Like other large communities in Texas and throughout the nation, this city of 1.4 million residents is used to all kinds of political rallies and street protests.
But what made the April 6 gathering in front of a police substation unusual was some gun-rights activists carrying a rifle or a shotgun strapped to their backs. Dozens of them, not all carrying a firearm in full view, were protesting an ordinance they consider illegal because it limits their right to carry loaded weapons.
More than a year has passed since Connecticut enacted tighter firearm restrictions following the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Conn. But authorities there still have no immediate plans to enforce one of its key components, reports the Record-Journal.
A Patriot movement, called American Spring, is set for next month. And what the government has just done may have sealed the fates of the attendees.
Yesterday, State Department, whose primary function is diplomatic relations overseas, has put in a request for over 1.5 million rounds of 4 types of ammunition, 9 mm, 5.56x45mm, and 7.62x51mm and 7.62x39mm. Included in the solicitation was weapon cleaning and spare parts.
The request breaks down the ammunition as follows:
9mm Ball Ammo 1000 rounds per case 425 CS;
9mm Simunition – Red 1000 rounds per case 100 CS;
5.56×45 Ball Ammo 500 rounds per case 1200 CS;
5.56×45 Linked (M249) Ammo 600 rounds per crate. 120 CS;
7.62×51 Linked (M240B) Ammo 800 rounds per crate 240 CS;
7.62x51mm Ball Ammo 500 Rounds per case 60 CS;
7.62x39mm (AK-47) Ammo 500 Rounds per case 90 CS
This year April 15 is more than the tax deadline for an estimated one million New York State residents. It’s also the deadline to register “assault weapons” and “high-capacity” magazines. If they don’t, they’ll begin living outside the law. A lot of them have decided to do just that. They’ve decided to practice civil disobedience even though failure to register an “assault weapon” by the deadline is punishable as a “class A misdemeanor,” which means a maximum sentence of one year in prison.
Come Tuesday, owners of assault weapons in New York will be faced with a choice: Register those firearms with the state or potentially face a felony charge.
Some gun owners have long threatened to ignore a requirement to register assault weapons under the SAFE Act, a set of strict gun laws approved by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers last year.
Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton resigned Wednesday from Mayors Against Illegal Guns, an affiliation that has brought him grief from gun owners in the six-way race for the Republican nomination for governor.
A Nevada cattle rancher appears to have won his week-long battle with the federal government over a controversial cattle roundup that had led to the arrest of several protesters.
Nebraska lawmakers have given initial approval to a bill that would prohibit governors from restricting gun sales in a declared state emergency.
Several gun regulation bills to allow off-duty law enforcement officers and concealed carry permit holders to bring their firearms into bars and restaurants that serve alcohol will be heard Wednesday (April 2) in the House Criminal Justice Committee.
Following Gov. Snyder’s signature last week, Michigan law now allows the possession and sale of short-barreled firearms, provided their owners comply with certain licensing processes.
Angry gun owners got the full Trump as they rallied outside the Capitol Tuesday demanding a repeal of the strict gun-control measures pushed through by Gov. Cuomo.
Facing more than a thousand protesters, The Donald railed that New York is in “big trouble” because of “bloated government, corruption all over the place” — and the gun control law enacted after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
“You have the constitutional right to keep and bear arms. You have that right and they want to take it away,” Trump said. “And they are taking it away, slowly but surely, they are taking it away.”
Mississippi will remove its 7 percent state sales tax on guns, ammunition, archery equipment and some hunting supplies the first weekend of each September.
Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed Senate Bill 2425 (http://bit.ly/1h4D4ud ). It becomes law July 1.
The “Second Amendment Weekend,” without the tax, begins on the first Friday of each September and runs for three days, through Sunday. This year, it will be Sept. 5-7.
The Obama administration has conducted warrantless searches of Americans’ communications as part of the National Security Agency’s surveillance operations that target foreigners located outside of the U.S., the administration’s top intelligence official confirmed in a letter to Congress disclosed Tuesday.
A bill pending in the state House of Representatives will open the door for lawsuits against Lancaster city and 29 other Pennsylvania municipalities.
The bill, which is scheduled for debate Monday, would allow any Pennsylvania gun owner or a membership organization such as the National Rifle Association to sue municipalities with ordinances regulating firearms or ammunition.