Gun Related News Stories
Utah Cities Purge Anit-Gun Laws After Pressure From SAF - August 20, 2014
The small Davis County community of West Point was poised Tuesday night to drop a law banning guns in the city cemetery and replace it with one outlawing brandishing or firing a gun in the graveyard, described in code as a sacred place.
Sandy, meantime, is preparing to throw out a law barring guns in or around city-owned day-care and health-services operations.
The Second Amendment Foundation, based in Washington state, has written to 49 local Utah governments demanding they repeal various ordinances that violate a state law reserving almost all gun-regulation power to the state Legislature.
Minnesota Rep Allegedly Threatens To 'Blow Your Head Off' After Being Asked About Survey - August 20, 2014
Each election cycle, the Minnesota Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance contacts the 280-plus candidates running for the Minnesota House in hopes of surveying them about their views on gun rights.
Earlier this summer, GOCRA sent two emails asking Rep. Ron Erhardt to respond to their questions. He didn't respond, so at 5:19 p.m. on July 19, they followed up with a phone call.
According to an affidavit signed by the caller this is how the conversation went:
"When contacted, the individual answering the phone identified himself as Ron Erhardt. Your affiant identified himself and reminded Rep. Erhardt of the approaching questionnaire deadline. Rep. Erhardt indicated that he did not intend to complete the survey. Your affiant, following the procedure used with each candidate, reminded Mr. Erhardt that GOCRA's policy was to give a special "F*" grade to candidates with no voting record or survey, as set out in the "How will this information be used?" section of the introduction...
Rep. Erhardt responded, yelling, "Give me a double F! No more surveys! You come near me, and I'll blow your head off!" Rep. Erhardt then disconnected the phone call. The call's duration was 78 seconds."
Army Cancels Tests After Competitor Outperforms M4 - August 19, 2014
A competing rifle outperformed the Army's favored M4A1 carbine in key firings during a competition last year before the service abruptly called off the tests and stuck with its gun, according to a new confidential report.
The report also says the Army changed the ammunition midstream to a round 'tailored' for the M4A1 rifle. It quoted competing companies as saying the switch was unfair because they did not have enough time to fire the new ammo and redesign their rifles before the tests began.
Remington Lays Off 105 People From New York Factory - August 18, 2014
At least 105 jobs are lost at Remington Arms in Ilion, the union's president confirmed Monday afternoon.
In May, the company announced that it was relocating 80 jobs from Ilion to Huntsville, Alabama. The jobs were relocated, but not the employees.
Moms Demand Action Loses Another One - August 18, 2014
In recent days 'Moms Demand Action' set their sights on the grocery store chain Kroger using so-called 'facts' about shootings on the company's property.
Almost immediately Fred Meyer, the public affairs representative for the company, released a statement basically telling MDA to mind their own business. The statement read "The safety of our customers and associates is one of our most important values. We don't want to have to put our associates in a position of having to confront a customer who is legally carrying a gun. That is why our longstanding policy on this issue is to follow state and local laws."
Chalk up another one for common sense!
Court Of Appeals Find Armslist Not Responsible For Womans Death - August 13, 2014
The case decided Tuesday by the 7th US Circuit Court of Appeals concerns a woman murdered in 2011 with a .40-caliber handgun that a Seattle man advertised on Armslist for $400. A Canadian man bought the weapon.
The slain woman's brother, Alex, sued the website for damages, among other things, alleging negligence.
The three judge panel threw out the suit and stated:
"Alex has alleged nothing of the sort here. Alex's complaint states that Armslist "design[ed] its website to encourage its users to circumvent existing gun lawsâ€¦ by easily enabling prospective purchasers to search for and find gun sellers in any and all states." But simply enabling consumers to use a legal service is far removed from encouraging them to commit an illegal act.
Bloomberg Opposed Wisconsin Sheriff Wins - August 13, 2014
A pro-gun incumbent sheriff in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, beat back the anti-gun money of former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to win his primary contest for re-election by a handy margin, 52-48 percent.
Sheriff David Clarke, a Democrat, is now almost sure to win in November because no Republican is challenging him.
Judge Upholds Maryland 'Assault Weapon' Ban - August 12, 2014
In a ruling that can only be considered insanity a U.S. judge has upheld Maryland's 'assault weapon' ban by stating AR-15s and AK-47s do not fall under the protection of the 2nd amendment.
In her ruling judge Blake states "Upon review of all the parties' evidence, the court seriously doubts that the banned assault long guns are commonly possessed for lawful purposes, particularly self-defense in the home, which is at the core of the Second Amendment right, and is inclined to find the weapons fall outside Second Amendment protection as dangerous and unusual,"
Newly Launched Pro-Gun Women's Organization - August 11, 2014
One Million United, Inc. (OMU) is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to inform, influence and ignite women across the United States of America to exercise and protect their second amendment rights. We believe the Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the United States of America.
