Wesley Duarte, owner of Kona Guns and Ammo, one of the only gun shops on the Big Island of Hawaii, tells us what it’s like to sell guns in the not-so-gun-friendly paradise. Duarte opened his shop in 2013, in the city of Kona, on the western side of Hawaii. There is a smaller shop in
Legislation supported by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown would mean more gun rights are removed from more people in domestic violence and stalking situations (Photo: Gov. Brown’s office) A measure described gun Second Amendment groups as a gun confiscation bill sped through the Democrat-controlled Oregon House on Thursday. Backed by Gov. Kate Brown (D), HB 4145,
Medical personnel tend to a victim following a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (Photo: John McCall/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP) Share prices for publicly traded gun makers increased in the wake of a shooting at high school in southern Florida that left at least 17
“The idea behind constitutional carry is that you should be able to carry a concealed handgun without applying for government permission or paying an expensive fee, if you are otherwise legally able to carry a firearm,” said bill sponsor, state Sen. Tim Neville. (Photo: Colorado Senate Republicans) A measure that would enable Coloradans to lawfully
Democrats along with an anti-gun group are pushing for a series of bans on popular guns and magazines coupled with new gun free zones. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com) Lawmakers in the nation’s smallest state are planning a large package of bills in conjunction with gun control activists that could see bans on certain types of semi-automatics
“We can find much better uses of our property,” said Latimer, who said the move still respected Second Amendment rights. (Photo: Westchester County Gov) Westchester County Executive George Latimer made it official this week that gun shows are prohibited from being held on any county property. Latimer, a Democrat, last year defeated two-term Republican incumbent
A shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida this week left 17 dead and sparked a round of calls for more gun control. (Photo: Screengrab via NBC News) Within hours of the news of a tragic shooting in Florida on Wednesday, Democrat lawmakers and gun control groups began circulating statements calling for action.
A member of Moms Demand Action recently appointed to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors is proposing an ordinance to bar legal gun carry at gatherings. Supervisor Catherine Stefani is pitching as her first law a ban on concealed carry for those attending gatherings of 50 or more in the city such as parades, in
People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school on Feb. 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) A shooting at a high school in southern Florida left 17 dead and more than a dozen injured Wednesday, according to local law enforcement. Broward County Sheriff
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy stood behind his pre-election campaign promises on Tuesday at a roundtable discussion with gun control advocates and fellow Democrat, Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald. (Photo: New Jersey Governor’s office) Democrat Phil Murphy, New Jersey’s new governor, made it clear this week he is onboard with turning a number of gun
ATF associate deputy director and chief operating officer Ronald B. Turk testifying before a Congressional oversight committee in April 2017. (Screenshot: Congress/Youtube) A gun control organization backed by former New York Mayor Micheal Bloomberg is calling for the job of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives employee who authored a paper seen as
According to the NRA, the Eddie Eagle program started in 1988 and has taught over 29 million youth the basics of firearm accident prevention (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com) A House bill heard in committee last week to standardize gun safety education in Kansas schools would draw in large part from a program organized by the National
Two San Diego Democrats want all applicants for concealed carry permits in the state to complete at least eight hours of firearms training beforehand in addition to other requirements. The move by Assemblymembers Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher and Todd Gloria, AB 2103, would set a mandatory minimum for training to carry a gun in the state. The
The bill would give $400,000 in public funds to Rutgers’ University Behavioral Health Care and the School of Criminal Justice to study the nature of firearms violence while working with lawmakers and state agencies on policy. (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com) A New Jersey Senate Committee on Thursday approved a measure that would pay Rutgers University to
California’s 3rd District Court of Appeals on Thursday ruled that holders of an inexpensive federal license to collect “curio and relic” firearms are not bound by the state’s once-a-month handgun purchase limit. The ruling reversed a Sacramento Superior Court decision and held that the California Department of Justice’s interpretation of state law was flawed when
Mississippi state Rep. Charles Young Jr., a Meridian Democrat, produced his handgun on the House floor to protest legislation on carry permits (Photo: Rep. Robert Foster) A Mississippi lawmaker held up his handgun and concealed carry permit Thursday after a controversial bill to strengthen gun carry rights in the state advanced in the House. Rep.
