April 2015 Gun Show News

Florida Gun Shop Supports Law Enforcement

florida gun shop supports law enforcementA Lakeland, FL Gun Shop Derringer Firearms is showing it's support for local Law Enforcement by giving customers "Support Law Enforcement" signs for their yard.   Gun shop owner Dan Derringer said," with what we see on the news and the nonsense that  is going on around the country I think it's time, the "good folks",  stand up and let their voice be heard".  Derringer went on,  " Most of the folks in this country are honorable law abiding citizens, th…

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NRA Lawsuit to Stop Seattle Gun Tax

nra lawsuit to stop seattle gun taxAugust 27th, 2015Article originally written NRA-ILA.Per The National Rifle Association, the NRA along with the National Shooting Sports Foundation and the Second Amendment Foundation, has filed a lawsuit against the city of Seattle for violating a Washington state law. The current law prevents local municipalities from creating their own firearm regulations. "Once again, anti-gun activists in Seattle have chosen to violate the Washington State Constitution and trample upon the Second Amendm…

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Appeals Court UPHOLDS Docs vs Glocks Gun Law

appeals court upholds docs vs glocks gun lawJuly 29th, 2015In 2011, at the urging of the NRA and Unified Sportsmen of Florida, the Florida Legislature passed  HB-155 by Rep. Jason Brodeur & Sen. Greg Evers  to stop doctors from interrogating patients about gun ownership and entering gun ownership information into medical databases -- thereby creating a de facto database of gun owners.   Simply put, physicians interrogating and lecturing parents and children about guns is not about gun safety. It is a political agen…

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70 sign on to Rigells call for lifting gun ban

70 sign on to rigells call for lifting gun banJuly 23rd, 2015Supported by 70 signatures from members of Congress, Rep. Scott Rigell sent a letter Wednesday to Defense Secretary Ash Carter requesting that he end a Pentagon prohibition on military personnel carrying firearms to and from defense installations.The Virginia Beach Republican has argued that service members must be able to protect themselves in transit and at recruitment centers, noting the fatal shootings of four Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga, Tenn., last week.The letter as…

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Obama Social Security Administration to Strip Millions of Americans of their Right to Keep and Bear Arms

obama social security administration to strip millions of americans of their right to keep and bear armsJuly 20th, 2015 As the L.A. Times reported on July 18, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is currently developing a program to strip the Second Amendment Rights of over four million Americans currently receiving SSA benefits through a “representative payee.” Not only would this amount to the largest gun grab in American history, but according to the published report, would take place without any due process protections for recipients, amounting to a nullification of Second Amendment righ…

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​NRA Endorses Governor Phil Bryant for Re-Election in Mississippi

​nra endorses governor phil bryant for re-election in mississippiJuly 16th, 2015Fairfax, Va.— On behalf of our members in the State of Mississippi, the National Rifle Association's Political Victory Fund (PVF) proudly announces its endorsement of Governor Phil Bryant (R) for re-election.NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox stated, "Under Governor Bryant's leadership, Mississippi has significantly reformed its laws to affirm our Second Amendment freedoms by giving law-abiding citizens more legal personal protection options with less government interference.&nb…

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Massachusetts: Suppressor Legislation to Be Heard in Committee

massachusetts: suppressor legislation to be heard in committeeJuly 14th, 2015Important NRA-backed suppressor legislation, House No. 1305, will be heard in the Joint Committee on the Judiciary tomorrow, July 14, at 1:00 p.m. in Room A-2.  H. 1305 would allow the possession and use of firearm suppressors in the state of Massachusetts, including the use of legally suppressed firearms while hunting.Sponsored by Representative Paul Frost (R-Auburn), H. 1305 would add Massachusetts to the growing number of states that allow sportsmen to own and use legally-…

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Operation Choke Point taking out FFL

operation choke point taking out fflJuly 13th, 2015By now, knowledgeable members of the pro-gun community are well aware of Operation Choke Point (OPC) and its effect on lawful firearm-related businesses. As we have often reported (here, here, and here, for example), OPC is a deliberate attempt by federal regulators to pressure banks to sever or avoid business relationships with legitimate industries that are considered politically objectionable, including firearms and ammunition sales. The House Oversight and Government Reform Co…

