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Michigan House passes permitless carry legislation

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 9:58am
Most gun owners would be able to carry concealed weapons without a permit or training under a bill that passed the state House of Representatives on a mostly party line vote Wednesday.The vote came after nearly an hour of passionate debate with most Republicans supporting the bills as a confirmation of the constitutional right to bear arms.

U-M firearms ban upheld by state appeals court

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 9:57am
In a 2-1 opinion released Wednesday, the Michigan Court of Appeals upheld the University of Michigan’s campus gun ban.The ruling affirms an earlier decision by the Michigan Court of Claims, in a case that could be headed to the Michigan Supreme Court.

North Carolina: House votes 65-54 for bill easing concealed handgun laws

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 9:56am
It would no longer be necessary to have a concealed handgun permit to bring a gun anywhere that firearms can already be carried openly, under a bill a divided state House tentatively approved on Wednesday.

Ohio: Dayton RTA to allow carry on buses

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 9:55am
Riders who can show proof of a valid CCW license will now be allowed to carry guns on Greater Dayton Regional Transit Authority buses.The revised policy was developed after much discussion with the transit board’s attorneys, CEO Mark Donaghy said. It passed without much discussion at the board’s regular meeting on Tuesday.

Pennsylvania: Mentored Hunting Legislation Passes in the House

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 9:17pm
Yesterday, June 6, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation expanding Pennsylvania’s mentored hunting programs.  There is currently a loophole in state law which prohibits the Pennsylvania Game Commission from implementing mentored hunting programs for youth between the ages of 12-17.  House Bill 485, sponsored by state Representative Neal Goodman (D-123), is a technical fix which is intended to correct this problem and reinstate the original legislative intent of Pennsylvania’s mentored hunting program.  Further, HB 485 would create a discounted general hunting license for Hunter Trapper Education (HTE) instructors. 

Oregon: Update on Multiple Hunting Bills

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 9:06pm
As the end of the 2017 legislative session draws closer, several bills affecting hunting in Oregon have passed the legislature.

Michigan: Constitutional/Permitless Carry Bills Pass House

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 8:23pm
Today, June 7, the Michigan House of Representatives passed a package of bills which would remove the requirement to obtain a concealed pistol license (CPL) in order to lawfully carry a firearm with a 59-49 vote.  House Bills 4416, 4417, 4418 and 4419 would also make the current licensing system optional to allow citizens to obtain a license and take advantage of reciprocity agreements with other states.  

Woman with gun praised after getting purse-snatcher to drop purse

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 3:12pm
A local woman earned the nickname “Annie Oakley” after she stopped a purse-snatcher. The woman pulled her gun when she saw a robber target an elderly woman on North Main Street in Franklin on Monday. Franklin Police say an 84-year-old woman was walking to a Main Street business when a man with a gun stole her purse. Mary Moore was driving in the opposite direction and saw the commotion.

National Journal: Q+A With Chris Cox

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 2:34pm
The NRA’s top lobbyist talks swing-state races, the courts, and undoing Obama’s rules.

Maine Action Needed: Contact your State Senator Today in Opposition to Gun Control Bill

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 10:57am
Yesterday, June 6, the Maine House of Representatives approved Legislative Document 351 with a 74-73 vote.  Sponsored by state Representative John Spear (D-92), LD 351 is an anti-gun bill that would allow municipalities to prohibit firearm owners from carrying during municipal public proceedings and in polling places. 

Fayetteville homeowner shoots armed robber during exchange of gunfire

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 10:20am
A Statham man who held residents at gunpoint and assaulted one has been charged in a June 4 armed robbery at a residence near Fayetteville. The man before fleeing the home was shot by one of the victims in an exchange of gunfire. Corey Jamiah Simmons, 22, was charged with armed robbery, kidnapping and aggravated assault, according to Sheriff Barry Babb.

