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Washington Post: Virginia Senate Passes Bill to Allow Guns in Places of Worship
The Republican-controlled Virginia Senate voted Tuesday to repeal an old law banning guns — as well as bowie knives, daggers and other weapons — from places of worship. Sen. A. Benton Chafin Jr. (R-Russell) said the “archaic law,” thought to date to Colonial times, treads on the private-property rights of churches. He also said it threatens the safety of worshipers, noting the massacre of 26 people at a Texas church in November.
King 5 News: Gun Control Bills Heard in Washington Legislature
Hundreds of people crowded in Olympia on Monday, gathering in the Senate building for the legislative hearing on several gun safety bills.
Washington Post: Hundreds Apply to Carry Loaded, Concealed Handguns in D.C.
More than 700 people have asked the D.C. police for licenses to carry loaded concealed handguns when they dine, shop and walk the streets of the nation’s capital. The loosening of the law marks a cultural shift in a city where most residents could not legally keep handguns in their homes until a landmark Supreme Court decision a decade ago.
Breitbart: Democrats Advance with State Gun Control
Democrats seized the moment for state-level gun control after the NRA retreated from the fight over new bump stock regulations.
Breitbart: Chris Christie Gives NJ Residents 90 Days to Surrender Bump Stocks in Final Act as Governor
Chris Christie (R) gave New Jersey residents 90 days to surrender bump stocks – or else – in one of his final acts as Governor of the state.
LA Times: Law Aims to Change California's Armed Prohibited Persons System
In response to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut five years ago, outraged California lawmakers launched a crackdown within months of the tragedy that has seized 18,000 firearms, including assault rifles, from thousands of people convicted of felonies, subject to domestic violence restraining orders or judged by the courts to be severely mentally ill.
Government Bureaucrats Mock CA Gun Owners
These anti-gun bureaucrats have released a web of vague and complicated rules that could potentially put you under criminal liability and they’re now mocking California gun owners with a countdown clock???
New York Daily News: Gun Control Advocates Push for "Extreme Risk Protection" Law
A coalition of influential gun control advocates joined forces Wednesday to call for legislation that would make it easier to keep guns away from dangerous individuals.
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.