Two sets of data published by the FBI seven months apart show increased gun ownership coinciding with a reduction in violent crime.
The NRA--and hunters, fishermen, and outdoorsmen the world over--lost a long-time friend this week as Dick Cabela, founder of Cabela's, Inc., passed away on Monday at the age of 77.
Insurance companies could face tougher penalties if they impose higher rates or take other actions against auto or homeowner policyholders due to lawful gun ownership, or ammunition possession, under a measure that received its second House committee backing on Wednesday.
Orange County has loosened requirements for carrying concealed weapons in public following a pro-gun ruling last week by a federal appeals court, officials said Thursday.A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2 to 1 that California counties may no longer require residents who want to carry concealed firearms to demonstrate special, individualized needs for protection. The court majority said law-abiding residents have a 2nd Amendment right to bear a gun in public.
The Senate approved a bill Thursday that would allow people with concealed-carry permits to bring guns into Kentucky bars as long as they do not drink.
An Arizona House committee has approved a bill that would allow concealed carry permit holders to carry guns into most public establishments and events.The bill allows concealed carry permit holders to have guns in places such as government buildings unless security measures — including armed guards, metal detectors and gun lockers — are in place. Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a similar bill last year. Supporters of that bill contended it was necessary for public safety.
A Republican proposal to repeal an antiquated law on out-of-state rifle and shotgun purchases has been approved unanimously by the Colorado Senate.The bill would undo a 1969 law that says Coloradans may purchase, but not take possession of, a shotgun or rifle unless they buy it in Colorado or a contiguous state.
On Monday, February 24 at 10:30 a.m., the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider Senate Joint Resolution 9. Sponsored by state Senator Brent Steele (R-44) and state Representative Mark Messmer (R-63), SJR 9 would guarantee Hoosiers the right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife. This proposed state constitutional amendment would ensure the preservation of Indiana's rich hunting heritage.
Yesterday, Governor Bill Haslam (R) signed into law Senate Bill 1700. Sponsored by state Senator Mark Green (R-22), SB 1700 passed in the Tennessee Senate unanimously last month. Last week, the state House of Representatives passed SB 1700 by an 89 to 5 vote.
NRA-supported House File 384, authored by state Representative Matt Windschitl (R-17), passed in the House Judiciary Committee yesterday by a strong, bipartisan 17-4 vote. HF 384 would legalize the ownership of firearm sound suppressors, also referred to as "silencers,” in Iowa.
Yesterday, Senate Bill 317, sponsored by state Senator John Unger (D-16), was heard in the Senate Judiciary Committee. SB 317 was intended to be a statewide firearms preemption bill which would have brought Charleston and three other cities that currently have and enforce local gun control ordinances into uniformity with the rest of the state. However, the Committee Substitute offered and adopted severely undermines the integrity of SB 317 and would be a major setback for law-abiding gun owners across West Virginia.
A mother was at home with her children in Detroit, Mich. when three men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, broke into the house. The mother responded by retrieving a semi-automatic rifle and warning the intruders that she was armed. When the criminals persisted despite the warning, the mother fired at the home invaders. At first, all three intruders retreated outside the home, but the one armed with a pistol decided to try to enter the home again. The criminal’s reentry prompted another round of gunfire from the mother, at which point the armed home invader fled for good. Police captured the trio a short time later.
A new FBI report says that violent crime continues to fall nationwide, which might annoy liberals because gun purchases continue to rise.In the first six months of 2013, murders fell by nearly 7 percent, compared with the same period in 2012. Aggravated assaults fell by 6.6 percent, and robberies are down 1.8 percent. "All of the offenses in the violent crime category—murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, aggravated assault, and robbery—showed decreases when data from the first six months of 2013 were compared with data from the first six months of 2012," according to the FBI. Overall, violent crime in the U.S. fell by 5.4 percent. Burglaries, larceny and auto thefts also decreased.
The Supreme Court on Friday will consider whether to wade into a growing legal brawl over the scope of the Second Amendment and how far the Constitution goes in protecting Americans' self-defense rights outside of their homes, with the justices deciding whether to take up three pending gun cases.
In the wake of new regulations in their northern home states, gun makers are going to the Carolinas, Alabama and other areas in the South for a place to open up shop.
Laws are more than just symbolic gestures. Connecticut's General Assembly must come to grips with this truth before its recent effort to “save lives” ends up destroying them.State law enforcement officials are now in the difficult position of dealing with one of the most widely flouted laws since the end of the 55 miles-per-hour speed limit and Prohibition. If it’s really serious, the state will have to find space to imprison 300,000 residents for the next five years.
Sen. Edward Markey has unveiled a gun control bill he says will help reduce firearm violence by requiring all new guns be "personalized" with special features, such as fingerprint-reading technology, so they can only be fired by their owners or other authorized users.
A bill to ensure permit holder confidentiality is currently awaiting consideration in the state House Judiciary Committee and will not move further unless it is scheduled for a hearing and passed in committee before the Friday, February 21 deadline.
Tomorrow, critical legislation ensuring that your firearms records are kept confidential will be heard in the state House Judiciary Committee.
This Friday, February 21, the Hawaii House Finance Committee is scheduled to hear House Bill 1902 with amendment HD1. As amended, HB 1902, introduced by state Representative Cindy Evans (D-7), would integrate a no net loss policy for public hunting lands in Hawaii.