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Gun owners seek end to state barriers to concealed weapons
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Ryan Jerome took his .45 caliber Ruger with him to Manhattan recently and thought he understood the city's weapons laws when he carried his loaded handgun on a side trip to the Empire State Building. But Jerome, who is from Indiana, soon found himself in a legal tangle that he said illustrates the confusing array of gun laws in the U.S. and the need for uniformity. More

Concealed weapon deal worked out with Texas
The Charleston Gazette    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Officials for the West Virginia Attorney General's office have worked through a major stumbling block with the state of Texas and approved a concealed handgun reciprocity agreement between both states. Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed the agreement on March 23, according to Will Valentino, the assistant West Virginia attorney general in charge of working out reciprocity agreements with other states. More

Why most of the world hates our Second Amendment
JPFO via Ammo Land    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Nothing raises the hackles of dictators, tyrants and oligarchs more than the idea of a substantially armed citizenry. From the more complex mass murderers like Adolf Hitler and Mao, to tin pot lunatics like Idi Amin, the key to seizing power, and then maintaining it, has always been a disarmed opposition. However, the Founders understood "never again" within the context of our newfound liberty. And they did something about it: The Second Amendment. More

Smith & Wesson unveils new M&P Shield pistol
PRNewswire via The Sacramento Bee    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation, parent company of Smith & Wesson Corp., a U.S.-based leader in firearm design and manufacturing, announced the introduction of the company's newest polymer pistol with the unveiling of the M&P Shield. Available in 9mm and .40 S&W, the new M&P Shield delivers the professional-grade features found in the M&P Pistol Series, in a slim profile. More

Second Amendment not responsible for Mexico's gun violence
National Shooting Sports Foundation    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
During his recent visit to the White House, Mexico President Felipe Calderon renewed his call for a U.S. assault weapons ban as a solution to the drug cartel-caused violence that plagues his country. He also claimed, according to columnist Bill Press, that violence levels are directly related to the number of guns in circulation. Both of these assertions are demonstrably false. Calderon's pleading for an assault weapons ban ignores what multiple studies have shown. More

Illinois ruling a victory for Second Amendment
The Daily Caller    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Illinois Supreme Court reversed a trial court's dismissal of a lawsuit challenging Cook County's so-called "assault weapons" ordinance banning certain commonly owned and widely used semi-automatic firearms, including modern sporting rifles — a decision the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, called a victory for the Second Amendment. More

Firearm permits rise in North Dakota's booming oil patch
The Associated Press via Bloomberg Businessweek    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Cindy Sanford has worked in big cities but it wasn't until she landed a job in North Dakota's booming oil patch hub of Williston that she began worrying about her safety. Now, the 55-year-old single woman has a concealed carry permit and is shopping for a handgun. She's among a burgeoning group of residents authorized to pack a weapon in North Dakota for self-defense. More

Supporters say ignorance more dangerous than firearms
The Seattle University Spectator    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Washington has a reputation for being one of the more liberal states in the union, so it may come as a surprise that the Brady Campaign, an anti-gun organization, decried Washington's "weak gun laws that help feed the illegal gun market, allow the sale of guns without background checks and allow the sale of military-style assault weapons." So how easy is it for a Washington resident to obtain a gun? According to John Clarke, a firearms instructor at Wade's Eastside Guns in Bellevue, not as easy as the Brady Campaign might have you believe. "Gun stores don't sell guns to criminals because of the background checks involved," said Clarke. More

Lawmaker wants guns on Missouri buses, trains
St. Louis Post-Dispatch via The Kansas City Star    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
If a proposal at the Missouri Capital gains traction, public transportation riders could be allowed to bring guns with them. State lawmakers are reviewing legislation that would block cities such as Kansas City and St. Louis from using local restrictions to ban concealed handguns on city buses and trains. The House General Laws Committee did not vote on the bill after a hearing recently, but the committee is scheduled to meet soon and could take up the legislation. More

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