Gun-control groups try to undermine Nevada Attorney General Laxalt

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 10:12am
The ill-conceived Question 1 ballot initiative was doomed from the start. That’s because it was poorly written by out-of-state gun control groups that clearly did not understand Nevada's existing firearms background check system. Now those same groups, which are funded by New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg, are trying to pin the blame for their $20 million failure on our state attorney general, Adam Laxalt. In what appears to be a coordinated effort to undermine our attorney general and escape responsibility for their own failure, these groups are now pushing attack pieces such as one in the Reno Gazette-Journal earlier this month headlined "NRA behind Laxalt's gun-check opposition?"

North Carolina: House to Weigh in on Right-to-Carry Legislation

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 10:11am
A bill that would allow someone to carry a concealed handgun without a permit in North Carolina is nearing another hurdle.The House scheduled debate on the bill Wednesday, meaning members could decide whether to do away with the requirement.

Ranch owner in Livermore shoots man suspected of trying to run him down

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 10:10am
A ranch owner on remote Mines Road shot a pickup truck driver who allegedly went on a destructive spree Sunday night and tried to run him down with the vehicle, authorities said Monday. The suspect, identified by the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office as Scott Hagan, 55, of Pleasanton, is expected to recover from gunshot wounds to his upper torso and hand. He is in a San Jose hospital with a sheriff’s hold on him for assault with a deadly weapon and felony vandalism.

Hunting, fishing rights could be safeguarded in N.C. constitution

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 10:10am
A group of state senators on Tuesday resurrected last year’s attempt to elevate to the North Carolina constitution protections for hunting and fishing.

Colbert homeowner shoots would-be robber

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 10:09am
A Lauderdale County man is at Eliza Coffee Memorial Hospital in Florence after he was shot while trying to break into a residence off of River Road this morning. Colbert County Sheriff Frank Williamson said the man was shot by a homeowner who confronted the robber inside his residence around 3 a.m. The sheriff has not released the name of the homeowner nor the robbery suspect. “The homeowner was asleep, something woke him up, he saw the robber standing in the doorway between the bedroom and kitchen,” the sheriff said. Williamson said the homeowner confronted the robber, telling him “get out, I’ve got a gun.”

Homeowner shoots suspect during home invasion

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 10:07am
One person was shot and killed during an attempted home invasion Tuesday morning. The deadly incident happened just before 2:30 a.m. in the 7600 block of Wickfield Drive. According to police, someone attempted to break into the residence through a side window. The occupants, a husband, wife and a 3-year-old child, who were asleep at the time, heard a crashing noise outside their bedroom. The man grabbed a gun, fired multiple shots, killing the intruder. The intruder, identified as 18-year-old Derrick Johnson Jr., was pronounced dead on scene. Police, who were already responding to a burglary in the area, were on scene within minutes after receiving the 911 call. Detectives do not believe the two cases are related at this time, but are investigating to see if there is a possible link.

2 suspects, 1 employee wounded in Victorville pawnshop shootout

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 10:05am
Two robbery suspects and a pawnshop employee were wounded during a shootout inside the Victorville business Tuesday. The incident happened around 2 p.m. in the 15100 block of 7th Street. Authorities said two men entered the shop, appearing to be interested in a gaming system and a gun on display. The two men then tried to rob the store, authorities said, and one employee was armed, which led to a shootout. Both suspects and one of the store employees were struck in the shooting. All of them were taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Burglary suspect shot while inside Colbert County home

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 10:03am
A Colbert County homeowner is sharing his story after he says he came face to face with a stranger inside his own home. Joseph Lyles says the man was armed and trying to burglarize his home on Alabama Shores Drive. Joseph Lyles pointed out where he says the burglar cut a screen and climbed into his home. Moments later, the two were face to face.

Nevada: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 10:17pm
Yesterday, June 5, the Nevada Legislature adjourned sine die for the 2017 legislative session.  This was a busy session for gun owners as many firearm-related bills saw action. All anti-gun legislation failed to pass and a pro-gun bill, Assembly Bill 118, was signed into law.