Gun Related News Stories
Spokane Washington Business Employees To Carry Guns After Three Robberies - March 18, 2014
After three robberies in less than a month at Jitterz Java, employees say they're refusing to be victimized anymore and are preparing to pack heat on the job.
Jitterz Java owner Sara Chapel is encouraging her staff members not only to bring their guns, but she's keeping one in the stand just in case.
"I would rather have it and need it, than need it and not have it," Krystal Cogswell said.
Bloomberg's Anti-Gun Group Struggles & Stumbles - March 16, 2014
Investigative report shows anti-gunners' efforts to restrict Second Amendment rights hit a number of speed bumps, thanks to scandals and political reversals.
"Gun control has become a left-wing cause and Mayors Against Illegal Guns embraces this cause, while disingenuously posing as non-ideological and above politics," said Matthew Vadum, senior editor at Capital Research Center, a think-tank that describes itself as the nation's leading source of organizations and their donors.
ATF Ignores Restraining Order, Raids Dealer - March 16, 2014
Apparently the temporary restraining order obtained by Ares Armor was revised to include a clause to 'not restrain lawful criminal proceedings'. So, I guess the ATF considers breaking into a business and stealing its computers and records is a 'lawful criminal proceeding'. I guess the people who bought the lowers in question can expect some kind of contact from the ATF
Connecticut Sends Out Letter To Gun Owners TO Relinquish Illegal Items - March 15, 2014
The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection announced Friday it had sent a letter to owners who had failed to register the items by a Jan. 1 deadline, part of last year's gun control law. Officials offered advice on what to do now with the weapons and magazines.
The letter says gun owners are in compliance with the new state law if their items are no longer in Connecticut or were sold to an authorized gun dealer.
Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Texas Case On No-Knock Warrants For Gun Owners - March 14, 2014
In a move that basically makes gun owners exempt from the 4th amendment of the constitution the supreme court has refused to hear an appeal by a Texas man.
"The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear the case of a Texas man whose home was subject to a no-knock, SWAT-team style forceful entry and raid based solely on the suspicion that there were legally-owned firearms in his household. In denying a petition for certiorari in Quinn v. Texas, the Court let stand a lower court ruling that essentially makes lawful gun ownership and possession grounds for police to evade the protections afforded by the Fourth Amendment and improperly penalizes and limits the Second Amendment right to bear arms."
Justice Kennedy Requires Sunnyvale To Answer By 3pm Today - March 12, 2014
U.S. District Judge Ronald M. Whyte of San Jose refused last week to block enforcement of the ban, as did the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit also did so. The application asking for an injunction pending appeal was filed with Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who handles such pleas from the states in the geographic area that is the Ninth Circuit. Kennedy has the authority to act on his own, or to share action with his colleagues. No action seems likely until there is an answer to the plea.
Global Digital Makes Offer To Buy Remington - March 12, 2014
Global Digital Solutions, the company that makes 'smart guns' has made an offer to buy Remington Outdoor for 1.08 billion in cash and stock.
"GDSI has made an unsolicited offer to purchase Freedom for $1.082 billion in cash and shares of GDSI's common stock"
Campus Carry Removed From Georgia Bill - March 11, 2014
With time running out this legislative session, the state House has stripped campus carry from a controversial gun bill in an effort to ensure its passage.
As it originally passed the House, HB 875 would have decriminalized bringing guns onto college campuses by carry permit holders. Everyone else would have still been subject to a misdemeanor.
Rumor Over Russia Stopping Ammo Exports Not Based On Fact - March 7, 2014
We need some serious 'rumor control' here today.
An article claiming Russia has stopped all exports of ammunition to the US over the Crimea problem was written by a website called 'silver doctors' and has been picked up by damn near every gun related blog and gun forum, and AGAIN the panic has started.
The original article has NO authoritative link, nothing to substantiate the claim. What it does say is 'We have only several days supply of 7.62 on hand currently at SDBullion under normal market conditions, and expect it will disappear as quickly as 22 LR once word of the Russian export halt spreads.'
The original article is linked to below.
In other words these people are trying to sell ammo based on panic they themselves are creating.
We did an exhaustive search in Google, trying to find ANY actual news source that has reported anything about this and there is literally nothing, nothing but rumor after rumor, getting worse with each reprint ... like that old game where you whisper in a persons ear and then they whisper into someone else's ear and by the time everyone is done the story has completely changed.
If you see anyone perpetuating this rumor PLEASE set them straight ... some times we are our own worse enemies and this is one of those circumstances.
