Gun and Constitution

Washington Post: D.C. can require gun applicants to provide a ‘good reason’ for now

Ovetta Wiggins for The Washington Post reports: A federal appeals court has ordered a stay of a judge’s ruling in a challenge to the District’s gun laws. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia temporarily blocked a decision made last month by... Read More
Connecticut Homicide Rate

CPRC: Bloomberg’s School of Public Health Cherry Picked Claim that firearm homicides in Connecticut fell 40% because of a gun licensing law

The Crime Prevention Research Center reports on recent claims regarding Connecticut’s handgun licensing law: The Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University put out this press release on a paper by Rudolph, Stuart, Vernick, and Webster: “A 1995 Connecticut law requiring a permit or... Read More

The Hill: Gun groups denounce push for handgun licenses

Tim Devaney for The Hill reports: The National Rifle Association (NRA) and other gun rights advocates are assailing Democrats for a controversial legislative proposal that they say would restrict access to handguns. People would be required to obtain a license before purchasing some firearms under the... Read More
Concealed Carry

Nevada resident speaks out on failed gun rights legislation

Ann Friedman for the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports: Las Vegas resident Charles Weakland, who managed five gun shops across the valley for 35 years, said one reason he loves to call Nevada home is because of its gun laws. “It’s one of the reasons that... Read More

AP: Abbott signs open carry, campus carry into law

The Associated Press reported yesterday: Gov. Greg Abbott stopped at a gun range to sign into law bills letting Texans carry concealed handguns on college campuses and openly carry them virtually everywhere else. Abbott was at Red’s Indoor Range in Pflugerville Saturday morning. He says... Read More Waco biker shootout update: 475 weapons, only 44 shell casings recovered

Chris Eger for provides an update on the specifics of last month’s biker shootout in Waco, Texas: The event that erupted on May 17 left 9 dead, 18 wounded and 239 detained, prompting a massive police response that included local, state and federal agencies. Authorities... Read More
NRA Gathers In Houston For 2013 Annual Meeting

Bearing Arms: Radical Democrats Push Restrictive Federal Handgun Licensing

Bob Owens from Bearing Arms reports: For every essential freedom, there is an equal and opposite Democrat reaction. The Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act of 2015, introduced yesterday, is a perfect example of their insatiable desire to constrict your liberties. The bill would require lawful residents... Read More

Pro-Second Amendment groups unite to support pro-gun bill in Congress

Dave Workman for The Gun Mag reports: Several leading gun rights organizations have thrown their weight behind federal legislation that would replace the “sporting purposes” and “sporting use” standards set down in the 1968 Gun Control Act, and ostensibly rein in what the bill’s sponsor... Read More

FPC Announces Support for Second Amendment Rights Restoration Appropriation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 12, 2015 Firearms Policy Coalition has announced its support of H.R. 2578, the “Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act,” as amended by Republican Congressman Ken Buck (CO-04). The bill now provides an appropriation of $20,000,000 for applications for relief from... Read More

FPC Backs Bill to Protect Second Amendment Civil Rights, Limit Executive Over-Reach

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 12, 2015 Weighing in on one of the most important firearms-related federal proposals in decades, Firearms Policy Coalition has announced its full support of H.R. 2710, the “Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act.” Introduced on June 10, the common sense bill... Read More