Tannerite chief responds to ATF safety advisory on exploding targets

Chris Eger from reports: Following a warning issued by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on the potential dangers of misusing exploding targets, spoke with Tannerite’s CEO, Dan J. Tanner. When asked for comment Thursday, Tanner, head of Tannerite Sports, the... Read More
Gun Appreciation Day

Judge temporarily bans gun rights advocate from carrying handgun in Missouri zoo

Joel Currier for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: Jeffry Smith has announced plans to go to the St. Louis Zoo Saturday afternoon, armed with a handgun, to challenge the legality of the zoo’s ban on firearms. He has invited others to join him. But the... Read More

Texas Governor scheduled to sign pro-gun legislation

Tom Benning for The Dallas Morning News reports: Gov. Greg Abbott is scheduled on Saturday to sign “legislation to expand Second Amendment rights,” with the headliners expected to be proposals to allow open carry and campus carry. …There’s been little drama over whether Abbott would... Read More
Concealed Carry

Congress considers legislation to encourage handgun permit laws

Susan Haigh from the Associated Press reports: Members of Connecticut’s congressional delegation announced Thursday they have introduced new federal legislation to encourage other states to develop handgun permitting programs similar to the system currently operating in Connecticut. The proposed “Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act” would authorize... Read More

Firearms Policy Coalition Urges Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to Sign Bill Eliminating Mandatory Handgun Waiting Period

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2015 On behalf of its members and supporters, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) has sent a letter urging Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to sign pro-gun Senate Bill 35. The measure, which was passed by the state Assembly on Tuesday, would eliminate... Read More

Lyle Denniston: Are gun rights withering away?

So argues Lyle Denniston, the National Constitution Center’s constitutional literacy adviser: THE STATEMENT AT ISSUE “The dire warnings that the U.S. Supreme Court’s recognition of an individual right to bear arms would lead to a wholesale voiding of gun-control law seem to have been overblown.... Read More

CGF: The Silvester v. Harris Appeal – Part IV: The Amici in Support of Silvester, et al.

Calguns Foundation reports again on the Silvester v. Harris case: Here, we discuss the pro-Second Amendment amici in support of Jeff Silvester and the other Plaintiffs/Respondents. Two notable and informative amici briefs were filed in support of upholding the District Court’s ruling: A brief on... Read More

Woman open fires on burglars in her Detroit home, intruders flee

Holly Fournier and George Hunter for The Detroit News report: Five men who broke into Dietta Gueye’s east side home early Tuesday morning got more than they bargained for when the 34-year-old woman opened fire at them with the 9 mm Glock she keeps by... Read More

Trapshooting growing in popularity in Minnesota schools

Jennifer Cruz for reports: The fastest growing sport among high schoolers in Minnesota isn’t necessarily a conventional sport and certainly doesn’t have the conventional rules of most high school sports, which quite possibly may be part of its appeal. In 2008, there were only... Read More

FPC Files Opposition to California Senate Bill 456

In a world in which schools suspend second graders for eating Pop Tarts into the shape of a gun, California Senate Bill 456 would create a dangerous new statutory vehicle for anti-gun school officials to attack firearms-related speech that are not “true threats.” Your FPC... Read More