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AZ Central: Bill offering tax credit for gun classes advances in Arizona House

Arizonans could recoup from state coffers up to $80 spent on firearms training needed for a concealed-weapons permit, under a bill advancing at the Legislature. The legislation, which would establish a tax credit for such classes, is intended to promote gun safety, said Rep. Steve Montenegro, R-Litchfield Park, the bill’s sponsor. Passage... Read More

Eyewitness News Investigates: Flaws Within California’s Gun Confiscation Program

Eyewitness News Investigates a controversial state gun confiscation program that went online back in 2007.  It’s mission is to take guns away from criminals and those with severe mental illness.  Recently, the program launched a local man into the spotlight. After taking a closer look... Read More

Bluefield Daily Telegraph: West Virginia House set for vote on permitless gun bill

West Virginia lawmakers are set to vote on a bill that would lift permit requirements to carry a covered-up gun. The Republican-led House of Delegates is slated to vote on the concealed carry legislation Monday. Currently, it’s legal in West Virginia to carry a gun... Read More

Cyprus Creek Mirror: Carry Gun, Receive Discount at BBQ Business

There is a place where Houstonians can get BBQ at a discount simply for exercising their right to openly carry their gun. The BBQ trailer located in the parking lot with ACE Hardware and Kroger on FM 529 is owned and operated by Trent Brooks.... Read More

WDBJ7: Virginia House OKs bill allowing concealed guns for abuse victims

Virginia’s Republican-led House of Delegates has approved a bill that would allow people who are protected by a protective order to carry a concealed handgun without a permit. The House approved Republican Del. Todd Gilbert’s bill with a 68-29 vote on Wednesday. It heads to... Read More

San Jose Mercury: Warriors’ Kerr thanks Obama for work on gun control

Warriors coach Steve Kerr during the team’s White House visit discussed with President Barack Obama not only their beloved 1990s Chicago Bulls championship teams, but also gun control. “I thanked him for his work on gun control, which is an important political issue for me... Read More

Star Tribune: Permits to carry a gun soar in Minnesota, with 6,000 permit holders in a month

Permits to carry a gun in Minnesota soared in the month of January, the state’s second largest surge since the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre. Since the beginning of the new year, there have been at least 221,712 active permit holders — a 6,189 increase from... Read More

Sun Sentinel: Gun bills pass the Florida House

The Florida House has passed this session’s two marquee gun bills, one that allows concealed carry permit holders to carry their weapons on college campuses, and another that allows them to openly carry them. But concealed carry permit holders waiting to openly display their firearms... Read More

Fox News: January gun sales set yet another record

The FBI conducted more gun-related background checks this January than in any other January since the system was created. With 2,545,802 checks processed through the National Instant Background Check System, January 2016 beat the previous record, set in January 2013, by 50,326 checks. Though January’s... Read More

CBS LA: Armed 92-Year-Old San Jacinto Homeowner Scares Off Burglar

A burglar in San Jacinto apparently picked the wrong house to break into Sunday Morning. He was confronted by a 92-year-old homeowner armed with a gun. According to San Jacinto police, the intruder tried to gain forced entry by smashing a door with an ax at a house in... Read More