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Why most Americans oppose more gun control

Gun control groups have spent hundreds of millions of dollars to try to convince Americans that gun control is the answer. In 2013, gun owners’ groups — including the NRA — spent less than one seventh as much on television advertisements. This year looks to be even more lopsided, thanks to the unrelenting efforts of individuals such as Michael Bloomberg, George Soros and Gabriel Giffords.

Virginia: Governor McAuliffe vows to stick to his gun control measures

Despite criticism from gun-rights advocates and GOP legislative leaders, Governor McAuliffe is not retreating on a package of gun-control measures that he has proposed for the upcoming General Assembly session. McAuliffe says this was one of his campaign promises, so no one should be surprised.

Michigan: Bill takes aim at local gun boards

Local officials are waiting to see if Gov. Rick Snyder pulls the trigger on a bill that would eliminate county gun boards tasked with reviewing concealed pistol license applications.

Arizona: Gilbert Council changes policy, allows guns in public buildings

Gun owners with a state permit can now carry a concealed firearm inside all Gilbert public buildings, reversing a previous policy that made such deadly weapons illegal.But those without a concealed-carry weapon permit can be asked by a police officer to place their firearms in a gun locker, according to an ordinance approved last week by the Gilbert Council.

Harper government says there is no need to sign arms control treaty because Canada’s export controls are the strongest

“Signing the Arms Trade Treaty would not improve upon how we assess exports of military items. Canada already has some of the strongest export controls in the world.The ATT actually brings countries up to our export control standards.It is important that such a treaty should not affect lawful and responsible firearms owners nor discourage the transfer of firearms for recreational uses such as sport shooting and hunting. We’ll make sure that any treaty we sign onto is good for Canada, and good for Canadians‎.”

New Mexico: Lawmaker Pre-Files HB 44, Restricting Private Firearm Transfers

Although the New Mexico Legislature will not convene its 2015 Regular Session until January 20, one lawmaker has already pre-filed a familiar, ill-conceived gun control measure. On Friday, anti-gun state Representative Miguel Garcia (D-Albuquerque) re-introduced House Bill 44, legislation criminalizing non-dealer firearm transfers at gun shows and taking the first step toward a universal ban on private gun sales.

Clerk thwarts robbery and carjacking, The Daytona Beach News-Journal, Daytona Beach, Fla. 12/20/14

A criminal, armed with what looked like a real gun, entered the Neighborhood Meat Market in Daytona Beach, Fla. and tried to rob the store. The clerk on duty responded by retrieving a gun and firing at the criminal, prompting the robber to flee. However, while fleeing, the robber encountered the wife of the store’s owner. The thief attempted a carjacking, but was forced to flee again when the vigilant clerk fired at him a second time.

Nevada: BLM Releases Plan for Managing 4.8 Million Acres of Public Land

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released a Resource Management Plan that will chart the future management of 4.8 million acres of public land outside of Carson City.  The deadline for the public to submit comments is March 27, 2015.   Although the deadline is several months away, the BLM is hosting a series of public meetings in January as listed below. 

Virginia: McAuliffe's misinformed trigger warning

Gov. Terry McAuliffe calls the gun-control proposals he unveiled Monday “common-sense” measures. Brian Moran, his secretary of public safety, also calls them that. You can bet that supporters of the measures — a one-gun-a-month limit, background checks at gun shows, a prohibition on gun ownership by persons subject to protective orders, revocation of concealed-carry permits for parents who fall behind on child support — will call them common-sense, too.

Retired officers forced to sue D.C. for right to carry guns after receiving threats

It’s been six years since Robert L. Smith retired from his job as a corrections officer at the D.C. Jail, but he says he still receives threats from former inmates he supervised.He keeps a legally registered handgun inside his Southwest D.C. home, but he would like to be able to carry it to protect himself. As a former jail employee, he said, he should qualify for a permit under federal statutes that allow retired law enforcement officers to carry guns without obtaining state licenses.

Connecticut: Knife-Carrying Vet Protected by Second Amendment

In a victory for Second Amendment advocates, the Connecticut Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a former Army medic who served 15 months in prison for transporting a dagger-style knife and police baton in his vehicle during a move to another state.

Michigan: Update 2013-2014 Legislative Session Adjourns

Early this morning, Senate Bills 789 and 790 passed in the Michigan House of Representatives and received a prompt concurrence vote in the state Senate. In the state House, SB 789 passed by an 84 to 26 vote and SB 790 passed by an 85 to 25 vote

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