Connecticut Carry Tells Lawmakers To Either Enforce The Law Or Repeal It - March 5, 2014
In a press release dated March 3rd the Connecticut based second amendment advocacy group Connecticut Carry demanded lawmakers in that state to either enforce the ban on 'assault weapons' and high capacity mags or repeal the law in an attempt to force a showdown over these laws.
"From Governor Malloy, to Undersecretary Lawlor to DESPP, Commissioner Schriro, and Lieutenant Cooke of the firearms unit, and including Lt. Paul Vance, the state needs to shit, or get off the pot. The fact is, the state does not have the balls to enforce these laws. The laws would not survive the public outcry and resistance that would occur." - Connecticut Carry Director Ed Peruta
The press release can be read at the link below.
Obama's 2015 Budget Contains New Gun Control Measures - March 4, 2014
Obama released his fiscal year 2015 budget on Tuesday, and contained within it were proposals aimed at reducing gun violence through methods such as the strengthening of background checks, mental health initiatives, and inspections of firearms dealers.
Dissension In CT State Police Over 'Gun Grab' - March 2, 2014
It appears all is not well in Connecticut since a letter has been sent out to some gun owners demanding they sell, destroy or turnover their 'high-cap' mags and assault weapons.
In response a list of legislator's, who voted for the gun ban, home address information has been posted by the 'Sipsey Street Irregulars'
According to some reports there is chaos in the government including name calling and demands for personal protection squads.
Rumor is also flying that the CT state police are now realizing they will be the ones getting shot at and are going after the legislation with a vengeance.
CT Legislators That Voted For Gun Registration Home Addresses Published - March 1, 2014
Sometimes you just have to fight fire with fire. And that is exactly what Mike Vanderboegh has chosen to do. The state of Connecticut wants to make a list â€“ a list of gun owners. So, Vanderboegh has created his own list â€“ a list of those state legislators who are insisting that certain firearms be banned or registered.
5000 Concealed Carry Permits To Be Mailed Out To Illinois Residents Today - February 28, 2014
Illinois' first concealed carry gun licenses - about 5,000 of them - are being printed and mailed today, Illinois State Police officials said in a morning press conference.
The new law allowing concealed guns to be carried in public was cobbled together after an appellate court struck down the state's concealed carry ban in December 2012.
Breaking, California To Appeal Ninth Circuit Ruling - February 28, 2014
California Attorney General Kamala Harris asked a federal appeals court Thursday to review and reverse its recent decision that declared unconstitutional the restrictions many counties use to limit the right to carry a concealed handgun.
Breaking News, Senate Signs Off On Guns On Post Office Property - February 27, 2014
A Senate committee unanimously passed a measure Thursday to allow people to carry guns on postal service property, but killed a broader push to let gun owners carry their firearms into actual post office buildings.
The measure from Sen. Mark Begich, Alaska Democrat, to a broader Postal Reform bill is meant to head off situations where a person could be charged with a crime if they run into the post office after hunting or shooting, for example, and leave their gun in the parking lot.
Judge Throws Out First NY SAFE Act Charge As Unconstitutional - February 26, 2014
Lockport police violated Paul A. Wojdan's constitutional rights by counting the bullets in his gun and charging him with violating New York's SAFE Act, Lockport City Judge William J. Watson ruled Wednesday.
Watson dismissed a misdemeanor charge against Wojdan, filed because the magazine of his 9 mm Ruger handgun contained 10 bullets, more than the limit of seven bullets per magazine under the Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act.
Supreme Court Refuses TO Hear Challenges To Gun Laws - February 24, 2014
The Supreme Court on Monday declined to wade into the politically volatile issue of gun control by leaving intact three court rulings rejecting challenges to federal and state laws.
The court's decision not to hear the cases represented a loss for gun rights advocates, including the National Rifle Association, which was behind two of the challenges.
Chiappa To Build Factory In Dayton Ohio - February 20, 2014
The gun maker already employs 14 people in Ohio and Kentucky who import and sell Chiappa's guns. Now the 56-year old company is building a factory in Dayton, Ohio, and plans to bring it online by the summer.
Orange County CA Sheriff Easing Permit Regulations In Wake Of 9th Circuit Decision. - February 19, 2014
The Orange County sheriff loosened requirements Wednesday for obtaining a concealed-weapons permit in light of a recent federal appellate court decision that deemed many urban counties in California to be overly restrictive in saying who can and canâ€™t carry a concealed weapon.
Local applicants seeking a permit to carry a concealed weapon now only have to say that they need one for self-defense or personal safety. Previously, applicants were required to prove 'good cause,' a standard that typically limited concealed weapons in Orange County to people who carry large sums of cash or valuables, or who could prove an existing mortal threat.