Gun Rights Archive

MD – Gun Rights – Pro-2nd Amendment Demonstrators Return To Annapolis In Greater Numbers

MARYLAND MATTERS.COM February 12, 2018 – Hundreds of pro-2nd Amendment demonstrators marched near the Maryland State House on Monday night, one week after two members of the group were arrested by Maryland Capitol Police on charges that were later dropped. Most of the protesters carried signs that read “more patriots than you have handcuffs,” a reference to the arrests last Monday of Kevin Hulbert and his brother Jeff, two…

Kroft talks guns and concealed carry reciprocity (VIDEO)

CBS NEWS February 11, 2018 – This week on 60 Minutes, correspondent Steve Kroft reports on a bill quietly churning its way through Congress — and the showdown between the gun lobby and law enforcement. The debate is over the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which would make gun permits — like driver’s licenses — transportable across state lines. In other words, if someone has a license to carry a concealed firearm in his…

MS – Gun Rights – Gun on the floor: Mississippi lawmaker displays pistol to protest legislation (VIDEO)

CLARION LEDGER.COM February 9, 2018 – A Mississippi lawmaker displayed his handgun and concealed carry permit at the House floor podium Thursday, then was escorted from the chamber — at his own request — to protest a gun-rights bill that has drawn fire from university leaders and the Southeastern Conference. But a majority of the House voted (80-33) to table a holding motion on House Bill 1083, sending it…

IL – Gun Rights – Suburban case helps end state’s gun ban near parks

DAILY HERALD.COM February 9, 2018 – A suburban case involving a man who threw a gun onto a recreational trail while evading police is at the center of an Illinois Supreme Court decision declaring a key state gun law unconstitutional. The high court ruled 7-0 last Friday that a law prohibiting someone from having a firearm within 1,000 feet of a park violates the right to bear arms guaranteed…

MS – Gun Rights – Bill: Let People Sue Over Gun-Carry Bans on Public Property

US NEWS.COM February 7, 2018 –  Mississippi residents with a certain type of gun license could sue governments under a bill passed Wednesday by the House. House Bill 1083 , which goes to the Senate for more debate, seeks to deal with judges, public universities, public schools and others who are defying a 2011 law that lets people carry guns almost anywhere on public property after taking a training course…

More than 10,000 people listed on California’s Armed Prohibited Person System list are still in possession of their firearms.

(VIDEO) KCRA (SACRAMENTO) February 7, 2018 – More than 10,000 people listed on California’s Armed Prohibited Person System list are still in possession of their firearms.The list identifies those who legally purchased guns but were later disqualified from having firearms.

VA – Gun Rights – NRA Supports Challenge of New Jersey’s Restrictive Concealed Carry Permit System

NRA-ILA.ORG February 6, 2018 – The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today announced support for an important Second Amendment lawsuit filed today by the Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs (ANJRPC). The lawsuit challenges New Jersey’s restrictive “may-issue” system for issuing concealed carry permits. That system makes it all but impossible for law-abiding gun owners to receive a permit, which is required to lawfully…

MO – Gun Rights – Permits Reduce Liability

EMISSOURIAN.COM February 4, 2018 – Concealed carry permits are down in Franklin County, understandably, just as they are statewide. It’s due to constitutional carry legislation that went into affect Jan. 1, 2017, that no longer requires a permit to carry a concealed firearm. In 2017, there were 233 new concealed carry weapons (CCW) permits issued in Franklin County, compared to 2,592 given in 2016. In 2015, there were 2,694…

IL – Gun Rights – Illinois high court says gun ban near parks unconstitutional

TOWNHALL.COM February 1, 2018 – The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that a state law banning guns within 1,000 feet of public park violates a Second Amendment right to self-defense. Thursday’s decisive 7-0 ruling vacates the 2013 conviction of Julio Chairez for carrying a gun near a park in Aurora, west of Chicago. 

NY – Gun Rights – Gun rights group claims New York’s strict concealed-carry law violates the Second Amendment in lawsuit

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS January 31, 2018 – A pro-gun-rights group Wednesday filed a new lawsuit challenging New York State’s concealed-carry firearm restrictions. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Syracuse by the state Rifle and Pistol Association with the National Rifle Association, said the current state law restricting licenses to carry guns outside the home to only those who can prove a need for self-defense violates the Second…

VA – Gun Rights – Former Virginia Tech student was allowed to have gun, but not with high-capacity magazine

THE ROANOAK TIMES January 31, 2018 – The former Virginia Tech student whose arrest on a weapons charge this week stirred campus fears was allowed to have a rifle – he just couldn’t connect it to a high-capacity magazine. A search warrant filed in the case of Yunsong Zhao, a 19-year-old from China, explained where the former freshman allegedly ran afoul of a firearms law. [full…

State law prevents Las Vegas, others from banning bump stocks

LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL January 30, 2018 – After learning Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock used a bump stock to accelerate the gunfire he unleashed on the Route 91 Harvest festival grounds Oct. 1, two local elected officials decided they wanted to ban the devices in their jurisdictions. So why haven’t local governments in the Las Vegas Valley, where the shooter killed 58 and wounded hundreds more, publicly discussed or…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – ‘Armed in America’ asks exactly what the Founding Fathers intended with the Second Amendment

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR  January 26, 2018 – A gunman, using tricked-out rifles, murders scores of people at an outdoor concert. During the next several weeks, America again debates whether the nation’s gun laws should be tightened to better protect the public – to guard against both mass shootings and smaller incidents, where one or several people are shot. And again, giving voice to not limiting the rights of gun…

AR – Gun Rights – Coming to Grips with Arkansas’s Open Carry Gun Law

KUAR PUBLIC RADIO.ORG January 22, 2018 – In December, Governor Asa Hutchinson issued a memorandum to Col. Bill Bryant, director of Arkansas State Police as well as to state prosecutors declaring that the open carry of a handguns is protected by law and allowed, except for unlawful use and in certain restricted places. The governor wrote that the purpose of his guidance was to resolve confusion regarding the state’s gun possession…

VA – Gun Rights – SHOT Show’s New Guns—Free Trade for a Free People

AMERICA’S 1ST FREEDOM.ORG (NRA) January 22, 2018 – If you’ve bought a new gun within the past 40 years, the SHOT Show has likely served a purpose in your life. While it’s not necessary to know a lot about the giant trade show of the shooting, hunting and outdoor industry—and it doesn’t matter if you’ve ever attended, or ever will—the show is important nevertheless because it uniquely enables the free trade…

TN – Gun Rights – How the government shutdown affects people who want a gun permit

NEWS CHANNEL 9.COM – If you are currently looking to apply for a gun permit, the government shutdown won’t cause any holdup. Mark Haskins with Shooters Depot says that since the state handles these applications there shouldn’t be any time added in the wait. 

My guns or my ganja? Firearm-owning pot fans face a choice

FOX NEWS January 15, 2018 – The federal government says grass and guns don’t mix, and that is putting gun owners who use marijuana — and the strongly pro-gun-rights administration of President Donald Trump — in a potentially uncomfortable position. As gun-loving Pennsylvania becomes the latest state to operate a medical marijuana program, with the first dispensary on track to begin sales next month, authorities are warning patients that…

N.H. towns trigger gun fight

BOSTON HERALD.COM January 15, 2018 – A gun rights fight is heating up in the “Live Free or Die” state — where citizens can legally go armed without permits — between state lawmakers and local officials over who has the ultimate authority on firearms regulations. 

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