BATON ROUGE, La. (WVUE) – A slate of crime-related bills moving through the legislature includes three companion bills which, if enacted, would legalize the permitless carrying of concealed weapons in Louisiana. House Bill 12 by Rep. Danny McCormick (R-Oil City) is joined by Senate Bills 1 and 2 by New Iberia Republican Blake Miguez during
Man being charged after yet another gun caught at Pittsburgh International Airport Updated: 9:48 PM EST Feb 20, 2024 AND THE PROPOSAL FOR STIFFER PENALTIES WHEN TRAVELING WITH A FIREARM? THE LAW SAYS THAT GUN OWNERS MUST HAVE IT SECURED IN A CASE WITH A LOCK. THEN IT HAS TO BE BROUGHT OVER TO THE
The Feb. 15 front-page article “Super Bowl rally ends in gunfire and grief” noted that Missouri has one of the nation’s highest rates of gun deaths and gun ownership. There’s another mathematical revelation that has been mentioned in news stories: 800 law enforcement officers were at the scene for security. So it seems the National
In a legislative session marked more by incremental steps than sweeping reform, Washington state lawmakers are advancing a series of measures aimed at tightening gun controls, albeit with a focus on more nuanced aspects of the ongoing battle against gun violence. In the heart of Olympia, efforts to address youth overdoses and addiction are paralleled
OLYMPIA — Washington lawmakers last year passed a sweeping package of gun laws, including a 10-day waiting period for firearm purchases and a ban on the sale of AR-15s and similar semi-automatic rifles often used in the nation’s worst mass shootings. This session, by comparison, the Legislature is taking a small-ball approach. While lawmakers are
The Shenandoah Valley Gun Show took place Saturday and Sunday at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds. Individuals from different states gathered at the gun show to sell and buy guns, knives and even jewelry. The event brings together a community of gun enthusiasts and is a time for socialization as well. The event also provided a
The Academy District 20 School Board is considering the possibility of allowing teachers and staff to concealed carry on campus through the Faculty/Administrator Safety Training and Emergency Response (FASTER) program, or one like it. Partnering with FASTER Colorado and empowering designated teachers and staff to defend against threats to student safety is the right move.
The Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl victory parade ended in tragedy after a mass shooting killed at least one person and injured more than 20 others on Wednesday in Kansas City, Mo. Police detained three people as part of their investigation. Some NFL players who shared tributes to the victims also called for political action
Iowa House Republicans’ solution to prevent more students from being shot in Iowa schools in the wake of Perry is to bring more guns into the schools, which includes arming teachers and other staff members. “The scariest place to be in America, I believe, is in a place with ‘gun-free zone’ posted all over the
On April 13, 2023, 16-year-old Ralph Yarl was sent to pick up his younger twin brothers from a friend’s home when an address mix-up nearly cost him his life. After confusing Northeast 115th Street for Northeast 115th Terrace, located one block away, Ralph mistakenly rang the doorbell of an armed 84-year-old man. The homeowner instantly
The Biden-Harris reelection campaign called out former president Donald Trump for his gun rights advocacy on Friday in advance of the GOP frontrunner’s appearance at the National Rifle Association forum in Harrisburg, Penn. It will be the eighth time Trump has addressed the powerful gun-lobbying group, which boasts a membership 5 million strong. Last year,
Democrats go after Hur and dismiss GOP attacks on Biden’s age A source close to the Biden-Harris campaign said today that GOP attacks on the president’s age are nothing new and that voters have elected him anyway. Democrats are also going after Hur. “Hur, a lifelong Republican and creature of DC, didn’t have a case
Supreme Court justices steer clear of insurrection question in Trump ballot case WASHINGTON — After supporters of then-President Trump stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, ominous fencing was erected to protect surrounding buildings. One of the buildings that needed protecting was the grand marble structure across the street from the Capitol: the Supreme Court.