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Appeals Court To Consider Guns In Florida College Dorms

appeals court to consider guns in florida college dormsJuly 8th, 2015Article originally written on wjct.comAfter a high-profile legislative debate this spring about concealed weapons on college campuses, a state appeals court is poised to hear arguments in a dispute about whether guns should be allowed in residence halls and other housing at the University of Florida.Next Tuesday, the First District Court of Appeal is scheduled to take up a case filed by the group Florida Carry Inc., which says people have a legal right to possess firearms in their …

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New Gun Ownership Study is pure fiction

new gun ownership study is pure fictionJuly 6th, 2015Once again we owe thanks to reporter Lee Williams, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, for his willingness to expose the agenda of those who are the enemies of Freedom and the Second Amendment.  On the day before Independence Day -- July 4th, he released an article exposing the agenda of those who conspire against the Second Amendment.We thought you should see it.http://thegunwriter.blogs.heraldtribune.com/19505/study-gun-control-groups-should-undermine-gun-culture-to-reduce-gun-ownershi…

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Uber Threatens to Revoke Access for Drivers and Passengers Who Carry

uber threatens to revoke access for drivers and passengers who carryJuly 2nd, 2015On June 10, San Francisco-based Uber Technologies Inc., operators of the popular Uber ride-sharing cell phone application, altered company policy to prohibit its drivers and passengers from possessing firearms while using the service. Under the “Legal” portion of Uber’s website, the company posted the following:UBER FIREARMS PROHIBITION POLICYWe seek to ensure that everyone using the Uber digital platform—both driver-partners and riders—feels safe and comfortable using the service.…

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Georgia: NRA-Backed Pro-Gun Clarification Law Takes Effect Today

georgia: nra-backed pro-gun clarification law takes effect todayJuly 1st, 2015Today, House Bill 492, sponsored by state Representative Rick Jasperse (R-11), goes into effect.  HB 492 clarifies some of the technical language from last year’s landmark pro-gun reform legislation, House Bill 60.Among many of the technical changes, HB 492 clarifies that government buildings are only a prohibited place for people who do not hold a valid Georgia Weapons License (GWL), allows for the renewal of a GWL up to 90 days before and 30 days after expiration and clarifi…

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Obama Wonders If Dylann Roof Who Passed a Background Check Could Have Been Stopped by a Background Check

obama wonders if dylann roof who passed a background check could have been stopped by a background checkJune 24th, 2015"If Congress had passed some common-sense gun safety reforms after Newtown," President Obama said during a visit to San Francisco on Friday, "we don't know if it would have prevented what happened in Charleston." Actually, we do know: Had the bill to which Obama was referring been enacted, it would not have done anything to prevent Dylann Roof from murdering nine people at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Wednesday night. But as is usually the case with t…

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Is This The Gun Case The US Supreme Court Will Take?

is this the gun case the us supreme court will take?June 22nd, 2015Since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Heller v. D.C. (2008) that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to bear arms and then ruled in McDonald v. Chicago (2010) that this right also restricts state and local governments, the high court has opted not to hear cases that might further define gun rights. This has been a little surprising, as some lower courts have actually produced majority opinions that are critical of decisions reached by other courts. Such conflicts at …

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Representative Rob Bishop Introduces Bill to Curb BATFE Abuse

representative rob bishop introduces bill to curb batfe abuseJune 18th, 2015Article originally written on the NRA-ILA website.On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources Rob Bishop (R-UT) introduced H.R. 2710, the “Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act of 2015.”  This bill would remove BATFE’s authority to interpret or reinterpret the “sporting purposes” clauses in federal law, which only serve to undermine the core purpose of the Second Amendment. Under Chairman Bishop’s legislation, all lawful purposes – includin…

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Gun permit records would be off limits to reporters under Ohio Senate budget proposal

gun permit records would be off limits to reporters under ohio senate budget proposalJune 12th, 2015COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio lawmakers are again trying to block journalists' access to county sheriffs' records on concealed handgun permits.A budget provision added by a state Senate committee Tuesday would repeal part of Ohio's concealed carry law that allows journalists to review records on the issuance, renewal, suspension and revocation of state permits to carry a concealed handgun.As the public as a whole already is blocked from viewing these records, the change would mean such re…