The political powers in this country are slowly trying to take away our right to choose how we exercise freedom. The right to keep and bear arms is a hot topic issue, one we are willing to defend. We cannot sit back and do nothing and hope someone else will do it for us. It's time for women to unite and let our voices be heard.
Bloomberg PAC Makes $150,000 Ad Buy Against Milwaukee Sheriff - August 8, 2014
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's political action committee, Independence USA, has purchased $150,833 in television ads in an effort to defeat Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. and support his opponent, Milwaukee police Lt. Chris Moews.
The ad buys by Bloomberg's PAC come on top of $400,000 in media ads purchased by the Greater Wisconsin Committee to try to beat Clarke, who is seeking his fourth term in Tuesday's Democratic primary election.
NJ Man Arrested For Having Too Much Black Powder - August 8, 2014
In another case of of 'New Jersey stupidity' Robert Lintner, a 65 year old man was arrested after calling the police after his wife stabbed him. According to NJ law a person may only possess 50 pounds of powder. According to police Mr. Linter had 30 pounds in his home along with 100 firearms, all of which appear to be 100% legal.
Arizona Supreme Courts Reverses Lower Court Ruling Over Police Searches - August 7, 2014
Police cannot frisk someone they stop and question absent some "reasonable suspicion that criminal activity is afoot," the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
In a unanimous decision affirming the right to carry a gun without interference, the justices rejected arguments by prosecutors that a simple belief someone is armed and dangerous is enough to justify a frisk, even without any evidence of criminal activity. They said the U.S. Constitution dictates otherwise.
"The Fourth Amendment protects the right of people to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures," wrote Justice Rebecca White Berch.
Report Finds Concealed Carry Holders Are Extremely Law-Abiding - August 6, 2014
Individuals employing the 'more guns more crime' logic are using shoddy research as the basis for their claim.
"If you look at information from the Justice Department, they have something called the National Crime Victimization survey. What you find is that guns are used in crime about 250,000 times a year." John R. Lott Jr., economist, Yale professor, and president of Crime Prevention Research Center, told Townhall.
"If you look at similar surveys of people who use guns defensively, it's about two million times a year. So basically people are using guns defensively to stop crimes about four to five times more frequently each year than guns are used to commit a crime. Most people don't realize that."
Missouri Voters Approve Change To Constitution For Gun Rights - August 6, 2014
Missouri voters have approved amendment 5 strengthening gun rights in the states constitution.
The amendment adds to the state constitution "that the right to keep and bear arms is an unalienable right and that the state government is obligated to uphold that right."
Suspected Burglar Shot By Female Homeowner In Delaware - August 5, 2014
Delaware State Police have captured a suspected burglar who was shot and wounded by a female homeowner early Tuesday morning.
When the homeowner and her son arrived to check on the home just before 6:00 a.m., she found someone inside.
After a confrontation, police say, there was a struggle and the homeowner, who was armed with a gun, fired one shot, striking the suspect in the lower body.
Gun Control Advocate James Brady Dead At 73 - August 4, 2014
James Brady, former press secretary to Ronald Reagan who was severely wounded in a 1981 assassination attempt on the President, has died, the White House said on Monday. He was 73.
Following the shooting of Reagan in Washington that left Brady partially paralyzed and in a wheelchair, he became one of the nation's most prominent gun-control advocates.
Top State For Illinois Seized And Traced Weapons Is ... - August 2, 2014
A new report put out by ATF just about puts all the myths about most guns used in crimes in Illinois to rest once and for all. The report shows that Illinois itself is the top source state for these weapons with Indiana a distant second.
Hornady Issues Recall For 9MM Critical Duty Ammo - August 1, 2014
Hornady Mfg Company issued a recall of a single lot of its Critical Duty 9mm ammo on July 31 due to 'light or no powder charges.'
The company said its Hornady Critical Duty 9mm 135 grain +P ammunition with item number '90226' and lot number '3141635'.
Additionally, it shipped between the dates June 5 to July 16.
Kansas City Council Votes To Ban Open Carry - July 31, 2014
Kansas City will clamp down on people openly carrying guns â€” at least for now.
At Mayor Sly Jamesâ€™ urging, the City Council voted 9-0 Thursday to ban the open carry of firearms, saying Kansas City doesn't need any more weapons on the streets.
"This is not an environment where we need to have everyone armed to the teeth," James told his colleagues.
But the city's new law, which takes effect in 10 days, may soon be weakened by the state.
Judge Grants 90 day Stay On DC Carry Ruling - July 29, 2014
A federal judge on Tuesday granted a 90-day stay in a ruling that upended the District's ban on carrying handguns in public.
The order issued by U.S. District Court Judge Frederick Scullin brings a temporary reprieve to D.C. officials, who were sent scurrying over the weekend to interpret the effects of the ruling that gutted the city's restrictive gun laws.