New York state has some of the toughest gun laws in the country. Compliance with those laws is another matter.New York passed a broad package of gun regulations after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., despite the objections of hunters and gun rights advocates. Now it appears that many gun owners are refusing to comply with a key provision that requires the registration of so-called assault weapons.
Texans are firing back at a federal plan to prevent some Social Security beneficiaries from buying guns if they don’t or can’t manage their own financial affairs.Some say the proposal — which would have the Social Security Administration comply with procedures already in place to prevent gun sales to drug addicts, felons and more — is the latest move by President Barack Obama’s administration to restrict firearm use.
Senators Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Charles Grassley (R-IA), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry requesting details about the State Department’s proposed changes to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The proposed regulations, as written, may require law-abiding citizens to procure “proper authorization” from the government before publicly speaking about firearms and other materials.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s dramatic intervention will stop 7000 Adler lever-action shotguns entering Australia. The imports will be suspended for at least six months, until the National Firearms Agreement review process is completed.
As previously reported, House Bill 562, the NRA-supported omnibus, pro-gun reform bill, was reported out of the Senate Judiciary II Committee last week on a voice vote with no changes. The bill is now on the Senate Calendar, and could be voted on by the full Senate as early as today.
On Tuesday, July 28, the Los Angeles County City Council is expected to hear two proposed anti-gun ordinances.
It doesn't get much easier than this. By clicking here, then scrolling down to click on "National Rifle Association - ILA (Lobbying Arm)," and "Submit Your Vote" at the bottom, you can help NRA-ILA win money from gun control supporters, which will help ILA fight for the right to arms. The gun control supporters have been ordered by a federal judge to pay nearly $112,000 to Tennessee ammunition vendor Lucky Gunner, one of several businesses against which the anti-gunners filed a frivolous lawsuit backed by the Brady Campaign’s legal arm, the Brady Center. Lucky Gunner has promised to donate the anti-gunners’ cash to the pro-gun organization receiving the most votes from the public. In their lawsuit, the anti-gunners tried to get past the NRA-supported Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) of 2005, which protects members of the firearm industry against legally groundless lawsuits designed to drive them out of business. Speaking to the importance of the PLCAA, nearly one-third of Americans’ firearms have been manufactured since it took effect. While other groups are in the running to receive the anti-gunners' money, Michael Bloomberg's TheTrace.org says that the PLCAA was “passed with NRA’s strong backing” and, as they say in court, on that, "we rest our case."
As reported earlier this week, House Bill 562, the NRA-supported omnibus pro-gun reform bill, has been reported out of the Senate Judiciary II Committee on a voice vote with no changes. The bill is now on the Senate Calendar, and could be voted on by the full Senate on Monday evening.
Army veteran Don Rogers was inside a gas station in Sycamore, Ga. when a robber armed with a gun entered the store and demanded money from the clerk. Rogers responded to the threat by drawing a pistol and firing at the thief, striking him twice and causing him to flee. The robber made it to a waiting getaway car, but a short distance later the thief and his accomplice stopped the car and called for medical attention. Police captured the pair a short time later. Following the incident, Turner County Sheriff Andy Hester commented to a local media outlet, stating, “People are just sick of people running them up… And robbing, and stealing, and pillaging, and people are tired of it. These people that'll go out and do this kind of stuff need to realize- it ain't always gonna fare to their favor, just because they're a predator.” Rogers told the same outlet, “I was hoping nothing like this would ever happen, but I was glad I had my weapon with me.” Rogers added that he thinks every lawful gun owner should carry.
President Barack Obama has admitted that his failure to pass "common sense gun safety laws" in the US is the greatest frustration of his presidency.
Gun production has more than doubled over the course of the Obama administration, according to a new report from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
President Obama said Thursday the failure to pass new gun laws has been the most frustrating part of his presidency. In an interview with the BBC, Obama lamented the fact Congress refused to tighten gun laws.
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In response to the recent deadly terrorist attack on a military recruitment center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, state Representative Frank Edelblut wrote a letter to Governor Maggie Hassan, urging her to allow members of the military to defend themselves.
House Bill 562, the NRA-supported omnibus pro-gun reform bill, is rapidly working its way through the North Carolina Senate. Today, the bill passed out of the Senate II Committee on a voice vote with no further changes. The bill could be heard by the full state Senate as early astoday.
The U.S. Forest Service has scheduled a second meeting to discuss recreational shooting in the Snoqualmie Ranger District of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, specifically recreational shooting that takes place along the Highway 410 corridor. The intent of the meeting is to have a general discussion about what is happening with respect to recreational shooting along the corridor, particularly problems with unsafe shooting practices and pressures that the Forest is receiving to close the corridor.
According to the report, the White House wants to expand prohibitions from owning guns to those whose Social Security payments are handled by others.Specifically, the plan would require the Social Security Administration to report those recipients to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, or NICS, the same process used to prevent guns from being sold to felons, drug addicts, immigrants in the country illegally and others.
Supported by 70 signatures from members of Congress, Rep. Scott Rigell sent a letter Wednesday to Defense Secretary Ash Carter requesting that he end a Pentagon prohibition on military personnel carrying firearms to and from defense installations.
The local affiliate of the National Rifle Association is calling for a statewide review of properties and facilities where people are barred from carrying weapons for the purposes of self defense, arguing that existing laws may not fully protect the public.
Support (insert link to other Alert piece) for allowing military personnel to carry firearms for self-protection following the terrorist attack upon military personnel in Chattanooga last week has been strongly declared by several presidential candidates, is building in Congress, and has already taken shape for National Guardsmen in several states. However, the same can’t be said for the usual and not-so-usual suspects.