Gun Rights Archive

NV – Gun Rights – Ammon Bundy Says Occupiers’ Guns Forced Federal Officers to ‘Respect Us and Allow Us to Speak’

THE TRACE.COM May 17, 2017 – High plains insurgent Ammon Bundy’s band of anti-government extremists would never have gathered the strength to run federal agents off government-owned land if his supporters hadn’t been armed to the teeth, he told interviewers from federal custody. The conflict came to a head, when, in January 2016, the Nevada rancher and more than a dozen armed militants occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – What America Is Doing About Guns In 2017 (VIDEO)

NEWSWEEK.COM May 16, 2017 – After a year filled with high-profile mass shootings, Republican lawmakers are creating or reintroducing measures designed to loosen gun laws in states across the country during legislative sessions so far this year. With the most well-known legislation so far this year, known as permitless carry or constitutional carry, GOP lawmakers have tried to push through measures to allow residents to carry concealed firearms without a permit.   

WV – Gun Rights – Effects of constitutional carry law remain unclear

THE STATE JOURNAL.COM May 14, 2017 –  A year after the West Virginia Legislature passed a constitutional carry firearms law that allows state residents and visitors to carry a concealed weapon without a permit, law enforcement officials around the Mountain State still can’t tell if the law has had any effect on crime. “When comparing the raw data from 2015 and 2016, there does not appear to be an…

NY – Gun Rights – Stacy Washington: Hysteria over gun ownership has devolved into NRA Derangement Syndrome (VIDEO)

FOX NEWS May 12, 2017 – There is no better place on earth to be a gun owner than the United States. Let me explain that bit of patriotic fervor; I’m an Air Force veteran and fourth generation military veteran, married to… you guessed it, a veteran. Being pretty open about what is important is a crucial part of being in media, which is why as a radio host…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – Gunfight at the bankruptcy corral

THE NERVE.ORG May 11, 2017 – Last week, we ran a piece by Hannah Hill, “It’s the right, not the gun,” that inspired quite a few responses. Hannah argued that a bill in the state Senate that would allow people to keep their guns when they have to give up most of their assets in a bankruptcy was looking to the Second Amendment in the wrong way. The amendment, she said,…

VA – Gun Rights – The Pro-Gun Thing Anti-Gunners Fear Most

AMERICA’S 1ST FREEDOM.ORG (NRA) May 11, 2017 – Say you’re a prickly, gun-hating leftist type, and you see it as your mission to stamp out gun rights from sea to shining sea. Your central problem is this: Shooting guns is fun, it always has been fun, it always will be fun, and by describing it in any way whatsoever, you’re probably just going to prove how fun it is….

IL– Gun Rights – The gauzy misdirection and untrue smears of an anti-gun-rights activist

CHICAGO Tribune May 10, 2017 – Chicago is experiencing an unacceptable level of violence. However, misguided proponents of Illinois Senate Bill 1657, the Gun Dealer Licensing Act, attempt to blame law-abiding gun and gun store owners for the violence instead of holding criminals accountable. The bill won’t do a thing to stop this violence. What it will do is drive small business owners into bankruptcy due to mountains of red tape…

IN – Gun Rights – Gun Guy: Supreme Court Says Police May Not Detain Armed Hoosiers to Check for Handgun License

WIBC.COM May 10, 2017 –  In agreeing with the Indiana Court of Appeals’ decision handed down last August, the Supreme Court ruled that officers violated the Fourth Amendment’s protection against unreasonable searches and seizures when they detained and questioned Thomas Pinner after a taxi driver called 911 to report that Pinner had dropped a handgun when exiting a cab at a movie theater.   

Nat’l – Gun Rights – ‘Build your own gun’ hobby growing in popularity (VIDEO)

FOX SAN ANTONIO.COM  May 9, 2017 – It only takes a few pieces of metal, some screws, and pins and you can make a gun. And did you know that the process is perfectly legal, and is becoming a popular hobby. Jonathan Hirsch owns Adelbridge Company and Firearms in San Antonio. But, a growing part of Hirsch’s business is parts he sells that allow you to build your own…

Gun ownership used to be bipartisan. Not anymore.

