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.
Wednesday, November 13, the state House Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee will hear opposition testimony to House Bill 203, a measure that seeks to make common sense improvements to Ohio’s current concealed carry and self-defense laws.
Gonzaga University students Erik Fagan and Daniel McIntosh were at home in their university-owned apartment in Spokane, Wash. when a man came to the door asking for money. The man, who police later determined is a convicted felon, got aggressive with Fagan, who called to McIntosh for help. McIntosh, a Right-to-Carry permit holder, retrieved a pistol and came to his roommate’s aide. The aggressor fled once he spotted McIntosh carrying a firearm. Following the incident, the roommates alerted the Spokane Police and campus security to the situation. Despite plaudits from the Spokane Police Department, who said the students “did the right thing,” Gonzaga campus security confiscated the pistol, and a shotgun the pair also kept in their home. Further, the roommates were brought before the school’s disciple board and placed on university probation. In the wake of national exposure, Fagan and McIntosh have announced that they are appealing their probation, and Gonzaga has indicated that they will review their weapons policy.
The selectman said state law requires Massachusetts gun owners to keep their firearms locked away or rendered inoperable.The problem, he said, is that police do not have the authority, granted by a local ordinance, to enforce the law and inspect the safeguarding of guns at the homes of the 600 registered gun owners in town.
“We’re from the government and we’re here to inspect your guns!”In America, it sounds crazy. Here in Massachusetts, it’s just another day in liberal paradise.Last week, Swampscott Selectman Barry Greenfield proposed the idea of mandatory home inspections for the town’s 600 licensed gun owners. He mentioned the Newtown massacre. He mentioned children’s safety.There is no record, however, of Selectman Greenfield mentioning the Constitution.
This week marks the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, or the Night of the Broken Glass, the Nazi pogrom against Germany's Jews on Nov. 9 10, 1938. Historians have documented most everything about it except what made it so easy to attack the defenseless Jews without fear of resistance. Their guns were registered and thus easily confiscated.
Legislation that would limit the sale of bullets was nearing final passage in September when the bill's author delayed an Assembly floor vote to await the outcome of negotiations with Brown, who had vetoed an earlier measure.
Two Gonzaga University students could be suspended or even expelled after using a handgun to defend themselves from an intruder in their university owned apartment, an act which the university says violates the school's weapons policy.
The Leon County Commission is trying to pressure gun dealers into helping to implement a proposed gun control ordinance.Recently, commissioners were telling us there wasn't any action going on with regard to a proposed "gun show loophole" ordinance. In fact, some even claimed "there is no proposed ordinance at all." Some even suggested they simply wanted to receive our comments for discussion at the January commission meeting.Turns out, that isn't the full story. What they're really up to is trying to pressure gun dealers into implementing the gun control ordinance for them.
For lime grower Hipolito Mora, it was time to organize and pick up arms when a packing company controlled by a brutal drug cartel refused to buy his fruit. For Bishop Miguel Patino Velazquez, it was seeing civilians forced to fight back with their own guns that made him speak out. For Leticia, a lime picker too afraid of retribution to give her last name, it was the day she saw a taxi driver kidnapped in front of his two young children that convinced her to join those taking the law into their own hands.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently passed a ban on the possession of so-called “large-capacity magazines,” defined as ammunition feeding devices capable of holding more than ten rounds. It is expected that the Mayor of San Francisco will sign the ordinance into law any day now. Once this ban goes into effect, residents will have a short window of time to surrender their magazines to police or remove them from the City.
The Leon County Board of Commissioners is trying to pressure gun dealers into helping them implement a proposed gun control ordinance! Recently, Commissioners were telling us there was no action going on with regard to a proposed "Gun Show Loophole" ordinance. Some even suggested that they simply wanted to receive our comments for discussion at the January Commission meeting.
House Bill 89, Threatened Use of Force, by Representative Neil Combee (R-Auburndale) & Representative Katie Edwards (D-Sunrise) was favorably amended and PASSED the Florida House Criminal Justice Committee by a vote of 12-1. The bill currently has 29 cosponsors and growing. HB-89 is a bill to stop abusive prosecutors from using 10-20-LIFE to prosecute people who "threaten to use deadly force" against an attacker as a means of self-defense and to stop an attack. Some anti-gun, anti-self-defense prosecutors have been abusing the 10-20-LIFE law to prosecute average citizens who displayed a weapon or gun in self-defense to make an attacker back off.
After a highly contested special election, state Representative Jan Angel came out victorious against appointed incumbent Senator Nathan Schlicher in the battle to claim the state Senate seat in Legislative District 26.