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Posts from the ‘Gun Laws’ Category

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  • July 25, 2014 | Comments
    Massachusetts Police Chiefs Say They Should Have Sole Discretion to Determine Who Owns a Rifle

    Last month, a bill was introduced in Massachusetts that, among other gun control provisions, would give local police chiefs an enormous amount of power to determine who in their jurisdiction could own a long gun (rifle or shotgun). The bill originated in the state House, but fortunately, the state Senate, in a moment of semi-clarity, gutted that provision from the bill. The bill is currently being hashed out between... Read More »

  • July 23, 2014 | Comments
    Former Obama Admin Official Running for MA Governor Wants to Make MA Gun Laws Even Stricter

    Massachusetts already has very strict gun laws compared to many states, but it seems that one Democratic candidate for governor, Donald Berwick (a former Obama administration healthcare official who strongly supported the Affordable Car Act), wants to make things even worse for law abiding gun owners in Mass. According to a recent announcement on his website, Berwick wants to do the following, - Federal advocacy... Read More »

  • July 21, 2014 | Comments
    Washington D.C. Leaders Whine About the Fact That Congress Voted to Defund Their Gun Control Laws

    As we reported last week, the House, as part of a spending bill, approved an amendment that would prevent the Washington D.C. government from spending any money on enforcing their gun control laws. Congress technically has full control over the district, although day to day operations are delegated to the city government. Now, D.C. leaders are speaking out about the fact that the House is attempting to exert their... Read More »

  • July 18, 2014 | Comments
    BREAKING: California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs New Handgun Ban AB 1964

    The following is a press release from CAL-FFL, Democrat-authored Assembly Bill 1964 will further criminalize the sale of handguns to law-abiding, background-checked Californians. ROSEVILLE, CA (July 18, 2014) — In a Legislative Update issued earlier today, California Governor Jerry Brown announced that he has signed Assembly Bill 1964 (Dickinson), a measure that will eliminate the “single shot” exemption to... Read More »

  • July 18, 2014 | Comments
    Dem. Congresswoman Introduces Bill to BAN Firearms and Gun Related Clothing Marketed to Minors

    It seems like congressional Democrats want to start treating the gun industry like the tobacco industry, complete with sweeping advertising bans and federally mandated labeling requirements for firearms. Here is part of the bill introduced by Rep. Robin Kelly (D-IL), Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Federal Trade Commission shall promulgate rules in accordance with section... Read More »

  • July 16, 2014 | Comments
    BREAKING: Obama Bans Import of Saiga Firearms With Executive Order

    It seems that as part of their stricter sanctions against Russia over the situation in Ukraine, the Obama administration has banned the import of Saiga (Izhmash & Kalashnikov) firearms in the United States. From the Treasury website, The following entities have been added to OFAC’s SDN List: ...KALASHNIKOV CONCERN (a.k.a. CONCERN KALASHNIKOV; a.k.a. IZHEVSKIY MASHINOSTROITEL’NYI ZAVOD OAO; f.k.a. IZHMASH R&D... Read More »

  • July 16, 2014 | Comments
    BREAKING: House of Representatives Votes to Block Virtually ALL of Washington DC’s Gun Laws

    The House of Representatives today voted in favor of Washington DC gun owners. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) today offered an amendment to the House Spending Bill today that would essentially defund all gun control efforts in the nation's capital. The amendment reads as follows, None of the funds made available by this Act, including amounts made available under titles IV or VIII, may be used by any authority of... Read More »

  • July 16, 2014 | Comments
    Nevada: Lawsuit Filed Against Universal Background Check Ballot Initiative

    The following story is via the NRA-ILA. On Monday, a lawsuit was filed challenging the anti-gun ballot initiative filed with the Secretary of State. Your NRA-ILA previously reported on the filing of this ballot initiative here. This ballot initiative seeks to criminalize most private transfers and mandate background checks for nearly all gun transfers in Nevada, with very limited exceptions. The lawsuit challenges... Read More »

  • July 16, 2014 | Comments
    Massachusetts Senate Introduces Its Own Version of  Sweeping Gun Control Bill

    The following story is via the NRA-ILA, Late yesterday, the Massachusetts Senate Ways and Means Committee introduced its own version of gun control legislation, Senate Bill 2265. This language is the replacement language for House Bill 4285, and will be considered on the Senate floor this Thursday, July 17. S.2265 is similar to H.4285 and still contains language that would create new "may issue" FID issuance standards... Read More »

  • July 15, 2014 | Comments
    Kentucky: Comprehensive Pro-Gun Reform Legislation Takes Effect Today

    The following story is via the NRA-ILA. House Bill 128, this legislative session’s comprehensive pro-gun reform package, goes into effect tomorrow, July 15. HB 128, signed into law by Governor Steve Beshear (D) on April 11, enacts the following reforms for gun owners and sportsmen in the Bluegrass State: - Allows retired peace officers with a valid Concealed Deadly Weapons License (CDWL), in accordance with... Read More »


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