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Michigan: Update 2013-2014 Legislative Session Adjourns

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 16:11
Early this morning, Senate Bills 789 and 790 passed in the Michigan House of Representatives and received a prompt concurrence vote in the state Senate. In the state House, SB 789 passed by an 84 to 26 vote and SB 790 passed by an 85 to 25 vote

Ohio: Comprehensive Pro-Gun Reform Legislation Signed into Law Today

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 12:35
Today at a public signing ceremony, Governor John Kasich (R) signed into law House Bill 234, comprehensive pro-gun reform legislation.  HB 234 will take effect in ninety days. 

Pro-Gun Protections Enacted Into Law

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:00
Last week, Congress approved the Fiscal Year 2015 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act.  Included in the Act were a number of pro-gun provisions that prevent the Obama administration from implementing its anti-gun agenda.

Empty Cartridge Casing Lands Grade-Schooler Five-Day Suspension

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:00
For many youngsters, an empty cartridge casing can serve as a souvenir from an exciting day spent at the range or hunting with their elders. For one student at Chanute Elementary Schoolin Chanute, Kans., however, an empty cartridge case will likely be a reminder of the day overwrought school administrators threatened to turn his academic career upside down.

Bloomberg Operatives (Again) Mislead Public on "School Shootings"

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:00
It tells you a lot about gun control that those who promote it think that they can’t do so honestly and forthrightly.

2014 Year in Review

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:00
2014 was a highly successful year for NRA in our fight to protect our Second Amendment rights. Although we didn’t win every battle, our opponents were unable to hold back a wave of pro-gun victories.  Our members and supporters heeded the call to “Stand and Fight” with NRA, helping to elect pro-gun majorities at both the state and federal levels.

NRA Endorsed Martha McSally Wins Last U.S. House Race of 2014

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:00
The last race for a congressional seat was finally determined, and NRA endorsed former Air Force Col. Martha McSally (R) has defeated Rep. Ron Barber (D) in the 2nd district of Arizona.

The Doctor is In: Lame Duck Senators Confirm Obama's Anti-gun Surgeon General

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:00
Since February, the NRA has been cautioning gun owners of the threats to their rights posed by Dr. Vivek Murthy, Barack Obama’s anti-gun nominee for U.S. Surgeon General.  As news spread last week that a vote on Dr. Murthy’s nomination was imminent, NRA renewed its opposition in a letter to Congress detailing the young physician’s record of gun control activism and his insistence on the “public health” dimensions of the issue.

Federal Appellate Court Finds Application of Gun Control Act Violates Second Amendment

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:00
In a groundbreaking opinion examining the Gun Control Act’s categorical prohibition on firearm possession for persons who have been “committed to a mental institution,” the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit determined the Second Amendment prohibited application of the ban to an individual who had been committed 28 years earlier and had no viable option for seeking restoration of his rights.

Safari Club International’s 2015 Annual Wildlife Law Course for Lawyers is Now Open for Registration

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:00
Calling All Lawyers!  Registration for Safari Club International’s 2015 Wildlife Law Continuing Legal Education Course is open.  The course will be held at the SCI Annual Hunters’ Convention at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, February 6, 2015, from 1:00 to 5:15 p.m.  As in past years, the Nevada State Bar is co-sponsoring the CLE course and has approved it for 4.0 hours of Continuing Legal Education credit, including 3.0 hours of general credit and 1.0 hour of ethics credit.  SCI staff will assist you in obtaining MCLE credit from all other state bars.

U.S. Appeals Court rules on firearms prohibitions

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:00
In the first legal ruling of its type, a federal appeals court in Cincinnati on Thursday deemed unconstitutional a federal law that kept a Michigan man who was briefly committed to a mental institution decades ago from owning a gun.

Second Amendment and people who had been committed to a mental institution 28 years ago

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:00
Under federal law, people who have been involuntarily “committed to a mental institution” — however long ago — are barred from possessing guns. Congress agreed that people with long-past mental problems might now be sane, and thus not especially dangerous, and provided for a means to apply for restoration of gun rights. But then in 1992 Congress ordered ATF not to spend any money applying the restoration program. And while it provided, in 2007, that people could get their rights restored by applying to a state that has a qualifying program for evaluating applicants’ mental fitness, many states have no such program.

Gun advocates again lobby so students can carry firearms on Indiana college campuses

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:00
Another gun battle may be looming at the Capitol, this time involving firearms on campus.Gun advocates again hope to prevent state colleges and universities from restricting students who want to bring licensed handguns on campus.

A deeper look at claim Georgia leads the nation in school shootings since Sandy Hook

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:00
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported the Everytown for Gun Safety findings when they were first released last week.But a follow-up story noted concerns that PolitiFact found in previous Everytown school shooting report, centered on the group’s overly broad definition of a school shooting.

Australia: Lindt cafe hostages, like the rest of us, denied the practical right to self-defence

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 19:00
Legally, Australians have a right to self-defence.What we don't have is the practical ability to exercise that right. Owning any object for the purpose of self-defence, lethal or non-lethal, is a criminal offence. Those trapped within the Lindt cafe were left helpless, as carrying items for self-defence is not allowed under State law. What's worse, the offender possibly knew it.

Autistic Child Can Now Hunt Because of Suppressor

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 19:00
My name is xxxxxx, I am a Florida licence holder xxxxxx, a full time Florida resident, and an avid hunter and fisherman. Other then that I'm just a regular guy no one has heard of, but most importantly I am a father.

Targeting 'assault weapons' again

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 19:00
The 1994 federal law banning "assault weapons" was a high point of the gun control movement and Bill Clinton's presidency. Signing the bill, he said it was the beginning of "our effort to restore safety and security to the people of this country." But something happened that he and his allies had not predicted: nothing.

Australia a 'nation of victims', deadly Sydney siege unlikely in Texas, says pro-gun senator Leyonhjelm

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 19:00
Australia is a "nation of victims" with citizens unable to properly protect themselves with weapons, pro-gun crossbench senator David Leyonhjelm has said.

Australia: Gunman illegally possessed firearm

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 19:00
The man who took 17 people hostage in a cafe in Sydney on Monday was carrying an illegally owned firearm, Australian police have said.