Gun Related News Stories
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"
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.
Remington Announces Model 887 Shotgun recall - November 26, 2014
Remington has announced recall on model 887 shotguns manufactured from December 19, 2013 through November 24, 2014. The defect may cause the firing pin to bind.
To find out if your shotgun is effected call 1-800-243-9700 or enter your information at http://887recall.remington.com
Colt Warns Of Possible Default To Bondholders - November 15, 2014
Colt Defense LLC warned that it could default by the end of the year, as the privately owned company, which has suffered from declining demand for rifles and handguns, is likely to miss a payment to bondholders.
Colorado Lead Ammo Ban Defeated - November 14, 2014
Today, during the scheduled Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission meeting, the Commission members voted against a proposal that would have banned the use of lead ammunition for your sporting purposes.
This misguided proposal was offered due to an emotional reaction, not one based on sound science and biological data.
Louisianna AG Joins Suit To Find Maryland Gun Law Unconstitutional - November 14, 2014
Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell has joined 20 other state attorneys general in opposing Maryland's Firearm Safety Act of 2013, which Caldwell says restricts gun rights.
Caldwell's office announced Friday (Nov. 14) that he has joined in filing an amicus brief opposing the law because it "violates citizens' rights to keep and bear arms protected by the Second Amendment."
Nineth Circuit Court Denies Peruta Appeal - November 12, 2014
The 9th circuit court denied all appeals today in the case that struck down the 'good cause' provision regarding concealed carry in California.
The panel denied motions to intervene, which were filed after the panel's opinion and judgment holding that a responsible, law-abiding citizen has a right under the Second Amendment to carry a firearm in public for self-defense.
Breaking: 4 California Gun Dealers Suing Attorney General Over First Amendment Violation - November 10, 2014
Four California gun dealers are filing a federal lawsuit today against California Attorney General Kamala Harris over what they say is a violation of their First Amendment civil rights. Stephen Lindley, who heads the DOJ's Bureau of Firearms, is named as a co-defendant in the case.
Texas Open - Constitutional Carry Bill Pre-Filed For 2015 Session - November 10, 2014
An open / constitutional carry bill has been pre-filed for next years session and marked as introduced. Text of the introduction is "Relating to the carrying of handguns; providing for the open carrying of handguns; removing the requirement that a person who may lawfully possess handguns obtain a Concealed Handgun License in order to carry a handgun lawfully in the state of Texas, and conforming changes."
FBI Report Shows Crime Fell While Gun Sales Soard In 2013 - November 10, 2014
According to an FBI report released on November 10: "violent crimes in 2013 decreased 4.4 percent when compared with 2012 figures, and the estimated number of property crimes decreased 4.1 percent [as well]."
These record gun sales and the subsequent reduction in crime square perfectly with a Congressional Research Service report on December 4, 2013. That study showed that the number of privately owned firearms in America increased from 192 million in 1994 to 310 million in 2009. At the same time, "firearm-related murder and non-negligent homicide" fell from 6.6 per 100,000 Americans in 1993 to 3.6 per 100,000 in 2000.
Gun Sales Soar In Washington State After Passage Of I-594 - November 9, 2014
Some local gun owners are bracing for trouble after the passage of I-594. A few of them believe the government is out to take their guns and they are buying them like crazy.
It is that frustration that has led to a firearm frenzy in Spokane. Several gun shops in the area have experienced a spike in gun sales. In fact, sales at one shop have surged 25 percent in the last few weeks. Normally at this time of year, gun shops see record sales for hunting gear.
Iowa City Council Rejects Proposed Weapons Ban - November 7, 2014
A move by the Tama City Council to outlaw carrying firearms and other weapons on most city property was dropped before the second reading of the ordinance on Monday night, Nov. 3.
With an initial 2-1 vote, dropping the ordinance fell short of the council majority present for the meeting. Council members Doug Ray and Mike Carnahan moved to drop the ordinance, but member Steve Baier said he wanted more information from the citizens attending and voted "no." Members Crystal Kaufman and Kenny McAdoo were absent.