Gun Related News Stories
Michigan Governor Vetos Air Gun Reclassification Bills - December 29, 2014
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Monday vetoed 'air gun reclassification' legislation that sought to change the definition of 'firearm' in various state statutes.
Snyder, in a veto letter to lawmakers, noted that the original air gun package had included three other House bills that did not reach his desk. As a result, he said he was left to consider an incomplete package.
New Jersey Man Gets Firearms Card After 3 year Legal Battle - December 26, 2014
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.
Michael McGovern received the permit last month. Evan Nappen, McGovern's attorney, said the city's decision is "very important" to the gun rights movement.
"There's now a pro-gun victory against Jersey City, and we're proud of it, and it stands as an example to all the other municipalities that want to break the law," Nappen said. "They're on notice."
Ohio Governor Signs Gun Rights Bill To Reform Concealed Carry, Suppressor Use - December 19, 2014
Republican Gov. John Kasich on Friday signed a bill expanding gun rights in Ohio to include the use of suppressors by hunters, concealed carry reforms, and mandatory shall-certify rules for National Firearms Act items.
Sandy Hook Families File Lawsuit On Manufacturer, Distributor And Dealer - December 15, 2014
The families of nine people killed in the Newtown school massacre filed a lawsuit against the maker and sellers of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle used in the shooting, saying the gun should not have been sold for civilian use because of its overwhelming firepower.
This is the first suit that is attempting to use an exception in the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act that was signed into law in 2005.
The plaintiffs allege the gun allows shooters to inflict "unparalleled civilian carnage." and "In order to continue profiting from the sale of AR-15s, defendants chose to disregard the unreasonable risks the rifle posed outside of specialized, highly regulated institutions like the armed forces and law enforcement"
CCRKBA Calls For Full Disclosure Of New National Gun Control Group - December 10, 2014
In response to this week's launch of a new gun control organization consisting of state legislators from all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today called on the American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention to immediately publish a roster of their members, and disclose their funding sources.
"Private lobbying organizations might expect to have some degree of privacy," said CCRKBA Chairman Alan M. Gottlieb, "but when an organization consists of elected public officials, there must be complete transparency. The public deserves to know who belongs to this organization, and who is providing financial support."
Latest Pew Poll Shows Another Increase In Gun Rights Beliefs - December 10, 2014
For the first time in more than two decades of Pew Research Center surveys, there is more support for gun rights than gun control. Currently, 52% say it is more important to protect the right of Americans to own guns, while 46% say it is more important to control gun ownership.
Support for gun rights has edged up from earlier this year, and marks a substantial shift in attitudes since shortly after the Newtown school shootings, which occurred two years ago this Sunday.
Federal Appeals Court Questions New York 7 Bullet Rule - December 10, 2014
Pro-gun lawyers and a federal appeals court judge questioned one aspect of Gov. Cuomo's assault weapons ban Tuesday, saying its mandate that gun owners load only seven bullets into magazines with a 10-bullet capacity seems unenforceable.
Remington Seeking Employees For New Alabama Factory - December 10, 2014
Several different listings are posted on the website AIDT.edu for Remington Outdoor Company.
Right now, the company is looking for Production Tech team members; specifically Machine Technician, Maintenance Technician, and Machine Operator umbrellas.
Democrats Intend To Push For Universal Background Checks In New Congress - December 9, 2014
Gun control advocates in Congress are looking to revive failed legislation strengthening background check regulations.
A handful of Democratic lawmakers said Tuesday they plan to push once again for universal background checks on all gun sales in the new Congress, even though they recognize it will be an uphill battle with Republicans taking majority control.
Court Orders Affidavit In Support Of Arrest Of David Gregory - December 9, 2014
Judicial Watch today announced a win in court that ordered the District of Columbia to make public the affidavit in support of arrest of NBC's David Gregory in association with a gun law violation committed in December 2012 on Meet the Press. Gregory exhibited a high-capacity ammunition magazine during an interview with the National Rifle Association's Wayne LaPierre concerning firearms policy in the United States.
Federal Appeals Court To Hear Challenge To Connecticut Gun Laws Tuesday - December 8, 2014
Lawyers for Connecticut gun rights advocates are expected to appear Tuesday at a federal courthouse in New York, where they will appeal a 2014 decision upholding the constitutionality of the state‚Äôs post-Sandy Hook firearm restrictions.
