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GOA Puts Ryan on Notice; Betrayal of the 2nd Amendment Will Be Remembered On Election Day

GOA: “Second Amendment supporters need to let Ryan know that millions of gun owners oppose his compromises.  Ryan must understand that there will be serious ramifications at the polls if he and other Republicans do not stand up for our Second Amendment Rights.”

Gun Owners of America Stands Up Where NRA Cowers Down

There are over 5 million members of the of NRA.  That is a good amount of folk.  But they are not the majority of gun owners and there is a reason that those who are not members call the NRA, the Negotiate Rights Away group.

And So It Begins: Pittsburgh Council Member Moves to Enact Unconstitutional Gun Control Law

I love the city of Pittsburgh.  But sometimes I wish it got it’s metaphorical head out of its own ass and took a lead from literally every surrounding part of Western Pennylvania.  You know, the flag respecting, gun rights acknowledging, God fearing American part.

Wisconsin Constitutional Carry Passes Committee Vote

On 19 September, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the Wisconsin Constitutional Carry bill with a 3-2 vote. The vote was along party lines. Republican Senators Wanggaard, Testin, and Stroebel voted to bring Wisconsin statutes in line with the Wisconsin Constitution.

Silencerco Maxim 50 Another reason to Reform National Gun Law

SilencerCo, the innovative silencer company that produces most of the silencers for the United States market, has developed a revolutionary new product. It is an integral silencer on a modern muzzleloader, called the Maxim 50. 

Tucson Stops Illegal Destruction of Firearms, Grudgingly Follows State Law

The City Council of Tucson has finally been forced to stop their irrational violation of state law. For years the city council has been destroying valuable property that could have been sold for the benefit of the public. Instead, they insisted on expensive destruction for political grandstanding. 

Illinois Reform of Switchblade Ban Signed into Law

Illinois residents can thank the busy and productive people at Knife Rights for this much needed reform of Illinois law. Knife Rights Director of Legislative Affairs, Todd Rathner, was able to negotiate this reform through the labyrinthine Illinois political system.

Firearms Safety Course Opposed by Wisconsin Political Group

A leftist Wisconsin group, Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort (WAVE) is opposing teaching children gun safety in schools. They prefer that children not be taught about gun safety, because if they learn about guns, they may decide that guns can be fun and useful.

Maryland “Assault Weapon” Ban Appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the ban on so called “Assault Weapons” (commonly owned semi-automatic rifles) and on standard capacity magazines that hold over 10 rounds of ammunition. The petitioners in that case, Stephen V. Kolbe v. Lawrence J. Hogan, JR., have decided to appeal the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Outrage in Oregon: Liberals are all for taxes…until you tax THEM

I initially had a knee jerk reaction when hearing that the state of Oregon was going to be placing a $15 excise tax on bicycles costing more than $200. Then I found out where the money was going.

MI: Reform of Antiquated Knives Law Goes to Governor Snyder

Michigan is on the verge of repealing its antique ban on automatic knives. Michigan was the first state to ban switchblades. It was an early test of the power of the post-war media to push emotional, irrational, legislation. The law, which had an exemption for one-armed people, was passed in 1952.

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.

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.

Three Gun Victories You May Have Missed – Gun Owners of America

Pro-gun victories in the courtroom and in the legislature still matter. Gun Owners of America has brought three recent legal gun victories to the forefront.

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.

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.