Gun Related News Stories
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Record Amount Of Guns Intercepted By TSA At Airports - November 7, 2014
As of Tuesday, a record 1,855 guns, 1,471 of them loaded have been discovered this year in bags passengers planned to carry onto an airplane.
"In the same period a total of 3,048 firearms, firearm components, replica firearms, stun guns, and other similar dangerous objects have been discovered by TSA from passengers in their carry-on luggage," Jeh Johnson, Secretary for Homeland Security, said Tuesday. "Last week alone, TSA discovered 41 firearms (34 of which were loaded), 16 stun guns, four replica grenades, a 13-inch cane sword, and a box-cutter found concealed in the lining of a carry-on bag."
WA State Representative to Propose New Gun Legislation - November 7, 2014
Washington State Representative, Ruth Kagi proposed a bill in the last legislative session that would make it a crime to leave a loaded gun where a child could find it.
8th District Representative Brad Klippert says he is a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights, but he would not be opposed.
LA Ordinance Would Require Gun Owners To Keep Them Locked Up - November 7, 2014
A half-dozen City Council members Friday proposed a new ordinance that would require gun owners in the city of Los Angeles to store their firearms in locked containers or apply the trigger locks when not in use.
The motion goes further than current California state law, which requires only that safety locks be included with guns manufactured, sold or transferred in the state. However, state law does not require that all firearms actually be disabled with a trigger lock or stored in a locked container when not in use.
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.
New Gallup Poll Shows 6 In 10 Americans Say Guns Make Homes Safer - November 7, 2014
he percentage of Americans who believe having a gun in the house makes it a safer place to be (63%) has nearly doubled since 2000, when about one in three agreed with this. Three in 10 Americans say having a gun in the house makes it a more dangerous place.
Crossbreed Goes After Holster Manufacturers Claiming Patent Infringement - November 6, 2014
It appears that MTC Holsters, LLC, (doing business as CrossBreed Holsters, LLC) has begun the process of going after other holster manufacturers for certain patent infringements. It's important to note that CrossBreed was recently granted the following patent this year;
Pennsylvania Governor Signs Wrong Version Of Gun Bill - November 6, 2014
Thanks to a clerical mix-up, Gov. Tom Corbett actually signed the wrong version of HB80, the firearm preemption bill into law last week.
Corbett actually signed an earlier version of the bill into law, not the one that the House sent him during the waning hours of last month's legislative session.
Once officials were alerted to the error, the state House briefly gaveled into session on Wednesday to sign the correct version of the bill, and then kicked it over to the Senate for its signature, putting it into position for yet another gubernatorial John Hancock.
Texas Governor Elect Say He Will Sign An Open Carry Bill - November 5, 2014
Just a day after becoming the governor elect for one of the country's most powerful states, during a post election day press conference, governor elect Gregg Abbott has announced that he will sign an open carry bill if it reaches his desk.