The gun rights group will take their case Tuesday to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Arguments are scheduled at the Thurgood Marshall federal courthouse in New York City and will begin sometime after 1 p.m.
State Legislators Create Gun Control Coalition - December 8, 2014
State lawmakers have launched a nationwide non-partisan coalition to combat gun violence, in part because the Congress has failed to reform gun laws, members of the group said on Monday.
Some 200 lawmakers from 50 states have joined the alliance, American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention, said the group's founder, Democratic New York State Assembly member Brian Kavanagh.
Kavanagh told a news conference the group would focus on state-level gun control reforms, including the prevention of interstate gun trafficking and tightening background checks on buyers.
Remington Recalling All Model 700 And Model 7 Rifles - December 6, 2014
Remington Arms Company, LLC (Remington) is voluntarily recalling Remington Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with X-Mark Pro (XMP) triggers, manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014.
Remington has determined that some Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with XMP triggers could, under certain circumstances, unintentionally discharge.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Will Not Defend Preemption Bill Lawsuit - December 5, 2014
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane will not defend a new law that effectively stripped municipalities of the right to enact their own gun measures, raising the prospect that the controversial statute might not take hold.
A spokeswoman on Thursday said Kane had exercised her authority to decline representing the state in a challenge to the law filed by Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Lancaster, and area lawmakers.
NRA Backed Maryland Governor Elect Will Not Repeal Gun Laws - December 4, 2014
A spokesman for Maryland Governor-elect Larry Hogan said the Republican will not attempt to repeal the state's sweeping gun control law that's received opposition from 21 states.
Governor-elect Larry Hogan, of Maryland, talks about recent Republican party gains during a press conference at the Republican governors' conference in Boca Raton, Fla., Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. The organization's annual conference began Wednesday in a luxury oceanside resort where the nation's Republican governors are celebrating their party's recent success in the midterm elections while privately jockeying for position as the 2016 presidential contest looms. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
"If we get bogged down on tinkering around with law in Maryland on controversial issues, we're never going be able to work together across party lines to fix our broken economy"
G2 Research Recalls 45 ACP R.I.P Ammo - December 4, 2014
G2 Reseach has announced a recall of it's R.I.P. ammo in 45 ACP over concerns of incompatibility of the ammo in some Glock models. The recall was announced on the company's Facebook page.
McDonalds Refuses To Bow Down To MDA, Will Follow Local Laws - December 3, 2014
After pressure from 'Moms Demand Action' McDonalds released a statement saying they would continue to follow local, state and federal laws.
New Jersey AG Finds Law Does Not Apply To Smart Guns - December 2, 2014
A handgun designed to work only when paired with an accompanying wristwatch is not a 'personalized gun,' according to a recent report by the New Jersey Attorney General's office.
The determination on the Armatix iP1 pistol is bad news for gun-control groups hoping that the acting attorney general, John Jay Hoffman, would find the firearm fits the definition of a 'personalized gun' under New Jersey law. Such a determination would put the state on the path to selling only guns with personalized technology within three years.
Group Asks Nevada To Throw Out Gun Ballot Item - December 1, 2014
A gun rights group wants Nevada's elections chief to throw out a proposed ballot measure to tighten background checks for anyone buying firearms from private sellers or gun show exhibitors.
In a letter obtained Monday by The Associated Press, Nevadans for State Gun Rights tells Secretary of State Ross Miller that initiative proponents missed a deadline to deliver signatures to one county clerk.
The group also says some signature dates don't match up and some pages don't have a proper signature-gatherer's affidavit.
Possible Universal Background Check Bill in 2015 Oregon Legislative Session - November 29, 2014
The newly expanded Democratic majorities mean lawmakers are certain to wrestle again with gun-control measures. Their past attempts stymied in the Senate, gun-control proponents now have a friendlier playing field.
A gun-control group founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has already said it will push for a bill requiring background checks on private gun sales. Oregon already has stronger background check mandates than other states, requiring them for sales at gun shows.
The supporters say they're trying to keep felons from owning guns, but critics contend a background check won't stop a determined criminal from getting hold of a firearm.