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  • ‘Don’t Mess With Texas!’ No-License Gun Carry Approved By House – A TEXAS FIRST

    04/26/2017 10:10:15 AM PDT · by SerpentDove · 45 replies
    Liberty Park Press ^ | 4/25/2017 | Eric Walters
    "Breaking new ground in a concerted effort to expand gun rights, a Texas House committee approved legislation Tuesday that would allow handguns to be carried — concealed or in a holster — without a state-issued license. Approval came on a 6-2 party-line vote..."
  • Bizarro World Second-Amendment Decisions

    04/26/2017 5:00:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 26, 2017 | Bob Barr
    In D.C. Comic’s fictional “Bizarro World,” all things are done opposite of here on Earth. According to the “Bizarro Code,” inhabitants of the cube-shaped planet “hate beauty,” “love ugliness” and consider it illegal to “make anything perfect.” Ironically, here on planet Earth, many liberals – and a disturbing number of judges – subscribe to a similar Bizarro Code when considering matters involving the Second Amendment. To these Earth-bound Bizarro Code adherents, it should be -- and in some cases is -- illegal to legally exercise the fundamental, constitutionally-guaranteed right to possess a firearm. While the Supreme Court, and a number...
  • Alabama Senate Passes Constitutional Carry

    04/23/2017 7:19:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Alabama legislature is moving toward passing Constitutional Carry. The bill, SB 24, has passed the Senate, 26 to 8 on Tuesday, 18 April, 2017.  The bill would enforce the Alabama Constitutional amendment passed in 2014. Amendment 3 passed with 72.5% of the vote in 2014. SB24 is the legislature enforcing the Constitutional amendment with statutory reform. Here is a description of Amendment 3. From ballotpedia: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to provide that every citizen has a fundamental right to bear arms and that any restriction on this right would be subject to...
  • MO School of Journalism Prof: NRA More Dangerous Than Islamic State

    04/21/2017 7:41:15 AM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 20, 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Missouri School of Journalism professor emeritus George Kennedy suggests the National Rifle Association (NRA) is more dangerous than Islamic State. . . . Kennedy then claims the number of Americans killed by ISIS jihadists since 9/11 is nine. That is not a typo, he actually links to a Euronews source and claims only nine Americans have been killed by ISIS jihadists since the terror attacks on NYC in 2001.
  • Gunman 'randomly' opens fire on Laclede Gas workers in St. Louis

    04/20/2017 11:38:51 AM PDT · by Repealthe17thAmendment · 68 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | April 20, 2017 | Post-Dispatch Staff reporters
    A gunman "randomly" opened fire Thursday morning on Laclede Gas employees working in the city's Hamilton Heights neighborhood, killing two before shooting and killing himself, police and a witness said. The shooting was reported about 11:16 a.m. in the 5900 block of Minerva Avenue, on the western edge of the city. Police said two Laclede Gas workers, one in his 20s and the other in his 50s, were fatally injured when the gunman "randomly" fired at them, according to St. Louis Police Capt. Mary Warnecke. The gunman then killed himself, though that appears to have been at a different location.
  • Constitutional Carry Still Has A Chance in South Carolina

    04/20/2017 5:00:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    ammoland ^ | 18 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
     H. 3930, a Constitutional Carry bill is on the move in South Carolina. On March 9th, it passed the Judiciary Constitutional Laws Subcommittee.On 21 March, it passed the full committee with a vote of 15 to 7.  On Wednesday, April 5th, it passed the House. Last year a similar bill passed the House, but died in the Senate. From thepostandcourier.com: COLUMBIA — The South Carolina House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a bill that would allow residents to carry a gun, openly or concealed, without getting a weapons permit.The controversial bill passed the chamber 64-46 after more than three...
  • Iowa Governor Branstad Signs Gun Law Modernization

    04/18/2017 9:32:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    ammoland ^ | 17 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed a comprehensive bill, HF 517, to modernize Iowa's gun laws on Thursday, 14 April, 2017.The reforms had been bottled up for years by a few legislators, mostly Democrats, that were voted out of office last year. An archaic provision prevented children form receiving safety training for handguns.From wcfcourier.com: One of the provisions of the bill that took effect immediately allows children below the age of 14 to handle pistols or revolvers under the supervision of an adult parent, guardian or instructor — which directly affected the Gibson sisters ages 13 and 11.“I think the...
  • Nebraska Preemption Bill in Play

