Gun Related News Stories
Pentagon To Destroy One Billion In Ammunition - April 28, 2014
The Pentagon plans to destroy more than $1 billion worth of ammunition although some of those bullets and missiles could still be used by troops, according to the Pentagon and congressional sources.
It's impossible to know what portion of the arsenal slated for destruction - valued at $1.2 billion by the Pentagon - remains viable because the Defense Department's inventory systems can't share data effectively, according to a Government Accountability Office report.
Drake v. Jerejian On Today's SCOTUS Conference Calendar - April 25, 2014
The NJ case having to do with 'justifiable need' to be issued a permit to conceal carry in front of the supreme court is finally on the conference calendar. Hopefully we will have an answer by Monday.
Female Gun Instructors In High Demand - April 24, 2014
The market for female gun instructors is booming as more women want to learn to shoot, both for self defense and for sport, said Tina Wilson-Cohen, who owns She Can Shoot, an all-women firearm and self-defense training business in Fairfax, Va.
Arlington Texas City Council Moves To Ban Weapons At Meetings, - April 23, 2014
Tuesday night, the Arlington City Council passed the first reading of two ordinances that have the group up in arms.
The first ordinance would put a blanket ban on all weapons and 'simulated weapons' at government meetings.
The other would ban all weapons and any objects that resemble a weapon from public government meetings.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer Vetoes Pro Gun Bill - April 22, 2014
House Bill 2339 would have allowed people with concealed-carry permits to bring weapons into government buildings unless security measures - including armed guards, metal detectors and gun lockers - are in place. The measure excluded public K-12 schools, community colleges and universities.
"I am a strong proponent of the Second Amendment, and I have signed into law numerous pieces of legislation to advance and protect gun rights. However, I cannot support this measure in its proposed form," Brewer wrote.
Silencer Sales Booming - April 22, 2014
The civilian market for silencers soared 37% in 2013, when the total number shot up to nearly a half a million, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives registry. That's compared to 360,000 in 2012 and 285,000 in 2011.
Silencers are so popular that there's a nine-month wait to have a registration approved by the ATF, according to Ben Shim, a certified firearms instructor and gun industry analyst with CRT Capital Group in Stamford, Conn.
MA Judge Rules Marijuana Arrests Do Not Remove 2nd Amendment Rights - April 19, 2014
U.S. District Court Judge Richard Stearns ruled that Michael Wesson of Salisbury and Thomas Woods of Natick have a Second Amendment right to own firearms despite being convicted of possessing weed in the past. Sterns said the portion of the Massachusetts Gun Control Act that disqualifies gun applicants who had previously been convicted of possessing a controlled substance was unconstitutional, as applied to the two men.
GOP Issues Warning To Obama Over Executive Order On Biometric Guns - April 17, 2014
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) is warning the Obama administration to not issue an executive order requiring that all new guns be made with biometric technology, such as finger-print recognition or bracelets.
Cornyn raised the issue in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder, who in testimony earlier this month highlighted biometric bracelets and fingerprint identification as a safety issue.
First Arrest For Unregistered 'Assault Rifle' In Connecticut - April 16, 2014
A 65-year-old man faces an array of charges after he allegedly shot a squirrel in his yard Monday morning.
James Toigo, 258 Housatonic Dr., was charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm, cruelty to an animal, first-degree reckless endangerment, second-degree breach of peace, failure to register an assault rifle and three counts of possessing large-capacity magazines, according to a police press release.
Bloomberg To Spend 50 Million In Gun Control Push - April 15, 2014
Michael R. Bloomberg, making his first major political investment since leaving office, plans to spend $50 million this year building a nationwide grass-roots network to motivate voters who feel strongly about curbing gun violence, an organization he hopes can eventually outmuscle the National Rifle Association.
82 Members of House Call For Ban On Imports - April 12, 2014
On Wednesday, 82 members of the House of Representatives called on President Obama to put a ban on imports of what they deem to be 'military-style firearms.'
This ban, according to the lawmakers, would require no congressional action as the President has very broad authority under the 1968 Gun Control Act to prohibit the importation of firearms and ammunition unless they are generally recognized as particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes.
Remington Safety Warning And Recall Notice - April 12, 2014
Remington Arms Company, LLC is voluntarily recalling Remington Model 700 and Model Seven rifles with X-Mark Pro triggers, manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014.
ATF Classifies Russian made 7N6 5.45x39 Ammunition As Armor Piercing - April 8, 2014
An Official announcement from ATF on Russian made 7N6 5.45x39 ammunition was released February 4th in regards to the request from customs to determine if it is classified as armor piercing. They have agreed with customs that it is armor piercing and hence non-importable.
Obama And Holder Want Spend Almost 1.4 Billion on 'Gun Control' In 2014 - April 7, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that gun tracking bracelets are something the Justice Department wants to 'explore' as part of its gun control efforts.
The Justice Department has requested $382.1 million in increased spending for its fiscal year 2014 budget for gun safety.
President Barack Obamaâ€™s budget proposal also calls for $1.1 billion to 'protect Americans from gun violenceâ€”including $182 million to support the president's 'Now is the Time' gun safety initiative.
Reid Calls For More Background Checks The Day After Ft. Hood Tragedy - April 3, 2014
Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday that Congress should revisit the issue of expanding the federal gun background check program in response to the shooting at Fort Hood.
Connecticut Gun Control Group To Create Super PAC - April 3, 2014
Connecticut politicians who may be challenged in this year's election for supporting stricter weapons laws in the wake of the Newtown school massacre received a pledge of support Thursday from gun control advocates.
The state's largest gun control group said it plans to create a super PAC to raise money to help politicians who supported last yearâ€™s gun law changes.
Moms Demanding Action Attempt To Scrub Their Website Of References To Leland Yee - March 30, 2014
In an attempt to cover their butts, Moms Demanding Action have 'scrubbed' their website of references to Leland Yee, the anti-gun California senator now under indictment for gun trafficking.
One slight problem they have though, the internet never forgets. Case in point the Google cached version of the now missing page.
New York Assemblyman Launches Anti-SAFE Act Petition - March 28, 2014
Looking to rally area residents to call for a total repeal of the SAFE Act, Assemblyman Phil Palmesano, R, C, I - Corning, has launched an online petition and is inviting the public to attend an April 1 rally in Albany against the controversial gun control law.
The petition can be located here: http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Philip-A-Palmesano/story/57014
JFPO Rips Apart NJ Reporter That Attacked 9 Year Old Shooter - March 26, 2014
The backlash from Mike Kelly's opinion piece in the NJ newspaper 'The Record' has been fast and it has been intense. Yesterday Nicki Kenyon, a writer for 'Jews For The Preservation Of Firearms Ownership', adding to the attack of Mr. Kelly calling him out on his behavior and his underhanded attack on Shyanne and her love of shooting.
Well worth the read and congrats to Nicki Kenyon.
Anti-Gun California Legislator Indicted On Charges Of Public Corruption - March 26, 2014
FBI agents are in the Capitol office of state Sen. Leland Yee this morning, and Bay Area news stations are reporting that the San Francisco Democrat has been arrested on suspicion of corruption.
Bay Area news stations reported this morning that Yee had been arrested as the result of an FBI sting investigation that included other people, but had no more details.