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AR – Gun Rights – New Arkansas state law will allow concealed weapons inside Razorback Stadium

GRIDIRON NOW.COM March 22, 2017 – Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a gun rights measure into law Wednesday that will allow concealed handguns at state colleges, including athletic venues like Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. The measure allows someone to carry concealed handguns at the venues if they undergo up to eight hours of active shooter training. The law, known as HB1249, goes into effect on Sept. 1, though…

AR – Gun Rights – NRA executive director: Goal is guns everywhere, with no training mandate

ARKANSAS TIMES.COM March 22, 2017 – After today’s press conference marking Governor Hutchinson’s signing of House Bill 1249, reporters spoke with Chris Cox, the executive director of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action. HB 1249 creates a new class of “enhanced carry” permit that would allow gun owners who have undergone some additional training to take concealed weapons into many places previously disallowed under state law, including Arkansas college campuses, the state Capitol, courthouses,…

CA – Gun Rights – Arkansas governor signs bill expanding concealed gun rights

LOS ANGELES TIMES March 22, 2017 – Arkansas’ governor said he has signed legislation expanding the locations where concealed handguns are allowed in the state to include colleges, some bars, government buildings and even the state Capitol. Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson  said Wednesday he signed the measure, which allows someone to carry concealed guns at the new locations if they undergo up to eight hours of active-shooter training. 

Nat’l – Gun Rights – Gun rights supporters see political tide shifting in their favor (VIDEO)

FOX NEWS.COM March 22, 2017 – After years of restrictive gun laws being imposed across the country during the President Obama years, gun rights advocates are seeing the tide turn in their favor. Since President Trump assumed office earlier this year, more than a dozen states have introduced pro-gun legislation. Second Amendment Foundation founder Alan Gottlieb says gun rights are gaining ground and a lot is due to the…

Bad week for guns on the Great Plains?

COLORADO STATESMAN.COM March 20, 2017 – You would think every week of the next couple years would be a good week for the gun-rights lobby. Washington is being run by hardline pro-gun officials. Even before Trump and the Republican Congress, the Obama-Biden efforts in Washington to pass any gun-control laws at all met stiff resistance and failed. So what’s happening this week? On Wednesday at the Capitol in Denver…

VA – Gun Rights – Watch This NRA TV Interview On 2nd Amendment And Veterans Rights (VIDEO)

DISABLED VETERANS.ORG March 21, 2017 – Friday, NRA TV highlighted the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act in its interview with DisabledVeterans.org founder Benjamin Krause (me). Last week, I was interviewed on NRA TV about veterans rights and the 2nd Amendment pertaining to a new bill just passed by the House of Representatives. The bill is aimed at forcing the federal government to provide veterans with the same rights as nonveterans. The current state of administrative…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – House Committee Moves To Loosen Gun Purchase Rules For Vets

MILITARY.COM March 13, 2017 – Veterans no longer able to handle their finances would need a judge’s ruling that they were “mentally defective’ before losing their 2nd Amendment rights to buy firearms under a bill that passed a House committee last week. “The freedoms granted by the Constitution should apply to all Americans — especially the men and women who have been willing to risk their lives to protect those…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – Second Amendment may be restored on Army Corps of Engineers land

WASHINGTON POST Mach 11, 2017 – You might think that a government unit called the “U.S. Army Corps of Engineers” would mainly perform projects such as building military forts and similar facilities. Yet the Corps of Engineers has acquired jurisdiction over many things that have nothing to do with the military. Thanks to a lawsuit brought by the Mountain States Legal Foundation, the Corps has announced that it is…

Cornyn Introduces the “Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017” in the Senate

NRA-ILA.ORG – From the Archives – U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) on Wednesday introduced his version of interstate carry legislation, titled the “Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017.” Cornyn’s bill follows an earlier release in the House by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) of the “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017.” Currently, every state has a legal mechanism for the concealed carry of handguns for self-defense. And while reciprocity…

