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U.S. Surveillance State Leads to Gun Arrests in Australia

Australia has no Second Amendment, no Fourth Amendment, no Fifth Amendment, no First Amendment. There is strong tradition and law that searches shall require warrants, and that people will not be forced to testify against themselves.

Constitutional Carry on the Move in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin legislature is moving forward with Constitutional Carry in bill AB 247. In 1998, the people of Wisconsin voted for Constitutional Carry in a state referendum amending the state constitution.

Eighth Circuit: Open Carry not Reasonable Suspicion for a Police Stop

The Eighth Circuit, on 23 August, 2016 reversed the trial court decision, finding that police did not have reasonable suspicion to stop Duffie, because the open carry of handguns is legal under the law in Nebraska.

Number of Carry Permits tops 15 million in 2017

In July, 2016, the number of concealed carry permits in the United States was over 14.5 million. The number was growing rapidly during the election year. It is now over 15 million, and likely much higher. A few states require a permit for both open and concealed carry.

TX: Legislature lowers License to Carry Fees Texas, Governor Abbot Likely to Sign

SB 16 Reforms the fee structure of the concealed handgun license in Texas. The Lone Star State has one of the highest shall issue concealed carry fees in the United States. The current cost is $140 for the original license and renewal is $70.

KS: Gun-Phobic Professor Leaves a University Because of Campus Carry

An associate professor of history and American studies has taken a job at a university in a state that bans concealed carry in its classrooms. Jacob S. Dorman has taken the occasion to let us know that restoring the exercise of Second Amendment rights at public institutions is the reason that he has left Kansas University.

Illinois Appellate Court Protects Second and Fourth Amendments

An Illinois appellate court has upheld the Fourth and Second Amendments. They did so rather apologetically. The case was decided on 31 March of 2017, but the events involved occurred in 2011.

Pennsylvania Bill to Enforce Firearm Preemption Against Scofflaw Governments

The Pennsylvania legislature is aiming to enforce their strong firearms preemption law. A similar enforcement law was enacted in 2014, but was struck down in 2016.

Alabama Senate Passes Constitutional Carry

The Alabama legislature is moving toward passing Constitutional Carry. The bill, SB 24, has passed the Senate, 26 to 8 on Tuesday, 18 April, 2017. The bill would enforce the Alabama Constitutional amendment passed in 2014.

Requiring CCW for Employees: A Smart Move

Employees with a concealed carry permit are a deterrent to robbery and physical attacks on the business premises. This may seem obvious, but you will find many who claim, without support, that it is not so. Having more than one employee armed at a location makes it an extremely unattractive target.

ND: Williston Police Gun Auction nets over $55,000 for 149 Guns

On Wednesday, April 12, the Williston Police Department of Williston, North Dakota, auctioned off 149 firearms that had been collected over the last couple of decades.

Wisconsin – Serious Push For Constitutional Carry

Wisconsin legislators are mounting a serious push to bring Wisconsin into the Constitutional carry club. Two weeks ago, on 28 March, 2017, the Right to Carry Act LRB-2039/1, was announced in the legislature.

CT: Bill to Require Carry Permit Holders to “Show Their Papers” Defeated

Second Amendment supporters won another victory, this time in Connecticut. On Thursday, 6 April, 2017, HB6200 was defeated. The bill would have required individuals who open carry handguns to present permits to law enforcement on demand.

South Carolina: Constitutional Carry Passes House, 64-46

H. 3930, a Constitutional Carry bill is on the move in South Carolina. On March 9th, it passed the Judiciary Constitutional Laws Subcommittee. On 21 March, it passed the full committee with a vote of 15 to 7.

California Forced To Give Back $1 Million in Guns and Ammo to Innocent Man

A California family has finally had their illegally seized firearms and ammunition returned after over a year in the courts. The collection has an estimated value of over 1 million dollars.

Top Three Worst States For Gun Rights

Which are the worst three states for exercising your right to keep and bear arms? There are several contenders for that dubious distinction. The worst states can be found with the answers to a couple of questions.

Brazil Looks to Reform Ultra Strict Gun Laws Because of High Murder Rate

Brazil has some of the strictest gun laws in the world. It has one of the highest murder rates in the world. Some Brazilian legislators think they should respect the right of law abiding Brazilians to defend themselves.

First Responders look to Carry with New Bills in TX and South Carolina

The legislation looks to give first responders the authority to exercise that right, Flynn said. “To protect themselves because they do go into harm’s way often.”