Category: FPC Newslinks

Texas capitol

Open carry, now cruising in Austin, was once shunned by GOP

Times change. Not long ago open-carry legislation was a pipe-dream. Today it is fast becoming a reality. Tom Benning for the Dallas Morning News reports: The open carrying of handguns, all but a lock this year to become law in Texas, was once considered so... Read More
Sen. Eric Brakey [R-Maine]

Maine constitutional carry bill advances despite Bloomberg barricades

Maine lawmakers are moving ahead with a bill which would potentially allow for unlicensed conceal carry within the state. Chris Eger for Guns.com reports that: The legislation, advocating what is termed constitutional carry, would allow residents who are not prohibited from possessing firearms to carry... Read More
conceal carry weapon

Kansas gets 100,000th application for concealed-carry firearms license

While some states are working to restrict the rights of individuals to conceal carry, the Wichita Eagle staff reported today that Kansas has reached its 100,000 application for a CCW license. The CCW license program was first established in 2006 and there are now “89,399... Read More
CCW

Gun bills to be scoped by Ohio legislative committee this week

  The Ohio legislature is considering several bills which would advance gun rights Ohio residents. Jeremy Pelzer for Cleveland.com reports: Three of the bills before the House State Government Committee would significantly roll back Ohio’s gun laws, including: House Bill 35, which would make it... Read More
GUNS

Guns do belong on campus

Not all scholars are convinced of the effectiveness of gun-free school zones. Yesterday, Nova Southeastern University law professor, Randolph Braccialarghe, wrote to the Miami Herald sharing his thoughts on the logic behind gun free schools: Florida Statute 790.06(12) prohibits students, faculty and employees, even those... Read More
Macey's shooting

Suspect dead after man with concealed carry permit intervenes in alleged carjacking in Orem

While many anti-gun activists like to tell tales of gun violence perpetrated by unstable criminals, it is certainly worth noting when firearms are effectively used for lawful self-defense. Fox 13 News reports: OREM, Utah — A man with a concealed carry permit fatally shot a man... Read More
A female shooter at the range

It’s not just protection: why millions of women are buying guns

Access to firearms is a critical right that should be defended. Millions of women around the world are now recognizing that reality. Fox 43 reports: For Elizabeth Harknett shooting a gun isn’t just practice, it’s preparation. If someone were to break into her home, she’d... Read More
Courtesy: NRA-ILA

Oregon: “universal” background check bill scheduled for final vote on Monday

Oregon residents, alert! The NRA Institute for Legal Action reported yesterday: Senate Bill 941, legislation which seeks to expand background checks to private transfers, is being rushed through the Oregon Legislature and is scheduled for a final vote by the full House of Representatives on... Read More

The Biggest Friends of NRA Dinner in America (VIDEO)

See Guns.com for the story. A very interesting report by Ben Philippi on the biggest Friends of the NRA dinner in America is below:... Read More
MN Legislature

Pro-gun bills pass House & head to Senate in Minnesota

Not all news is bad news. Minnesota is considering legislation that would protect gun rights. NRA-ILA reports that: House File 830, authored by Representatives Eric Lucero (R-30B), Tony Cornish (R-23B) and David Dill (DFL-03A).  Should this measure pass, Minnesota would join more than 40 states... Read More