California: Reminder to Sign Up for the upcoming NRA/CRPA Hosted Webinars Regarding California’s “Assault Weapon” Laws

Tomorrow, Tuesday, December 19, at 12:00 noon PST, is the first of a two-part webinar regarding California’s recently enacted “assault weapon” restrictions.  Specifically, the webinars will address options other than registration which are available to California gun owners who are now in possession of a firearm classified as an “assault weapon” under Senate Bill 880 and Assembly Bill 1135.

Sen. Warren (D-Mass.) attacks NRA

Another audience member asked about the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, a gun bill that passed in the House last week and would force each state to recognize the concealed-carry standards of every other state.

When a background check brings a rude surprise, gun buyers have options

The clerk behind the gun store counter knows “that look” on a customer’s face. It’s not a happy one when the background check comes back with a denial of purchase.“Oh, you can tell by looking at them, talking to them, they had absolutely no idea they’d be declined. When it’s a complete surprise to them,” said Chris Edwards, a longtime manager at Bass Pro Shops in Broken Arrow.

Arkansas lawmakers OK rules for Right-to-Carry measure

Arkansas lawmakers approved rules Friday for a new measure expanding where concealed handguns are allowed, rejecting concerns that it would allow students to have guns in dorms or could infringe on Second Amendment rights.

South Carolina: Permitless carry and more left on lawmakers’ 2018 plate

Four months isn’t enough time to get all the state’s business done.When South Carolina lawmakers wrapped the 2017 legislative session in May, they had approved a plan to fix the state’s dilapidated roads, including a higher gas tax, and shored up the state’s pension system.

North Dakota: Ruling Issued Approving Constitutional Carry in Vehicles

Yesterday, North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem issued an opinion clarifying that the constitutional carry law enacted by House Bill 1169 does indeed allow for the carrying of loaded firearms in vehicles by law-abiding residents without needing to first obtain a firearm carry license.  Previously, when this question was raised, Representatives Todd Porter, Rick Becker, and Shannon Roers-Jones along with Senator Kelly Armstrong requested an official opinion from the Attorney General.

UK Working on New Air Gun Restrictions

Just as many American children are hoping that Santa Claus leaves them a BB or pellet gun under the Christmas tree, the Government of the United Kingdom is moving forward with plans to deliver a lump of coal to British subjects.

Delaware Court Rights a Long-Standing Wrong; Strikes Down Gun Bans

By a narrow majority, the Supreme Court of Delaware recently struck down decades-old regulations that it found conflicted with the state constitution by “completely eviscerat[ing] a core right to keep and bear arms for defense of self and family outside the home.”

Military Funding Bill Establishes Mandatory Program to Sell Historic Pistols to the Public

On Tuesday, President Trump signed into law H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (NDAA). Included in the law is a provision long sought by collectors of vintage firearms and militaria that would require military surplus M1911/M1911A1 pistols (1911s) to be made available for sale to the American public. 

Massachusetts: Hearing for Bill on Gun Rationing Scheme

On December 19, the Massachusetts state Joint Committee on Public Safety & Homeland Security will be hearing Senate Bill 2063.  Introduced by state Senator Cynthia Creem (D-First Middlesex and Norfolk), S.2063 seeks to ration your Second Amendment rights under the guise of crime control.  Please contact committee members and urge them to OPPOSE this bill.  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact committee members.  

Homeowner in Independence shoots intruder

Police were called to the 3400 block of S. Appleton Ave., Thursday afternoon after a homeowner called to report he had shot an intruder in his home

Man shot in Target parking lot

According to preliminary reports, a man was shot while attempting to rob another person in the parking lot of the Target near 33rd St. and Damen in the McKinley Park neighborhood around 8 p.m. Thursday

Florida Action Report! Florida Supreme Court Justice Pariente avoids Recusal

The Florida Supreme Court has dismissed the lawsuit against Governor Scott. This action keeps Florida Supreme Court Justice Barbara Pariente from having to recuse herself or resign -- as ethics surely required.     If you recall, we put out alerts calling on Justice Pariente to either to recuse or resign.

The Science of Selling Gun Control: Picking the Right Data

In a Science Magazine article titled, “Firearms and accidental deaths: Evidence from the aftermath of the Sandy Hook school shooting,” economists Phillip B. Levine and Robin McKnight claim to find a causal link between the spike in gun sales after the Sandy Hook shooting and the number of fatal firearms accidents in the “Post-Sandy Hook Window” running from December 2012 to April 2013. 

Homeowner Fires Gun At Burglar

Troopers are looking for a burglar who was shot at by a Tolland homeowner who interrupted a break-in on Tuesday, state police said.

Man shot in home invasion on Augusta Drive

The homeowner was armed with a weapon and a short scuffle ensued. Coronado was shot in the hand but was non-life threatening. Coronado took the homeowner's firearm and left the residence with the weapon.