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IN – NRA – Indianapolis convention crucial to NRA finances

With an anticipated 75,000 attendees and an economic spin-off estimated at $35 million, the NRA’s 148th annual meeting in Indianapolis this week is obviously important to the city’s convention business. 

NAT’L – GUN CONTROL – Do Gun-Owners Need Privacy Protection From ‘Harassing’ Doctors?

Lawful gun owners have a right to be protected from “harassment” by physicians who lecture them about the dangers of firearms, according to an Arkansas doctor. 

FL – SELF-PROTECTION – Gun Control Activists Slam Florida Senate Vote That Could See Teachers Armed (VIDEO INFOGRAPH)

The Florida Senate was split 22-17 on the bill, which will now move to the House. According to The Sun Sentinel, House lawmakers are likely to support the bill, which Governor Ron DeSantis has signaled he will sign. 

DC – GUN POLITICS – Biden voted with the NRA when the Senate, and the nation, were very different

The 1986 bill allowed firearms to be sold by mail and limited inspections of dealers while allowing them to sell at gun shows. 

FL – LE – Florida Supreme Court Upholds DeSantis’s Suspension of Broward County Sheriff

The Florida Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Gov. Ron DeSantis (R.) had the authority to suspend Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel for the failures of his department surrounding the Parkland high school shooting last year. 

DE – GUN SAFETY – Delaware might change how you can store your guns at home.

Lawmakers are debating a bill to add more safety requirements on the storage of firearms. Gun control advocates hail the measure as a step toward gun safety, while some gun rights groups say it’s unnecessary. 

NAT’L – GUN RIGHTS – Second Amendment Sanctuaries on the Rise

Capitalizing on the political success of the so-called sanctuary city movement that shields illegal aliens from federal immigration enforcement authorities, gun-rights activists are using the “sanctuary” concept to defend Americans’ constitutionally guaranteed private gun ownership rights. 

DC – GUN CONTROL – Kamala Harris: If I’m President, Congress Will Have 100 Days To Enact Gun Control Laws Or…

During her one hour town hall on CNN, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) was asked about what she would do to end school shootings. 

VA – OPINION – Working Together to Save the Second Amendment Part II: State Success Stories

Although NRA-ILA had been active at the state level since its inception in 1975, the spark that ignited decades of legislative success in state capitals across the country was the enactment of Florida’s “shall issue” Right-to-Carry (RTC) law in 1987. 

CO – GUN POLITICS – Constitutionality of Colorado large-capacity magazine ban to be decided in state’s highest court

The Colorado Supreme Court will decide whether a law banning gun magazines that hold more than 15 rounds violates a person’s state constitutional right to bear arms. 

NAT’L – INDUSTRY INSIDER – Sturm, Ruger Targeted by Activists Again

A shareholder resolution asserts that the gunmaker is dismissive of concerns and has unseemly ties to a gun-rights group. 

NJ – GUN CONTROL – Why Having a Gun in New Jersey Could Soon Cost 20 Times as Much

Lisa Caso, owner of Caso’s Gun-A-Rama in Jersey City, criticized Gov. Phillip Murphy’s proposed fee increases –- from $27 up to $550 to own and carry a gun. 

NAT’L – GUN CRIME – Since Columbine, Fears of School Violence Have Grown. Research Shows That Schools Are Safer.

Present your driver’s license to be scanned and verified. Have your photograph taken. Pass your belongings through a metal detector. Welcome to your child’s school. 

NV – FEATURE – Gunship Helicopters aims for unique flight, gun adventures

The unique attraction lets guests shoot fully automatic machine guns while flying in a helicopter. 

DC – COURTS – Prosecutors Ask For 18-Month Sentence for Butina

In a separate sentencing memo filed late Friday, Butina’s attorneys asked U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan to release her from prison with time served.  

NAT’L – GUN RIGHTS – Gun rights advocates want compensation for loss of bump stock sales

While federal courts have upheld the Trump administration’s ban on bump stocks, gun rights advocates are vowing to press forward in a separate legal battle to try to force the government to at least compensate them for their surrendered or destroyed property. 

TX – GUN CRIME – No Bond for Texas-Based Lawyer Accused of Smuggling Guns to Drug Cartels

A federal judge today declined to grant bond to a lawyer, licensed in Mexico but living in San Antonio, Texas, who’s charged in an alleged conspiracy to smuggle firearms out of the United States to drug trafficking organizations. 

CO – GUN CRIME – ‘It’s just America’: Columbine’s former principal on gun control and trauma

Over the past 20 years Frank DeAngelis has learned to be respectful of the month of April. His anxiety levels spike at this time of year, sometimes so badly he fears he is having a heart attack. 

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