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How news organizations unintentionally misinformed the public on guns

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 10:59am
Here is the unfortunate story of how a couple of teams of researchers and a whole bunch of news organizations, including this one, unintentionally but thoroughly misinformed the public.

House ethics panel launches inquiry of two lawmakers, plus aide

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 10:59am
The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, a conservative-leaning watchdog group, filed a complaint last year that Lujan and other Democrats violated ethics rules by using the House chamber to raise money for campaign purposes. Specifically, the group Lujan and others sent campaign emails featuring photos of themselves during the June 2016 sit-in.The House ethics manual says House buildings, rooms and offices may not be used for campaign or political activities.

California Regulators Block Proposed Semi-auto Rules

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 10:58am
California regulators announced Tuesday that they have temporarily blocked proposed new rules on assault weapons.The state's Office of Administrative Law released a two-paragraph notice, without explanation, rejecting the proposed regulations submitted by the state Department of Justice in May.

State, Federal Authorities Partner to Fight Violence Perpetrated with Firearms

Wed, 06/28/2017 - 10:56am
The effort will focus on the "Triggerlock" program. That's where high-priority gun offenders arrested by municipal or state authorities are referred for prosecution by the U.S. Attorney's Office under federal law, which carries lengthier prison terms.

California: Governor Brown Signs AB 103 and Anti-Gun Bills Pass Public Safety Committees

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 8:34pm
Today, June 27, Governor Brown signed the state budget along with budget trailer bills including AB 103.  Also today, the Assembly and Senate Public Safety Committees heard anti-gun bills SB 464, SB 497 and AB 424. All three bills passed by party-line votes and will be sent to the respective Appropriations Committees.  

North Carolina Action Needed: Pro-Gun Omnibus Bill May be Considered in Senate Rules Soon!

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 4:15pm
House Bill 746, the omnibus bill that would make many pro-gun reforms to North Carolina’s gun laws, could be considered in the Senate Rules Committee at any time!  It is imperative that you contact members of the Senate Rules Committee TODAY and urge them to support HB 746!  Also, click here to find a list of the committee members to call with your support!  Please click the “Take Action” button below to contact the Senate Rules Committee members.

Vermont: Veto Session Officially Concludes 2017 Session

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 3:56pm
Lawmakers returned to Montpelier on June 21 to pass the state budget and wrap up the 2017 legislative session.

California: DOJ’s Proposed “Assault Weapon” Regulations Rejected by Office of Administrative Law

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 3:38pm
On Monday, June 26, the Office of Administrative Law (OAL)  formally rejected DOJ’s proposed regulations for the registration of newly classified “assault weapons,” which go far and above what is necessary by creating over 40 new definitions and improperly re-classifying certain firearms as “assault weapons.” 

NRA Official Q&A with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 3:07pm
Read the full Q&A with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke.

A New Day for the Second Amendment: Donald Trump Addresses the NRA

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 2:58pm
The drumbeat of fake news continues as the elites disappointed by the 2016 election dedicate themselves to “resisting” the Trump administration. Among their many false narratives is that Americans are no longer interested in firearms now that Barack Obama is out of the White House. At least two big groups of people didn’t get that memo.

Castaic woman shoots suspect during burglary attempt

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 2:53pm
A Castaic homeowner shot a man who forced entry into her residence in the early morning hours Monday, according to Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies. Deputies said the suspect, a Hispanic male, entered the woman's home through a rear door. The homeowner was armed with a handgun and after a confrontation with the suspect, she fired one shot, hitting the man in the chest. Authorities were called to the scene and rendered aid to the suspect until he was transported to a local hospital. The man is listed in fair condition and remains in custody on a burglary charge. According to sheriff's deputies, the investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Homeowner stops intruder after home invasion

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 2:51pm
Around midnight on June 25th, Krystal Kasprytzki and her husband were in their home, when the door swung open. They called out for who they thought was her father, but no one answered. When they walked toward the entrance to the home, they noticed an unknown man walking into the house. Krystal was able to grab her gun and stop the man, and take him outside. They called 911 and police were able to respond quickly. Krystal tells 40/29 News they normally keep one bullet in the gun, but her husband told her after the incident it was completely empty. The man was arrested after the incident, but his name has not been released.

North Carolina: Pro-Hunting Bill on Senate Calendar Today

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 1:57pm
Today, June 27, House Bill 559 is scheduled for second reading in the North Carolina Senate.  HB 559, introduced by state Representative Chris Millis (R-16), would remove unnecessary and arbitrary restrictions on hunting in North Carolina.  This bill directs the Wildlife Resources Commission, which is tasked with managing hunting in the Tar Heel State, to study allowing the hunting of migratory birds on Sundays, with the goal of establishing regulations to allow such hunting.  The bill also would expand where hunting can take place to include public lands.  Current law does not allow for hunting of migratory birds on Sunday, and only allows Sunday hunting on private land.

Supreme Court declines to review California concealed-weapon law

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 9:53am
The Supreme Court will not intervene in a lower court’s decision that the Second Amendment does not protect the right to carry a concealed weapon in public.Gun-rights advocates had asked the court to review a California law that gives local sheriffs power to require that those seeking concealed-carry permits show a particular need, such as a threat.

Supreme Court refuses to hear right-to-carry-guns case, Justices Thomas and Gorsuch say there is such a right

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 9:52am
Federal appellate courts and state high courts are split on whether the Second Amendment secures a right for law-abiding adults to carry guns outside the home, and not just possess them in the home. Several federal appellate courts have generally held that states may, if they want to, sharply limit such carrying (e.g., by giving licenses only to people that the police view as unusually vulnerable to attack). The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and the Illinois Supreme Court, though, have held that the Second Amendment does generally entitle law-abiding adults to carry guns in most public places, though the government may require licensing and training, and regulate how guns are carried. The Florida Supreme Court has stated the same, and some other courts have opined on the matter as well.

Mayors group opposes GOP ‘concealed carry’ gun bills

Tue, 06/27/2017 - 9:51am
The U.S. Conference of Mayors has come out in opposition to House and Senate GOP proposals to allow "concealed carry" gun license holders to carry weapons into other states that allow it.

Illinois: Crossbow Legislation Sent to the Governor’s Desk

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 2:38pm
Yesterday, the Illinois House passed Senate Bill 1467 and sent it to the desk of Governor Bruce Rauner for his signature.

Illinois: Crossbow Legislation Sent to the Governor’s Desk

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 2:38pm
Yesterday, the Illinois House passed Senate Bill 1467 and sent it to the desk of Governor Bruce Rauner for his signature.

Kansas: Legislature Adjourns From 2017 Legislative Session

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 2:07pm
Today, the Kansas Legislature adjourned from its 2017 Legislative Session after numerous fights and many attempts to water down the pro-gun law taking effect later this week.

Kansas: Legislature Adjourns From 2017 Legislative Session

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 2:07pm
Today, the Kansas Legislature adjourned from its 2017 Legislative Session after numerous fights and many attempts to water down the pro-gun law taking effect later this week.