Gun Related News Stories
Breaking: Ninth Circuit Court Rules California 'May Issue' Unconstitutional - February 13, 2014
The Ninth Circuit's decision in Peruta v. San Diego, released minutes ago, affirms the right of law-abiding citizens to carry handguns for lawful protection in public.
The Court ruled that a government may specify what mode of carrying to allow (open or concealed), but a government may not make it impossible for the vast majority of Californians to exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms.
Louisiana Signs Supreme Court Brief Challenging NJ Gun Law - February 13, 2014
Louisiana thinks New Jersey's concealed carry gun laws are too restrictive, and it wants the U.S. Supreme Court and the nation to know.
In a petition filed with the Supreme Court this week, James "Buddy" Caldwell and the attorneys general from 18 other states, led by Wyoming's Peter Michael, are requesting the justices take a look at New Jersey's gun permitting laws, and determine whether they could contravene and threaten to undo those of other states.
California DOJ Removes 28 Handguns From 'Approved' List - February 10, 2014
28 handgun models in common use were removed from the handgun roster by the California Department of Justice since January 28, 2014, and are now unavailable to gun buyers, reports Calguns. Of those, 22 are manufactured by Smith & Wesson, Inc.
However, California gun owners have reason to be optimistic, say the groups. In a major development, firearm manufacturers Smith & Wesson and Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc., have joined handgun maker Glock, Inc., in support of a federal Second Amendment civil rights lawsuit seeking to overturn the handgun regulation scheme commonly known as the 'handgun roster.'
Colorado Democrats Defeat Mag Limit Undo - February 10, 2014
Colorado Democrats rejected Monday a chance for a do-over on last year's hotly debated gun-control bills, killing a Republican-sponsored measure to repeal the limit on ammunition-magazine capacity.
The House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, also known as the 'kill committee,' voted 7-4 on a party-line vote to defeat a bill that would have repealed last year's measure limiting magazine capacity to 15 rounds.
Judge Allows Challenge To Connecticut Assault Weapons Ban To Move Forward - February 10, 2014
A New London judge has let a disabled man continue his lawsuit seeking to overturn the state's new gun law limiting assault weapon ownership.
New London Superior Court Judge James Devine ruled Thursday, however, that Ennis' organization, Disabled Americans for Firearms Rights, does not have the right to sue the state; only Ennis individually does.
CalGuns Issues Warning To California Gun Owners Over Confiscation - February 7, 2014
The Calguns Foundation has issued a warning to all California gun owners over the illegal search and seizure of legal firearms and ammunition.
"Gun confiscation efforts pushed by Attorney General Kamala Harris have apparently led to unconstitutional arrests of regular, non-prohibited gun owners as well as the seizure of their firearms and ammunition," said Brandon Combs, the group's executive director and creator of the Foundationâ€™s DOJ Watch project.
US Postal Service Solicits For Ammunition Buy - February 7, 2014
For some reason the US postal service has put out a proposal for buying ammunition. At this point in time no one is sure what they would be using this ammunition for.
From their solicitation:
The United States Postal Service intends to solicit proposals for assorted small arms ammunition. If your organization wishes to participate, you must pre-register at https://uspsesourcing.emptoris.com, the Postal Service's eSourcing tool.
Excellent Article On Why All Federal Gun Laws Are Unconstitutional - February 7, 2014
We happened upon a great video of Constitutional scholar Publius Huldah and an article that explains exactly why ALL federal gun laws are unconstitutional, take the time to watch the video or read the article.
Florida College Reverses No-gun Policy On Campus In Wake Of Shooting - February 5, 2014
Following a shooting in a parking lot at Eastern Florida State College, school officials took an unusual step - they are now allowing guns back on campus.
The shooting occurred Thursday, when a student was brutally attacked by two men near his car. The student, Landrick Hamilton, 24, was able to retrieve his firearm from inside his vehicle and shot one of the men in the chest.
New York Firefighters Pushing Back Against SAFE Act - January 30, 2014
An eye opening viewpoint about the SAFE Act comes from local firefighters. They want to set the record straight.
Steve Sessler, volunteer firefighter, said, "To try and capitalize to push an agenda, especially for a politically ambitious governor, who is looking at the presidency. That doesn't sit well with me."
Craig Akins, former Webster Fire Chief, said, "The governor took it upon himself to use us as a pawn and I think most of us are not very happy about that."
AG Holder Confirms Obama Will Try To Push Through Gun Executive Orders - January 29, 2014
Attorney General Eric Holder said at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today that President Obama is open to using an executive action to push through gun-control and/or associated mental health measures that haven't found approval in Congress.
