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Judge dismisses suit challenging Texas' concealed carry law
Austin American-Statesman    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A federal judge in Lubbock recently threw out the National Rifle Association's move to overturn a Texas law prohibiting 18- to 20-year-olds from carrying concealed handguns. In dismissing the case that had drawn national interest, U.S. District Judge Sam Cummings ruled that "Texas has identified a legitimate state interest — public safety — and passed legislation that is rationally related to addressing that issue." More

Should New York tourists have their lives destroyed because of concealed carry laws?
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Just a few days before Christmas, Meredith Graves made a mistake that could end her medical career and send her to prison for at least 3.5 years. The 39-year-old fourth-year medical student was carrying a permitted concealed handgun when she saw the sign at the 9/11 Memorial saying "No guns allowed." She did the responsible thing and asked a security guard where she could check her weapon. Unfortunately, while her Tennessee concealed carry license is recognized in 40 states, New York isn't one of them. Meredith was arrested. More



Gun-control advocates, opponents lobby increasingly conservative Virginia General Assembly
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Gun-control advocates and opponents pressed conflicting legislative agendas recently in Virginia, site of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. About 200 people attended a rally by the pro-gun Virginia Citizens Defense League, which is advocating a package of bills that would eliminate or relax restrictions on carrying concealed weapons and allow guns on state college campuses. Most wore stickers saying "Guns Save Lives," and some openly carried handguns or rifles. More

Florida gun owners upset over attempt to stop patients from carrying firearms
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Florida-bound, Canadian snowbirds may feel a little safer – or not – knowing that if they wind up in hospital, the patient beside them might just have a Glock machine pistol tucked under his pillow. Muggers beware. It's the latest legislative shoot-out in the long-running saga over what the framers of America's Constitution meant by the "right of the people to keep and bear Arms." More

Bill targets concealed weapons permit
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Thousands of Pennington County, S.D., residents have permits to carry concealed handguns. If Rep. Don Kopp, R-Rapid City, gets his way, they won't need a permit. Kopp's HB 1015 would let any South Dakotan who can legally carry a gun, conceal their handgun without having to get a state-issued permit. "This just doesn't penalize the citizens, to make him buy a permit to defend himself — which I believe is unconstitutional," Kopp said. More

Passenger taken into custody after allegedly boarding American Airlines flight with a gun
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A 65-year-old lawyer was arrested recently for carrying a loaded handgun aboard an American Airlines jet at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Judith Kenney was released on her own recognizance, said her attorney, Dallas lawyer David Finn. Kenney carries a handgun for protection but had forgotten that it was in a computer bag she carried on board the plane, he said. She has no criminal history, he said. More

Following record 2011, gun sales looking good for 2012
NSSF via Opposing Views    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Many indicators, including a record-setting 2011, show the firearms industry continues to thrive in a down economy and that the potential exists for another strong sales year in 2012, reports the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry. More

More women in Ohio take interest in using guns, spurred by safety concerns or just for fun
The Toledo Blade via The Republic    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Deborah Pierce enjoys living alone. There are no kids to clean up after and no one else to cook for. "I'm OK with living alone," said Pierce, 52. "But other people worry about my safety." A growing number of violent crimes, including robberies and home invasions, has the Toledo, Ohio, woman considering some extra protection. "There's been so many shootings in Toledo that it's unnerving," said Pierce, a glass inspector. "If I ever have an intruder, I want them to know I mean business." That's why she's learning to shoot a gun. More

Fight over gun laws heats up
KRQE-TV via KASA-TV    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
VideoBrief Recently a federal judge threw out a lawsuit filed by gun shop owners to stop the Obama administration from tracking certain gun sales, but now the National Rifle Association is firing back. A spokesperson with the NRA says no amount of paperwork will ever stop drug cartels from getting their hands on guns, something the rule was designed to do. He says laws, especially in New Mexico are already strict enough. More


 
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