Posts from the ‘Gun Laws’ Category

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  • October 06, 2014 | Comments
    Alabama: Use of Firearm Suppressors for Hunting Legal as of October 1

    It looks like the state of Alabama has joined several other states and it is now legal to use silencers (aka sound suppressors) during hunting. The following is via the NRA-ILA. On October 1, the use of firearm sound suppressors became legal for all hunting in Alabama. Previously, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources prohibited the use of suppressors/silencers through their hunting regulations.... Read More »

  • October 01, 2014 | Comments
    California: Three More Anti-Gun Bills Signed into Law Yesterday and One Anti-Gun Bill Vetoed

    You've already heard about California Governor Jerry Brown signing the gun bill into law which will allow family members to have guns confiscated from other family members, but are you aware of the other gun bills that were acted on yesterday? The following is a press release from the NRA-ILA: On the final day of Governor Jerry Brown’s deadline to act on pending legislation, he signed into law three more anti-gun... Read More »

  • September 30, 2014 | Comments
    BREAKING: California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Bill To Allow Family Members to Have Guns Confiscated

    California Governor Jerry Brown has just signed a bill that will allow family members to have guns confiscated from people they consider to be a danger to themselves or others. According to the Associated Press, Law enforcement authorities in Connecticut, Indiana and Texas can seek a judge's order allowing them to seize guns from people they deem to be a danger. The new California law gives law enforcement the... Read More »

  • September 24, 2014 | Comments
    Washington DC City Council Votes to Legalize Concealed Carry… Kind Of… Not Really…

    As we suspected last week an extremely strict set of laws governing the issue of concealed carry permits in Washington DC was passed unanimously by the city council yesterday. The move is meant to put DC in compliance with a ruling in the Palmer v DC court case which states that having absolutely no way for citizens to carry firearms outside of their home is unconstitutional. While it may sound like a win for gun... Read More »

  • September 17, 2014 | Comments
    BREAKING: Washington DC Concealed Carry Permit Process Unveiled…

    It looks like Washington DC authorities are going to attempt to comply with a court order ahead of the court issued deadline to institute a system in which citizens will be able to apply to carry a concealed firearm in our nation's capital. A press conference was held this afternoon in which the details of the process were laid out. While this might sound like good news, it's looking like the permit process will be... Read More »

  • September 11, 2014 | Comments
    BREAKING: Missouri Senate OVERRIDES Governor’s Veto of Pro-Gun Bill, Expands Open Carry & Guns in Schools

    The Missouri legislature has thrown Democratic Governor Jay Nixon's veto of a pro-gun bill back in his face. Late yesterday, the legislature, who met in a special session, voted to override the governor's veto of SB656. The vote by the state senate was a fairly one sided 23-8, largely along party lines. We don't have the House vote total yet, but it had to be at least a 2/3 majority. The bill in question does... Read More »

  • September 10, 2014 | Comments
    Missouri: Legislature Will Attempt to Override Governor’s Veto of Pro-Gun Bill TODAY

    The following story is via the NRA-ILA. As reported last week, the Missouri General Assembly will meet today and Thursday to consider bills that were vetoed by Governor Jay Nixon.  Three of the bills being considered include provisions that would improve gun laws in the Show Me State.  Today, the bills will come up in their house of origination – Senate Bill 656 in the state Senate and House Bill 2002 and House... Read More »

  • September 07, 2014 | Comments
    Arizona Lawmaker Proposes Law Banning Full Auto Weapon Use by Minors

    Arizona Democrat Victoria Steele has proposed legislation which would essentially make it a crime for a minor to handle a fully automatic firearm in the state, even if that firearm is completely otherwise legal. The move follows the accidental shooting death of a firearms instructor at a shooting range. A 9 year old girl who was shooting a fully automatic Uzi shot and killed her instructor when she lost control of... Read More »

  • September 05, 2014 | Comments
    Missouri: Pro-Gun Legislation to be Considered during Next Week’s Veto Override Session

    In July, Governor Jay Nixon decided that your Second Amendment rights weren’t important and chose to veto Senate Bill 656.  Your NRA-ILA reported on the Governor’s veto of this NRA-backed, pro-gun reform legislation, here. Next week, the Missouri General Assembly will convene for a short two-day override session, in which they will take up Senate Bill 656 as well as House Bill 2002 and House Bill 2008.  Each... Read More »

  • September 01, 2014 | Comments
    Idaho Town Repeals Illegal Gun Ordinance

    Idaho, as with most states, has a preemption statute that guarantees uniform gun laws across the state. The laws have proven to be popular in the United States. All states have some form of preemption. In New York, courts have ruled that the State handgun licensing law preempts local ordinances. The laws vary in their application by state. In the case of Twin Falls, an old ordinance prohibited the carrying of... Read More »