Tampa Bay Times: After lengthy, lively debate, open-carry proposal heads to full Florida House

HB 163, proposed by Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach — easily passed the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday. The 12-4 vote came after 2-1/2 hours of debate that included mentions of terrorism, God and the Wild West, and several unsuccessful amendments aimed at scaling... Read More

Hawaii News Now: Proposal would require gun insurance, firearm renewals every 5 years

Hawaii gun owners would be required to have insurance for their firearms and renew their gun registrations every five years under a bill introduced Wednesday at the State Legislature, proposals that gun advocates said are unneeded and would have a chilling effect on constitutional gun... Read More

Guns.com: Air Force to allow more guns on bases to counter active shooters

Last week the U.S. Air Force issued guidance to base commanders that will lead to more guns in the hands of more current and former service members on base. Under the new measures, as outlined in a Jan. 20 release from the service, base commanders... Read More

WNPR: Senators Murphy, Blumenthal Introduce Bill to Repeal Gun Industry’s Liability Shield

Blumenthal has called the gun industry’s immunity a “mockery of American justice.” “It prevents somebody from going after truly egregious wrongdoing,” Blumenthal said. “The dealer who sells to a known criminal, who then goes out and kills somebody — that dealer is absolutely immune.” Blumenthal and... Read More


Obama dismissed that concern as crazy talk. “Yes, that is a conspiracy,” he said, then added unconvincingly: “I’m only going to be here for another year. When would I have started on this enterprise?” Actually, the legal groundwork for that enterprise has long been underway,... Read More

Voices of Liberty: Gun Control Reflects Disdain for Personal Responsibility

In order to set the stage for this discussion, there are a few points of background information that need to be presented. First off, Americans need to realize that the United States is NOT experiencing a gun violence epidemic. In fact, the number of homicides... Read More

Breitbart: City Demands Written Essay, $1,000+ in Training to Qualify for Handgun Permit

The city of Lowell, Massachusetts has adopted a new law requiring handgun permit applicants to write an essay and pay “upwards of $1,100 in training” to qualify. Even then, Lowell police superintendent William Taylor “has sole discretion for approving or denying the applications.” According to... Read More

Breitbart: California Pushes More Gun Control than Other States Thanks to Democrat Rule

On January 14, the Los Angeles Times observed that California pursues more gun control than other states thanks to Democrat rule. This observation was contained in an column written to express disappoint that President Obama did not spend more time pushing gun control in the... Read More

BREAKING: California Democrats Introduce Two More Bills to Criminalize the Second Amendment

SACRAMENTO – Two more Democrats in the California Assembly jumped into the gun control debate yesterday, each introducing a new bill to expand the Golden State’s already byzantine firearm regulations. Assembly Bill 1673, authored by Assemblyman Mike Gipson (D – Carson), would expand the definition of “firearm”... Read More

FBI: ‘Perfect storm’ imperiling gun background checks (USA Today)

The surge of criminal background checks required of new gun purchasers has been so unrelenting in recent months that the FBI had been forced to temporarily halt the processing of thousands of appeals from prospective buyers whose firearm purchase attempts have been denied. Since October, the... Read More