MN – Gun Rights – Gun permits hit record levels

ECHO PRESS.COM March 8, 2017 – The number of gun permits issued by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office spiked to 700 in 2016. That’s more than the combined number of permits, 685, that were issued during a five-year period from 2005 through 2009. It’s a trend that’s happening statewide. A report from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension released last week shows that the number of permits to carry a…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – Watch: New video definitively explains how gun ownership is a right (VIDEO)

THE BLAZE.COM March 1, 2017 – Hosted by Professor of Law at UCLA Eugene Volokh certain arguments are tackled that typically come up during debates on gun ownership, such as the “well regulated militia” argument. Carefully highlighting various wording – especially of the us of the phrase “the people” – Volokh plainly reveals how the Founding Fathers had every intention for the people to be armed, militia or no.

Nat’l – Gun Rights – Trump Took a Break from Fearmongering to Approve Good Gun Rights Bill

REASON.COM March 1, 2017 – President Donald Trump signed a measure yesterday striking down a gun control regulation that compromised the rights of a small group of people on the basis of being classified by the Social Security Administration as having a mental illness. The bill has been widely misinterpreted and misunderstood, possibly deliberately so. Brian Doherty in early February noted how media and gun control advocates presented this bill as something that…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – Spotlight Falls on Red-State Democrats as a New Gun Fight Brews in Congress

THE TRACE.COM February 28, 2017 – Legislation long pushed by the National Rifle Association that would allow people who are permitted to carry concealed guns in their home state to carry in every other state — regardless of local restrictions — stands a better chance than ever before of becoming federal law. John Cornyn of Texas, the second-ranking Republican in the Senate, introduced a new version of a national “reciprocity” bill with 31 GOP co-sponsors…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – Understanding ‘Constitutional Carry,’ the Gun-Rights Movement Sweeping the Country

THE TRACE.COM February 28, 2017 – For gun-violence watchdogs, the movement represents a massive erosion of public safety and responsibility; for gun-rights advocates, it’s a restoration of rights as the founding fathers understood them. How does constitutional carry work, where does it come from, and where is it headed? Some of the answers might surprise you. Here is an explainer on the movement and its broader context. 

Nat’l – Gun Rights – NRA Backs Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill in U.S. Senate

NRA-ILA.ORG February 27, 2017 – S. 446 would eliminate the confusing patchwork of state carry laws by allowing individuals who possess concealed carry permits from their home state or who are not prohibited from carrying concealed in their home state to exercise those rights in any other state that does not prohibit concealed carry. Individual state gun laws would still be respected. If under federal law a person is…

WY – Gun Rights – More guns in more places: Bills pass Wyoming state Senate

CASPER STAR TRIBUNE February 27, 2017 – Guns already are as much a part of Wyoming culture as rodeo and four-wheel drive vehicles. They could become even more ubiquitous if the governor signs a pair of bills that cleared the state Senate on Monday and would allow teachers to carry them at school and citizens to take them into government meetings. The bills await votes in the House on…

FL – Gun Rights – Stand Your Ground Laws Complicate Matters For Black Gun Owners

WUWF.ORG (NPR) February 27, 2017 – Philip Smith began learning about and using guns after he moved from Northern California to the Atlanta area, where he found guns were very much part of the local culture. He founded the National African American Gun Association to, as its site says, “expose, educate, and motivate as many African American men and women to go out and purchase a firearm for self-defense…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – NRA Boss Joins Trump In Screed Against Media, Warns of Threat from ‘Violent Left’

THE TRACE.COM February 26, 2017 – Addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday, National Rifle Association top executive Wayne LaPierre decried opponents of President Donald Trump as the “violent left” and accused them of seeking to destroy the United States. LaPierre, who took the stage to Guns N’ Roses’ “Paradise City,” called on NRA members to rise up against “radical political elements,” including “anarchists and Marxists, “who literally…

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