Guns.com: Judge Upholds St. Louis Zoo’s Gun Ban
St. Louis Circuit Judge Joan Moriarty said the zoo qualifies as a gun-free zone under state law because it serves as both an educational facility — with a preschool and multiple children’s programs serving more than 486,000 students annually — and a gated amusement park.
Guns.com: Mayors Group Blast National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bills
“Such legislation is dangerous as it would damage state and local governments’ ability to craft gun laws appropriate to their needs; and…the goals of this legislation are completely antithetical to all of the efforts to reduce and prevent gun violence,” says the adopted resolution.
ABC: What's Happened to the Pro-Gun Wish List in Washington?
The year started off with promise for the gun industry when Congress almost immediately scrapped a rule created to deny people with some mental disorders from purchasing a firearm. On his first day in office, the new Interior secretary — who rode to work that day on horseback — lifted a ban on hunting with lead ammunition on federal park land.
Daily Caller: Justice Thomas Calls Out The Supreme Court For Not Believing In The Second Amendment
“The Second Amendment’s core purpose further supports the conclusion that the right to bear arms extends to public carry,” Thomas wrote. “Even if other Members of the Court do not agree that the Second Amendment likely protects a right to public carry, the time has come for the Court to answer this important question definitively.”
Guns.com: Gun Control Groups Turn Up Volume Against Suppressor Deregulation After Shooting
Though a recent high-profile shooting at a Congressional baseball practice did not involve a suppressor, gun control advocates pose the question “what if it had” in an effort to derail pending reform on the items.
CBS SF: Enterprising Gun Makers Create Workarounds to California’s New Assault Weapon Ban
The Department of Justice won’t say whether any of these devices are legal until after it issues formal regulations on how to implement the new assault weapons ban, a process that is six months behind schedule. But advocates for stricter gun laws are already crying foul.
CBS SF: Expanded California Assault Weapon Ban Leaves Thousands Of Gun Owners In Limbo
“The California legislature specifically passed a law to say that California’s Department of Justice does not have to go through the rigmarole of public comment and red tape every time they want to develop regulations about registering assault weapons,” said Freilich.
Guns.com: Appeals Court Upholds Nashville’s Ban on Gun Shows
“Making a decision to allow or disallow a gun show at a government-owned recreational facility is a power specifically recognized ‘by state law,'” said Court of Appeals Judge Brandon O. Gibson. “It is not an unauthorized or preempted de facto local limitation on the transfer of firearms.”
New Gun Coloring Book Teaches 4 Rules of Firearm Safety
[The book includes] the four rules of firearm safety. The book is primarily to use as a conversation starter and aid in conversation by showing a wide variety of firearms. By doing this, it allows kids to subconsciously learn what different guns look like, even if they have only seen a pistol or a rifle.
Breitbart: Mark Kelly Renews Vow to Fight National Reciprocity After Shooting of Unarmed Congressman
Speaking to NPR, Kelly said he and his wife are fighting against “concealed carry reciprocity.” He also vowed to fight efforts to remove “gun-free zones in schools.” He couched these statements amid a larger discussion of creating a “safer society.”
The Federalist: CNN Botches Basic Gun Fact, Then Refuses To Correct The Error
CNN falsely reported early Thursday morning that the rifle used by the Alexandria shooter, an SKS chambered in 7.62×39, was “a Chinese-made AK variant.” This is demonstrably false, and it’s an error with significant implications given U.S. gun laws.
Rare: Rep. Thomas Massie wants CCW Permits to be Allowed in Washington, D.C.
“After the horrific shooting at the Republican Congressional Baseball practice, there will likely be calls for special privileges to protect politicians,” Massie said in his press release. “Our reaction should instead be to protect the right of all citizens guaranteed in the Constitution: the right to self-defense.”
Guns.com: Delaware Bill Aims to Take Away Guns from Those ‘At Risk’
“This bill would allow people in Delaware to petition a court for an order that would temporarily remove guns from a person that the court has determined to be a danger, a credible danger to themselves or to others,” explained Allison Anderman, managing attorney for Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
Anti-Gun SB 536 Passes CA Assembly Public Safety Committee
This bill will allow data regarding “gun violence restraining orders” -- those orders that result from secret hearings and hearsay evidence-- to be used for research, but only for an anti-gun researchers at the University of California and any other research organization that the California Department of Justice deems worthy.
SF Chronicle: California Needs Federal Help to Restrict Use of Guns, Advocate Says
“We have tightened our laws but we don’t have closed (states’) borders,” said state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco. “Until Congress acts and addresses what is a national issue in a country awash in guns, we’re going to see these horrific tragedies.”
Injunction Sought in Lawsuit Challenging California’s Total Ban on So-Called “Large Capacity” Firearm Magazines
The brief, filed in support of the temporary injunction plaintiffs believe is necessary to keep them from irreparable harm, argues that the State’s “large-capacity” magazine ban laws not only violate Second Amendment rights, but also violate the Constitution’s guarantee of due process, prohibition against government taking of private property without just compensation, and are unconstitutionally vague.