Virginia could require warning labels on some guns, lower fees for concealed carry permits or allow school security officers and others to be armed at schools.These are proposals contained in just some of the hundreds of bills Virginia lawmakers will consider when the annual General Assembly session begins next week.
Preliminary figures show gun sales in Switzerland have increased by up to a record 30% last year.
Presently over 300,000 Czechs have a firearms license and there are over 800,000 registered weapons in the country. Under Czech law such a weapon can be used in defence of life or property although its use would have to be adequate to the threat posed. Now the Interior Ministry is proposing to extend the use of arms in defence of the state, i.e. in the event of a terrorist attack.
The number of Belgians, in the province of Liege alone, applying for a firearms licence has skyrocketed with applications leaping a massive 117 per cent from 608 permits in 2010 to 1,318 in 2015.
On behalf of its five-million members, the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) applauded the introduction of H.R. 38, The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, authored by Congressman Richard Hudson (NC-8). This legislation would eliminate the confusing patchwork of state carry laws by allowing individuals who possess concealed carry permits from their home state or who are not prohibited from carrying concealed in their home state to exercise those rights in any other state that does not prohibit concealed carry.
Emboldened by the Republican Party’s grip on the levers of power in Washington, Second Amendment advocates plan to pressure the White House and Congress to enact long-desired legislation to expand concealed carry rights and roll back gun-free zones.
President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday to again draw attention to Chicago's struggles with surging violent crime, this time suggesting that perhaps Mayor Rahm Emanuel should seek help from the federal government.
Thanks to movies — and the name “silencers” — people tend to think that silencers make guns silent. They don’t. What they do is turn something so loud that it damages your ears into something so loud that it merely hurts them. When you shoot a silenced gun, unless it’s a very low-caliber gun or its silencer is unusually large and effective, it’s still prudent to wear hearing protection.
A universal gun background check measure, approved by Nevada voters and touted as a victory by gun control advocates, was supposed to take effect after the clock struck midnight Saturday and residents rang in the new year.
Nevada’s new law expanding firearm background checks to private-party sales and transfers is facing another challenge: a lawsuit contending that it violates the state Constitution.
Nevada is one of a handful of states that, years ago, agreed with the FBI to serve as a “point-of-contact” state. What does that mean? It means that, in Nevada, if you are subject to a background check when you buy a firearm, that check is done by state’s Department of Public Safety, which checks both the federal database and Nevada’s own database (called the “central repository”).
Most adults will be able to carry concealed weapons without needing a permit. The law, passed by the Republican-led Legislature this year despite a veto by outgoing Gov. Jay Nixon, would also expand the state's "castle doctrine," which permits homeowners to use deadly force against intruders. The revised law will allow invited guests, such as babysitters, to use lethal force.
Matt Ball isn’t the type of gun enthusiast who hoards ammunition – at least not normally.Ball, a 39-year-old banker from Roseville, is a casual shooter who spends a few days a year at the target range. Typically, when he’s running low on ammo, he swings by a local sporting-goods store and buys what he needs, or he orders online.
Secretary of State Shantel Krebs says the roughly 30,000 concealed carry permits issued in 2016 is a record.
On January 1, 2017, multiple pro-gun bills will be going into effect after being passed and signed by Governor Bill Haslam following the 2016 Tennessee Legislative Session.
Here are eleven more defensive gun uses by concealed handgun permit holders from across the country.
Wichita police say it happened before 10:00 p.m. at Woodgate Apartments near 21st and Woodlawn. A man told police he fired several shots at a would-be robber in his home. The man, in his 30s, was taken to the hospital with several gunshot wounds to the chest. Police spent the night questioning neighbors and working to piece together what happened."
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will reconsider the legal merits of Alameda County ordinance that restricts where and how many gun stores can reside in unincorporated areas.
The arrival in 2017 of a raft of new gun control laws in California won’t amount to much, except more hassles for gun dealers and the law-abiding few.
Despite the implementation of Idaho’s permitless carry law this past July, the number of Idahoans obtaining concealed weapons permits has remained steady.The new law seems to have had no effect on two trends seen in Idaho in recent years: the skyrocketing number of Idahoans acquiring concealed carry permits and the high number of Idaho women with such permits.