WSAZ: W.Va. governor vetoes conceal carry gun bill

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed the conceal carry gun bill. The bill would do away with the state’s current permit and training program to carry a concealed weapon in West Virginia for anyone ages 21 and older. Permits would be required for those between... Read More

ALERT: He’s Back… Kevin De Leon Introduces Ghost Gun Bill

He’s back… Senator Kevin ‘Ghost Gun’ De Leon (You remember, the guy who said he wanted to get rid of guns that could shoot a “30 magazine clip in half a second”) has introduced SB 1407. SB 1407  requires a person who manufactures or assembles a... Read More California to pick up the reins of gun violence research

California is picking up where the federal government left off regarding gun violence research. A hearing is set this month for a bill recently introduced in the state Senate which will provide money for an issue long ignored by the Centers for Disease Control since... Read More

CNN Money: Gun background checks: February is third-biggest month ever

February was the third-biggest month on record for gun background checks, according to data released Wednesday by the FBI. Background checks, which the FBI conducts every time someone tries to buy a gun from a federally licensed dealer, rose to 2.6 million in February, according... Read More

ALERT: Assembly Public Safety Committee Passes 3 of 4 Anti-Gun Bills

Earlier today, the Assembly Public Safety Committee passed AB 1663, AB 1664, and AB 1674 on a party line vote of 5-2, with all Democrats voting “aye” while all Republicans voted “no.” While it may not have been the best result, FPC and many other... Read More

Reason: Clarence Thomas Suggests That Permanently Losing Your Gun Rights Is No Small Thing

Yesterday, when Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas spoke during oral argument for the first time in a decade, it was to raise an issue that even defenders of the right to armed self-defense often ignore: Under what circumstances can someone lose that right? The case,... Read More

LA Times: Gun silencers are useful, not scary

More than 100 years ago, inventor Hiram Percy Maxim created two almost identical products to accomplish the same goal in two very different industries. The divergent ways we treat those products today reveals the irrationality driving our national firearms debate. One of Maxim’s inventions, a... Read More

Chicago Sun Times: Gun sales in Illinois soaring

Illinois residents have been on a gun-buying binge. In December, the Illinois State Police did more than 60,000 background checks on firearms purchasers — an all-time record for any month in Illinois. And on post-Thanksgiving’s Black Friday, Nov. 27, more than 5,000 background checks were done... Read More

ABC 10: After San Bernardino, concealed gun requests skyrocket

In the seven weeks since terrorists killed 14 people in San Bernardino, requests for concealed firearms permits have skyrocketed throughout the Inland Empire, leading to crippling backlogs and massive delays at the public safety agencies that process applications. San Bernardino County reported a nine-fold increase in concealed weapons applications... Read More

KOAA: Constitutional carry bill clears Colorado State Senate

The Colorado Senate passed a bill Monday that would let gun owners carry their firearms concealed wherever, whenever, and without applying for a permit. The “Constitutional Carry” bill, as supporters call it, is one of multiple pieces of legislation introduced at the capitol this year... Read More