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California: Language for DOJ’s Latest (Third) Attempt at “Assault Weapon” Regulations Now Available

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 8:13pm
As reported earlier today, the California Department of Justice has resubmitted proposed “assault weapon” regulations to the Office of Administrative Law as “File and Print Only,” which will prohibit public comment on any of the proposed regulations.

Supreme Court Asked to Review Maryland's Gun Ban

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 5:28pm
A group of Maryland citizens, with the support of the National Rifle Association, filed a petition to the United States Supreme Court on Friday seeking to reverse a Court of Appeals ruling that stripped some of America’s most popular rifles of Second Amendment protection. The 4th Circuit ruling in the case Kolbe v. Hogan is a direct contradiction of the Supreme Court’s 2008 decision, District of Columbia v. Heller, which re-affirmed American citizens’ right to self-defense.

“She Persisted” – Gun Owner Fights Unlawful “No Return” Gun Policy

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 3:59pm
On July 17, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit confirmed that law enforcement officials in New York acted unlawfully with respect to guns confiscated from a Nassau County woman in 2012.  

The Need for National Reciprocity

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 3:16pm
A report from the Crime Prevention Research Center estimates that the number of concealed carry permits issued last year was the largest increase ever – continuing a four year trend of record setting increases in the number of concealed carry permits. This rapid growth of permits has been attributed to increases among African-Americans and women. 

California: "Assault Weapon" Regulations Take 3: CA DOJ Resubmits Regulations

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 3:08pm
Today, July 21, the California Department of Justice (“DOJ”), without warning or any notification,  submitted another set of proposed regulations for the registration of newly classified “assault weapons” to the Office of Administrative Law.  As with their past two attempts, DOJ has once again listed these regulations as “File and Print Only,” meaning that members of the public will not have an opportunity to comment on any of the proposed regulations.

Maine: Ballot Initiative Reform Legislation Receives Another Opportunity

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 3:05pm
Yesterday, the Maine Senate came up one vote short of passing Legislative Document 31.  Yesterday’s Senate consideration was the final passage vote, and needed two-thirds of the Maine Senate to pass and appear on the Ballot this November. After failing to pass the Senate, the Maine House of Representatives “insisted on final passage” and LD 31 will have another vote in the Maine Senate on August 2, the final day of session.

UK Home Secretary takes further action to tackle knife crime

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 2:01pm
The proposed new action would restrict the online sale of knives and ban possession of dangerous or offensive weapons on private property.

Home Alone in Washington State

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 1:10pm
Back in 2013, when Washington State’s anti-gun groups rolled out Initiative 594, they promised voters this “universal background check” law would save lives by keeping “firearms out of dangerous hands” because private gun sales would be subjected to a NICS check done through a licensed dealer. Prior to the enactment of the law, representatives of the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility, the main proponent of 594, disingenuously described the measure as a “common sense” law that “simply applies the current system of background checks to all sales.” 

Elderly man shoots suspect in attempted Madison robbery

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:58pm
Two men tried to rob an elderly man in Madison, but the victim fought back, pulled out a gun, and shot one of them. The other suspect remains on the run, and police say they are still in the initial stages of the investigation so they aren’t releasing many details at this time.

Concealed handgun permits surging, blacks, women lead growth

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:56pm
Concealed handgun permits in the United States soared by 1.83 million since last July, setting a record for the fourth consecutive year, according to an analysis released Thursday.

Girl with gun makes clear 2nd Amendment saves

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:56pm
Liberals may simply try to wish away the crime — but a 17-year-old girl’s brush with death, and subsequent use of a gun, shows without a doubt that the Second Amendment saves.

Pizza Hut employee shoots robber

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:55pm
A Pizza Hut employee shot a man who attempted to rob the store Tuesday night, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office reports. According to the Sheriff’s Office, two masked men attempted to rob the Pizza Hut at 3251 17th St. at about 11:30 p.m. One of the employees reported that he drew his lawfully carried firearm after one of the robbers pointed a gun at him. The 22-year-old employee, who said he feared for his life, fired three times at the robber before taking cover. The robbers fled, leaving a firearm and blood behind.

Former Bloomberg Lackey Comes Clean on True Anti-gun Agenda

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:47pm
Back when Mark Glaze was executive director of Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns, and later Everytown for Gun Safety, he went to great lengths to portray his master’s anti-gun positions as moderate. Glaze used the typical gun control advocate refrain that his groups were merely seeking “commonsense” gun laws. The anti-gun campaigner used every opportunity to remind his audience that he was from Colorado and the son of a licensed firearms dealer. When discussing Colorado’s magazine ban and private transfer restrictions in 2014, Glaze assured that the laws improved safety, but that the “Second Amendment is going to be protected.”

“March” Madness: Media Hypes Non-Event at NRA Headquarters

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 12:37pm
Numbers don’t lie. But gun control groups and the news media do. That explains why so many accounts of last Friday’s so-called Women’s March From #NRA2DOJ bear no resemblance to the event those of us who were actually onsite at NRA Headquarters witnessed with our own eyes.

When Gun Control Fails

Fri, 07/21/2017 - 9:39am
Gun control is pushed as a strategy to keep Americans safe in their homes, schools and workplaces. It is presented as the key component in safer streets, neighborhoods and families. But what happens when gun control fails, as it regularly does? What then?

New Study: Over 16.3 million concealed handgun permits, last year saw the largest increase ever in number of permits

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 3:51pm
During President Obama’s administration, the number of concealed handgun permits soared to over 16.36 million – a 256% increase since 2007. Unlike surveys that may be affected by people’s unwillingness to answer some personal questions, concealed handgun permit data is the only really “hard data” that we have on gun ownership across the United States. 

One More Reason Gun Owners Should Be Celebrated

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 2:46pm
The safety record of America’s gun owners is nothing short of stunning. 

Intruders shot and arrested with more arrests possible after homeowner defends property

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:31am
One person was shot and killed in a home invasion late Tuesday night in Zachary. According to the Zachary Police Department, the shooting occurred in the 4000 block of McHugh Road when a group of people tried to break into an apartment.  The suspect, Damon Hayes, Jr., 20, was shot and killed by a homeowner. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office is assisting the Zachary Police Department process the scene that included numerous bullet casing, according to Zachary Police Chief David McDavid. McDavid says

Group that protested NRA over 'violent' rhetoric embraces convicted cop killer

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:19am
The group behind last week's protest against the National Rifle Association over rhetoric it claimed was a "direct endorsement of violence" wished a convicted cop killer and fugitive a happy birthday on Monday.

Massachusetts: Gun seizure legislation introduced

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 10:18am
Jim Wallace, the executive director of the Gun Owners Action League of Massachusetts, opposes the protective order bill. He said it does not do enough to address what happens after a firearm is taken away from an at-risk person.“You’ve got somebody who has an issue, you’ve got to drag them through this process which is going to aggravate the issue and then you’re going to take away their civil rights, and then what?” Wallace said. “What are we doing for them? Nothing.”