Fee-Free Concealed Carry Permits For Veterans In Ohio

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Last week Governor Kasich of Ohio abstained from his last chance to veto SB 81. The bill requires sheriffs in Ohio to accept application for concealed handgun licenses from current and former military members without a fee. But the Governor wasn’t happy that the legislature hasn’t moved on his gun control agenda. …[T]he governor allowed Senate Bill 81 to take effect without his signature to protest state […]

Poll Tells Us That “Smart” Guns Would Cost Thousands Of Lives

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By Dean Weingarten via TTAG Among those who dearly desire a disarmed populace, any measure that makes firearms harder to access, possess, and use is considered a positive thing. Thus, equipping firearms with with complex, delicate electronic circuitry, that only allows certain users, possibly at certain times and in certain places, to fire a gun is being promoted as something […]

Alabama Gun Buy Back Turns Up Valuable Firearms

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The image above is of the 73 firearms turned in a week ago in Montgomery, Alabama.  While there are lots of inexpensive firearms on the table, there are some classic and expensive collector items as well. I see a Hi-Standard Model B .22, a Beretta pocket pistol, a Smith & Wesson Victory pistol, and a Colt pocket auto .32. One of the “assault weapons” taken off the street is a Mossberg715T, which […]

Politician Suggests Banning Shotguns

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The Democrat candidate for governor in Maryland, former NAACP president Ben Jealous, has implied that the state’s extreme gun control laws — already some of the most oppressive in the nation — don’t go far enough. On MSNBC recently, he said the following: “We will, in the next [Maryland] legislative session, have to have a […]

Boulder City Doubles Down on Gun and Magazine Ban

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On May 15, the Boulder, Colorado, city government unanimously passed an “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazine ban. The ban is likely illegal and was immediately challenged in a lawsuit. On Tuesday, the Boulder city council doubled down on the ban, adding still more restrictions, and an exemption for competitive shooters who travel through the city. From the dailycamera.com: Five amendments […]

County In Oklahoma Now Lets Employees Carry On The Job

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The Payne County, Oklahoma Budget Board voted to restore county employees’ Second Amendment rights last month. The board made it clear that county employees can exercise Second Amendment rights inside county buildings if they have a valid carry permit and sign a waiver. The waiver states they understand a few limitations and they won’t draw […]

2018 May NICS Background Checks: HIGHEST ON RECORD

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May 2018 set a new record for the number of National Instant Background Checks conducted by the FBI with a total of 2,002,992. The next highest May was in 2017, at 1,942,677. Before that, the next highest May was in 2016, at 1,870,000. Notice a trend? There were numerous predictions that President Trump would preside over an era […]