Category: FPC Newslinks

LA Times: Gun silencers are useful, not scary

More than 100 years ago, inventor Hiram Percy Maxim created two almost identical products to accomplish the same goal in two very different industries. The divergent ways we treat those products today reveals the irrationality driving our national firearms debate. One of Maxim’s inventions, a... Read More

Chicago Sun Times: Gun sales in Illinois soaring

Illinois residents have been on a gun-buying binge. In December, the Illinois State Police did more than 60,000 background checks on firearms purchasers — an all-time record for any month in Illinois. And on post-Thanksgiving’s Black Friday, Nov. 27, more than 5,000 background checks were done... Read More

ABC 10: After San Bernardino, concealed gun requests skyrocket

In the seven weeks since terrorists killed 14 people in San Bernardino, requests for concealed firearms permits have skyrocketed throughout the Inland Empire, leading to crippling backlogs and massive delays at the public safety agencies that process applications. San Bernardino County reported a nine-fold increase in concealed weapons applications... Read More

KOAA: Constitutional carry bill clears Colorado State Senate

The Colorado Senate passed a bill Monday that would let gun owners carry their firearms concealed wherever, whenever, and without applying for a permit. The “Constitutional Carry” bill, as supporters call it, is one of multiple pieces of legislation introduced at the capitol this year... Read More

Fox Business: Ruger Says Gun Demand Rising, 2016 Election a ‘Big Opportunity’

Sturm Ruger (RGR), which booked a large increase in sales during the holiday quarter, said the presidential election will drive gun demand in 2016. During a conference call with analysts, Ruger CEO Michael Fifer said the gun maker is telling independent distributors to prepare for... Read More

LA Times: Ex-state Sen. Leland Yee gets 5 years in prison in corruption case

A Federal district judge sentenced former state Sen. Leland Yee, a San Francisco Democrat, to five years in prison Wednesday for trading political favors for campaign contributions. He was also fined $20,000. Yee admitted in a plea deal that he was part of a racketeering... Read More

Fox 13: Business owner encourages employees to carry a gun

There is one insurance office in Georgia that is anything but boring. A small firm with 12 employees sprinkled around three branches is getting attention from across the nation.  The reason is because the all female staff is packing heat. Owner Lance Toland said he... Read More

CBS: AR-15 gun maker seeks Newtown victim lawsuit dismissal

Lawyers for a gun maker and families of some Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims squared off in a Connecticut courtroom Monday over whether a federal law prevents the families’ wrongful death lawsuit targeting the AR-15 rifle used to kill 20 children and six adults... Read More

WVTM: Proposed Alabama bill would allow guns in vehicles without permit

Dozens of law enforcement leaders are fighting legislation that gives lawful gun owners the legal right to carry a loaded weapon in their vehicle without permit. Right now, Alabama requires everyone to undergo a background check to get a conceal-carry permit in order to have... Read More

WCAX: Vermont gun advocates argue against new restrictions

Hundreds dressed in hunter orange argue the Green Mountains do not need any new gun laws. Every year, Gun Rights Day fills the Vermont Statehouse cafeteria with the Second Amendment’s biggest fans. This year, organizers urged those in attendance to fight six proposed pieces of... Read More