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Michigan: Governor Snyder Signs Concealed Pistol Licensing Reform Into Law

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 00:12
Today, Governor Rick Snyder (R) signed Senate Bills 789 and 790 into law.  These important pro-gun bills create a more efficient, consistent and expedient concealed pistol licensing process through the creation of a true “shall issue” licensing system for all statutorily eligible Michiganders.  

Gun control groups scrounge for cash, ideas to fight GOP-controlled Congress

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 23:08
Gun control groups are scrounging for money and ideas as they prepare for the Republican-controlled Congress, which they expect will continue to thwart stricter firearm laws and move to expand gun rights. Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC, the group founded by gunshot victim and former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, sent an email to supporters soliciting cash and guidance on how to advance its cause in the wake of repeated legislative and election defeats.  

Happy New Year, Happy New Gun-Control Nonsense

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 22:38
If we are to believe the timestamp — which, amusingly enough, reads “12:01” — we must reasonably conclude that the gun control movement managed to get just one minute into 2015 before it substantially embarrassed itself. Take a bow, New Yorker staff writer Adam Gopnik. Read more: National Review Online

Anti-Gun Rahm Emanuel’s Yard Sign Warns Burglars That He Has Armed Secret Service

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 22:27
Chicago Mayor and gun-control advocate Rahm Emanuel is protected in his home at all hours of the day and night by armed policemen, and a sign outside his house warns would-be burglars that armed Secret Service agents are standing guard.  

Why most Americans oppose more gun control

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 20:00
Gun control groups have spent hundreds of millions of dollars to try to convince Americans that gun control is the answer. In 2013, gun owners’ groups — including the NRA — spent less than one seventh as much on television advertisements. This year looks to be even more lopsided, thanks to the unrelenting efforts of individuals such as Michael Bloomberg, George Soros and Gabriel Giffords.

Virginia: Governor McAuliffe vows to stick to his gun control measures

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 20:00
Despite criticism from gun-rights advocates and GOP legislative leaders, Governor McAuliffe is not retreating on a package of gun-control measures that he has proposed for the upcoming General Assembly session. McAuliffe says this was one of his campaign promises, so no one should be surprised.

Michigan: Bill takes aim at local gun boards

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 20:00
Local officials are waiting to see if Gov. Rick Snyder pulls the trigger on a bill that would eliminate county gun boards tasked with reviewing concealed pistol license applications.

Arizona: Gilbert Council changes policy, allows guns in public buildings

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 20:00
Gun owners with a state permit can now carry a concealed firearm inside all Gilbert public buildings, reversing a previous policy that made such deadly weapons illegal.But those without a concealed-carry weapon permit can be asked by a police officer to place their firearms in a gun locker, according to an ordinance approved last week by the Gilbert Council.

Jersey City man gets gun permit after three-year fight

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 20:00
City officials have ended a lengthy legal battle by finally granting a Jersey City man a permit to buy a handgun, three years after he applied for it.

Harper government says there is no need to sign arms control treaty because Canada’s export controls are the strongest

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 20:00
“Signing the Arms Trade Treaty would not improve upon how we assess exports of military items. Canada already has some of the strongest export controls in the world.The ATT actually brings countries up to our export control standards.It is important that such a treaty should not affect lawful and responsible firearms owners nor discourage the transfer of firearms for recreational uses such as sport shooting and hunting. We’ll make sure that any treaty we sign onto is good for Canada, and good for Canadians‎.”

Is McAuliffe aiming for N.Y. with his gun control salvo?

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 20:00
Looks like it's time for someone to gently remind Terry McAuliffe that he's the governor of Virginia. Not the mayor of New York City.

Anti-Gun PSA Encourages Kids To Steal Parents’ Guns And Turn Them In To Teachers

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 20:00
A provocative public service announcement released by a San Francisco-based production company encourages children to put themselves at risk and commit a slew of crimes by stealing their parents’ guns from home and turning them in at school.

New Mexico: Lawmaker Pre-Files HB 44, Restricting Private Firearm Transfers

Mon, 12/22/2014 - 11:00
Although the New Mexico Legislature will not convene its 2015 Regular Session until January 20, one lawmaker has already pre-filed a familiar, ill-conceived gun control measure. On Friday, anti-gun state Representative Miguel Garcia (D-Albuquerque) re-introduced House Bill 44, legislation criminalizing non-dealer firearm transfers at gun shows and taking the first step toward a universal ban on private gun sales.

Clerk thwarts robbery and carjacking, The Daytona Beach News-Journal, Daytona Beach, Fla. 12/20/14

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 20:00
A criminal, armed with what looked like a real gun, entered the Neighborhood Meat Market in Daytona Beach, Fla. and tried to rob the store. The clerk on duty responded by retrieving a gun and firing at the criminal, prompting the robber to flee. However, while fleeing, the robber encountered the wife of the store’s owner. The thief attempted a carjacking, but was forced to flee again when the vigilant clerk fired at him a second time.

Nevada: BLM Releases Plan for Managing 4.8 Million Acres of Public Land

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 20:00
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released a Resource Management Plan that will chart the future management of 4.8 million acres of public land outside of Carson City.  The deadline for the public to submit comments is March 27, 2015.   Although the deadline is several months away, the BLM is hosting a series of public meetings in January as listed below. 

Arizona: Volunteers Needed for Clean Up of Popular Shooting Area on the Tonto National Forest

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 20:00
The U.S. Forest Service, Arizona Game and Fish and Tread Lightly! is hosting a cleanup event Saturday, January 17, 2015 along the Hewitt Station Road, east of the City of Apache Junction.  The cleanup area is popular for target shooting and other recreation.  Excessive trash and illegal dumping have prompted the need for the cleanup.

Virginia: McAuliffe's misinformed trigger warning

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 20:00
Gov. Terry McAuliffe calls the gun-control proposals he unveiled Monday “common-sense” measures. Brian Moran, his secretary of public safety, also calls them that. You can bet that supporters of the measures — a one-gun-a-month limit, background checks at gun shows, a prohibition on gun ownership by persons subject to protective orders, revocation of concealed-carry permits for parents who fall behind on child support — will call them common-sense, too.

Retired officers forced to sue D.C. for right to carry guns after receiving threats

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 20:00
It’s been six years since Robert L. Smith retired from his job as a corrections officer at the D.C. Jail, but he says he still receives threats from former inmates he supervised.He keeps a legally registered handgun inside his Southwest D.C. home, but he would like to be able to carry it to protect himself. As a former jail employee, he said, he should qualify for a permit under federal statutes that allow retired law enforcement officers to carry guns without obtaining state licenses.

Pennsylvania: Local governments rethinking their gun-control ordinances

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 20:00
Even as a courtroom battle brews over whether local governments can pass their own gun-control ordinances, Western Pennsylvania officials are striking the measures from their books.

Connecticut: Knife-Carrying Vet Protected by Second Amendment

Sun, 12/21/2014 - 20:00
In a victory for Second Amendment advocates, the Connecticut Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a former Army medic who served 15 months in prison for transporting a dagger-style knife and police baton in his vehicle during a move to another state.