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A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

Finally waving the white flag on the assault weapons ban

The Center for American Progress is waving a white flag on banning assault weapons in a study out Friday titled “Assault Weapons Revisited.” CAP authors Arkadi Gerney and Chelsea Parsons argue that gun control advocates should quit seeking to prohibit assault weapons like the AR-15 rifle and instead focus their energies on expanding background checks and firearms licensing laws.

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Pennsylvania: Perry County sheriff, auditors' attorneys weigh in on court ruling throwing out gun lawsuit

The attorney representing Perry County’s sheriff said he was confident all along that his client was doing the right thing by not divulging the names of applicants for permits to carry concealed firearms to the county’s auditors.

Utah sees spike in women obtaining concealed firearms permits

When Dusti Shepard’s husband got a gun last year, she decided it was time to put aside her fear of handguns and learn to use one.
Besides practicing her skills at a new shooting range in Sandy called The Armory, the mother of two young children obtained a concealed firearms permit. Now Shepard plans to carry a gun with her at all times.

Could this tiny picture get an 11-year-old boy expelled from school?

WISN-AM host Vicki McKenna reported the story out of Wisconsin last week: An 11-year-old boy named Matthew, who attends an online school through Wisconsin Virtual Learning, was asked to remove a picture of a gun from his digital profile, and his mother is now worried that he’ll be expelled over his Second Amendment enthusiasm.

2 weeks ago 4 notes

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California lawmakers reject background checks for ammo buyers

The state Assembly on Saturday failed to muster the votes to approve legislation aimed at identifying criminals and others who are improperly buying ammunition in California.

Alabama amendment would address gun ownership

Following moves in at least two other states, a proposed amendment to the Alabama Constitution would make owning firearms a fundamental right, and measures to control weapons would have to pass the toughest review by state courts.

California: Concealed weapons permits nearly double in O.C.

In the six months since Orange County began issuing concealed weapons permits under a relaxed standard, the number of people licensed to carry guns is close to doubling, and thousands more are awaiting approval.

USC students use empty holsters to demand more protection from school

Jacob Smith carries an empty gun holster around the University of South Carolina’s campus as a political statement and he’s not alone.

California Senate passes gun restraining order

The legislation would make California the first state to let family members and law enforcement officers ask a judge to issue temporary restraining orders preventing people from possessing a firearm when a person poses a threat.

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Locked and Loaded Ladies: More women carrying guns for protection

With her cropped silver hair, white orthopedic slip-on shoes and a silver cross and a Virgin Mary pendant around her neck, you’d never suspect that Pat Bagley is packing heat.

Concealed carry permits on the rise in New Mexico, Doña Ana County

More and more people across the state and county are seeking concealed carry permits, a rise gun safety instructors attribute partly to national politics and diversification of gun ownership in recent years.

More women applying for handgun permits in Maryland

It is easier for a business owner who conducts primarily cash transactions in Maryland to obtain a permit to wear and carry a gun, than a woman who fears she may be attacked by an ex-lover.

Traveling with guns can turn into a nightmare

If I lived in New Jersey, I’d be committing more than 100 felonies, 24 hours a day.
The Garden State’s stringent regulations on the types of firearms, magazines and ammunition it allows would criminalize most of my collection, especially the modern sporting rifles, standard-capacity magazines and controlled-expansion ammunition.

Florida may allow hunters to use silencers

Hunters of deer, turkey and other animals in Florida may soon be able to operate with lethal stealth under a state proposal to allow them to use silencers.