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Another ATF weapons operation comes under scrutiny
Los Angeles Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Hope A. MacAllister wanted access to police and military vaults for American weapons recovered by Mexican authorities in raids and at crime scenes. She especially was interested in firearms from another ATF investigation, code-named White Gun, that she was running. Now members of Congress who have spent months scrutinizing the Fast and Furious debacle are seeking to determine whether White Gun was another weapons investigation gone wrong. More

Where do Romney and Santorum stand on the Second Amendment?
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Whoever gets the GOP nod will be far friendlier to the Second Amendment than the incumbent liberal seeking a second term in the White House — a second term in which he is expected pursue an anti-gun agenda that has been simmering on the back burner since 2009. One alarming note raised by the National Association for Gun Rights Executive Director, Dudley Brown, is that neither Mitt Romney or Rick Santorum — nor Newt Gingrich, for that matter — have returned a survey seeking answers to questions important to gun owners. More

Santa delivers 1.5 million firearms for Christmas
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Judging from sales receipts and FBI reports regarding sales for December 2011, it seems that Santa delivered at least 1.5 million firearms for Christmas. The FBI performed a record setting number of background checks in a month — 1.5 million in December alone. More

Anti-gun bills trigger concern
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Right now there are no less than 32 anti-gun bills going through the legislative process with as many companion bills under consideration in the New York state senate, including A6108, that would amend the definition of so-called "assault weapons" to include additional firearms — many of which are used for hunting and target shooting. In not so many words, the bill defines the terms "detachable magazine," "muzzle break" and "muzzle compensator" and authorizes the division of state police to promulgate rules and regulations for the addition of information identifying assault weapons lawfully possessed prior to Jan. 1, 2013 to the pistol and revolver ballistic identification databank. More

DSC Convention sets records for event size, attendance, fundraising
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The Dallas Safari Club wrapped up its annual convention and expo with new records for event size, attendance and fundraising. Always the first Thursday-through-Sunday in January, DSC's 2012 show was Jan. 5-8 at the Dallas Convention Center. The event also generated brisk sales for many exhibitors, according to a DSC news release. More

Holder to testify Feb. 2 on DOJ's response to Fast and Furious
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House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa announced that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has been scheduled to testify on Feb. 2 about the Department of Justice's knowledge of, and response to, gunwalking that occurred in Operation Fast and Furious. The attorney general will be asked to address management deficiencies within the Department that occurred both during and after the conclusion of Operation Fast and Furious. More

Supreme Court refuses to hear gun-pot case
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Concealed handgun owners with medical marijuana cards will be allowed to keep their licenses following the U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winter's legal challenge that asserted U.S. law trumps Oregon law. Gold Hill, Ore., resident Cynthia Willis, 54, said putting the case behind her is a victory for the rights of medical marijuana users throughout Oregon. "Just because we're patients doesn't mean we don't have real lifestyles and rights like everyone else," she said. More

Montgomery County commissioners disagree over gun policy for employees
The Courier of Montgomery County via Your Houston News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
While Montgomery County commissioners have yet to vote, the majority of them seem to believe all county employees with concealed handgun licenses should be able to carry weapons onto county property, except where prohibited by state law. However, at least one commissioner voiced his disapproval over allowing many employees with CHL permits from bringing concealed handguns onto county property. For now, county employee policy prohibits concealed handguns on all Montgomery County property – including vehicles – other than those employees who are licensed peace officers or elected officials. More

Weapon sales shot up sharply in 2011
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Weapons sales apparently rose substantially nationally in 2011 — and representatives of at least two Abilene, Texas, gun dealers said their sales followed that trend. Nationally, a record 16.4 million firearms background checks (1.8 million in December) took place in 2011 through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, up from 14.4 million the previous year. Criminal background checks are required before gun purchases can be made. More

Virginia bill would allow college faculty to carry guns, negating UVA regulation
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Less than two months after the University of Virginia strengthened its campus weapons restrictions, a state legislator has introduced a bill that would circumvent the university's intentions. The legislation would allow faculty members to carry concealed handguns on college campuses. UVA's newly adopted weapons regulation prohibits students, faculty and visitors from carrying weapons on university property. The regulation, like those adopted by other state agencies, carries the full weight of state law. More

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