Second Highest ATF Official Suggests Gun Law and Regulation Reforms (HPA included)

A “white paper”, written by the second highest ranking official of the ATF, has been obtained by the Washington Post. The date, official, and reforms mentioned, are all significant.

To Combat Roving Gangs of Rape-ugees Germans Take To Buying Guns By Mail

Hundreds of illegal guns have been sent into Germany through the postal system, with websites offering the service, to otherwise lawful citizens fearful of being gang raped by roving bands of rape-ugees.

Review: 1934 National Firearms Act, Original Bill and Hearings

The Hearings of the National Firearms Act of 1934 provide an immensely valuable resource in understanding the intentions of the law. It provides a good look at how the intricacies and provisions of the first really significant Federal Firearms law concerning individuals, came to be.

IL: Federal Court Upholds Lawsuit to Void Foster Parents Rules against Exercise of 2A

We brought this action on behalf of the plaintiffs to establish that the state’s restrictions on the possession and carrying of firearms by foster parents is unconstitutional under both the Second and Fourteenth amendments.

New Hampshire: Constitutional Carry, SB 12, passes House Committee

The New Hampshire House Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety has passed SB 12. SB 12 is the New Hampshire permitless or “Constitutional carry” bill for 2017.

Knife Law Reforms Advance in Several States

Knife Rights is a small organization that is producing big results. The founder, Doug Ritter, has said that they have created a “second front” in the war to restore the Second Amendment.

Three Of the Ten Most Viewed Bills Before Congress Are About Gun Rights

As the Trump administration continues to exceed expectations and keep promises, Second Amendment supporters look to Congress to see what bills may be moving.

New Hampshire: Democrats Propose Voter Suppression for Second Amendment Practitioners

A bill has been introduced into the New Hampshire legislature. It is designed to suppress the exercise of the Second Amendment and voting.

NH: Constitutional Carry Bill Passes Senate

The New Hampshire legislature has passed permitless “Constitutional carry” both of the last two years. Both times the bill was vetoed by Democrat governor Maggie Hassan.

Silencerco CEO Invited to Trump Inauguration

SilencerCo CEO Josh Waldron is honored to be a part of the momentous occasion of President-elect Donald J. Trump’s inauguration on January 20th.

Shot Show Industry Day at the Range 2017

The Industry Day at the Range (for Shot Show) is only open to media by invitation. I have been fortunate to be able to attend the last three or four. It seemed that attendance was down a bit this year from last.

Pew Poll: Urban Officers favor People’s Right to Arms

The poll is more correctly a poll of urban police officers than of all police officers. Rural and small town police officers were excluded from the poll. Those officers make up 37% of the officers in police and sheriff’s departments in the country.

Bill Introduced to Repeal Gun-Free School Zones Federal Law

Representative Thomas Massie, (R) KY, has re-introduced a bill to repeal the Gun-Free School Zones Act (GFSZA) of 1990 and its amendments. Donald Trump has pledged to eliminate Gun Free Zones, but he will need Congressional help for the GFSZA.

TX: State Rep. Martinez struck in Head by Stray Bullet

Just after midnight on 1 January, 2017, Texas Representative Amando “Mando” Martinez was struck on the head by a bullet or bullet fragment. It seems most likely that it was celebratory gunfire, and a “spent” projectile.

South Dakota: Record Annual and Total Active Concealed Carry Permits

South Dakota is the state with the second highest percentage of concealed carry permits of the adult population in the United States. South Dakota has about 654,285 adults 18 or over. If that number holds (estimated for July, 2016), the percentage of adults in South Dakota with active concealed carry permits is slightly over 14.8 percent.

Milwaukee Police Chief Right: CCW Justifiable Shooting Increases Homicide Numbers

Milwaukee Chief Flynn seems to prefer that the innocent 36-Year-Old Milwaukee resident be a good little victim, and submit to whatever the teen criminals demand of him. The good citizens of Milwaukee disagree.

New York Woman Files Suit for Due Process when Denied Second Amendment Rights

The New York Safe Act has numerous significant flaws. It is actively being challenged in several court cases. The act was passed as an “emergency” measure without regular debate or committee hearings, in one night, under pressure from Governor Cuomo.

WI: Kremer Pushes Campus, Constitutional Carry for 2017

Kremer has introduced gun related reforms for the 2017 session. They include removing some restrictions on school carry and campus carry for people with concealed carry permits, and a bill to remove the requirement of a permit for most concealed carry.