Donald Trump wins Nevada Republican caucuses NBC News projects that Donald Trump has won the Nevada Republican caucuses, with 1% of the votes that have been counted so far. See the latest results here. Supreme Court justices steer clear of insurrection question in Trump ballot case WASHINGTON — After supporters of then-President Trump stormed the
Tony Jones was inside the office at his auto repair shop in Northwest Baltimore, talking with some friends the evening of Jan. 24, when the conversation turned to Jones’ gun. The 58-year-old was the new owner of a Taurus 605 snubnosed revolver, loaded with five .38-caliber bullets, that he carried the in an ankle holster.
Gunfire from drive-by shootings rang out 302 times in Albuquerque last year. Four bullets tore through a mobile home’s thin bedroom walls, just feet away from two teenage boys. One bullet narrowly missed a state senator’s daughter. Yet another killed a 5-year-old girl in her sleep — and prompted the governor’s controversial move to limit
Idaho House Bill 415, which passed quickly through the Statehouse and now sits in the hands of the Senate State Affairs Committee, aims to allow public school employees to carry a firearm on campus as long as they attend an eight-hour class to receive their enhanced license for concealed carry and notify the campus principal
“I see it as an extension of the fight to save our country and our democracy from extremism,” Emma Brown told me over the phone recently. She had just taken over as executive director of Giffords, the key gun-reform organization founded by former representative Gabby Giffords a little more than a decade ago, and we
A group of gun owners filed a lawsuit against New York over state laws that prohibit non-residents from obtaining a license to carry firearms in the state. Under current state law, only residents of the Empire State may obtain a firearm license. The state does not have reciprocity, meaning it will not honor other state
On Dec. 29, 2019, Jack Wilson, 71, had a bad feeling about a conspicuous looking man in a long coat who entered his church in Texas. As that man approached a communion server, pulled a shotgun out of his coat and began firing, Wilson was reaching for his firearm. Aiming at the attacker, Wilson waited
Rep. Ted Hill faced a barrage of questions Wednesday before the House advanced his bill that would allow school staff to carry guns on the job. Ultimately, the House overwhelmingly supported the bill. Backers argued it would give teachers a chance to protect their classrooms in the minutes before police respond to a school shooting.
click to enlarge Washington is in a short legislative session this year, with work expected to end on March 7. Bills are making their way through public hearings and heading to the floor for a vote, as they need to pass the House or Senate by Feb. 13 so they can be shared with the
Idaho House voted Wednesday to approve a bill that would require schools to allow employees to carry guns if they have an enhanced concealed carry license. BOISE, Idaho — This article originally appeared in the Idaho Press. The Idaho House of Representatives voted Wednesday to approve a bill that would require schools to allow employees to
Wayne LaPierre, the former head of the National Rifle Association (NRA) took the stand on Friday in a financial misconduct trial that not only places his leadership under scrutiny, but could very well determine the future of the gun rights advocacy group. The trial is the result of a civil suit filed by New York
Gun owners in Maryland would be required to buy at least $300,000 in liability insurance or forfeit their ability to carry a firearm under a new bill. The controversial legislation, introduced by Delegate Terri Hill, D-Howard County, would prohibit the “wear or carry” of a gun anywhere in the state unless the individual has obtained
House Bill 415 would allow school teachers, staff and volunteers with an enhanced concealed carry license to have a gun on school property. IDAHO, USA — A bill that would allow Idaho school employees who have an enhanced concealed carry license to carry guns is heading to the state House of Representatives for a full
This story was riginally posted on IdahoEdNews.org on Jan. 24, 2024. (UPDATED, 1:53 p.m. Wednesday, correcting a reference to a school district that allows teachers to have weapons on campus) Despite fervent opposition from school trustees, administrators and teachers as well as concern from law enforcement officials, Idaho Republicans advanced a bill that would grant
(UPDATED, 1:53 p.m. Wednesday, correcting a reference to a school district that allows teachers to have weapons on campus) Despite fervent opposition from school trustees, administrators and teachers as well as concern from law enforcement officials, Idaho Republicans advanced a bill that would grant school employees the right to carry guns in classrooms and give
A national group that champions concealed carry rights warned of a growing effort to limit the distribution of permits to carry firearms on Wednesday. The U.S. Concealed Carry Association for Saving Lives Action Fund told Secrets that it has started a campaign to stop states from using backdoor tactics to make getting permits harder. The