A man entered Cash America Pawn in Indianapolis, Ind. pulled a hood over his head, drew a gun, and attempted to rob the store. A customer responded by drawing a gun and shooting the criminal, killing him. Following an investigation, police revealed that the deceased robber was a suspect in other robberies.
Gun-control groups in New Jersey and Washington, D.C. are urging a New Jersey court to make the state enforce an unusual law, one that could ultimately ban sales in the state of all handguns that don’t embrace some sort of smart technology.
Reviewing another round in the gun rights battle, a federal appeals court offered few clues Monday on whether it will uphold a Sunnyvale law banning possession of large capacity ammunition magazines.
The law, signed by Gov. Martin O’Malley in May 2013, is among the nation’s strictest gun-control measures, banning magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition and most semi-automatic rifles, while also mandating fingerprinting and training for some new gun buyers. Violation of the law carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison, a $5,000 fine or both.
Democrats in the Oregon Legislature say the outlook to expand background checks on gun purchases is better in 2015 than it has been in years, thanks to Senate seats they picked up in the Nov. 4 election and passage of an initiative with similar provisions in Washington.
I blogged last week about Tracy Rifle & Pistol LLC. v. Harris (E.D. Cal.), a case in which I’ve been hired to consult, and which the California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees, The Calguns Foundation, and Second Amendment Foundation are supporting. The case is a First Amendment challenge to Cal. Civil Code § 26820 (which was first enacted 1923, but is still being enforced today):
The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office in partnership with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a Concealed Carry informational session on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the College of Lake County, Grayslake Campus, Building C, Auditorium located at 19351 W. Washington Street, Grayslake, Illinois 60030 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
It's among the most controversial bills prefiled in the upcoming state legislative session, the possibility of allowing open carry of sidearms. Governor-elect Greg Abbott has already gone on record that he would sign such a bill if and when it makes it through the state house and senate.
When the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission meets Thursday in Key Largo, the state's rule-makers for hunters and anglers are expected to lift a 57-year-old ban on silencers, noise-suppressing devices that can be attached to the barrel of a rifle or pistol to muffle the "bang."
Being attacked by four men while working as an unarmed security guard, spending years in an abusive marriage, and then a burglary at her home taught Kim Bartlett a thing or two about staying safe.A gun, and knowing how to use it, is the answer for her.
Women across the country are carrying more than just their purses these days by deciding to pack a pistol with them too.11.1 million people in the U.S. are licensed to carry concealed and a growing number of them are women.
Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has joined 20 other state attorneys general in opposing Maryland's Firearm Safety Act of 2013, which Caldwell says restricts gun rights.
A federal court ruling that could make it easier to carry a concealed gun in California won’t affect how Riverside and San Bernardino counties handle requests for concealed firearms permits, sheriff’s officials in both counties insist.But a gun rights group contends that the ruling, centered on concealed permit rules in San Diego County, also is proof that Inland counties aren’t following the law.
Frank Batten, the firearms instructor and certified trainer for Deep River Outfitters, said his goals for any concealed carry or firearms safety class is to educate, equip and train.As do all instructors, he keeps up with changes in the law via a state website.His classes are sometimes all male, sometimes male and female, and some classes are specifically for women.
As Congress considers budget legislation, the NRA respectfully urges that the interests of law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen be protected from the ongoing attacks of the anti-gun Obama Administration.
All categories of violent and property crime declined from 2012 to 2013, the FBI has announced, in conjunction with the release of its annual crime report for 2013.
As we’ve been reporting, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit handed gun owners a tremendous victory in February by recognizing the Second Amendment protects a right to bear arms outside the home. The decision also invalidated the San Diego County Sheriff’s policy of issuing concealed carry permits only upon a showing of extraordinary need for self-protection that would distinguish the applicant “from the mainstream.”
The Eau Claire Area School District set a new low for the actions of anti-gun school administrators Tuesday when they put a halt to what had been a Veterans Day tradition in the Wisconsin city. The school district barred a local veterans group, the Patriotic Council, from conducting their traditional Veterans Day program on school grounds because it includes veterans carrying rifles and a 21-gun salute with blank ammunition.
For decades, anti-gun groups have been trying to scare Americans into getting rid of their guns, with the claim that you’re more likely to have a problem if you have guns in your home, than if you don’t. But whatever they’ve been doing all these years apparently hasn’t been working. Not only have Americans been acquiring guns at record levels, Gallup recently reported that 63 percent of Americans now believe that having guns at home makes them safer, nearly double the percentage reporting the same belief 14 years ago.