Gun Related News Stories
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.
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 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 can’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.
Connecticut Paper Calling For Searching Of Background Checks To Find Unregistered Items - February 14, 2014
A Connecticut newspaper has run an opinion piece calling for a search of background check records to find people who may not have registered with the state.
"Although willful noncompliance with the law is doubtless a major issue, it's possible that many gun owners are unaware of their obligation to register military-style assault weapons and would do so if given another chance."
"But the bottom line is that the state must try to enforce the law. Authorities should use the background check database as a way to find assault weapon purchasers who might not have registered those guns in compliance with the new law."
Brain Miller of "Heeding God's Call" Calls Anyone That Wants A 15 Round Magazine A Domestic Terrorist - February 14, 2014
Our old buddy Brian Miller at it again in NJ, calling anyone that needs a 15 round magazine a 'domestic terrorist or a gangster'
Remington To Announce Expansion To New Alabama Facility - February 14, 2014
Remington Outdoor Co., previously known as the Freedom Group, expects to announce a major expansion to a new facility in Huntsville, Ala., as early as next week. According to two sources with knowledge of the property sale, the deal has been in the works for months and ROC executives plan to sign the papers Monday finalizing the sale of a 500,000-square-foot facility that will add approximately 25 percent more space to Remington's existing 2.1 million square feet of existing manufacturing real estate.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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 Foundation’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.
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."