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Pawn store customer fells armed robber, WISH, Indianapolis, Ind. 11/18/14

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 20:00
A man entered Cash America Pawn in Indianapolis, Ind. pulled a hood over his head, drew a gun, and attempted to rob the store. A customer responded by drawing a gun and shooting the criminal, killing him. Following an investigation, police revealed that the deceased robber was a suspect in other robberies.

Gun-control groups pressure New Jersey to enforce unusual gun law

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 20:00
Gun-control groups in New Jersey and Washington, D.C. are urging a New Jersey court to make the state enforce an unusual law, one that could ultimately ban sales in the state of all handguns that don’t embrace some sort of smart technology.

California: Sunnyvale gun law up in the air in federal appeals court

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 20:00
Reviewing another round in the gun rights battle, a federal appeals court offered few clues Monday on whether it will uphold a Sunnyvale law banning possession of large capacity ammunition magazines.

21 states want a court to overturn Maryland’s semi-auto ban

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 20:00
The law, signed by Gov. Martin O’Malley in May 2013, is among the nation’s strictest gun-control measures, banning magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition and most semi-automatic rifles, while also mandating fingerprinting and training for some new gun buyers. Violation of the law carries a maximum penalty of three years in prison, a $5,000 fine or both.

Oregon lawmakers work to restrict private transfers

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 20:00
Democrats in the Oregon Legislature say the outlook to expand background checks on gun purchases is better in 2015 than it has been in years, thanks to Senate seats they picked up in the Nov. 4 election and passage of an initiative with similar provisions in Washington.

Can California ban gun stores from advertising handguns on their signs?

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 20:00
I blogged last week about Tracy Rifle & Pistol LLC. v. Harris (E.D. Cal.), a case in which I’ve been hired to consult, and which the California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees, The Calguns Foundation, and Second Amendment Foundation are supporting. The case is a First Amendment challenge to Cal. Civil Code § 26820 (which was first enacted 1923, but is still being enforced today):

Illinois: Lake County concealed carry informational session

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 20:00
The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office in partnership with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a Concealed Carry informational session on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at the College of Lake County, Grayslake Campus, Building C, Auditorium located at 19351 W. Washington Street, Grayslake, Illinois 60030 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Texas: Right-to-Carry bills filed for legislative session

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 20:00
It's among the most controversial bills prefiled in the upcoming state legislative session, the possibility of allowing open carry of sidearms. Governor-elect Greg Abbott has already gone on record that he would sign such a bill if and when it makes it through the state house and senate.

Florida poised to let hunters use suppressors

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 20:00
When the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission meets Thursday in Key Largo, the state's rule-makers for hunters and anglers are expected to lift a 57-year-old ban on silencers, noise-suppressing devices that can be attached to the barrel of a rifle or pistol to muffle the "bang."

Armed woman says 'It's about protecting yourself'

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 20:00
Being attacked by four men while working as an unarmed security guard, spending years in an abusive marriage, and then a burglary at her home taught Kim Bartlett a thing or two about staying safe.A gun, and knowing how to use it, is the answer for her.

Why more women are looking to carry

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 20:00
Women across the country are carrying more than just their purses these days by deciding to pack a pistol with them too.11.1 million people in the U.S. are licensed to carry concealed and a growing number of them are women.

Louisiana AG joins effort to deem Maryland's gun restrictions unconstitutional

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 20:00
Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has joined 20 other state attorneys general in opposing Maryland's Firearm Safety Act of 2013, which Caldwell says restricts gun rights.

California: Ruling could make permits easier to get

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 20:00
A federal court ruling that could make it easier to carry a concealed gun in California won’t affect how Riverside and San Bernardino counties handle requests for concealed firearms permits, sheriff’s officials in both counties insist.But a gun rights group contends that the ruling, centered on concealed permit rules in San Diego County, also is proof that Inland counties aren’t following the law.

Women ‘want to be able to protect themselves’

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 20:00
Frank Batten, the firearms instructor and certified trainer for Deep River Outfitters, said his goals for any concealed carry or firearms safety class is to educate, equip and train.As do all instructors, he keeps up with changes in the law via a state website.His classes are sometimes all male, sometimes male and female, and some classes are specifically for women.

Marine stops home invader, KPRC, Houston, Texas, 11/10/14

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 20:00
Dan Reynolds, a former Marine, was at home in Harris County, Texas when he heard the sound of glass breaking. Reynolds responded by retrieving a shotgun and going towards the noise. When Reynolds came upon a man climbing through a window, he fired at him, striking the criminal in the chest and halting the intrusion. 

Please Take Action – Ask Congress to Protect the Interests of Law-Abiding Gun Owners and Sportsmen Today

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 20:00
As Congress considers budget legislation, the NRA respectfully urges that the interests of law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen be protected from the ongoing attacks of the anti-gun Obama Administration.

FBI: Just-released figures for 2013 show a decrease in violent crimes and property crimes

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 20:00
The FBI released Crime in the United States, 2013 today, which shows that the estimated number of violent crimes in 2013 decreased 4.4 percent when compared with 2012 figures, and the estimated number of property crimes decreased 4.1 percent.

Florida: Could amendment on gun sales background checks be on the way?

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 20:00
Voters in the state of Washington sidestepped NRA-friendly politicians on Election Day and approved a measure that requires background checks on all gun sales.A similar amendment could make its way to Florida, says Patti Brigham, who leads the League of Women Voters' gun safety committee.

Gun background checks: Nevada is next target state

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 20:00
Backers of a Nevada measure to require criminal background checks of gun purchasers, similar to Washington’s Initiative 594, have submitted 246,674 signatures to get the Silver State to vote in 2016 on closing the “gun show loophole.”