Category: FPC Newslinks

WaPo: Federal appeals court lets new D.C. gun law stand, pending final ruling

Spencer Hsu for The Washington Post reports: A federal appeals court ruled Monday that the District can continue enforcing its new rules for gun permits, pending a final ruling on whether the restrictions are constitutional — indicating that the judges see some merit in the... Read More Obama calls on supporters to back gun control

Jared Morgan for reports: Following his Friday eulogizing of the victims of a brutal mass shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, two weeks ago, President Barack Obama on Sunday called on supporters to rally behind him in implementing more gun control in... Read More
Police Caution Tape

Armed homeowner leaves man in critical condition after attempted burglary

Jennifer Cruz for reports: An attempted burglary at a home in Springfield, Missouri, left the suspect in critical condition after the homeowner shot him multiple times. Neighborhood residents told local station KY3 they heard a total of four gunshots ring out around 9:20 Friday night.... Read More

Kansas to implement new permitless concealed carry law in July

Dave Hon for the St. Joseph News-Press reports: While Missouri’s bill deregulating the concealed-carry permit process is dead in the water, Kansas is preparing for its residents to have the ability to conceal their weapons without a permit. In early April, Gov. Sam Brownback signed... Read More Schumer vows list of gun control measures in response to Charleston

Chris Eger for reports: U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., is calling for a host of new measures from background checks to magazine bans in the wake of the attack on Emanuel AME Church in South Carolina. The senior senator from New York announced he... Read More
Firearm Ammunition

Brady Center ordered to pay Lucky Gunner’s legal fees

Stephen Gutowski for the Washington Free Beacon reports: A federal judge has ordered the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence pay the legal fees of an online ammunition dealer it sued for the Aurora movie theater shooting. The order, which was issued last week, comes... Read More Gun blogger, others sue ATF over records request

Jared Morgan for reports: Three gun rights advocates sued the ATF on Tuesday after filing a records request they say wasn’t fulfilled by the federal agency. David Codrea, a pro-gun blogger, Len Savage, a federally-licensed gun dealer and the FFL Defense Research Center, a... Read More

LA Times: Jeb Bush rejects post-Charleston calls for stricter gun control laws

Kurtis Lee for the LA Times reports: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush pushed back Saturday against calls from President Obama and other Democrats for stricter gun control laws in the wake of the mass shooting at a Charleston, S.C., church that left nine people dead. Bush,... Read More

New Jersey gun rights group seeking Sweeney recall scrambles to find new rally location after venue cancels

Spencer Kent for reports: A pro-gun rights group was scrambling late Friday afternoon after it was told it could no longer use the Mantua Township venue the group claims it reserved two months ago for a rally to kick off a recall effort against state... Read More

Republican lawmakers ‘anticipate’ they will appeal controversial gun law decision in Pa. Supreme Court

Christian Alexandersen for reports: Republican lawmakers expect to challenge a Commonwealth Court decision that found a GOP-backed gun law passed late last year was unconstitutional, according to staff. The law, Act 192 of 2014, allowed any legal gun owner to sue municipalities over gun regulations and... Read More