Gun Related News Stories
Beretta USA Moving Its Entire Manufacturing Capabilities To Tennessee - July 22, 2014
Beretta USA has announced today that they will be moving all of their manufacturing to their new location in Gallatin, Tennessee.
Previously the company had said only new manufacturing would be moved to the state but in a reversal they have now decided to move everything.
Commenting on the move Jeff Cooper, general manager for Beretta USA said "During the legislative session in Maryland that resulted in passage of the Firearm Safety Act of 2013, the version of the statute that passed the Maryland Senate would have prohibited Beretta U.S.A. from being able to manufacture, store or even import into the State products that we sell to customers throughout the United States and around the world. While we were able in the Maryland House of Delegates to reverse some of those obstructive provisions, the possibility that such restrictions might be reinstated in the future leaves us very worried about the wisdom of maintaining a firearm manufacturing factory in the State".
Settlement In Philadelphia Class Action Suit Regarding Disclosure Of LTCF Information - July 22, 2014
Joshua Prince, AMGOA's attorney, announced a settlement with the city of Philadelphia today regarding his lawsuit pertaining to the disclosure of private licensing information by the city.
The city will pay 1.425 million dollars and is also liable for the costs of administering the the settlement. Also included in the settlement are 11 policy changes the city has agreed to.
Germany Bans Export Of Sig Sauer After US Sells Guns To Columbia - July 14, 2014
Germany has imposed an export ban on arms maker SIG Sauer after guns manufactured by the German company were found to have been sold to the Colombian police, German media report.
Under German law, arms exports require a special license which is not normally granted for countries where there is armed conflict, such as Colombia. Colombia says it bought almost 65,000 SIG Sauer pistols for its police force from the US Department of Defense.
PA Woman With License To Carry Arrested In NJ After Telling Officer She Was Carrying - July 11, 2014
Shaneen Allen from Philadelphia wanted to protect her family. She took a gun safety course, applied for and was granted a concealed carry permit and she purchased a gun.
However, while Allen was covered to carry a gun in Pennsylvania, she made the mistake of crossing into New Jersey with the weapon and now she's facing a mandatory minimum of three-years in jail.
Bloomberg Dimissses Colorado Springs And Peublo As Backwater - July 10, 2014
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine (which has since been remove) ex-NYC governor Bloomberg was asked about the losses in the recall elections last year. Recall elections that backfired in his face.
Instead of admitting defeat he decided to call the recall election areas, Colorado Springs and Pueblo, as roadless and 'rural backwaters'.
$500 Reward Offered For Information On Stolen 2014 PATCON Rifle - July 9, 2014
This rifle was stolen from the UPS distribution center in Winston-Salem. They can only assume that a UPS employee is responsible since it never left their facility. Since the rifle was not insured, UPS has graciously offered $100 and the cost of shipping for the rifle. Any information should be send to email@example.com and will remain in confidence.
NJ Governor Christie Vetos Magazine Capacity Limit Bill - July 2, 2014
Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a gun control bill Wednesday that would have banned ammunition magazines holding more than 10 rounds.
In his veto message, the Republican governor rejected the idea that limiting the number of bullets that guns can hold will put an end to mass shootings, calling it a "simplistic" and "trivial" approach. The bill would have reduced the legal ammunition capacity from 15 to 10 rounds.
Target Respectfully Requests Gun Owners To Leave Guns At Home - July 2, 2014
In an effort to placate Moms Demand Action Target made an announcement on their website today respectfully requesting gun owners not bring firearms into their stores.
While to some this may seem like a ban on firearms nothing could be further from the truth. In the same statement they also said 'Our approach has always been to follow local laws, and of course, we will continue to do so'
Brady Campaign Caught Lying About Child Gun Deaths - June 30, 2014
The Brady Campaign claimed that nine children die in the USA every day due to gunshot wounds (both accidental and intentional). The group even made a big display of the stat recently placing 9 pairs of toddler shoes in a row to drum up the appropriate level of emotion.
However, there is one small problem with that number, it's completely false. Politifact, who at first rated it mostly true has reexamined the claim and now rates it mostly false.
Ceasefire Employee Arrested For Rape, Was Gang Member - June 28, 2014
On the streets, Richard Hernandez was supposed to stop violence as an 'interrupter' in the celebrated CeaseFire program.
Hernandez faces 36 counts charging him with sexually assaulting and kidnapping a teenage girl while he worked for the program, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned. He's among at least nine employees of the anti-violence program to face serious criminal charges in recent years.
Hernandez is a ranking member of the Maniac Latin Disciples gang, prosecutors said. He was sentenced to prison for a 2006 gun conviction and a 2005 drug conviction, court records show.
Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to Short-Barreled Shotgun Law - June 26, 2014
A California law making it a felony to possess a shotgun with a barrel shorter than 26 inches does not violate the Second Amendment or the Equal Protection Clause, either on its face or as applied to a person who possesses the weapon at home with the sole intent to use it for self-defense, the Third District Court of Appeal ruled yesterday.
The court affirmed Kenneth Wesley Brown's conviction under former Penal Code §12020, which makes it a 'wobbler' to possess a short-barreled shotgun, for which three alternative definitions are given, including "[a] firearm which has an overall length of less than 26 inches and which is designed or redesigned to fire a fixed shotgun shell."
Federal Judge Upholds Colorado Gun Laws - June 26, 2014
A federal judge upheld gun laws on Thursday introduced by Colorado. The two laws, passed in 2013 by Colorado's Democratic-controlled legislature with scant Republican support, banned ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds and required background checks for all private gun sales and transfers.
After a two-week civil trial, U.S. District Chief Judge Marcia Krieger ruled the lawsuit lacked standing and said no evidence had been produced which showed limiting magazines to 15 rounds seriously diminished the ability to defend oneself.
Man Who Confronted Las Vegas Shooter Hailed As Hero - June 23, 2014
Hundreds gathered downtown for the funeral of Joseph Wilcox, the man killed trying to stop a shooting rampage at Walmart two weeks ago.
Wilcox is credited with saving countless lives after confronting one of the gunmen and is now being remembered as a true hero.
"On Sunday, June 8, a man standing in line at the Walmart on Nellis saw danger and made the choice to do something about it," said Sheriff Doug Gillespie.
Supreme Court Rules On Straw Purchases - June 16, 2014
A divided Supreme Court sided with gun control groups and the Obama administration Monday, ruling that the federal ban on 'straw' purchases of guns can be enforced even if the ultimate buyer is legally allowed to own a gun.
The justices ruled 5-4 that the law applied to a Virginia man who bought a gun with the intention of transferring it to a relative in Pennsylvania who was not prohibited from owning firearms.
MSM Continues To Rip Everytown Claim Of 74 'School Shootings' - June 14, 2014
In the continued reaming of the outright lies by Everytown For Gun Safety Fox News has dissected their claims and reported the blatant lies.
6th Ciruit Rules On Pharacist Who Defended Himself At Work - June 13, 2014
The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals this month found that Walgreens properly exercised its rights when it fired an employee for using his handgun in defense during a robbery.
At the center of the case is Jeremy Hoven, a pharmacist employed at-will by the drug store chain in Michigan. Hoven is a lawful concealed-carry permit holder who was fired by the company in 2011 after he exchanged gunfire with an armed robber while at work.
While the ruling against him isn't unexpected certain language in the ruling is quite troubling.
"Moore continued, saying, 'Hoven has not shown there is a legislatively enacted general right of self-defense in Michigan.'
The panel contended that Michigan's Self-Defense Act doesn't confer an unlimited right to engage in self-defense, but rather only provides a potential defense to criminal prosecution by the state.
Politifact Rates Everytown's '74 School Shootings' Claim Mostly False - June 13, 2014
Not to be outdone by CNN's debunking of Everytown's 74 'school shootings since Sandy Hook' Politifact did their own study of the list and found that only 10 incidents on the list qualified as 'school shootings'. They have rated the claim as mostly false.
Police Identify Man Who Left Gun In Target - June 12, 2014
The gun was in plain view on top of a superhero Playskool toy box when the worker found it; he thought it was a toy. He realized it was real after seeing it was loaded with live ammo.
On Thursday, June 12, Myrtle Beach Police identified the suspect wanted for unlawful carrying of a handgun in reference to the incident as David Dennis. Police are asking anyone with information on Dennis or his whereabouts to contact MBPD at 843-918-1911.
Toppenish Mississippi School District Arming School Administrators - June 12, 2014
The Toppenish School District is paving the way for an additional security effort by arming and training some of their administrators.
When school starts up again in the fall, 11 Toppenish School District Administrators will be armed for additional security purposes.
"The first responders are usually our administrators, and if our administrators or myself, if we're willing to put our lives on the line, we need to be prepared, said John Cerna, the Toppenish School District Superintendent.
CNN Destroys Everytown '74 Shool Shooting' Statistics - June 12, 2014
After Everytown For Gun Safety came out with their completely false chart and claim that there have been 74 'school shootings' since Sandy Hook many news outlets parroted their information without ever checking it, including CNN. Then someone down there actually decided to act like a reporter and check the facts.
What they found was what most gun owners know and Everytown was, once again, caught in a lie. Once CNN removed every incident that wasn't a 'school shooting' the number of shootings was actually 15.