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Stop Obamas Planned Gag Order on Firearm-Related Speech

stop obamas planned gag order on firearm-related speechJune 8th, 2015It's happening again— President Obama is using his imperial pen and telephone to curb your rights and bypass Congress through executive action.Even as news reports have been highlighting the gun control provisions of the Administration's "Unified Agenda" of regulatory objectives (see accompanying story), the Obama State Department has been quietly moving ahead with a proposal that could censor online speech related to firearms. This latest regulatory assault, published in the June …

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Bill would require gun owners to have liability insurance or pay $10,000 fine

bill would require gun owners to have liability insurance or pay $10,000 fineJune 1st, 2015There's been a surge of gun-control legislation in Congress in recent weeks. The latest efforts would require gun owners to have liability insurance coverage before being allowed to purchase a weapon or face a fine of up to $10,000.The Firearm Risk Protection Act, introduced Friday by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, N.Y., provides an exemption for service members and law enforcement officers."We require insurance to own a car, but no such requirement exists for guns," Maloney said. "The resu…

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Judge’s ruling allows concealed-carry for DC gun owners

judge’s ruling allows concealed-carry for dc gun ownersMay 29th, 2015A federal judge on Thursday rejected a short-term stay of a decision that blocked the District from enforcing a key provision of its restrictive concealed-carry laws — prompting the city to move to issue carry permits to the gun owners who had sued after being denied permits.However, U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. left open the possibility the District could obtain a stay pending appeal of his previous ruling, which called the city’s requirement that gun owners demons…

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2 gun rights bills expected to get final votes in Texas

2 gun rights bills expected to get final votes in texasMay 26th, 2015AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Two bills to expand gun rights that had been expected to fly through the Republican-controlled Texas Legislature have instead hit several snags and will need a big push during this final week of the session if they are to become law.A so-called campus carry bill, which would allow concealed handguns in college classrooms, cleared the Senate in March and is scheduled for a House vote Tuesday. An open carry bill, which would permit guns to be carried in plain sig…

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Feds Order New Britain Gun Maker to Turn Over 100 Firearm Parts

feds order new britain gun maker to turn over 100 firearm partsMay 19th, 2015Federal authorities investigating a local gun manufacturer have confiscated more than 100 assault rifle parts from a New Britain facility after finding some 3,000 without serial numbers, which can be illegal, according to a complaint filed in federal court.According to the complaint, agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives "discovered numerous violations of federal firearms laws and regulations" while carrying out a compliance check at Stag Arms in New B…

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Guns on campus bills will be back next year

guns on campus bills will be back next yearMay 7th, 2015Article originally written on Orlando Sentinal.TALLAHASSEE — Failed efforts to allow people to carry concealed weapons on college campuses and some public-school employees and volunteers to be armed will be back before lawmakers next year.lRelatedResults: Municipal Elections 2015Politics    Results: Municipal Elections 2015See all related8Marion Hammer, lobbyist for the National Rifle Association and the Unified Sportsmen of Florida, said Wednesday the measures will r…

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NRA Thwarts Obama Administration Policy

nra thwarts obama administration policyMay 4th, 2015Thanks to diligent work by your NRA, an Obama administration policy that would have essentially stopped American hunters and sport shooters from traveling internationally with their personal firearms and ammunition has been suspended.  The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced that it is returning to its previous system of facilitating the international transport of personal firearms and ammunition, after meeting with representatives from the NRA, firearms indu…

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Suppressor Hunting Bill Sent to Montana Governors Desk

suppressor hunting bill sent to montana governors deskApril 15th, 2015Article originally written on NRA-ILA.Yesterday, April 13, Senate Bill 295 was transmitted to Governor Steve Bullock’s (D) desk where it will await his consideration.  Sponsored by state Senator Mark Blasdel (R-4), SB 295 would remove the prohibition on the use of legal suppressors while hunting.  Currently, sportsmen in 35 states across the country are able to use these sound suppressing devices for the taking of wildlife.As previously reported, there are numerous bene…

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Guns on campus bill clears last House committee

guns on campus bill clears last house committeeApril 6th, 2015A bill allowing gun owners with concealed weapons permits to carry their guns on Florida college campuses cleared its final committee hurdle in the House today, despite arguments that it would jeopardize students — particularly young black men — in an environment where youthful poor judgment is sometimes dimmed by alcohol."I have to deal with racial stereotypes every day," Jamecia Gray, an FSU student with a permit, said after the House Judiciary Committee hearing. "I don't want t…

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