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Coast News: California Ammunition Laws Sow Uncertainty
A slew of new regulations have gun stores and enthusiasts concerned about the availability of ammunition.
GOP Gun Control Bill Gaining Support
You really get to learn about a politician's values when they term out or decide to retire. Then, under no threat from the voters, they finally feel free to just be themselves and do what they want.
Sequim Gazette: Five Firearm Bills Go Before WA State Lawmakers
Nearly 1,000 people from law enforcement, gun rights groups, gun violence prevention groups, veterans, and Washington State residents signed in to support or oppose contested firearm bills heard on Monday Jan. 15.
Guns.com: New York Renews Drive for Gun Seizure Order Law
An array of gun control groups have allied with New York lawmakers in a push to establish Extreme Risk Protection Orders, forcing subjects to surrender their firearms.
Democrat Who Ran Gun Confiscation Program Named to Senate Judiciary Committee
Senator Kamala Harris of California has just been named to the Senate Judiciary Committee, spelling horrible news for gun owners.
Brace Yourself: “Smart” Guns Are Coming!
As you already know, so-called “smart gun” technology is technology that would personalize each and every firearm to only one individual user.
The Most Important Fight for the Second Amendment
We all know that the court battles over the Second Amendment are often some of the most important fights that we can wage as gun owners and activists. In states such as California, New York, Illinois, and Connecticut, legal challenges are often the only method of recourse for gun owners that have been hammered with laws and regulations by anti-gun Legislatures and Governors.
The Hill: Gun Control Advocates See Opportunities in States
Advocates of stricter restrictions on gun ownership believe they can notch new wins in state legislatures across the country this year, after Republicans in some states signaled they would be willing to break with the National Rifle Association (NRA) to support some new rules.
Guns.com: Delaware Lawmakers Announce ‘Beau Biden’ Gun Control Act
“This legislation will protect our communities by restricting access to firearms for those who are considered a danger to themselves or others,” said Gov. John Carney
American Handgunner: Do We Need New Gun Laws?
Ask the average gun buff if we need new gun laws and the knee-jerk reaction is, “Not just no, but hell no!” That’s followed up with, “What part of ‘Shall not be infringed’ don’t you understand? All those gun laws on the books are illegal and should be repealed!” Let’s just think about that.
Fox News: California Zoning Law Banning Gun Shops is Challenged in Supreme Court Filing
Gun rights groups have filed a petition with the Supreme Court in the hopes that it would consider a controversial appeals court decision that limits where gun stores can open within one county in California.
WBFO: Pastor Encourages Guns in Church
When the parishioners at one Oswego County church gather for worship each week, many of them are armed - and it's no secret. The Lighthouse Mexico Church of God even advertises that its not a gun-free zone, a response to the frequent mass shootings in the country that are the subject of some debate.
Guns.com: Virginia Senate Sinks New Governor’s Gun Control Agenda Early
The Republican-controlled Senate Courts of Justice Committee met for over three hours in their first workday of the session Monday and quickly disposed of several measures in party-line votes including one on universal background checks and another to seize guns from those deemed at risk.
Baltimore Sun: Some Maryland Patients Will Face a Choice Between Medical Marijuana or Their Gun
Now that medical marijuana is legally available in Maryland, some who want to use the drug to manage health problems face a dilemma: To get the pot, they surrender their right to own a gun.
East Bay Times: US Supreme Court Asked to Review East Bay Gun Shop Case
The United States Supreme Court was asked to review a local case regarding Alameda County barring a gun shop from opening in San Lorenzo.
OneNewsNow: Gun-Rights Groups Fight CA County
Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation says SAF is fighting an Alameda County ordinance that uses zoning laws to keep out firearms stores.
Bakersfield.com: New California Ammo Law Generally Panned by Local Firearms Retailers
California's new law placing restrictions on the sale and purchase of ammunition is drawing some gripes from local merchants and their customers. They say the new rules will limit access and raises prices.
Summit Daily: I’m a Hunter, and I Want Gun Control
It's general deer and elk season in Montana, or open rifle, as it's sometimes called. I spent the weekend miles from cell and internet reception, walking through the mountains in search of deer and elk, a rifle strapped to my shoulder. Part of the appeal of hunting is the idea that you've escaped from civilization, but that notion can be dangerous if you forget you're still part of the world.
Breitbart: Incoming Virginia Governor Says Banning Private Gun Sales a Priority for 2018
Incoming Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) indicates that banning private gun sales in the state will be a priority for 2018. In other words, he will continue to pursue the gun controls that outgoing Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) pursued but failed to secure.
Daily Beast: Will This Smart Gun Solve America’s Gun Problem?
A trio of Brooklyn engineering students think they’ve figured out how to make firearms safe.
CA Legislature Back in Session, Kills Pro-Gun Bills
The California Legislature is back in session and that means bad news for California gun owners! Both the Assembly and Senate Public Safety Committees held hearings yesterday and voted on multiple 2A related bills.
Washington Free Beacon: Gun-Rights Groups Ask Supreme Court to Review Case Against California County’s Gun Store Ban
Lawyers for a coalition of gun-rights groups petitioned the Supreme Court on Tuesday to take up their case against a California county's ban on gun stores.
Honolulu Star Advertiser: Honolulu Police Tell Legal Marijuana Users to Turn in Their Firearms
The Honolulu Police Department has told legal marijuana users who own guns that they must turn in their weapons within 30 days.
Guns.com: New Jersey Lawmakers Send Bump Stock Ban, ‘Buyback’ Plan to Christie for Signature
A measure gun rights advocates say is unneeded will soon land on Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s desk alongside a bill to put the state in the gun “buyback” business.