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Texas takes a big step closer to major gun rights expansion

The Associated Press reports: Texas took a giant step closer to allowing concealed handguns in college classrooms late Tuesday, with House lawmakers giving their preliminary approval to a so-called “campus carry” measure, barely beating a midnight deadline. The legislation, one of the two major gun... Read More
Signs to the Office of Firearm Registration

D.C. asks that gun carrying restriction remain in effect

Andrea Noble for The Washington Times reports: D.C. officials have asked a judge to let the city enforce a central element of its restrictive concealed-carry law — the requirement that handgun owners demonstrate a “good reason” for a permit to carry — while a lawsuit... Read More
Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Cuomo announces $13 million in grants to fight “gun violence”

Chris Eger for reports: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced a round of anti-gun funding grants to agencies and departments across the state, some already controversial for their gun control tactics. The grants, issued to 17 counties served by 20 law enforcement... Read More

White House suggests more gun control in strict Baltimore after bloody Memorial Day weekend

Katie Pavlich for reports: Over the long holiday weekend in Baltimore, 29 were shot and nine were killed. The violence came just weeks after violent riots and protests over the death of Freddie Grey, who died in police custody….When asked about the violence yesterday,... Read More
conceal carry weapon

N.C. concealed carry permits soar amid political, safety fears

John Boyle for WCNC reports: Whatever the reason for getting a concealed carry — self-defense, political beliefs about the right to bear arms, worries about terrorism, crime or societal implosion — the numbers of concealed carry permit holders keep rising. That mirrors a national trend... Read More

Alabama Senate approves loaded guns in cars bill

Chris Eger from reports: A Senate proposal to allow those without a concealed carry permit to keep a loaded firearm in their vehicle is advancing to the Alabama House. The measure, which passed in an easy 24-4 vote Thursday, will repeal the current prohibition... Read More

Texas House to take up campus carry ahead of key deadline

Morgan Smith for The Texas Tribune reports: Supporters of campus carry will be fighting against the clock on Tuesday when the Texas House takes up previously delayed legislation requiring public universities and colleges to allow concealed handguns on their campuses. After a month of discussion over... Read More
Waco Shooting

Responses to Waco Gunfight reveal ignorance of armed citizens’ role

A great observation about the Waco shootout. Greg Camp for reports: The recent shootout between biker gangs in Waco, TX has drawn the predictable response from advocates of gun control….press releases from groups who are opposed to gun rights are to be expected.  Those... Read More
Armatix Smart Gun

Smart gun company touted by democrats files chapter 11-style restructuring

AWR Hawkins for Breitbart reports: On May 20, smart gun manufacturer Armatix admitted they have entered into “chapter 11-style restructuring proceedings in Germany.” Armatix makes the iP1 smart gun, which Democrats raved about and pushed to mandate as the only gun that could legally be... Read More

Nevada murder trial is latest to test interpretations of ‘stand your ground’ laws across US

Scott Sonner for the Associated Press reports: The idea that a person’s home is their castle and they have the right to kill trespassers has been widely accepted in the U.S. for more than a century. But that broad legal premise has been put to the... Read More