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Maine Senate approves bill to allow concealed guns without permits

Scott Thistle for Maine’s Sun Journal reports: On a 21-14 vote, a bill allowing handgun owners to carry concealed weapons without permits gained approval in the Maine Senate on Thursday. The bill, LD 652, sponsored by state Sen. Eric Brakey, R-Auburn, would do away with Maine’s... Read More

Women are a driving force in nation’s shift from gun control to gun rights

AWR Hawkins for Breitbart reports: Women have emerged as one of the fastest-growing demographics of new gun buyers and concealed carry permit holders in the country, and in the process, they have become a driving force in the shift in American attitudes from pro-gun control... Read More
Gun and Constitution

Judge’s ruling allows concealed-carry for D.C. gun owners, shoots down police objections

Andrea Noble for The Washington Times reports: A federal judge on Thursday denied a short-term stay on a decision that blocked the District from enforcing a key provision of its restrictive concealed-carry laws — prompting the city to notify gun owners who had been denied... Read More
NJ Supreme Court

N.J.’s faceoff on gun rights; court to hear case of former cop

Salvador Rizzo for reports: A former New Jersey police officer is headed to the state Supreme Court, arguing that he should be able to keep his firearms and a hunting knife despite a stormy, 15-year marriage with episodes of domestic violence. The state Supreme... Read More
Nicole Sanders and her sign

Texas student sues after college bans gun rights sign

Fox News reports: A Texas college student filed suit against her school this week, saying her constitutional rights were violated when she was shooed off the quad for displaying a pro-Second Amendment sign. Nicole Sanders, 24, who attends Blinn College, a two-year public college in... Read More

Vermont: When Armed and Safe Is Not Good Enough

Elizabeth Dennis for Jurist reports: Much to the frustration of gun control advocates who rate Vermont as “F,” the state with the highest per capita gun ownership in the country and virtually no gun restrictions, has a murder rate so low it is “off the charts.”... Read More
Open Carry Supporter

Gun bills inch forward in Texas Legislature

Anna Tinsley for the Star-Telegram reports: Both the House and the Senate have approved two hotly debated measures to expand gun rights by letting licensed Texans openly carry holstered handguns statewide and bring concealed handguns on any college campus. But with less than a week... Read More
gun in school

Oklahoma legalizes arming teachers and staff on school campuses

AWR Hawkins for Breitbart reports: Sponsored by state Representative Jeff Coody (R-Dist. 63), HB 2014 “[authorizes] the carrying of a handgun onto school property by school personnel specifically designated by the board of education,” provided that person has undergone the training requirement and received the certification... Read More

New Mexico cop killing suspect is a felon, barred from gun possession

AWR Hawkins from Breitbart reported today: Andrew Romero, the suspect in the Memorial Day shooting death of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, Officer Gregg “Nigel” Benner, is a felon who is consequently barred from gun possession…. Felons, like Romero and Marvin and Curtis Banks — two of the... Read More
Chicago Mayor supports more gun control

Rahm Emanuel: Failure of Chicago gun control proves more gun control needed

AWR Hawkins for Breitbart reports: Following a Memorial Day Weekend during which 12 people shot and killed and 43 more were wounded, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said a large part of the solution to the problem is more gun control. That’s right — gun control is... Read More