Gun Control

North Dakotans governor approves concealed guns without permits

North Dakotans will no longer need a permit to carry a concealed weapon after Republican Governor Doug Burgum signed legislation lifting …

Gun Rights

Trump's Laptop Ban Is Proof His Hands Aren't Tied, Hawaii Says - Bloomberg

Hawaii’s attorney general says new U.S. government rules prohibiting the use of laptops and other electronic gadgets on flights from eight …

Gun Rights

Republicans running for Va. governor make starkly different pitches

One came touting a tax cut and a promise to unify a divided party and state. Another delivered dire warnings about “the ravages of criminal illegal immigrants.” The third unfurled a hefty legislative résumé.<p>The three Republicans vying to become Virginia’s next governor made starkly different …

Politics

New Cabela’s megastore in Gainesville, Va., is a monument to gun rights

The camouflage ribbon was in place. Fifteen yards away and 21 feet off the ground, archer Jeff Ware pumped his fist into the air, cocked his bow and released. The arrow pierced the ribbon in one go, and the crowd went wild.<p>“Y’all ready to go shopping?” Ware shouted. “Whoo!”<p>And with that, the doors …

Gun Rights

Utah Cuts DUI Alcohol Limit To Lowest Level In U.S.; Law Also Affects Gun Owners

Utah's Gov. Gary Herbert has signed a bill into law that lowers the maximum blood alcohol limit for drivers to .05 percent, giving Utah the strictest drunken driving law in the nation. The law will reset the current legal threshold of .08 percent. In addition to drivers, it applies to anyone …

Gun Rights

North Dakota newest state to pass law allowing concealed carry without a permit

According to CBS News, the state of North Dakota has recently passed a law that allows residents to carry a concealed firearm without a license.<p>The bill, signed into law on Thursday by Republican Gov. Doug Burgum, will allow residents 18 years or older to carry a sidearm with them so long as they …

Gun Rights

Arkansas Is Already Rethinking The Law Allowing Guns In Stadiums It Just Passed

On Wednesday, flanked by fellow Republicans and a lobbyist for the National Rifle Association, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed an expansive …

NRA

Suits against FBI over Dylann Roof's background check can proceed

Wrongful death lawsuits alleging the FBI was negligent in dealing with Dylann Roof's background check can proceed, a federal judge ruled.

Gun Rights

New Law Allowing Guns At SEC Football Games Seems Like A Good Idea, Right?

Have you ever been to a college football game and thought, "Wouldn't it be great if all of these drunk fans could bring guns into the stadium?"

Gun Rights

Don't Mess With New York's Gun Laws

On the first day of the new Congress, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act was introduced in the House, and in February a similar bill was introduced in the Senate. The legislation requires New York state and New York City to honor concealed-carry firearms permits issued in other states. This would …

Gun Rights

Arkansas Senate votes to exempt stadiums from gun law; measure goes to House

A new law signed on Wednesday will allow concealed handguns on the premises of state schools - including sporting events. USA TODAY Sports<p>A measure signed into law by Arkansas Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday that would have allowed concealed handguns to be carried into sporting events …

Gun Rights

NRA will target Democrats who vote against Gorsuch

In a new threat to Senate Democratic leaders trying to harness members in opposition to the Supreme Court nomination of Neil Gorsuch, the influential …

Gun Rights

Queensland police approved import of 2,000 Adler shotguns in 2015

Gun control lobby says it was too ‘easy’ for Bob Katter’s son-in-law to get permission to bring weapons into Australia<p>Queensland police approved the import of 2,000 Adler A110 lever-action shotguns from Turkey in 2015 by one of Australia’s largest firearms dealers.<p>The federal government imposed an …

Gun Rights

Bill letting adults openly carry guns sent to House floor

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A bill allowing adults to openly carry a gun in South Carolina without a permit is heading to the House floor.The House …

Gun Rights

Gun Sales Down After Obama Boom Years

Americans purchased more than $29.1 billion in firearms and $16.6 billion in ammunition during Obama's two terms in the White House.

NRA

Utah governor signs gun-related bills

Gov. Gary Herbert signed 13 more bills into law on Thursday, including one allowing Utahns as young as 18 to obtain concealed-gun permits.<p>Of a record …

Gun Rights

In Florida, no open carry at college campuses

It’s the greatest fear any educational leader has — a shooting on campus.<p>We are seeing weapons-related tragedies across the United States far too …

Guns

Nebraska lawmakers hear testimony on proposal to allow concealed carry without a permit

LINCOLN — Charles Cox said Nebraska doesn’t charge him to exercise his constitutional right to free speech.<p>Nor does he have to pay a poll tax to cast …

Gun Rights

Conceal carry gun bill would allow states to cross-honor permits

A gun owner crossing state lines with a legally registered firearm can land in prison under what critics say is a “patchwork” of laws that have little to do with public safety.<p>A bill working its way to President Trump’s desk could change that, by allowing gun owners who are allowed to carry …

Gun Rights

A better constitutional basis for the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017

It has sometimes gotten lost amid some of the other doings in Congress this week, but the House is considering a bill, HR 38, the “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017,” that would create a federal right of reciprocity for holders of a state permit to carry a concealed firearm.<p>There are …

Gun Rights

Arkansas Passes Law Allowing Guns at Football, Basketball Games Starting in 2018

A new law signed by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday will allow concealed weapons to be carried into sporting events at government-owned facilities within the state.<p>According to Andrew Demillo of the Associated Press (h/t MySanAntonio.com), the law will take effect on Sept. 1, but it …

College Football

New Healthcare Bill Still Contains Anti-Gun Provisions

According to news reports, President Donald Trump’s healthcare bill, up for a vote before the House today, still contains measures that will allow …

Gun Rights

Publicis’ Disturbing Gun-Control Stunt Let People Shoot at Strangers, and Think They’d Killed Them

To promote gun control, the creatives at Publicis Russia wanted to see what would happen if they put firearms in the hands of everyone. So, they made …

Guns

Why Is Sturm, Ruger Company Stock Surging?

Shares of the gunmaker are bucking overall weakness in the firearms industry.<p>Don't look now, but shares of <b>Sturm Ruger</b> (NYSE:RGR) are on a hot streak. …

Gun Rights

Alameda County’s controversial gun ordinance goes before Ninth Circuit Court

SAN FRANCISCO — The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday will hear oral arguments over an Alameda County ordinance that prohibits gun stores …

Gun Rights

Gorsuch's Gun Lobby Gesture

Throughout the hearings on his nomination to the Supreme Court, 10th Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch has steadfastly avoided giving meaningful answers on …

Gun Rights

In the aftermath of London attack, some Brits praise their strict gun laws

LONDON — Britain was rocked by a terrorist attack at the center of its capital Wednesday, but there was also a widespread sense that things could have been worse. Four people, including the perpetrator, were killed in the attack, and 29 more were wounded. But the toll was lower than in other …

Gun Rights

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Gorsuch: "Heller is the Law of the Land"

This week, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, is being grilled during his Senate …

Gun Rights

This is how much gun injuries cost the U.S. every year

Gun violence in the U.S. isn’t just tragic — it’s also incredibly costly.<p>Firearm-related injuries that resulted in hospitalizations (from self-inflicted wounds, unintentional gunshots and those from assaults) cost more than $6.6 billion in the U.S. from 2006 to 2014, an average of $734.6 million …

Health Care