Month: November 2023

Despite being ruled unconstitutional, Maryland State Police will defy a federal appeals court ruling and continue to enforce the state’s handgun law.  Last week, a three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Handgun Qualification License law is “burdensome.” The judges deemed it would not hold up under last year’s stunning
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The University of Wyoming College of Law’s Firearms Research Center, in partnership with the Wyoming Department of Health, the Cheyenne Veterans Health Administration and Walk the Talk America, held a conference Nov. 16-17 concerning mental health and firearms. The two-day conference aimed to bring together experts from all disciplines concerning the interconnection between the two
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With a new year looming, Ohio lawmakers are trying to spur firearm legislation forward. State senators are holding hearings on a measure banning gun store specific merchant codes, despite credit card companies halting the idea the months ago. Meanwhile in the House, lawmakers want to bring a controversial proposal to the floor restricting local agencies’
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Maryland State Police will continue enforcing the state’s handgun law for now, despite a federal appeals court ruling that the licensing requirement is unconstitutional. “At this time, the HQL law remains in effect and there are no immediate changes in the process to purchase a firearm in Maryland,” the department wrote in an agency-wide advisory
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by Jeff Gross, contributing writer Photo, top: Demi Pita I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving yesterday. This writer joined droves of hunters on Thanksgiving morning for a tradition that predates the formation of the United States.  Hunters provided the main entrees for the initial Thanksgiving feasts. Why the symbol of the turkey is the
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A recent ruling by a federal appeals court has declared parts of Maryland’s handgun licensing requirements unconstitutional. The decision, passed with a 2-1 majority, directly challenges the state’s rigorous gun control measures implemented in 2013. This significant legal development follows the precedent set by the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in New York State Rifle &
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A federal court Tuesday struck down a Maryland gun law as overly “burdensome,” in a win the National Rifle Association (NRA) is calling a “significant victory” for Second Amendment rights.  On Tuesday, a three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that Maryland’s Handgun Qualification License (HQL) requirement is unconstitutional, citing the
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(L) Connor Sturgeon LinkedIn Photo. (R) A makeshift memorial is set up on the steps of the Old National Bank, site of the April 10, 2023, shooting in Louisville, Kentucky, on April 12 2023. – Suspected gunman Connor Sturgeon, a 25-year-old bank employee, opened fire at the bank Monday, killing five people and wounding at
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NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The New Mexico Supreme Court is set to hear arguments over when the governor has the authority to issue public health orders. The petition comes from the National Rifle Association (NRA), the Republican Party of New Mexico, and others who raised second-amendment challenges over Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s declaration of a public
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(The Center Square) — A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday to strike down part of Maryland’s handgun licensing requirements, citing the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on a gun rights case last year. In a 2-1 decision, the court ruled that the requirements, which included a background check with fingerprinting, four hours of firearm safety training and
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An Oregon judge blocked the state from enforcing a voter-approved law dubbed the nation’s “most extreme” gun control measure by critics, ruling it violates the state constitution. “This Thanksgiving, we can be thankful for Article I, section 27 and its continued protection of our right to bear arms,” Tony Aiello Jr., who represented two Harney
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Giving Tuesday is a global day of charitable giving that takes place the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. (Getty Images/iStockphoto) Giving Tuesday is nearly upon us! Plaintive pitches and open palms abound. Do good! Spread cheer! But please, proceed with caution. This is make-or-break season for charities. Nonprofits in America get the majority of their donations
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In reaction to the Supreme Court’s affirmation of the right to carry guns, several states, including New York, have introduced stricter firearms regulations. By yourNEWS Media Staff Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen, which recognized citizens’ constitutional right to carry firearms in public for self-defense,
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