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Gun Appreciation Day

Idaho open-carry rally scheduled for Sat., June 20th

DeSiree Fawn for KMVT News reports: An Op-Ed article in the Idaho Mountain Express newspaper has triggered an armed protest. A group called III% Idaho is organizing a rally to protest an Op-Ed article from June 10th, “Shame Could Control Guns Better than New Laws.”... Read More
Concealed Carry

Several anti-gun bills under consideration in Rhode Island General Assembly

Richard August of the Providence Journal reports: Twenty-nine firearms-related bills were introduced in this session of the [Rhode Island] General Assembly. Two of these can be termed gun friendly and one, having to do with poaching elephants, has nothing to do with firearms. The rest... Read More

Proposed legislation would expand concealed weapons in Ohio

The Associated Press reports: Concealed weapons would be permitted in places such as colleges and day cares and on private aircraft, under legislation approved by an Ohio House committee Wednesday. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Ron Maag, a Republican from Lebanon, still permits those places... Read More Judge berates Brady group in Lucky Gunner settlement

Daniel Terrill for reports: “Those who ignite a fire should be responsible for the cost of suppressing it before it becomes a conflagration,” wrote Senior District Judge Richard P. Matsch about the Brady Campaign when he awarded $203,000 on June 17 to the retailers... Read More

CNN: Clinton, Obama seek gun control in wake of Charleston massacre

Theodore Schleifer for CNN reports: President Barack Obama and other top Democrats — including Hillary Clinton — find themselves in a familiar place following the mass shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday: Pleading for gun control while knowing it’s unlikely to happen. ….Rep. Mark Sanford,... Read More
Armatix Smart Gun

Congress pursues misguided legislation to mandate smart gun technology

Alan Boinus for The Hill writes: Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) recently announced that they are bringing back “smart gun mandate” legislation with their proposed, “Handgun Trigger Safety Act.”   The bill would mandate all guns manufactured in the U.S. incorporate smart... Read More
Gun and Constitution

Rolling Stone: Presidential candidates’ stance on gun control

Lauren Kelley for Rolling Stone reports: The story of the tragic mass shooting at an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina, Wednesday night continues to develop. ….As the 2016 presidential election nears, it’s worth taking a look at where the candidates stand on the issue... Read More
Gun Appreciation Day Tampa Police backpedal on open carry incident

Chris Eger for reports: Over the weekend, an angler detained by police in Florida and warned to stay away from the pier under threat of trespassing charges was apparently done so in error. The incident occurred at the public pier at Ballast Point on... Read More

Washington Post: President Obama calls Charleston shooting ‘senseless,’ criticizes gun laws

Jose A. DelReal and Juliet Eilperin for The Washington Post report: President Obama on Thursday expressed “deep sorrow” over the “senseless murders” in Charleston, S.C., where nine people were killed in a church shooting Wednesday night, blaming ineffective gun laws and issuing a sharp condemnation... Read More

CBS: Robber Shot And Killed By Store Owner In Fort Worth

CBS DFW reports: An attempted robbery at a Fort Worth grocery store ended in one of the alleged robbers shot to death by the owner…. “Two guys with shotguns come to rob my store. But because they take the money, I shoot them,” the store... Read More