Our resolve remains the same. My resolve is as firm as it was back then. And I think what we should also understand is that the vast majority of the American people still want those common sense gun safety measures that we advanced last year. Our commitment is real and we will revisit these issues
The president â€“ it is his intention to again try to work with Congress, but in the absence of meaningful action to explore all the possibilities and use all the powers that he has to, frankly, just protect the American people
Connecticut Gun Owners Fail to Register; Officials Push 'Amnesty' - January 27, 2014
After Connecticut enacted one of the most draconian gun-control regimes in America, official estimates suggest that the overwhelming majority of the citizens targeted by the latest assault on gun rights failed to comply. Indeed, analysts say it appears that most people largely ignored the new statute, which purports to ban numerous non-registered 'assault' weapons and standard-capacity magazines. Now, despite resistance by the governor, state lawmakers are reportedly scrambling to come up with a possible amnesty plan allowing gun owners to register past the deadline.
Illinois Wants Potheads to Give Up Their Second Amendment Rights - January 24, 2014
Illinois is mulling a new medical marijuana law that would force pot users to sign away their right to bear arms.
Those who focus on the right to bear arms love to say, "what part of 'shall not be infringed' don't you understand," as a catch phrase to show that the founders did not want government to be able to sweep in and take away our rights to self defense. That phrase can be asked of Illinois legislators who are proposing that to get a medical marijuana permit citizens would have to relinquish their right to bear arms.
The plan would require pot users to be fingerprinted for a background check, they'd have to pay a yearly $150 permit fee, and they would be forced to give up their Second Amendment rights to be allowed to get pot.
Supreme Court Ruling Could Limit Radical Gun Control - January 22, 2014
The Supreme Court rarely takes up Second Amendment cases, so when it does, gun owners know their rights are in the cross hairs.
The Abramski ruling will be key to determining how far President Obama can push his gun-control agenda. Mr. Obama wants to expand background checks to include private transactions so that the government would know exactly who has a gun. That is not what the Founding Fathers intended.
Castle Rock Colorado Repeals Restrictive Carry Laws - January 22, 2014
After a passionate debate over gun rights in Castle Rock on Tuesday night, the town council has approved more permissive concealed carry laws.
People in Castle Rock will soon be able to openly carry guns in public buildings and parks.
Late Tuesday night by a 4-3 vote by the Castle Rock town council repealed the ban on open carry of guns in those locations.
Smith & Wesson To Stop Selling Handguns In California - January 22, 2014
Smith & Wesson announced it will stop selling its handguns in California rather than manufacture them to comply with the new microstamping law. The other publicly traded firearms manufacturer in the U.S., Sturm, Ruger, also said this month that it will stop new sales to California.
The announcement late Wednesday came a week after the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for firearms manufacturers, filed suit against California for requiring that all new semi-automatic pistols that are not already on the state's approved gun roster have the microstamping technology.
Wisconsin To Recognize Missouri Gun Permits - January 20, 2014
Missouri concealed weapons permit holders can now bring their guns with them to Wisconsin.
New New York Ammunition Laws Start Today - January 15, 2014
It becomes illegal starting Wednesday in New York to buy ammunition unless a licensed dealer actually sees you. The requirement for face-to-face bullet sales is part of the law pushed through a year ago by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The law has taken effect incrementally since, banning sales of some popular semi-automatic rifles and large-capacity magazines, requiring federal background checks on private gun sales and imposing felony penalties for illegal gun possession. It has also drawn crowds of protesters to the Capitol and lawsuits saying it infringes on Second Amendment rights.
Ruger To Stop Selling Semiautomatic Pistols In California - January 15, 2014
In perhaps one of the more shocking discoveries at the 2014 SHOT Show, Ruger spokesperson Kevin Reid revealed that Ruger was going to let it's entire California Semiautomatic pistol roster 'drop off' the CA Department of Justice Approved Handgun List.
Store Moves Out Of Mall Due To No Gun Policy - January 13, 2014
"We had to second think if we were going to stay. We made the decision we're going to leave because of the stance on concealed guns," Owner Cherilyn Mitchell said. "Now everyone is saying they're going to boycott the mall. I've gone from 150 tickets a day to two. Here it is on a Sunday and I have no traffic."
She's the second to leave. The first was Derek Poe, the owner of Golden Triangle Tactical who has received national attention for carrying his AR-15 slung over his back in the mall.