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A homeowner in Tulsa, Okla. was returning home from a walk when he became aware of an intruder who had broken into his house. The homeowner retrieved a gun, found the burglar and fired at him, striking him three times. The criminal was taken to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.
For years, they've existed only in science fiction and the archives of the New Jersey Legislature: handguns that would fire only in the grips of an authorized user.And yet these so called smart guns soon could be the only kind sold legally in New Jersey under a state law that has languished on the books for a decade.
As of Monday, the number of concealed carry firearm instructors in Winnebago County listed on the Illinois State Police's website was 32 and growing.They are among nearly 1,000 ISP approved instructors statewide whom residents are turning to in droves as they seek the necessary training to obtain their concealed carry licenses, which Illinois residents can apply for starting Jan. 5.
The California slippery slope of anti freedom legislation -- whatever the political agenda -- has been a model for the rest of the nation. This is the ceaseless, incremental strategy of the California gun control movement that continues to this day. On gun control, thankfully, the rest of the nation has mostly failed to follow. But here in the Golden State, the Golden Rule of gun control has always been to swipe freedoms one small step at a time. Over, and over, and over again.
Louisiana Supreme Court justices are considering the residual and likely unintended effects of the constitutional amendment that voters overwhelmingly approved last year to make gun ownership a "fundamental" right. The question is whether the amended Constitution lets convicted felons possess firearms, an act that is forbidden by the state criminal code.
Fairfax, Va. – Today, a bipartisan group of 50 members of the U.S. Senate and 181 members of the U.S. House sent a clear message to President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry and the United Nations that the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty will not be ratified. Earlier this year, the U.N. adopted and President Obama directed Secretary Kerry to sign this treaty, which does not exclude civilian arms from its scope and therefore directly threatens the Second Amendment.
NRA Feed - Mon, 10/14/2013 - 06:00
For years, they’ve existed only in science fiction and the archives of the New Jersey Legislature: handguns that fire only in the grip of an authorized user. And yet these so-called "smart guns" soon could be the only kind sold legally in New Jersey under a state law that has languished on the books for a decade.
NRA Feed - Sun, 10/13/2013 - 19:01
I got sentenced to seven years in prison for legally owning guns. I had purchased them in Colorado and brought them with me to New Jersey, home to some of the harshest gun laws in the country, where I moved to be closer to my young son. I complied with all of the regulations, but one day the police searched my car and charged me with unlawful possession of a weapon—even though my handguns were locked, unloaded, and in my trunk. The court said it was on me to prove that I wasn’t breaking any laws, which obviously was very difficult. When Reason magazine covered my case, it wrote, “Even the jurors who convicted him seem to have been looking for a reason to acquit him. But the judge gave them little choice.”
It’s not because John Hickenlooper doesn’t support their cause, mind you, but that their presence has backfired in a big way in Colorado. The governor tells USA Today’s Susan Page that it might be a good idea for Michael Bloomberg and his allies to stay out of Colorado:
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper suggests national gun control groups stay away from a looming recall battle that could switch control of the state Senate to the GOP. The groups poured money into an unsuccessful defense of two state lawmakers recalled over their gun votes earlier this year."Colorado is a state that people like to be themselves and solve their own problems," the Democratic governor said in an interview with Capital Download, USA TODAY's weekly video newsmaker series. "They don't really like outside organizations meddling in their affairs, and maybe the NRA gets a pass on that."But (it is) probably not a bad idea" for gun control groups, such as the one established by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, to curb their efforts if gun rights activists collect enough signatures to force a recall vote on state Sen. Evie Hudak, a two term Democrat from a suburban district north of Denver, he said.
"Weapons of war."That's the latest word picture painted by the gun ban crowd to scare the public into supporting all manner of gun control. "Weapons of war" is a term especially designed to divide gun owners.Unless we each educate less politically astute friends, it might just work.
A field guide for troopers released last month by the New York State Police answers looming questions about the NY SAFE Act.The 20 page document sheds light, for instance, on how police should enforce the rule that reduces the number of bullets allowed in a magazine from 10 to seven in most cases. It says troopers must have probable cause to suspect criminal activity before checking whether a magazine contains more than the legal number of rounds.
Marion Hammer is one of Florida's most influential lobbyists. She served as president of the National Rifle Association from 1995 to 1998, is a member of the NRA board and has been the executive director of the Unified Sportsmen of Florida, the state's NRA affiliate, since 1976.
The first lesson every politician should learn about managing a scandal is that when you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.The Obama administration apparently has not learned that lesson as it relates to the embarrassment over the U.S. Department of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' "Fast and Furious" gun walking operation that went badly. The scheme to track trafficking of guns across the U.S. Mexico border was ended after guns were used in violent crimes on this side of the border.
On Thursday, October 10, Senator Chuck Grassley and Representative Sarrell Issa sent BATFE Director B. Todd Jones a letter regarding the censorship of a book by Fast and Furious whistleblower, Special Agent John Dodson.
NRA Feed - Fri, 10/11/2013 - 14:17
Michigan: Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners to Consider Anti-Self-Defense Ordinance Next Wednesday
NRA Feed - Fri, 10/11/2013 - 05:00
As previously reported, the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners has been considering a misguided resolution calling upon the Michigan Legislature and Governor Rick Snyder (R) to repeal Michigan’s “Stand Your Ground” law, and to create additional regulations that would further restrict your Second Amendment rights and inherent right to self-defense. While consideration of this ordinance was postponed at their last meeting, it is scheduled to be considered at their next meeting on Wednesday, October 16.
Don't Miss the NJ State Association Annual Meeting Banquet on October 19!
The wait is over for California’s law-abiding gun owners, sportsmen and Second Amendment supporters. Governor Brown has signed some anti-gun bills and one anti-hunting bill into law. However, he also vetoed several anti-gun bills.
Well, here we go again. Another group of wealthy, elitist supporters of gun control have come together, spending their own money to form a new organization to pursue their personal, pet agenda. This would be unremarkable, except that this time they are using the rare gambit of pretending to be a group that actually supports the Second Amendment.