Posts from the ‘Gun Laws’ Category

  • August 26, 2014 | Comments
    BREAKING: Bill Gates Donates $1 Million to Gun Control Campaign

    Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have donated a total of $1 million to a campaign attempting to get Initiative 594 passed in Washington State. Initiative 594 is a "universal background check" initiative that would require background checks on private gun sales. Currently in Washington State, as in most states in the country, no background check is required when a gun transaction occurs between two individuals. The... Read More »

  • August 23, 2014 | Comments
    California Lawmakers Approve Mental Health Gun Confiscation Bill and Ammunition Background Check Bill

    Well, it looks like California lawmakers are making a last minute push to pass some new gun control laws in the Golden State. On Friday afternoon, lawmakers in both the Assembly and Senate acted on gun control measures which would further infringe on the rights of law abiding gun owners. According to KCRA, The Senate unanimously passed SB505 by Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara. It would require officers... Read More »

  • August 22, 2014 | Comments
    New York Might Soon Start Treating Gun Offenders the Same as Sex Offenders With Notification System

    Everyone know that certain sex offenders have to notify their neighbors about their past and they can be located in readily available in online databases. However, it's looking like New York City is set to apply the same type of behavior to gun offenders. According to DNA Info New York, New Yorkers could receive an alert whenever a new gun offender moves into their neighborhood if a bill being introduced in the... Read More »

  • August 19, 2014 | Comments
    Changes in Reciprocity for Louisiana Carry Permit Holders

    The following story is via the NRA-ILA. According to a recent Nevada Department of Public Safety memo, Louisiana concealed carry permits will no longer be recognized by Nevada because of a 2013 law change that provided for the issuance of lifetime permits in the Sportsman’s Paradise. It is unknown why Nevada will no longer honor Louisiana’s standard five-year permit, as holders had previously been granted reciprocity... Read More »

  • August 15, 2014 | Comments
    Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Signs Gun Control Bill Into Law

    Massachusetts' gun laws are now stricter thanks to the efforts by the state legislature and the governor. According to the Boston Globe, Governor Deval Patrick on Wednesday signed into law an overhaul of Massachusetts state gun laws, adding the state to a national database for background checks and allowing police chiefs to go to court to keep rifles and shotguns out of the hands of people they deem dangerous. The... Read More »

  • August 14, 2014 | Comments
    Two Pro-Gun Bills Advance in Michigan Senate

    The following story is via the NRA-ILA. Today, two NRA-backed bills, Senate Bill 977 and Senate Bill 979, received action in the Michigan Senate. SB 977 passed in the state Senate by a 32 to 1 vote. Introduced by state Senator John Moolenaar (R-36), SB 977 seeks to provide active duty military personnel who are on duty orders outside of the state with the option to renew their Concealed Pistol License (CPL) through... Read More »

  • August 08, 2014 | Comments
    [Video] Florida Considers Allowing Hunters to Use Silencers (Suppressors) While Hunting

    Next month Florida will consider proposed changes that would make the Sunshine State the most recent to allow hunters to use silencers (suppressors) during hunting. According to The Sun-Sentinel, Hunters of deer, turkey and other animals in Florida may soon be able to operate with lethal stealth under a state proposal to allow them to use silencers. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will consider... Read More »

  • August 06, 2014 | Comments
    Canada Considers “Easing” Gun Laws – Officials Fear “US Style” of Gun Rights Would Follow

    Oh Canada. Your elected officials never cease to amaze me. It seems that our neighbor to the north is considering easing gun control laws. What does easing mean? Well, it seems that in Canada whenever a gun owner in Canada wants to leave their house with a gun, they have to ask permission. Every. Time. From The Guardian, Currently, gun owners in P.E.I., Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick must apply... Read More »

  • August 06, 2014 | Comments
    BREAKING: Missouri Voters Overwhelmingly Vote to Amend State Constitution to Protect Gun Rights

    The following story is via the NRA-ILA. By an overwhelming margin of 61 to 39 percent, Missouri voters have adopted an amendment backed by the National Rifle Association (NRA) to their state constitution strengthening the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. Senate Joint Resolution 36 declares that right to be "unalienable" and require any gun-control restrictions to be subject to the highest legal scrutiny. A Missouri-based... Read More »

  • August 05, 2014 | Comments
    Multiple New Pro-Gun and Pro-Hunting Laws Take Effect in Louisiana

    The following story is via the NRA-ILA, On Friday, August 1, several new NRA-supported laws took effect in the Sportsman's Paradise. Those laws include Act 229 (House Bill 186), sponsored by state Representative Cameron Henry (R-Metairie), and Act 378 (Senate Bill 212), sponsored by state Senator Rick Ward (R-Port Allen). These new laws allow for the use of lawfully-owned firearm sound suppressors while hunting game... Read More »