Category Archives: Gun Laws

U.S. appeals court upholds right to carry gun in public

This is good news for all Americans in Hawaii. From Reuters: (Reuters) – A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment guarantees a right to openly carry a gun in public for self-defense, finding that Hawaii overstepped its authority to regulate firearms possession outside the home. The ruling by a […]

US civilians own 400 million guns compared to military’s 4.5 million, survey shows

From American Military News: Civilians in the U.S. own close to 400 million firearms, according to a new survey released this week, and the total number of firearms owned by private citizens vastly exceeds the police and military. A report issued by the Small Arms Survey revealed that of the world’s more than one billion total firearms, […]

Illinois Governor Signs Red Flag Confiscation, 72-Hour Waiting Period Bills

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed two gun control bills Monday that he believes will “improve public safety.” Known as the Lethal Order of Protection Act, or HB 2354, the legislation will allow family members and law enforcement to petition a court to immediately disarm an individual believed to be a threat to himself or others. The second bill, […]

‘Downloadable Gun’ Clears a Legal Obstacle, and Activists Are Alarmed

From the New Your Times: By Tiffany Hsu and Alan Feuer July 13, 2018 Learning to make a so-called ghost gun — an untraceable, unregistered firearm without a serial number — could soon become much easier. The United States last month agreed to allow a Texas man to distribute online instruction manuals for a pistol that could be […]

Texas is new target for Constitutional Carry — the unlicensed carry of handguns — in 2019

From the Ft. Worth Star Telegram:  SAN ANTONIO  Some gun rights advocates have set their sights on Texas. That has made the Lone Star State the next battleground for constitutional carry, which would let Texans carry their weapons — openly or concealed — without first getting a permit. “People talk about taking your guns away to protect […]

The Rolling Stone Continues its Inaccurate Anti-NRA Reporting

From the NRA: It is by no means a closely held secret that Rolling Stone magazine has aggressively promoted an anti-gun agenda for many decades.  It started in 1980, with the death of John Lennon at the hands of Mark David Chapman, when the magazine’s founder, Jann Wenner, decided he wanted to “make something good come out […]

The Supreme Court Strikes Down Law that Targeted Gun Owners’ Speech

From the NRA-ILA: The Supreme Court struck down a Minnesota law that forbade voters from wearing “political insignias” at polling places after the law was challenged by a voter who was told he must remove or cover his Tea Party shirt.  It is beyond a doubt that the state’s application of the law unfairly discriminated […]

In Illinois: Registration & Firearm Surrender Bills Go to Governor Rauner’s Desk

From NRA-ILA: On May 31st the Illinois state Senate voted to concur Senate Bill 337, which would establish a firearm registry and shut down your local gun stores with onerous red tape and regulations, as well as Senate Bill 3256, which would expand the 72 hour waiting period to all firearms.  These two bills will now […]

Meanwhile in California: Farmer has Guns Confiscated & Faces Felony Charges after trying to Register Rifle

From the NRA-ILA: California residents attempting to comply with the Golden State’s ever-increasing swamp of firearms laws and regulations should take warning. According to a report out of Bakersfield, a good faith effort to obey the state’s labyrinthine firearm rules will not spare a gun owner in technical violation of the law from the wrath […]

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick calls for Arming Teachers in wake of Santa Fe Tragedy

From Conservative Review: Friday on the radio, LevinTV host Mark Levin interviewed Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, R, about the latest updates on the school shooting in Santa Fe. Tragically, 10 people were killed in the attack. Patrick is visiting those injured in the attack at the hospital. He told Levin that he had just met with […]