    04/17/2017 10:21:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Pete Rickets of Nebraska Nebraska's preemption bill has moved forward in a significant way.  Bill LB68 was voted on by the Government Military, and Veterans Affairs committed and passed 33 - 11.  The Nebraska legislature is unicameral, with only 49 members. The committee vote was a vote of the whole legislature, and makes it very likely the legislation will pass.  The Governor, Pete Rickets, claims to strongly support the Second Amendment. His signature seems probable. From theindependent.com: The Legislature voted 32-12 to advance a bill that would require state law to override municipal gun regulations in Nebraska. Supporters...
  • WI: Serious Push for Constitutional Carry

    04/15/2017 7:18:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Wisconsin legislators are mounting a serious push to bring Wisconsin into the Constitutional carry club. Two weeks ago, on 28 March, 2017, the Right to Carry Act LRB-2039/1, was announced in the legislature. I have been hearing rumors about such a bill, but details were lacking. The Wisconsin legislature is catching up with what the people voted for in 1998.  In 1998, Wisconsin finished an arduous process to pass a right to keep and bear arms amendment to the Wisconsin Constitution.  It ended any argument about weather the Second Amendment applied to Wisconsin. From Article I Section 25:  The...
  • Lawyers give closing arguments in 1st Bunkerville standoff trial

    04/13/2017 3:52:21 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Las Vegas Review Journal ^ | 4/12/2017 | Jenny Wilson
    A federal prosecutor on Wednesday characterized six Bunkerville protestors as militiamen who heeded rancher Cliven Bundy's call to arms, while defense attorneys used closing arguments to portray the men as peaceful demonstrators who asserted their constitutional rights. After six hours of impassioned arguments in a full-to-capacity Las Vegas courtroom, the first of three conspiracy trials resulting from the 2014 standoff in Bunkerville still had not been sent to the jury. Several more lawyers are scheduled to give their closing arguments when court resumes Thursday. .....Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicholas Dickinson telling jurors that the night before the April 2014 standoff, federal...
  • Numerous Gun Law Reforms Pass Iowa Senate, No Constitutional Carry

    04/11/2017 6:42:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    ammoland ^ | 7 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Iowa Omnibus gun law reform bill is close to passing the legislature, and is likely to be signed by Governor Branstad.From the desmoinesregister.com:House File 517, which has already passed the Iowa House, was approved on a 33-17 vote. Because the bill was amended, it must return to the House. But House Republican leaders are expected to accept the changes, which means it will likely be headed soon to Gov. Terry Branstad, who is expected to sign it.House File 517 is a weapons law reform bill. The authors of the bill appear to have searched through various weapons laws...
  • Democrat Group Plans $25 Million Ad Campaign To Stop Concealed Carry Legislation

    04/10/2017 7:44:33 AM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | April 10, 2017 | Phillip Stucky
    A democratic pro-gun control group plans to spend up to $25 million in ads during the 2018 midterms against concealed carry legislation. Everytown for Gun Safety was founded by former Republican mayor of New York City Mike Bloomberg. The group also announced several key hires ahead of the election, and plans to focus the majority of it’s attention in state legislature races
  • AR: Legislature Votes to Keep Gun Free Zones at Stadiums, Removes Restrictions on Carry for

    04/09/2017 8:27:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    ammoland ^ | 3 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Arkansas Legislature has passed SB 724. It rolls back a number of reforms passed with HB 1249 only 10 days ago.  SB 724 had overwhelming support in the House and Senate. So did HB 1249. The final vote in the House on March 30th was 71-20 with 9 "other". In the Senate, on March 31, it was 23-7, with 5 "other".  From the NRA-ILA: SB 724 would undermine some of the key concealed carry advancements made with the recent passage and enactment of House Bill 1249, which was signed by Governor Asa Hutchinson on March 23 as Act...
  • CA: Sheakalee Family Forces Return of Millions of Dollars Worth of Guns and Ammo

    04/08/2017 6:23:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    ammoland ^ | 5 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    A California family has finally had their illegally seized firearms and ammunition returned after over a year in the courts.  The collection has an estimated value of millions of dollars. It consisted of 541 rifles, pistols, and shotguns, and over 100,000 rounds of ammunition. 10 of the rifles were registered “assault weapons” under California law. One was a bolt action .50 caliber. Albert Sheakalee has had a federal firearms license since the early 1990's.Sheakalee was mistakenly included on the California Armed & Prohibited Persons System (APPS) because of seeking treatment for high stress during the summer of 2015.  He...
  • Worst Three States for Gun Rights?