A group of bipartisan U.S. Senators has filed legislation to reverse the fact that some vets are losing their right to keep and bear arms because someone is handling their finances. On Tuesday, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley — joined by fellow Iowa Republican Sen. Joni Ernst and West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin —
City Councilman Paul Krekorian, center, speaking with California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer on Feb. 6, 2018 in the wake of a seizure of 25 guns from an area man. (Photo: Krekorian’s office) The Los Angeles City Council voted to set up an anonymous tip line promising to pay
The U.S. Attorney’s office in Nevada filed a motion Wednesday to dismiss the charges against the last four defendants in the “Battle of Bunkerville” trials. The trial for the remaining defendants in the case — Melvin D. Bundy, David H. Bundy, Joseph O’Shaughnessy, and Jason D. Woods — was tentatively set to begin Feb. 26.
State Rep. Tim Wesco, R-Osceola, presents his legislation on the Indiana House floor Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. (Photo: Indiana House Republicans) A bill that makes a host of improvements to Indiana’s handgun licenses laws won approval from the state House this week and is now headed to the Senate. Among
A group of Democrats in the New York Senate, joined by gun control advocates, debuted a new collection of proposed regulations on firearms in the state. (Photo: NY Senate Dems) Democrats in the New York Senate on Tuesday unveiled a host of measures that range from banning bump stocks and expanded waiting periods to establishing
A New Jersey man denied a concealed carry permit by both local police and state courts is taking the matter to federal court. (Photo: Milt Sparks Holsters) A gun rights group has allied with a man in a legal challenge to the state’s permitting practices after he was turned down for a carry permit because
Then-Humane Society CEO Wayne Pacelle speaks in 2015. (Photo: Jeff Lewis/The Humane Society of the United States) Long a facet of anti-hunting legislation and activism, the Humane Society of the U.S. has replaced their familiar CEO but promises to steer the same course as in the past. Out at HSUS is Wayne Pacelle, who served
Undated photo released by the Los Angeles Police Department in 2013 shows suspect Christopher Dorner in his naval uniform (Photo: LAPD) The nation’s largest gun control group used the fifth anniversary of a fired Los Angeles police officer’s actions to stump against partial suppressor deregulation. The group this week cited the use of a suppressor
Springville police say the quick actions of a concealed carrier helped possibly save the life of an officer who was being attacked. “Had he not been in the right place at the right time, who knows what would have happened,” Springville Police Cpl. Cory Waters told the local Fox affiliate. “But he definitely stopped the
A man denied a concealed carry permit and a Second Amendment group he is a member of filed a federal lawsuit last week arguing New York’s licensing scheme is unconstitutional. Refused a permit was Robert Nash, who joined with the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association — the NRA’s state affiliate — in filing
A Truglo sight display. They’re “ALWAYS READY,” according to the signage. (Photo: Eve Flanigan/Guns.com) In a recent concealed carry class, I extolled the virtues of night sights, those glorious radioactive accessories, as a worthy consideration for concealment pistols. A young man in the class nudged his wife, then raised his hand. “Are they capable of
Lawmakers gave their approval last week to a bill lowering the age for concealed weapons to 18 and another to up gun prohibitions on domestic abusers. The measures, HB 2042, which would make a host of changes to the state’s concealed carry laws, passed 76-44 while the domestic abuse bill, HB 2145, saw unanimous support.
The state’s highest court on Thursday invalidated the Illinois prohibition on possession of a firearm within 1,000 feet of a park. In a unanimous decision handed down in favor of Julio Chairez, who was convicted in 2013 of carrying a gun near a park in Aurora, Illinois, the state Supreme Court said the law itself
A group shot of the New Hampshire Senate (Photo: NH General Court) The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday kicked a bill that would have outlawed bump stocks in the Granite State back down to committee for more study. The Senate voted 14-9 along party lines to send SB 492, which would make it a misdemeanor to