State Sen. Eric Brakey (R)

WT: Maine to allow carrying of concealed guns without a permit

Alanna Durkin for the Associated Press reports: Republican Gov. Paul LePage signed a bill on Wednesday that will make Maine one of a handful of states where residents are free to carry a hidden firearm without a permit. The bill’s success is a huge victory... Read More

CCRKBA: Data shows Obama still best gun salesman in the U.S.

The Citizen Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms reports: Last month set a new record for the number of background checks ever conducted during the month of June in the 17-year history of the National Instant Check System, prompting the Citizens Committee... Read More Suspect dead after attempting to rob machine gun dealer

Jennifer Cruz for reports: A burglary suspect died after he was shot while breaking into a Houston gun shop early Tuesday morning. Class 3 Weapons, which as the name implies is federally licensed to sell Class III firearms like machine guns, has recently been... Read More

WT: Nancy Pelosi goes after guns in wake of Charleston shootings

Tom Howell Jr. for The Washington Times reports: House Democrats reignited an uphill battle for tighter gun control Wednesday, exactly three weeks after nine black members of a historic Charleston church were killed in a mass shooting fueled by racial hatred. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi... Read More

June sees 11% spike in gun sales from previous year

Aaron Smith for CNN Money reports: It’s a hot summer for the gun industry. Background checks for gun sales spiked 11% in June compared to last year, making it the busiest June ever, according to the FBI’s background check data. Last month the FBI conducted nearly... Read More

Charleston activists pressure Congress for gun control legislation

Jared Morgan for reports: Gun control advocates from South Carolina rallied on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning and called on lawmakers to pass background checks they say could have prevented the deadly mass shooting at a Charleston church last month. Members of the Charleston chapter... Read More

Seattle Times: Seattle City Council president proposing tax on gun sales

Daniel Beekman for the Seattle Times reports: Seattle would tax gun and ammunition sales and require owners to tell police about lost and stolen firearms under a pair of bills coming before the City Council. City Council President Tim Burgess is proposing the legislation, saying... Read More

FPC Files Opposition to Anti-Gun California Senate Bill 707; Recent Amendments Make Bill Even More Dangerous for Law-Abiding People

Earlier today, your Firearms Policy Coalition filed a supplemental letter of opposition to the dangerous anti-gun California Senate Bill 707 (authored by Sen. Lois Wolk, (D) Davis). FPC previously filed a full letter of opposition to the bill on June 23 that highlighted the many... Read More

Texas fast-food chain urges customers to refrain from open-carry in restaurant

Michele Richinick for Newsweek reports: Whataburger, a fast-food chain based in Texas, still wants its customers to refrain from openly carrying guns, following the governor’s approval of a new firearms law that had been banned for more than 140 years. For the past two decades, law in the Lone Star State permitted... Read More
Michael Pfleger, Jesse Jackson

Anti-gun activist Rev. Michael Pfleger sues Chicago suburbs over gun sales

Rev. Michael Pleger, a well-known anti-gun activist, has filed suit against three Chicago suburbs. CBS Chicago reports: Rev. Michael Pfleger has taken his battle against illegal guns to court. He has sued three suburbs, claiming they haven’t kept a close enough eye on gun shops. Riverdale,... Read More