    04/07/2017 5:01:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Which are the worst three states for exercising your right to keep and bear arms? There are several contenders for that dubious distinction. The worst states can be found with the answers to a couple of questions. First: Do you have to ask government permission to purchase a firearm? Some states require that you obtain permission before purchasing handguns. A smaller subset require that you obtain permission before purchasing any gun. That infringement is a must have for the worst states.  There are twelve states that have the requirement for all guns.  They are California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii,...
  • Border Wall Contractors Want to Carry Guns on Site

    04/05/2017 1:08:19 PM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 62 replies
    Guns in the News ^ | 04-05-2017 | Tim Brown
    Contractors are concerned for their safety and the safety of their workers in light of planned and threatened protests and violence by anti-Trumpers.  Now, they are seeking to carry their firearms with them on the work site. Before we go further, the Second Amendment applies to contractors too, you know.  They should not be "asking" permission to keep and bear arms.  It is their right, their duty even, to do so.However, they are asking to do so. The Daily Caller reports:The head of a general contractor in Fort Worth, Texas, says he has received several death threats since he publicly...
  • Self Defense? Washington Man Faces Possible Murder Charge for Shooting Showering Intruder

    04/05/2017 12:01:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    A Washington state man is facing a possible first-degree murder charge after shooting an intruder he found taking a shower in a property he owned — in a case authorities and legal experts said appeared to go beyond self-defense laws. Bruce Fanning, 59, is accused of fatally shooting Nathaniel Rosa, 31, after he discovered Rosa bathing early Saturday morning in Belfair, Washington, according to the Mason County Sheriff's Office. Authorities say Fanning discovered his place of business, which is near his home, had been broken into and found Rosa in the shower. Fanning told investigators he confronted Rosa, who responded...
  • WV: House Passes Bill to Reform Bans on Guns in Parks

    04/05/2017 4:28:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    West Virginia is continuing its reform of archaic weapons laws. On Friday, the 24th of March, the House passed HB 2679, a reform of gun bans in parks. From theet.com: The House also approved House Bill 2679 by a vote of 94-4. The measure would allow firearms to be carried in state and county parks for self-defense, and it would prohibit county parks from banning guns. Coonskin Park in Kanawha County is apparently the only county park in the state to prohibit guns. Delegate Mike Pushkin, D-Kanawha, argued that county officials should be allowed to restrict guns in the...
  • DOJ Seized 541 Guns from this Man with no Charges Filed, but He Fought and got them all back!

    04/04/2017 10:22:33 AM PDT · by ReformedMedia · 13 replies
    Guns in the News ^ | 04-04-2017 | Tim Brown
    A California Federal Firearms License holder who had his entire firearms collection of 541 guns seized with no charges filed against him, has had his guns returned. Albert Sheakalee, who lives in the Clovis area, went through mental health treatment in 2014.  He has had a clean criminal record all of his life and owns a retirement home.  He is a retired budget director of Fresno Community Hospital, and has held a FFL for more than two decades. However, under the Obama administration, the Justice Department went after his guns without any charges or guilt of any crime being obtained,...
  • Oklahoma Man Who Gunned Down 3 Intruders Won’t Face Charges

    04/04/2017 7:12:38 AM PDT · by kevcol · 25 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | April 4, 2017 | Amber Randall
    The Oklahoma man who fatally shot three teenage intruders won’t face charges, authorities announced Monday. Zachary Peters, 23, defended his family’s home with an AR-15 after three teenager broke into the house to try and rob it last week, reports the Associated Press. The Wagoner County assistant district attorney announced that Peters acted lawfully, after authorities conducted an investigation into the shooting.