A House committee will begin considering this week a highly controversial proposal making it easier to buy gun silencers.
In a bid to promote legislation to ease the purchase of gun suppressors, several gun groups have been offering special "silencer shoots" to news media to show the potential benefits of quieter shots and reality that they really don't silent the weapons.
Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-Conn.) called for campaign finance reform to mitigate the gun lobby’s influence on the political process and urged Democrats to drop the phrase “gun control.”
A gun rights group is declaring victory, after Governor Rick Scott signed a Stand Your Ground-related bill into law last week.
One person was injured in a shooting on West Lincoln Drive in Lincoln County Sunday night. A man was sitting in a truck when he was shot in the neck. He has non-life threatening injuries. Authorities say the shooting was self-defense. One man has been detained for questioning. The Sheriff's Office is still investigating.
Broward County, FL, Sheriff, Wayne Ivey has issued another video to help citizens be prepared to protect themselves and their families.
An 82-year-old man fired two shots at a suspect who tried to break into his home in Owen County early Sunday morning. Owen County Dispatch received a report of a home invasion in the 6000 block of Cunot Cataract Road around 5:30 a.m. The homeowner was the only one home at the time. Deputies say he fired two shots at the suspect but the suspect wasn't hit. The two struggled and the suspect escaped. The homeowner wasn't seriously hurt. Deputies say the doors were locked and the suspect got into the home by removing a window air conditioning unit.
A man who was armed with a gun turned the tables on a robber armed with a knife and shot him in the leg in Upper Darby late Sunday morning, according to police. Police told NBC10 a man was in the area of Bridge and James streets shortly before 11:30 a.m. when he was approached by a robber armed with a knife. The robber threatened the man who repeatedly warned him that he had a concealed gun, investigators said. The robber ignored the man’s warnings and continued to move toward him with the knife, according to officials. Police say the man then opened fire and shot the man once in the leg. The robbery suspect was taken to the hospital and was later released. Police have not yet revealed his identity or the specific charges against him.
A social gathering at a Cobb County apartment ended in gunfire and the death of a man, Marietta police said. Police responded to a shots fired call in the 700 block of Franklin Road, close to 3 a.m. Friday. A woman told officers that she shot a man who was trying to force his way into her apartment. Witnesses corroborated her version of events, telling investigators that the man and two women were asked to leave the gathering an hour before the commotion began.
The effort in Lansing to ease restrictions on carrying concealed weapons would mark a major change in state gun laws and be the latest in a string of victories for gun-rights advocates in Michigan in recent years.
The New Jersey machete decision is important because it rejects a “spontaneity” requirement for arming yourself at home (the state’s theory that you could pick up a weapon against an imminent attack, but you can’t come to the door with the weapon just in case). But it’s also important because it reaffirms that the Second Amendment protects not just guns but other weapons as well.
Florida Governor Rick Scott signed amended "stand your ground" legislation on Friday, making it easier for defendants in the state to successfully claim they were protecting themselves when they commit violence.
When it comes to gun debates, it is common to hear about “heated discussions” in the classroom as a powder keg for violence. This is a classic red herring. If someone were so frustrated with classroom discussions that they were willing to commit violence, that person would find a way. Recent terrorist attacks in Europe prove that.
No summary available
Assembly Bill 103, a budget trailer bill, was recently amended to include substantial policy changes that could remove your Second Amendment rights without due process. AB 103 is scheduled to be heard on Tuesday, June 13. Please contact the members of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee and also CALL the Committee Members and urge them to OPPOSE AB 103. .
Early yesterday evening, Friday, June 9th, Governor Rick Scott SIGNED INTO LAW the two critically important self-defense bills we have been urging him to sign.
Yesterday evening the Louisiana Legislature adjourned sine die, marking the end of the 2017 legislative session. This was a successful year for NRA members and Second Amendment supporters across the state as all anti-gun measures were defeated.
On June 2nd, the Vermont Supreme Court issued its decision in North Country Sportsman's Club v. Town of Williston, which tested the ability of the town to enforce a noise ordinance against the Club for operating a shooting range. The Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s ruling, and held that Vermont’s range protection statutes prevented the town from restricting noise unless it exceeded “historic levels of shooting” at the range.
In March, we reported on the details of NRA-backed concealed carry reciprocity legislation pending in Congress. The momentum behind those bills continues to build, with each attracting dozens of co-sponsors.
Gun control groups expend an awful lot of ink, time and money advocating for “common-sense public safety laws” like “universal” background checks because such restrictions, they claim, will keep guns out of the hands of criminals and other dangerous people.