WASHINGTON POST May 9, 2017 – Let’s note, here, that over the past three presidential elections, a majority of gun owners have supported Republican candidates. We posit that gun ownership represents a cluster of values, such as strong individualism, distrust in government, and personal freedoms that are important to many people. This constellation of values can shape political attitudes and perceptions. The values intersect with conservative ideology and, increasingly,…

DC – Gun Rights – Gun Rights Leaders ‘Ecstatic,’ ‘Excited’ in Early Days of Trump Administration

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON May 5, 2017 – With President Trump’s first hundred days in the books and the NRA’s Annual Meeting over, leaders of the gun-rights movement are ecstatic about this administration’s progress on Second Amendment issues and excited about advances to come. In exclusive conversations with the Washington Free Beacon, the head of the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) lobbying arm and the founder of the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) shared…

Breaking: Georgia governor signs campus gun measure

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION May 4, 2017 – Gov. Nathan Deal signed a measure Thursday that would allow college students and others to carry concealed weapons on campus, despite vetoing similar legislation last year amid an uproar from gun control advocates. The measure, known as the “campus carry” bill, would allow people with firearms permits to carry concealed guns onto public college and university campuses, and it has been long…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – FBI: April Gun Background Checks Resurge, Nearly Break Record

BREITBART.COM May 2, 2017 – Months after the 19-month streak of record-breaking background checks came to an end, the number of background checks for April 2017 reached near-record levels. According to FBI figures, 2,045,564 background checks were conducted last month, which is only about 100,000 checks away from the record of 2,145,865, set in April 2016.   3May17 NICSChart

The NRA’s Struggle to Prove Black Guns Matter

POLITICO.COM April 30, 2017 – ATLANTA – On Friday morning, the first day of the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting, Dwayne Williams was doing a little shopping. At Sig Sauer’s crowded booth, he chatted with a salesperson about the company’s line of assault rifles. President Trump was scheduled to speak in about an hour, but he wanted to keep looking at the aisles and aisles of weapons, maybe find…

MN – Gun Rights – ATF: Minnesota permit to carry now satisfies background check for buying guns

STAR TRIBUNE.COM April 28, 2017 – Minnesota residents with a permit to carry may now purchase a firearm from a licensed dealer without the normally required background check, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced Friday. The ATF has determined that the state’s requirement for getting a permit to carry complies with the background check requirements under federal law for purchasing a firearm. Any carry permits…

CA – Gun Rights – Lawsuit Challenges California Ban on Large-Capacity Gun Magazines

ABC 30 .COM April 28, 2017 – A federal lawsuit has been filed in Fresno by seven gun owners and four civil rights organization on behalf of a “class of individuals” who, they claim are, or would be, affected by the ban. The lawsuit claims the high capacity magazines are “an intrinsic part of all semi-automatic firearms” and “are not merely individual pieces of personal property, but rather, are…

TX – Gun Rights – The debate over do-it-yourself guns

CLICK2 HOUSTON.COM April 27, 2017 –  Lawmakers are again debating an issue involving the sale of “do-it-yourself” rifles. Some of the rifles built from these kits have been referred to as “ghost guns,” since a key component comes without a serial number, making it untraceable once complete. A quick online search turns up several sites offering rifle kits for sale. Many of these kits include an unfinished lower receiver,…

NY – Gun Rights – Should out-of-state gun owners be allowed to bring concealed weapons to N.Y.?

BUFFALO NEWS.COM  April 27, 2017 – Have gun, will travel. That’s not just the name of an ancient CBS television western. It’s also the world gun rights advocates want to live in – and one they will live in if Republicans in Congress get their way. GOP lawmakers on both sides of Capitol Hill have introduced the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, a bill that would allow people who have…

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