chris Christie today vetoed a gun control bill that would have reduced the permitted size of ammunition magazines, saying it would do nothing to reduce gun violence.
Today, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon (D) signed into law Senate Bill 745, sponsored by state Senator Brian Munzlinger (R-18) and handled in the House by state Representative Jay Houghton (R-43). SB 745 includes improved right to carry language and technical corrections related to the 2013 transition of the concealed carry permit issuance process to the sheriffs.
Today, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) vetoed A.2006/S.993, sponsored by Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald (D-6) and Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-37). This legislation sought to arbitrarily lower New Jersey’s magazine restriction from fifteen rounds to ten. New Jersey is one of only a handful of states that already has a restriction on the number of rounds permitted.
Public safety officers armed with semi-automatic pistols will patrol Idaho State University for the first time on Tuesday to safeguard students and staff, in response to a new state law allowing concealed weapons on college campuses.