Month: December 2022

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama on Sunday will become the latest state to allow people to carry a concealed handgun without a state permit that requires a background check. The new state law ends the requirement for a person to get a permit to legally carry a concealed handgun in public. A person can still choose
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SPRINGFIELD (WGEM) – As 2022 comes to an end, you may wonder what state leaders have planned for the new year. Illinois lawmakers have already held several hearings on a proposed assault weapon ban, but you can expect that and much more in 2023. Gas tax increase A freeze on the gas tax in Illinois
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Governor Phil Murphy from New Jersey signed bill A4769 into law on Thursday, tightening gun restrictions in the state and triggering a lawsuit from the National Rifle Association (NRA). Back in June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it was illegal to require New York applicants to show “proper cause” for carrying a handgun in
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The Constitution protects my right to safe reproductive health, including – if I so choose – an abortion. For now. The Constitution also protects the right of a law-abiding citizen to own a weapon. Somehow, in the hall of funhouse mirrors that has become the state of Texas, those rights have been confused. Just asking
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Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed legislation Thursday limiting the locations in which concealed carry permit holders can be armed for self-defense. The gun control was passed in reaction to SCOTUS’s June 23, 2022, Bruen decision, which struck down New York’s proper cause requirement for concealed carry permit issuance. NJ.com reports that the legislation, A4769, creates
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Your Santa Fe City Council is currently considering a resolution that would make it a fourth degree felony for a person — including a concealed handgun licensee — to carry a firearm for personal protection in, or on, certain city-controlled properties that can be used for school-related or school-sanctioned events.  These would include the Santa Fe Community Convention Center and its underground garage (including
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This June, in another NRA-ILA backed lawsuit, the United States Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision establishing that ordinary people have the right to carry a firearm for self-defense. But it didn’t take long for states to resist that decision. New York promptly declared the entire state to be a “sensitive place,” and NRA-ILA promptly filed a lawsuit challenging
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Winter Lantern Festival Debuts for Holiday Season Winter Lantern Festival will debut a spectacular holiday light adventure at the Lerner Town Square in Tysons starting December 16 through February 12th. Created by Kaleido Arts & Entertainment Group, Winter Lantern Festival will feature a total of over 10,000 of LED Chinese-inspired artisan lanterns, along with live
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The Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC), with funding from the National Rifle Association (NRA), is providing high school students with marksmanship and gun safety training, according to a recent New York Times article. The report prompted debate online as to whether students should be exposed to weapons training in the first place. JROTC students
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Illinois lawmakers are pressing forward with an attempt to ban certain firearms they describe as assault weapons, but gun rights advocates say it’s a fruitless effort that will be tossed by the courts. Years of attempts to ban so-called assault weapons in Illinois haven’t gone anywhere. That changed this July when a gunman allegedly used
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In the final public hearing of the year, law enforcement representatives and lobbyists for the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) provided opposing testimony on HB 5855, a proposed assault weapons ban in Illinois. “In all my years of doing this, it’s never been this bad,” said Cook County Sheriff Tom
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