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Delaware: General Assembly Recesses Until 2018

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 2:46pm
On Monday, the Delaware General Assembly finalized the state’s budget and recessed until January 2018.

Police investigate shooting after home break-in

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:43pm
A home invasion left a suspect and the home’s occupant in the hospital. Prince George’s County Police are still investigating, but say at around 12:30 p.m., two suspects entered a home in the 12600 block of Lusby Lane in Brandywine and then gunshots rang out. 

Florida: Judge rules 'stand your ground' law unconstitutional

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 10:44am
A judge decided Monday that Florida lawmakers overstepped their authority in updating the state's “Stand Your Ground” law.In ruling the law unconstitutional, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Milton Hirsch said the changes should have been crafted by the Florida Supreme Court instead of the Legislature.

Lawmakers react to Miami judge's ruling deeming Stand Your Ground change unconstitutional

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 10:43am
Several lawmakers took to Twitter on Monday to weigh in on a Miami judge's ruling that new changes the Legislature made to Florida's Stand Your Ground law were unconstitutional and beyond the purview of their law-making duties.

Gun owners more likely to be politically active, says survey

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 10:42am
The majority of Americans favor stricter gun controls, but gun owners are much more likely to be politically active and to contact public officials about their beliefs, according to a new survey that goes a long way toward explaining the political power of Second Amendment advocates.

Chicago Police and Federal Agents to Team Up on Gun Violence

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 10:41am
As a candidate, Donald J. Trump frequently mentioned the shootings that claim hundreds of lives here each year. As a new president, he threatened on Twitter to “send in the Feds!” if the local authorities did not stop the “carnage.” Five months later, Mr. Trump had another message about the city, as officials here announced a program that deploys more federal agents to address the city’s gun crime.“Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help,” Mr. Trump wrote Friday morning on Twitter.

Federal court enjoins California large-capacity magazine confiscation

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 10:40am
A California statute to confiscate large-capacity gun magazines, scheduled to take effect July 1, was enjoined by a federal district court on Thursday. This article examines the case and the court’s opinion. My co-author on his article is Joseph G.S. Greenlee, a lawyer in Steamboat Springs, Colo.

State laws will expand respect for Right-to-Carry to public facilities

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 10:40am
Starting Saturday, concealed guns will be permitted at college campuses in Georgia and Kansas, more public buildings and bus stations in Tennessee, and at the Iowa state Capitol as new laws take effect continuing the steady expansion of gun rights in Republican-controlled states.

Concealed-carry law goes into effect at Kansas colleges, universities

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 10:39am
The “no gun” signs commonly posted at Kansas campus buildings are coming down as a law went into effect Saturday requiring that public colleges allow people 21 and older to carry concealed guns.

Kansas universities, students express preparedness for guns on campus starting Saturday

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 10:37am
Starting Saturday, Kansas colleges will allow guns on campus. And students, though some are lukewarm about the idea, are ready.

Oregon: Gun Control Legislation Being Moved in the Final Days of Session

Mon, 07/03/2017 - 7:50pm
With only a week left in the 2017 Legislative Session, anti-gun legislators are pushing hard to pass radical gun control legislation.

Pro-Gun Members of Congress Seek to Protect Veterans, Preserve Historically Significant Firearms

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 4:13pm
U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) and U.S. Representative David P. Roe (R-TN) this week introduced bills to create a 180-day amnesty period for veterans or their family members to register historic war mementos that would be considered regulated firearms under the National Firearms Act (NFA).  

North Carolina: Pro-Hunting Bill Passes Legislature, Heads to Governor

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 3:58pm
After several days working with conferees, and in the final hours of the legislative session, the Senate adopted the conference report with a vote of 31-11, followed by the House adopting it with a vote of 80-25.  HB 559 now heads to Governor Roy Cooper (D) for his consideration.

Gun-Banning U.S. Conference of Mayors Attacks National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 3:33pm
The U.S. Conference of Mayors met for their 85th Annual Meeting from June 23-26 in sunny Miami Beach, Fla.  Continuing a tradition almost as old as the meeting, the assembled mayors schemed on how to prevent the American people from exercising their right to keep and bear arms.

California Court Block’s Enforcement of Recently-Enacted Magazine Ban

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 2:42pm
The battle to secure Second Amendment rights is ever-evolving. On Monday, gun owners were dealt a disappointing blow with the Supreme Court’s refusal to review the legal scheme that empowers California counties to effectively ban the bearing of arms (see related article). Yet by Thursday, Second Amendment advocates were cheering a federal court’s opinion blocking enforcement of California’s draconian magazine ban. That opinion, in Duncan v. Becerra, shows what’s possible when a federal judge treats the right to keep and bear arms with the respect deserved by all provisions within the Bill of Rights. 

Judge Halts Enforcement of California Magazine Ban

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 12:56pm
A federal judge on Thursday granted a request for an injunction against enforcement of California’s new ban on standard capacity magazines. The ban was set to go into effect July 1.

Czech Lower House Approves Gun Rights Constitutional Amendment

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 12:22pm
Exactly two weeks after the Czech Republic announced that they would challenge restrictive changes to the European Union’s European Firearms Directive in the European Court of Justice, the small nation has once again acted to defend themselves against transnational gun controllers. On June 28, the Czech Chamber of Deputies (the lower house of the Czech Parliament) approved a constitutional amendment to protect Czech citizens’ right to possess firearms and ammunition, with a reported 139 of 200 deputies voting in favor.

Seattle’s Tax on Gun Retailers – A Gun Control “Bait and Switch”

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 12:07pm
In the world of retail sales, “bait and switch” refers to a marketing tactic in which one item or product (the bait) is attractively advertised in order to get interested customers to commit to a different product (the switch).     

Supreme Court Declines to Take Carry Case, but Gorsuch Casts a Solidly Pro-Gun Vote

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 11:59am
Gun owners received disappointing news on Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that effectively let stand California’s “may-issue” permitting regime. The upshot of this decision is that law-abiding Californians in many areas of the state will be effectively denied the right to “bear” arms in public for self-defense. 

Suspect shot trying to rob gun shop

Fri, 06/30/2017 - 11:45am
Authorities are searching for the man who attempted to rob a Brooklyn gun shop Wednesday morning, only to get shot by the shop owner. The suspect was believed to be hit, as he left a trail of blood behind, but police have, thus far, been unable to locate him.