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
Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson, a Democrat who just celebrated his fourth inauguration, contends the city’s firearms ordinances “do not conflict with any state gun regulations.” (Photo: Jackson’s twitter account) A previous ruling that found the city’s gun offender registry and extensive local ordinances on firearms were unconstitutional was upheld Wednesday by the Ohio Supreme
President Donald Trump covered a number of topics in his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday but largely skipped gun politics. Moving through the economy, jobs, and international trade, Trump spoke to the need to rebuild the country’s infrastructure, fix immigration policy and strengthen national security. Though he
Newly-installed Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy announced plans last week to reverse a policy of outgoing Gov. Chris Christie that allowed more people to carry guns legally in New Jersey. Murphy, flanked by state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and addressing a crowd of gun control advocates last Friday, said that Christie’s previous guidance was wrong for
California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, seen in a 2016 photo with former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly, who recently endorsed him for governor based on his gun control record. (Photo: Newsom’s office) Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, the architect of California’s new ammunition regulations, has garnered support from Giffords to become the state’s next
Musk started hyping his $500 personal flamethrower on social media last weekend and promptly took orders for 10,000. (Photo: Instagram) With pre-orders for more than 10,000 of the billionaire’s handheld flame devices garnered in just days, at least one lawmaker is looking to ban the Boring Company’s flamethrower. The $500 black and white rifle-like torch
With plans to establish a prohibition on bump stocks afoot in a number of states, the Washington Senate approved one ban while lawmakers in Virginia rejected another. On the West Coast, several Republicans joined Democrats in the Washington Senate to pass SB 5992 by a 29-20 margin. The bill would define a bump fire stock
The ATF closed the public comment period on bump stocks as it prepares to reexamine the device’s classification under federal law. (Photo: Slide Fire Solutions/Facebook) The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives closed the public comment period on bump stocks Thursday as the agency prepares to re-examine the controversial device’s classification under federal law.
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Lee Goodman, a Chicago native who heads Peaceful Communities, protesting on the sidewalk outside the Sands Expo during SHOT Show on Jan. 24, 2018. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com) Dozens of armed security guards were dispatched at the entrance of the Sands Expo to break up the protest of the gun industry’s annual trade show — the
Adam Weatherby, a grandson of founder Roy Weatherby and current CEO of the company, said the move away from California just made sense. (Photo: Guns.com) Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead was on hand at SHOT Show on Tuesday at Weatherby’s booth to announce the move from the West Coast to the Cowboy State. The rifle and
A three-judge panel of the U.S. 5th Circuit last week ruled the federal law prohibiting handgun sales to out-of-state residents is in the public interest. The legal challenge came from a couple from Washington, D.C. who tried to buy handguns from a federally licensed firearms dealer in Texas but could not due to federal law
Cody Wilson holds the world’s first 3D printed handgun, The Liberator. (Photo: AP Photo/Austin American Statesman, Jay Janner) The Supreme Court turned down its chance to weigh-in on regulations for 3-D printed firearms — for now. The high court announced its decision Jan. 8, sending Defense Distributed v. State back to the western district of