Category: FPC Newslinks

New law will restore gun rights for some Virginia felons

Allison Brophy Champion for The Star-Exponent reports: A new state law going into effect July 1 will restore the gun rights of some convicted felons, though not without controversy. Sponsored by Del. Michael Webert, R-Marshall, House Bill 2286 allows any person who had their rights... Read More

The Hill: Obama Administration preps new gun regulations

Reports Tim Devaney at The Justice Department plans to move forward this year with more than a dozen new gun-related regulations, according to list of rules the agency has proposed to enact before the end of the Obama administration. The regulations range from new restrictions on... Read More
"Assault weapons"

Report: Deciphering California’s assault weapon ban list

Chris Eger for reports: Obtained through a public records requests, analyzed the California Department of Justice’s assault weapon list of some registered 145,253 firearms, as well as the politics of the ban…. Guns classified by the DOJ as “assault weapons” cannot be bought,... Read More

Everytown hypes list of ‘cultural influencers’ backing Wear Orange campaign

Chris Eger for reports: The nation’s largest gun control group is flaunting the support of personalities such as Ethiopia Habtemariam, Aasif Mandvi, Padma Lakshmi, and Tiffani Thiessen for its upcoming gun violence awareness project. As reported earlier by, a coalition of celebrities, community... Read More
U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney

House bill would require gun owners to have liability insurance

Lydia Wheeler for The Hill reports: House Democrat Rep. Carolyn Maloney (N.Y.) has introduced a bill that would require gun owners to carry liability insurance. The Firearm Risk Protection Act, unveiled Friday, would require gun buyers to have liability insurance coverage before being allowed to... Read More
Concealed handgun

Guns can be carried into more public places, even churches

It’s always nice to hear some good news about 2A rights. Kristen Hwang and Kate Murphy for News21 report: More Americans can carry guns in more places than ever before. In the majority of states, law-abiding gun owners can walk into bars, restaurants and churches with... Read More

S.C. bill with increased domestic violence penalties, gun ban for batterers heads to Governor’s desk

Jeffrey Collins for the Associated Press reports: A bill increasing penalties in South Carolina for repeat domestic violence offenders and banning batterers from having guns is heading to the governor’s desk. The House voted 81-23 Thursday to accept a compromise bill. Twenty-one of the 23... Read More
Sen. Don Huffines

After miss-fires, Texas lawmakers reach agreement on open carry

The Associated Press reported on Thursday: Texas state lawmakers negotiated on Thursday a final version of a bill allowing licensed open carry of handguns, easing concerns of police and priming it for a vote that would send it to Gov. Greg Abbott. House and Senate... Read More
Former Democratic Congresswoman Giffords

N.J. gun control bill promoted by Gabby Giffords to get hearing

Matt Friedman for NJ Advanced Media reports: Legislation that would toughen New Jersey’s laws against firearms possession by domestic violence offenders is beginning to advance. The bill (A4218) — which former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-Arizona) advocated for in a March visit to Trenton —... Read More

Calif. Legislation to reinstate felony penalties for firearm theft dies

Inland News Today reports: Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, announced her bill, AB 150, to allow voters a chance to reinstate felony penalties for firearm theft recently reduced under Proposition 47, was held in the Assembly Appropriations Committee, effectively rendering it dead. “The Democrats have... Read More